Clang! Clang! Clang! – When Whole Living Goes Wrong

1 Corinthians 13 love chapter

Do you read whole food and healthy living blogs and just feel like you can’t do it all?

Do you think that the blogger behind all of the tips and recipes must have this perfect healthy life?

I do.

Well, I sure hope you haven’t thought that about me.

I’m getting real today.

Getting real about my struggles and about where I need to improve.

Please join me over at the The Better Mom and get a glimpse into my everyday life as a work in progress.  Maybe you can identify.

I’d love to hear your thoughts either here or over at The Better Mom.

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  1. Mihail Cornea says:

    Hello from London, UK. Name is Mihail, originally from Romania, living in London since 1991. I just came upon your site and I must say I love it. Your honesty and openness are both disarming and enchanting ;-). I am also a perfectionist and have struggled to find balance in life, but I consider this trait as a blessing, really. It means I never settle for second best ;-). Too many people do that these days and I think it is false economy. We deserve what is best, but usually settle for less. And thus we become a little bit less that what we could be and the worlds becomes a little bit sicker every time that happens…
    I happened across your great site while researching essential oils. Like yourself, I am trying to find the best source, quality and money wise. I am glad you did the research already and are willing to provide it to others, free of charge. I know you will reap the benefit some day, and if not here, definitely in the after life ;-).
    Here is a bit about me and my journey towards self discovery/perfection. Although me and my family eat a healthy diet, meaning as much organic as possible, no white sugar and processed foods, no preservatives and chemicals in the stuff we eat, drink or use, I think I am feeling far removed from what could be called ‘top form’. around the year 2000 I found out about heavy metals and what they are doing to us. Especially the dreaded mercury that is put in our mouths by misguided or uncaring dentists. I have had 8 mercury amalgam fillings in my mouth from around the age of 8 until the ripe age of 32, when I removed them all in one sitting. WITHOUT any precautions whatsoever, the dentist I went to drilled them out of my mouth. Just like that. Only recently did I find out what could have happened to me, after reading horror stories of people ending up with MS, Chron’s, paralised and in wheelchairs after going through the same thing I did. Little did I know that I should have gone to a specialist in amalgam removal. So I have God to thank to, for giving me a strong immune system and enough protection to get through that without any problems. But I now realize that the mercury I have been ingesting all those years and the fresh dose that I have inhaled while having them removed did not just vanished. Most of it is still sitting in my brain and around other parts of my body. So now I am researching day and night to find the best way to remove the mercury and co. from my body in a safe manner. I will be reading what you did to get rid of it, I know it will be insightful.
    Thank you for all the great work you do. Stay blessed, open and giving.

    Much respect, Mihail

  2. In this week of Thanksgiving I especially want you to know how grateful I am to have you be a part of the creative spirit and camaraderie at Rook No. 17. Thank you for linking up to “A Little Birdie Told Me…”!

    Yours,
    Jenn

  3. Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures’ Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

    Check back later tonight when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! 🙂

  4. Thanks for linking your great post to FAT TUESDAY. This was very interesting! Hope to see you next week!

    Be sure to visit RealFoodForager.com on Sunday for Sunday Snippets – your post from Fat Tuesday may be featured there!

    http://realfoodforager.com/2011/11/fat-tuesday-november-15-2011/

  5. love love love your honesty!!
    and it’s not much different around here some days. I am so proud of your for lettin’ it all hang out!
    more room for for GRACE!
    blessings!
    http://bit.ly/vcvDaA

  6. I agree. I think whole living is great to aspire, too, but it’s not always easy!

  7. Thankfully, I know I can’t do it all. And I don’t know that I want to read tons of complaining, but I enjoy honesty. That’s kind of our philosophy at Wayward Girls’ Crafts–when crafting doesn’t work out exactly as planned.

  8. It always cracks me up when people post or comment about finding the balance to be able to do EVERYthing. I tell them that the balance isn’t in doing everything perfectly or even EVERYthing at all…it’s figuring out what to let go 🙂

  9. I was just telling my friend the other day, “you know, i just can’t do it all”. glad someone else agrees! but we CAN do your best! 🙂 now following your FB page also!

    • We can’t do it all. Saying yes to one thing means saying no to another. And I guess I’m learning (will keep learning) that loving comes first. The doing comes later. Hey, that’s catchy :-). Thanks for the follow :-).

  10. “Do you think that the blogger behind all of the tips and recipes must have this perfect healthy life?” Yes. sometimes. Most often I realize they’re blogging what they want us to see and often that is the positive things in life and what makes the blogger happy. It’s not so much about perfection.

    • You’re right, Jill. Also, it would be obviously not in good taste to just blog about everything that goes wrong. Just like it wouldn’t be right to just tell your friends (or your spouse :-)) everything that isn’t going “your way.” Still, I thought it important to say that it pretty much defeats the purpose of making and doing a bunch of healthy things if I am not being “healthy” in my interaction w/ my family at the same time. Probably a life-long battle, but one that I hope to see some victory in nonetheless.