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‘Self-Care’ Sunday ~ 1/22/2017

Fourth Sunday of the first of the year, and one more to go!

Well, how was everyone’s week? We are still wet and cold here in the Southwest desert, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. While the weather cooperated, I broke ground on what will be the site of my new chicken coop. For me, loving & caring for animals is a perfect way to practice self-care {picture shows where my coop will be, but all the chicken pics are from stock photos. My ‘girls’ will be coming in the spring…photos to follow!}:

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I have to say, I would have been unable to do the manual work it took to shovel all those rocks, and move pavers were it not for the Low Dose Naltrexone I have been taking now for about 2 1/2 months. As far as treatment for FMS symptoms is concerned, and due to the ridiculously low side effect, I am a huge fan of LDN. You can read about this ground breaking med here and here. I will be posting another update soon here at ALWR. (and ‘no’, I don’t receive any $ for telling you about LDN! LOL! 😂)

This week I also took advantage of a left-over ham bone from Christmas and made a delicious pea-soup. Soups can be incredibly nutritionally dense. You can blend a plethora of vegetables, and whole grains to create a ‘vitamin packed pot of comfort’! This is a great way to practice self-care; feeding your body the healthy food it needs to re-build cell structure and strengthen your health.

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Hearty/Healthy Pea Soup

  • 5 carrots, diced

  • 5 celery stalks, diced

  • 1/2 onion chopped

  • olive oil

  • left-over ham bone

  • 1 package of dried split peas

  • 8 Cups water

  • salt/pepper to taste

Saute carrots/celery/onions in olive oil in large soup pot or dutch oven until tender. Add peas/ham/water bring to boil. Reduce to simmer, add salt/pepper. Simmer for approx. 1 hour until peas are soft and you have a magical cauldron of delight!

What did your ‘self-care’ consist of this week? Remember, it can be anything that benefits you! Share with all of us here in the chronic community what works for you. It can be: a product you make & sell, an Etsy shop, a hobby, a relaxation technique, a trip you took, a recipe you’d like to share, ect.!

Send me an email: kristine@alifewellred.com, or share below in the comment section. Photos are most welcome, but definitely NOT necessary! I will include/promote what you send to me on next week’s ‘Self-Care’ Sunday post. Let’s all share the ♥ and help each other out!…(now that’s a little bit of self-care right there!)

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Michelle
    January 22 at 8:26 am

    How exciting about your”girls”! I’m happy that LDN is making a difference for you. I need to explore that option myself. I love pea soup–yum! Have a blessed, peaceful, low-pain week:-)

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      kristine
      January 22 at 12:03 pm

      Thank you Michelle! My husband hates pea soup SO MUCH, he won’t kiss me until I brush my teeth! LOL!!!!! (just kidding about the kiss, but he does have a deep hatred for peas…he’s a little unbalanced) 😉
      Have a wonderful week Michelle!!

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    Christianne McCall
    January 22 at 12:16 pm

    I’ve been sewing today. Later I’ll be taking a hot Epsom salt bath…

    • Reply
      kristine
      January 22 at 5:42 pm

      Nice Christianne! A hot bath sounds good! 🙂

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    Dianna
    January 22 at 3:28 pm

    I’m going to be starting to collect pictures this week for a scrapbook project I want to give our grandson as a graduation gift from high school. Hopefully this week I will also be purchasing some yarn for some baby afghans for a couple of little girls! Just nothing picture worthy taking place here this past week! 🙂
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      kristine
      January 22 at 5:43 pm

      Always thought scapbooking was such a neat idea, just never had the discipline to do it myself. Good luck Dianna! 😉

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