Health + Wellness

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1 Corinthians 6:19-20 – Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honour God with your bodies.

I love when God places exciting new dreams on my heart to share with others. I am so happy to announce that I am going to be starting a section on my blog completely dedicated specifically on health and wellness.

I have really grown a passion and understanding in what it looks like to care for my body in a healthy and mostly natural way.

In order to flourish we need to take time to nourish. For me, health goes beyond just eating good foods and exercising. I have been on a long journey with practicing self-love and doing the right thing by my body; mentally, spiritually, emotionally and physically. I have had many turns along the way but those turns have led me to more extensive knowledge on all things health. A huge factor I missed on my health journey is knowing and being in tune with my body. I think once you nail that, it allows you to unlock a whole new side to your health and what your body is able to do and achieve. What I share with you are things that I practice and use daily to support MY health. I just want to create a space where I can give tips and advice in areas I have struggled but also grown in. Our God has given us endless natural resources on this earth to use to support our bodies and I believe that we should be utilising them as much as possible. If that encourages other women to try something new and live their life, known and loved by their Saviour then my goal has been achieved.

There are so many different factors that contribute to your health and your wellbeing. I am going to take you through a range of recipes, benefits of essential oils, skin care, super foods, beauty + health hacks as well as routines you can be incorporating into your day to support caring for yourself in the best way possible.

Get ready to flourish, lovely!

Beth xx

 

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I will wait and in my waiting I will be glad. 

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Hosea 12:6 – Therefore, return to your God, Observe kindness and justice, And wait for your God continually.

What is your heart attitude when God tells you to wait? I’m going to be real, mine isn’t pleasant. Patience isn’t a gift of mine, its something I have been really challenged to work on.

I feel like my life has been one big season of waiting, especially in these past few months. As many of you know Gideon and I have submitted all the paper work for our finance visa. God has called me back to live in Nebraska and settle down with the love of my life. An absolute blessing that I struggle to wrap my head around at times. This process can take up to 9 months, we are believing for a shorter time frame. But for now we wait.

Psalm 27:14 – Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD.

The closer I get to God and the more time I spend with him I understand now that there is preparation that needs to be done before I embark on the GREATEST adventure ever. I’m not going to lie, long distance sucks, ALOT. But God is taking us on a journey of trusting him in a way we both haven’t before.

I’ve recently had a radical heart realisation that in my waiting God is choosing me, pursuing me and loving me. In my waiting he wants to know me. I can’t tell you how much he is calling me to surrender, trust and give my all to him in this season. I feel like my heart is becoming so aligned with his plan and his will in the unknowns that it’s making it okay and bearable to conquer each day. My waiting isn’t wasted, my waiting is a blessing.

About a month ago I started a study by the daily grace co. called ‘walking the path of wisdom’. It’s a study on proverbs. I am learning to be a God-fearing woman of Christ and I flipping LOVE it.

The other night I opened up to the chapter of marriage. As the words danced across the page, shedding light into my heart I began to weep. In that moment, I felt honoured, so ridiculously honoured that God called me for such a time as this to be a wife to my sweet Gideon. I am learning what it looks like to be a proverbs 31 woman as well as the importance of the role of a wife and through that I am confronted and challenged in the most beautiful way possible.

How amazing that God is taking this precious time before I leave for America to prepare me to be the best version of myself in him for Gideon.

Proverbs 31:10 -11 Who can find a wife of noble character? She is far more precious than jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will not lack anything good.

I don’t know if you are facing a season of waiting but if you are, I challenge you to change your perspective and find the lesson God is trying to teach you. Ultimately, he knows best. He’s planned out your whole life and he has the power to turn your situation around, he is a way maker and a God of abounding grace. Let him invade your heart and rest in this beautiful promise Isaiah 60:22 – …At the right time, I, the LORD, will make it happen.

Beth xx

Here is a link to the daily grace co.

https://thedailygraceco.com

You are altogether beautiful, my love.

1 Corinthians 15:10 – “By the grace of God, I am what I am.” (NIV)

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It has been so long since I have actually sat down at my computer with my worship music playing, spilling my heart out and sharing the goodness of my God. Let me tell you, I’m one sentence in and I’m already feeling free.

This time last year I went through something that changed me. I haven’t had the courage to share about that experience in-depth, until now!

Peak experiences – It’s a time in your life when you aren’t transitioning, you aren’t waiting, you are just right where you are meant to be. 

At the end of 2016 I was living, embracing and walking out my peak experience like there was no tomorrow. I was content in my friendships, my job, my family, in myself… So I thought.

I began to focus on my health a little more than normal. I have always struggled with body image. I started out with a healthy routine, going to the gym a few times a week & cleaning up my diet but before I knew it, all of a sudden I was stuck in this vicious cycle of over exercising and restricting the foods I was consuming. It just happened and I couldn’t seem to gain control over the matter. All I was focussed on was loosing wight. I was fixated on a stupid, pointless number. I thought it would make me a better person, I thought it would make me feel beautiful, I thought it would make me feel worthy. I Believed the lies that every woman believes – “If you look a certain way you’ll be happy” “If you weigh this much, people will like you more”. I used to get angry, literally angry at myself if I didn’t workout or if I ate carbs. I lost my period, the very thing that makes you a women. My body was failing. I felt like I was failing. The enemy tainted my vision and I saw exactly what he wanted me to see, I was right where he wanted me.

During this time, I had my faith but I chose to listen to the world over my God. It breaks my heart to write that but I did. This season of my life was real, it turned horrible but it taught me ALOT.  I got a head of myself and I took God’s blessings for granted and as a result of that the bad got the better of me.

It wasn’t until I ran back into my Saviours arms – broken, lost, insecure and ready to be made whole in his presence again that my world began to turn around. It felt like my heart was rooted in the ground but it was covered in weeds and as soon as I fell at his feet, flowers started to bloom again.

Zephaniah 3:17 – The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing. (NIV)

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Last year in Hawaii, for the first time ever I saw myself the way God see’s me. I don’t know if you’ve ever had a moment like that but it was the most beautiful, liberating and empowering moment of my life. It’s not something I can put into words because it was such a sacred moment between My incredible Jesus and myself. I still have days when I am insecure but because I am clinging to God and resting in his promises I have better control over those feelings.

Beautiful one, You are not defined by a number on a scale, you are not defined by how many friends you have or what you look like. You are made new and whole in a God that adores you, longs for you and see’s you as nothing less than perfect. You are made fearfully and wonderfully. You are more precious than rubies. Never feel like you are too broken to come to him, he wants you as you are. He is a God that can pick up the shattered pieces of your Story and make a masterpiece out of them. He is ready to shape you and mould you into the beautiful being he has predestined you to be. There is so much more to his plan than your outward appearance, let him free you of the negative thoughts that run wild in your head, allow his grace to fill your heart and soul so you can rest knowing how much he loves you.

Beth xx

 

Heart Photo: Pinterest.

Let’s A D V E N T U R E!

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Adventuring is in my blood, it makes me feel alive, it sets my heart on fire to the wild pursuit of exploring the unknown and delving deeper into the beauty and wonder of this vast world.

On Monday I found myself overly excited because my beautiful friend Tess asked me to go on an adventure with her. We had no direction or intention for the day, we were just free to roam where ever our hearts desired. We ended up in Newcastle, NSW, where we wandered upon a magical little mermaid hole just off the shore line. It was surrounded by the roaring ocean and a multitude of cliff face, textured and patterned so intricately. Beneath us was a whole new world of creatures, coral, seaweed and living organisms.

As we sat in the stillness of creation I felt myself feeling whole again. You see, over these last few months I have wanted to be alone. In that time my anxiety began to cripple me again and I found that dreaming became scarce. I stopped doing the things I loved. I stopped adventuring. I spent that time praying + seeking but I just found myself going around and around in circles.

God places different people in your life at the most perfect of times. I met Tess 5 years ago and she has been one of my most treasured friends ever since. Whether she knows it or not God used her in the most tremendous way this week.

Because of her asking a simple little question, my heart genuinely bubbled up with pure joy + excitement. A feeling I haven’t felt since America.

When I am given the opportunity to explore I feel the rush and adrenalin of adventure as well as the peace and stillness of my soul. When I am out in nature I find myself connecting to my creator in such a beautiful way. I am able to embrace and immerse myself fully in the wonder I’m forever marvelling at.

Please don’t ever stop doing things that bring you joy. Don’t let anxiety and painful thoughts hold you back from the beautiful opportunities that await you! The enemy is here to steal, kill and destroy, especially when you are on the verge of greatness! Don’t let him rob you of your joy, your gifts, your talents or your dreams. You have a God that loves & adores you. He has overcome the world and he is ready to take you on an adventure and invade your heart in the most indescribable way. All you have to do is trust and be completely open to his will.

Beth xx

Santa Monica + Venice Beach!

Venice, California is a very very interesting place! It’s really hard to explain unless you’ve been there and personally experienced it for yourself. It has it’s own individual vibe to it. I’ve never seen anything like it.

Walking along Venice beach was incredible. The beach it’s self is so long. It was so beautiful to see people from all around the world of different cultures and backgrounds experiencing the same joy of the ocean, together. I am really thankful I was able to experience something so beautiful.

Santa Monica had an amazing vibe, completely different to Venice. It was a place of all things fun and adventure. Everywhere you looked something was happening and everyone was happy.

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Arizona!

A sight so captivating it leaves you whole body with goosebumps. The Grand Canyon showed the power, intricacy, and varsity of our God. This incredible form of creation is like nothing you will ever see in your life. It was beautiful to be in awe of our Saviours work with strangers.

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Colorado!

A sweet state of surrender, exploring the boundless beauty and wonder that Colorado had to offer with my forever love. A place so special to my heart.

Enjoy a collection of precious memories shared between lovers.

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Rocky Mountains. 

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Hot Springs over looking Colorado River. 

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