Growing up Broken; Learning Not To Run 

My favorite quote is “Turn Your Wounds Into Wisdom ~ O.W.” This comes out of knowing first hand that it’s exhausting to continually run from the pain.     Growing up I had a childhood that wasn’t ideal to say it mildly. I learned at a very young age that “I” was what would get me to the next day. I took that character into adult hood and as I went through my days I worked so hard to make sure “I” made it happen. Not just for me but as I aged for my kids and my husband. It was me that would make it safe and secure because I certainly didn’t trust anyone to have that responsibility. Not with me or the ones I loved and felt the need to protect. If I worked hard enough it would take care of us all. And I did financially and for them I was there emotionally too, but as the authoritarian not as the mothering nurturing role. Yet I was the mother. My husband stayed home with our kids. Again that was out of a sense of fear. Not wanting to be in a position of helplessness and homeless as I was so many times as a child. Always Running from one disaster to another. Waking up not knowing where tomorrow would find me at as a child I was determined to never have those fears and to make sure my children didn’t either. 

     When I hit 50 it became a whirlwind of emotions as I realized how fast the time had gone. How because “I never stopped to smell the Roses” as so many speak of the memories were so faint. The kids are raised and I am exhausted and still broken. The constant running to make sure I had “safe” never really took care of me. It’s like 15 years of abuse as a child came crashing down all around. 

     I have a mother that still today likes to Guilt you into feeling small. Insignificant in so many ways. Her 14 marriages including one to a man that should rought in Hell wasnt enough. Although she finally found one that was more worthy then she probably deserves and she appears to have found happiness. God forbid if anyone else does. 

     My mother raised my sister and I both as we are only 16 months apart. I’m the younger. I sit and wonder how I found it in me to “Run” as I call it. Emancipated at 16 is where my running journey began. I had my GED (required as part of the Imancipation process) so my full time employment started then. Started full time at a restaurant and moved up to manager, turning that position into a company I created to clean the entire chain of restaurants. That’s when I saw that entrepreneurial spirit in me. The harder your work the more you get paid.. you want more, you do more, sell more. Self employment was in my blood. It gave me a way to then again be in control of my security. Or so I thought. Again. Always running. Never slowing down to think, process and inevitably to heal. 

     My sister, she didn’t run, she stayed in the toxic environment and turned to prostitution and drugs. Her entire life starting at about 17. So why me? What gave me that sense to run!! Both from the same cloth, raised the same way.. My answer to that is “I saw God” I know. Your thinking, yeah sure you did. But I did. I was curled up in the corner of my very small bedroom. (The trailer we lived in was 10 ft wide so yes the bedroom was very small) curled up there because the fighting, throwing things and violanance was more then I could bare and I knew if I didn’t run and hide I’d be next.. (Another gem of a husband. I think that was #7) As I cried in that corner begging for another life ( I was 11) I saw a light hovering in front and above me. It was a silhouette of a man with long hair. From that light I heard him say to me, “Follow me, I’ll keep you safe.” From that moment I knew I’d make it out. That man (God) and I had regular conversations, I would get yelled at for talking to myself but I didn’t try to explain I was talking to him. They would never have believed me anyway. 


I tried on so many occasions to get my sister to believe that what I saw and who I hear in my head was real and that if we followed the light and the voice in my head, we would both be ok. I can’t explain how I new what directions to take but I always did. The voice in my head guided me. People would ask me “how did you know that” I would just say, I don’t know, it just came to me. This still happens to me today at times. I just trust it and follow. But what I try to do today is heal me from my past. I’m tired of running.. tired of it’s all on me. If I can help just one person to know that running isn’t the answer, that you yourself are not expected to do it all alone, that trusting those around you, that tearing down those walls will give you a more secure emotional base then that too will help me as I heal myself.  

I want to write a book. I’ll title it “Growing Up Broken”

     What are my biggest accomplishments. I succeeded at? you might ask. I Broke The Cycle.. The Abuse stopped at me. 

My sister unfortunately wasn’t so lucky. She had three kids and all three suffered. All adults now they are working on letting go of their violent and abusive pasts. I keep praying for them to hang on strong and pull hard very hard to shut that door permanently. 

     My next chapter.. only God knows for sure but what I’m sure about is.. I’m no longer running.  


Inflammation, And What You Can Do To Reduce It

All of us have heard the term inflammation. The reaction that the term induces in all of us is relatively different, based on our experiences. Inflammation is basically the process in which the white blood cells present within the body prevent infections from bacteria or viruses.
The process can backfire in some diseases like arthritis. The immune system starts a response along the lines of inflammation when there are no viruses or bacteria to fight off. In such cases the body’s immune system ends up harming the body. The body starts responding like some of the tissues are damaged.

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Inflammation when it goes out of control and forms a series of interlinked diseases is refered to as chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation may be host to the following diseases. To name just a few there is :
Osteoarthritis
Diabetes
Dementia
Depression
Inflammation bowel and Crohns disease.
It is imperative that a proper check be done on the symptoms, so that the inflammation does not get out of control. The following symptoms link to the presence of chronic inflammation within the body.

Being tired all the time. Even if you sleep well during the night, you still feel tired and fatigued.
Acne can be linked to a lot of things, but chronic inflammation is one of the major sources of acne on the skin.
An inflamed bowel can be indicated through the regular pangs of pain and cramps within the stomach.

Sore joints are an increasingly normal phenomenon amongst both the youth and elderly because of various unhygienic diets, but the basic roots spur from chronic inflammation.
Your belly fat is not going away. No matter how much you diet or how much you exercise your belly fat not going away is a sign of chronic inflammation.

It is best to adhere from all unhygienic habits that create chronic Inflammation, before much damage is done, but if you are already prone to chronic inflammation there is a magic product that can lead you out from these troubled times. A creation of noble nominated scientists, Emulin+ is your solution to the problems of chronic inflammation.
Emulin+ is basically a fully natural and vegan supplement free of gluten. Emulin+ is the best way to get the desired intake of anti inflammatory substances without having to put your body at risk. Considering, Emulin+ is natural the whole procedure to reduce chronic inflammation is fully compatible with the needs of our body. If your body is Gotham and inflammation is all the evil in it, Emulin+ plays the role of Batman.

The Emulin+ supplement works best with an antioxidant diet that gets your body out from the tight grip of chronic inflammation. Besides taking Emulin+, it is advised that the following things also be done to make sure you bid adieu to chronic inflammation for good.
Walk barefooted every day. Yes.. I said Walk barefoot everyday.. also known as “Earthing” Sounds crazy I know but there are numerous studies that validate this claim. This simple and appearing odd practice has gone from being a kooky counter-culture trend, to a scientifically researched practice with a number of remarkable health advantages, such as increasing antioxidants, reducing inflammation, and improving sleep.

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Earthing means walking barefoot on soil, grass or sand (meaning: any natural surface). So we’ll have to get off the sidewalk. Early studies are showing that the health benefits come from the relationship between our bodies and the electrons in the earth. The planet has its own natural charge, and we seem to do better when we’re in direct contact with it.
Why should you walk barefoot? 
A review published in the Journal of Environmental and Public Health looked at a number of studies that highlight how drawing electrons from the earth improves health. In one, chronic pain patients using grounded carbon fiber mattresses slept better and experienced less pain.
Another study found that earthing changed the electrical activity in the brain, as measured by electroencephalograms. Still other research found that grounding benefitted skin conductivity, moderated heart rate variability, improved glucose regulation, reduced stress and boosted immunity.

Sleep more. A 7-8 hours sleep every night is best for your body.
Exercise Surprisingly as little as 10 minutes of exercise per day can work wonders for you.
While chronic inflammation is very detrimental for the body, Emulin+ saves the day by being an all natural solution that is best for your body.

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Sugar, Todays New Drug?

People of this generation have started giving a lot more importance to their health. The average person today wants to have full knowledge about a product before they go on to try it.
Accordingly, the negative truth behind Sugar, which for ages has been one of the most used ingredients in different foods, has now been revealed. As the word spreads about regarding how detrimental Sugar can be for your body, people have started to realize how unhealthy the addiction to Sugar truly was. The different ways that Sugar puts your body at risk are:

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Sugar expands the risk of heart related diseases, diabetes and obesity
Most of the high-glycemic foods that affect blood sugar quickly and are linked with obesity, heart diseases and diabetes are found to have high amounts of sugar. Thus, more sugar consumption equals to being more prone to these diseases.
The immune function is seriously damaged by Sugar.
Research on animals have suggested that Sugar represses the basic immune functions. The bacteria and the yeasts in the human body feed on the blood sugar which can lead to infections and illnesses.
Sugar speeds up the process of aging and precipitates tooth and gum decay
The effects of aging, from your skin to your body, are all accelerated through the intake of sugar. Even sagging skin is linked with the excessive use of sugar as it is an important part of aging.
The stress levels increase because of the use of Sugar
The body’s stress hormone levels increase after an intake of a sugary delight like a birthday cake. This increase leads to an overall rise in stress levels.
These are just some of the few effects that the use of sugar has on your body. But the question here is: Is there a solution?
The Solution
Having duly highlighted the damages that Sugar has been causing for your body, it is now time to mention a solution as well. The solution can now be found in the form of Emulin.

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Emulin is a new patented Carb Manager which makes users to some percent free them from the hassles and damages associated with Sugar. Developed by Daryl Thompson and Dr Joseph Ahrens, both of whom have a lot of credentials before their name and both are two time Noble Prize nominees (2015 and 2016), Emulin was incorporated while studying the application of grapefruit as a weight loss agent.
Emulin is integrated in a way as to tackle some important issues within the body which are further aggravated by the use of sugar. The two adverse activities within the body that Emulin tackles are:
Inflammation: Inflammation is basically how the immune system gets activated in the case of an infection. Infection in the short term is beneficial for the body but in the long term, is detrimental.
Carbohydrates: Refined Carbohydrates are void of any fibers or nutrients. This is the reason why they are known as empty calories. They reduce the amount of proteins during the process of digestion.
Thus, Emulin can help eliminate some of the adverse effects of sugar and enable you to live a healthier life.

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