Finding opportunity in adversity

When adversity hits it is hard to know how you will react, how you will handle the situation or what you will do with what is in front of you.  No one  is ever prepared! I believe that everything happens for a reason. There is a purpose in all situations, people and life stuggles each person encounters to learn from and to change.

Some people ignore the signs, others realize that there is more to the adversity than the circumstance.  They acknowledge that there is a purpose and take action by learning from and changing to become a better person.  Finding opportunity in what has been handed to you can be hard but it can also be very liberating.

For me having no control over my body or my life was scary, it was a huge blow to my perfectionism, my type A personality and to my ego.  It woke me up and made me realize I was unhappy in the relationship I was in so, I changed that. I had people in my life that I didn’t want around me because they brought me down and sucked all my good energy so, I changed that. As I discarded these negative aspects from my life I could see that there were so many other aspects of my life I hated so, I changed those things too!

In time I changed. I became who I was always suppose to be. I learned about what I like and don’t like, what type of people I want to surround myself with.  What type of job, career and business I want have and what direction I want my life to go.  In adversity I chose to learn and change!  I’m well on my way and it feels great.

In the process of healing I searched and researched to help me in my healing process and that brought me to having an interest in holistic health.  It came naturally to me so I continued absorbing knowledge from all sources which lead me to realize I wanted to educate others and help individuals heal in a natural, graceful and peaceful way just like I have done over the last twenty two months.

My adversity eventually took me to a good place, unfortunately I had to suffer a great deal and struggle more than I would like but it brought me to this place of peace, happiness and contentment.  I’m so excited to start the Homeopathic Practioner courses next month and I can’t wait to see what else the future will bring.

Hope, peace and love ~ Andrea




The journey continues…

I have shared my soul searching journey with you in hopes of giving at least one person hope, knowledge and peace in the uncertain time of feeling lost, unbalanced and confused in the months that follow receiving a diagnosis such as IBD.  If you look back at my posts you will see a pattern, a path, some answers, honesty, hope and a variety of ways to help your body adjust to and heal IBD naturally. That’s right Naturally! That means NO prescription drugs, NO over the counter medicines and NO surgery! Not ever, not for the treatment of IBD!

Healing, Remission & Recovery

I needed this outlet (blog) to share what I have learned, the course my life took to find balance and the search and research I have completed to find myself and heal! The people, ideas, health information, cookbooks and positive attitudes in an uncertain time I found along my way were inspirational, helpful and healing. I will keep all of this with me as I move forward in my ever changing life. I am grateful for the hope, peace and my true authentic self I found while healing, finding remission and now recovery over the past months.

Looking back I see how I’ve slowly healed naturally, with homeopathy, holistic medicine, biofeedback and a change in diet. I have to admit it can be done and it is absolutely amazing to say the least.  Watching the transformation my body has taken in the last twenty two months is beyond what I expected.

There is grace in healing naturally!

How life has changed for me in the last couple of months

A couple of weeks house hunting, secured a rental townhouse, moved out of storage into a one bedroom home, winterized my travel trailer an got it safely to storage. Researched accredited colleges, applied, was interviewed and got accepted. I’m going back to school to become a Homeopathic Practitioner. It’s the power of the mind, manifest what you want. Six months ago it never crossed my mind that I would be at this place in my life.

On my way….

This leads me to my next entrepreneurial and website endeaver. I am beginning a new adventure, an entrepreneurial venture that I am extremely excited about. Now that my colitis and crohns are in remission I am starting my dream career. Woodlands Tree Farm!! It’s seasonal but being outdoors and running my own company has been a dream of mine since I was in my 20’s and the time is finally here! I’m jumping in feet first!

Woodlamds Tree Farm start up is in a couple of weeks, going to get people thinking about Christmas! I will be selling Pine, Spruce and Fir Christmas Trees.

Woodlands Tree Farm on  Twtter and Faceook; website will be launching soon.

Stay tuned for more of my recovery and beyond! You can find me here at, on FacebookTwitter & Instagram



November is Crohns & Colitis Awareness Month

I want others to be aware so they can understand me and my life and so that everyone can lead lives to avoid disease. Please help spread the word about Crohns and Colitis.

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I think it is important to tell our stories so that others can see how Crohns and Colitis affect our lives. They are dibilitating diseases that affect all aspects of life and last for long periods of time.  My blog speaks for itself.