The power of EFT

Gabriel Bernstein was the first to introduce me to Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

I have had beyond the usual amounts of stressors in my life since March 2017. On going for almost a year is extremely hard on the body and at times when our emotions are triggered with stress our body reacts to that stressor by shutting down. (Extremely unhealthy!)


Although I had heard about EFT I had never tried it because I didn’t understand what it was for or how it worked.

The other day through Empowered Autoimmune one of the Mastermind classes was about stress and the Doctor talked about PTSD and how EFT works for stress, anxiety, triggers. Stress is a debilitating emotion that affects us all! It’s nice to have modalities to deal with and control the stress in our lives.

Other ways are meditating, yoga, removing ourselves from the issue which isn’t always possible and
Neuro-Emotional Technique (NET) and. Emotional Freedom Technique(EFT).

Things just like people come into our lives when we need them (it). In 2014 when I read about tapping and watched a video, I knew it was a modality to keep in mind for a later date. I wasn’t ready for that knowledge to be in my life until now! And of course I was off and running to learn everything I could about it. Using the techniques already a couple of times.

Tapping provides relief from chronic pain, emotional problems, disorders, addictions, phobias, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and physical diseases.

While Tapping is newly set to revolutionize the field of health and wellness, the healing concepts that it’s based upon have been in practice in Eastern medicine for over 5,000 years.

Like acupuncture and acupressure, Tapping is a set of techniques which utilize the body’s energy meridian points. You can stimulate these meridian points by tapping on them with your fingertips – literally tapping into your body’s own energy and healing power.

Your body is more powerful than you can imagine… filled with life, energy, and a compelling ability for self-healing. With Tapping, you can take control of that power.


Here are two links to help understand what and how tapping is used;

Wayne Dyer

Tapping EFT w/ Dr. Axe



Skin issues

Do you have dry skin, lips, rosacea, eczema?

The reason for these ailments are internal. Poor gut health and food sensitivities are the culprits. Optimal gut health and basic healthy diet choices can minimize or completely dissolve these issues.

The bodies way of telling you something is wrong in the inside is by showing on the outside. Underlying issues internally are the reason we suffer on the outside. The key is to figure out what the underlying issue is.  Sometimes it my be that your gut is not functioning properly. Gut health is THE most important factor in our lives but unfortunately is the first thing to be neglected. Poor gut function can show up in many different ways. We see it in all skin issues, hair loss, weight gain and loss, brain fog, tiredness, brittle nails and hair, acne and other skin issues. The list goes on and on.

Gut health is simple to correct and it starts with the foods you are eating. The dirty 12 and Clean 15


drinking plenty of water

getting rid of waste.

While we can’t avoid toxins all together, we can certainly limit the ones in our control such as in our personal care products, food supply, make up, household cleaning products, and furniture. Due to loose federal regulations on the body care industry, companies don’t have to disclose their sourcing, can hide scary ingredients under harmless looking words like “fragrance”, and may be more concerned about their bottom dollar than our precious health. These harmful ingredients are linked to cancer, behavioral disorders, Alzheimer’s, immune toxicity, allergies, asthma, eczema, early puberty, and hormonal disruption.

Never Defined

I’ve never played the victim to my illnesses. My daughter said to me a couple of years ago `You are not defined by anyone or anything. “ I had two thoughts; one I had never thought about it before and wow that is a major statement coming from a 20 year old. Playing the victim to an illness is not helping your situation, in fact it is making it worse. Having that mentality is detrimental to your health. When I first started on social media about this last Crohns flare it was for one reason only, to let others know they are not the only one, that others are struggling and going through the grieving and healing process too.

As I posted and my followers grew I followed them too. But then I realized that almost everyone of them who was dealing with autoimmune disorders were sucky, poor me, look what happened to me now. This victim mindset was prevalent on more accounts than not. It was toxic. It disgusted me. I unfollowed every single one of them because it brought me down, it made me think this isn’t how this should go, why would you let others see you being weak and pathetic. I’m not like that I can’t watch this happen. I’m strong, I’m a fighter, I don’t back down. Never have!

So, for all you who have an autoimmune disease(s) I am a fact based person, here you will find my journey to figure out how to get from almost dying to healthy and beyond. And most importantly, to never ever let that happen again!

I think it is important for people to know the facts, to hear what happens to others so that we can learn and so that maybe I can help someone avoid what I’ve gone through. At 17 I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in Toronto, Ontario by a specialist. At that time I was told to go on disability. I refused. I’m a fighter I’m not going to be labeled at such a young age. I am not giving in to disease, I’m not a quitter and I most definitely did not want people looking down at me. Wasn’t gonna happen! I’m still not on disability even as my diseases multiple but you know what I can see that I will have to at some point and there is nothing wrong with that. But at that young age all I could see was people would take over my life, that they would have control over me. And I’m glad I didn’t at that time.


We don’t have to be victims to our circumstances, to illness, to diseases. Speaking our truth is different, it’s telling the facts, educating and advocating. Advocacy for ourselves, for others, for disease, for healing and for strength. So, please don’t mistake the content in my posts as playing the victim or wanting sympathy or attention. If you knew me you would know that couldn’t be further from the truth.

Thoughts become words which become actions. Being a victim is hard for me to understand so I had to do a little research.

Victim: One who is harmed by or made to suffer under a circumstance or condition. Victim mentality is an acquired personality trait in which a person tends to recognize themselves as a victim of the negative actions of others, and to behave as if this were the case in the face of contrary evidence of such circumstances. Victim mentality depends on clear thought processes and attribution.

I think the worst part of playing the victim is not making changes to your life.  I have talked to many and they refuse to make changes.  If you have illness, your lifestyle is not working for you. You have to change your thinking, your lifestyle and your surroundings. We all struggle, there are far worse situations to be in that others are dealing with right now. Be a fighter, win back your life, DO THE WORK! You will get there. Don’t give up.

Tell your story! But for the right reasons. To educate, inform, advocate and to heal!

Light Love & Peace ~Andrea xo

Why sleep is important

This is a repost from May last year. Sleep is as important as breathing and eating! If sleep is compromised the human body will be affected in many ways, one being possible health issues that could have been prevented. An individual should get at least 8 hours of sleep each night to be healthy and balanced. Someone who is ill or healing should get as much sleep as their bodies need. Sleep allows your body to rejuvenate and restore so that you are not pushing your body beyond it’s limits. Looking back I know I pushed myself beyond my limits for far too long which made my already existing health issues exacerbated.

When I quit my job I was sleeping 14 hours each night and that lasted for over 5 months. I obviously needed it and I slept as much as I could because I couldn’t stay awake or wake to an alarm, I viewed it as my body was telling me that this much sleep is important during this healing process. I still on occasion will sleep 14 hours a night but mostly 10 hours a night and wake on my own and need a nap during the day sometimes for up to 3 hours. Not sure if 3 hours is considered a nap but I’m going to go with it.

It’s a proven fact that women need more sleep than men and I do notice this in many of the husband and wife relationships I hear about. Whether this pertains to you or not it is something to think about and consider a factor in your lifestyle that you may not have thought of before. There are so many factors that can affect your nightly REM sleep and there are many factors that can aid in getting to sleep and staying asleep for those well deserved rejuvenating hours.


certain teas
deep breathing
diet ~ healthy

brain injuries
children (babies)
sleep apnea
diet ~ unhealthy
autoimmune diseases
sleep disorders
chronic pain
chronic illnesses
restless leg syndrome
They are all self explanatory and loads of helpful information can be found online by professional sites for you to peruse to find which is best for your individual needs. WebMD and MayoClinic are my go to sites for trusted, accurate medical information provided by doctors only! There is always a solution to a problem, it is up to you to solve those issues because you know your body best! I knew I had to find the solution to my health issues but mine where complex, multi faceted and intertwined in a connected way that sleep or lack there of, was the least of my worries. When I quit my job, was when I found healing in sleep!

The body repairs itself while sleeping, the human body needs to restore and rejuvenate for proper brain function, hormone (cortisol), tissue and muscle repair, blood supply, and breathing are all affected in a healthy way when our bodies reach REM sleep. It is important to reach all stages of the sleeping process in order to get the restorative benefits of sleep and it is just as important to avoid interrupted sleep. Quality is just as important as quantity! Below are three good articles for further reading on how sleep and IBD have a connection.

How Sleep Affects Crohn’s Disease and Digestion

Sleep and Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Exploring the Relationship Between Sleep Disturbances and Inflammation

Sleep disturbances and inflammatory bowel disease: a potential trigger for disease flare?

Autoimmune Disorders and Sleep Problems