What Goes In, Must Come Out

A few days ago I wrote about what goes in and on the body.

Today, I am writing about what comes out of the body.

Yep, I am totally going there.

And you should get over it and read on :)…

Poop

Pee

Farts

Burps

Phlegm

Sweat

Oral secretions

Vaginal secretions

Penile secretions.

You still with me?

You didn’t pass out right?

All of the above are ways the body gets rid of dead cells, toxins, bacteria, viruses, fungus, chemicals, etc.  It’s the way the body takes out the trash.  If our system is overloaded and overworked, the trash builds up.  Imagine what the inside of your house would look like, smell like, be like if you never took out the trash, recycling, compost or used and need to be discarded items?  Pretty gross and eventually unlivable.  Well, that’s what can happen to your body.  If you can’t or don’t eliminate your body’s waste, things get clogged up, break down, smells happen, lethargy sets in, diseases take over, and eventually the body cannot continue and it stops working.  Your body MUST clutter clear or you’ll be all cluttered up.

Is your system running a clean ship?  If not, please help it out.  Let go of your waste people, I promise you will feel so much better.  Your body will thank you with energy, clear thoughts, laughter, fun, and time.

Quick funny story…

My 8 year old niece and I almost always resort to talking about pooping or farting (by the end of this post, you will no longer be embarrassed at the word poop or fart…poop…fart…hee, hee).  She loves talking about farts and burps.  It cracks us both up.  We were standing in line at Whole Foods to get a pizza.  Out of the blue she says “Auntie, would you rather have snot or poop on your pizza?”  Yep.  This really happened.  And I really did laugh out loud.  I looked over at the lady next to us and she was smiling…we should all talk about poop and snot more often.  By the way my answer was snot.  Her answer was also snot.  Her reasoning “cause poop is gross and my boogers taste good”…awesome.

Another quicker story…

When I was a kid, my Grandma used to talk about her BMs…All. The. Time…well at least that’s how it felt to me as a youngn’.  For a while I couldn’t for the life of me figure out what BM stood for…for those of you as confused as I was, it stands for bowel movement.  Ok, onward.  I used to get so grossed out about this.  Ugg, seriously, it was like finding out your parents had sex…once…to make you.  Only this was my Grandma.  So I get it about the weirdness of talking about ones elimination patterns.  And now, here I am talking about it.  And loving it!

From my early years to my late teens, I had issues with pooping.  Most of the time, I didn’t poop for four days.  FOUR days people!  Now days, if I don’t go in one day, Houston we have a problem.

Have you ever watched a baby after they have peed or pooped?  Total bliss.  How about a dog?  It’s like they got a hit of feel good magic.  My dog Syrus would poop and then run around like a wild thing.  I imagine, his body was doing the thank you dance for cleaning house.

So tune in and see what your body is telling you.  How often are you pooping?  Are you peeing every hour?  What’s your pee look like?  Smell like?  How do your farts smell?  Are you burping a lot, especially after meals?  Are you sweating too much, too little?  Does your sweat smell?  What’s your mucous look like?  Taste like?  Just kidding, please DO NOT try that at home, or out or anywhere….cause that’s just gross.

Your body is a wonderland, full of sights, smells, and sounds. Get familiar with what your body is saying. Many issues of imbalance can be resolved, often with a few quick fixes.

Cheers to daily pooping and taking out the trash! 

Do You Know What You Are Made Of?

Let’s think about what goes into the human body.

Food, water, alcohol, tea, sugary drinks, soda, juices, smoothies, medications, supplements, air…

How about what goes on the body?

Shampoo, conditioner, soap, body wash, bubble bath, perfume, cologne, makeup, lipstick, nail polish, creams, potions, sprays, lotions, sunscreen, hair spray, hair gel…

The lists can go on and on.

Have you thought about what you are actually intaking?

What’s really in the food you are eating?

Is it even real food?

Can your body recognize it as food?

If you are eating whole real foods, you likely know what you are eating and so does your body.

But what about “food” from a box, can, plastic container?

Food that’s been super cooked, pasteurized, chemicalized, denatured, changed, altered, added to, and made into…

What?

Do you even know?

Have you read the ingredients?

Can you even pronounce them?

If you don’t know what they are, do you think your body does?

How about processed sugar?

Do you know what happens when you consume sugar?

I am sure you have witnessed its effect on children.

How about caffeine?

Do you feel like you HAVE to have it in order to get through your day?

Why do you think that is?

Do you know what chemicals you are being exposed to through your food, liquids, air, and environment?

Could these be playing a part in how you feel?

Do you take prescription medications?

Do you know why you are taking them?

Do you understand what they are doing to your body?

Do you really need them or are they covering up the real issue with a bandaid?

Is there another way?

For me there was and is.

I used to suffer from many severe symptoms of dis-ease.

I went to countless doctors searching for answers and not one was able to help.

I was put on many medications, given countless diagnoses, and felt like shit.

Finally, I took my health into my own hands.

I read.

I researched.

I searched out what others were doing to heal.

I tried many, MANY different approaches.

I went back to school.

I studied.

I performed my own experiments.

I spent a lot of money.

I spent a lot of time.

And I found answers.

And I healed.

And I am still finding answers.

And I am still healing.

And I feel amazing.

And some days not so amazing.

And the incredible thing is…

I found the tools to assist others to heal themselves.

And this is what I love to do.

Books, Books, the magical…

Do you love books?

The real kind, the ones made from paper and ink…

The ones that feel good in your hands…

Oooh, me too.

I love to read books.

I used to spend my hard earned money on books of all topics.

And I would hang on to books after I read them…cause I loved them, why wouldn’t I read them again…and again…and again?

I even hung on to books cause they made me look smart…nothing like books on a shelf to make others think you are intelligent.

But come on and be honest…how many times have you read the books you’re hanging on to?

Have you even read the books you’re hanging on to?

Sometimes I would buy a few books and they would sit around collecting dust and I would never read them…but I looked smart with that book in my house…

And I don’t think I have ever read a book more than once…

(Ok, that’s not entirely true…I have read Prodigal Summer and 50 Shades of Grey twice :)…but of all the books I have owned, those have been the only two I read more than once.)

Why do you think books get stored on shelves, night stands, coffee tables, end tables, kitchen tables, in the car, or wherever else they may be?

I find books can cause a stress in my life…a “I need to read this book and this book and this book” but I don’t, cause I really don’t want to, but think I should, because I bought them, or a friend gave them to me, or Oprah said I should read it, or…or…or…

Have you thought about how much space could be freed up without those books?

And what about the amount of dust books collect…less books, less cleaning, ya baby that’s what I’m talking about!

I once had a friend with an entire room…an ENTIRE ROOM people…FULL of books…you couldn’t even walk into the room…imagine what that room could be used for…

So, gradually I have gotten rid most of my books…yep, that’s right, donated them right the heck outta my house.

And I now check out books from the library…uhhh huhhh that’s right, FREE baby! And I love that the library willingly stores and takes care of the books for me.

And I can put holds on books at the library and if they don’t have them, I can even request they purchase it…how cool it that!

I haven’t bought a book in a long time, I can’t even recall the last book I purchased…think of all the money I have saved, yeehaw!

I have been hanging on to a couple books lately: a recipe book, a CO hiking trail book, a personal workbook, a business workbook and two library books I am currently reading…that’s it.

So how about it?

How about taking 15 minutes to look around your house today?

Do you have books lying around you think you should read but don’t really want to?

Do you think there is someone else who would love to read it?

If one day you decide you want to read the book again, could you get it from the library, borrow from a friend, or find on Amazon?  Cause really, how many times have you actually wanted to re-read a book?

I think it’s about surrounding yourself with the items that bring value, meaning, happiness, and love to your life.

So by all means, if books do that for you, they aren’t clutter for you.

But if you feel a sense of dread when looking at your books or you feel like they are part of your endless list of to do’s, why not donate them, sell them, or give them away…right….now?

I believe if a book has come into my life, and right now doesn’t feel like the best time to read it, I let it go and if I am meant to read it, it will come back into my life…this has happened more than a few times for me…and when it came back, I was in the right state of mind to read it…then I gave it away:).

Five Things to Get Rid of…Right Now

I was that kid who loved to clean and organize “other peoples” spaces.

I loved going through cabinets, drawers, boxes, nooks, and crannies.

Investigating, inquiring, wondering why people had what they had.

And I LOVED to vacuum…I digress.

As I aged (ooo, like fine wine), I was able to let go of stuff easily.

I didn’t have much attachment to things…

(ok, so I did have a slight, some might say “unnatural” attachment to my blankie, which I slept with until I was 18 years old and had told my mom I wanted to be buried with when I died…uh, that’s kinda morbid.)

Back on track…

I naturally started attracting people who had an overwhelming amount of stuff which they couldn’t figure out how to sort through, get rid of, and find freedom from.

It felt like an insurmountable task for them.

My Mom encouraged me to create a business helping others to get rid of their stuff…

And for once I listened…

Of course only after dragging my feet for a very…long…time.

Getting rid of stuff just comes natural to me.

And I LOVE to get rid of stuff…

Clothes, toys, misc items, papers, things…

Pretty much anything I don’t value,

think is beautiful,

feel happy when I look at,

or feel good in.

Look around your space today.

What are five things you see right now that you don’t love?

That don’t make you feel good?

That maybe elicits anger, sadness, or confinement?

Do you like feeling this way?

Are you ready to let them go?

If so, get rid of them…right…now…

to a friend, the thrift store, to the recycle or trash bin.

Get them out of your space.

Before they suck any more of your time and energy.

Cause you want to feel good, happy, motivated, free, peaceful, or whatever you desire, in YOUR life!

Clutter Clearing…huh?

Over the years as a Health Coach and RN, I have realized how much internal and external clutter impacts our health, our happiness, our dreams, and our goals.

So, I created this blog to share my knowledge, experience, and story with you.  It’s my gift to the world and I hope you are able to find use of the information.

You may be asking, what is clutter?  Here is my definition:

Clutter is anything that is filling up our life, taking up space, holding us back from living the life we desire.

Clutter can feel draining, heavy, negative, and sometimes like it is sucking the life right out of us…yuck!

Clutter can keep us stuck, can cause us to procrastinate, and can leave us numbed out from life.

It can hold us in a job, a relationship, or a space that we desire to leave but feel trapped by.

Clutter can be found in obvious places like our home, car, or, office.

But did you know clutter can also be found in hidden places like our email inbox, our schedule and to do lists, our thoughts, and our relationships?

And what about what we put in and on our bodies…lot’s of ways to get cluttered there!

We can also clutter our lives by what we say to ourselves and others, and how we react to situations.

And how about the way we do or don’t move our body?

Now you may be wondering, what is a Clutter Clearing Coach?

As a clutter clearing coach, I guide people to recognize and let go of their clutter so they can breathe, move freely, and have space in their lives for what they really want and desire…like love, energy, time, vitality, happiness, money and more!

When I clear my own clutter, I feel empowered!

Check out my ‘Love Notes’ page to see how a few of my clients feel when they clutter clear.

How do you want to feel in your life?

What is holding you back and keeping you stuck from living your ideal life?

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I plan to give away loads of information on how to clutter clear your life, as well as keep you updated on The Clutter Clearing Coach’s happenings.

Welcome and Happy Clearing!