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S A L E Yโ€™all today until Monday Young Living is adding 2 oils and an extra diffuser to the Premium Starter kit. That is 13 oils and TWO diffusers!! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ If you have been wanting to take control of your health, this is the perfect kit for you. I started using Young Living almost 5 years ago and have since eliminated toxins from my life that were making Arthur worse. Now I am working towards remission and Young Living has helped tremendously with that. Are you ready to take control of your health?? When you sign up today, I will send you $25 and start you on the best journey of your life. So what are you waiting for? DM me
Sometime when you have to wait, you take photo shoots in farmers markets ๐Ÿ“ธ shout-out for Noelle being a ๐Ÿฆ– and for Mom ๐Ÿ˜‚ behind the camera the entire time! These are moments I cherish ๐Ÿ’•
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Juvenile Arthritis Post #2 ๐Ÿ’š Imma be real with yโ€™all for a sec. Staying happy with Arthur is HARD! Literally every day is filled with pain and believe it or not one of the biggest battles is with the mind. ๐Ÿง  Everyday my mind threatens to just shut down and make me feel numb because then I at least donโ€™t feel pain. But I would so much rather be in pain but also be happy and sad and all the things than feel numb. I donโ€™t know if this is a struggle that everyone with JRA suffers with but a majority of people that I have talked to also struggles with brain shutdowns. So how do you fight it? How do you feel? Well one of the biggest things is prayer and scripture memory. When I feel numb, I cling to Jesus Christ and ask him to let me feel his joy and peace. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป I also utilize essential oils, such as Acceptance or Bergamot, to energize and stabilize my emotions. And besides that, itโ€™s just a mind over matter. I have to decide if I am going to let Arthur be in control of my life or if I am at the steering wheel. ๐Ÿš—Talking about it with you guys helps a ton too ๐Ÿ’š with all of that I am able to overcome my mental struggles and life with joy โ˜บ๏ธ do you all struggle with brain โ€œnumbnessโ€? Let me know how you overcome it in the comments ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป Xoxo - Nat โ€ข ๐Ÿ“ธ: @team_noellie_bellies
Yโ€™all....last week I MADE THIS ๐Ÿ™ˆ it was so so good and a perfect way to kick off my new eating plan. No, itโ€™s not a diet but I am eliminating foods to see if they trigger inflammation. It is called Autoimmune Paleo (AIP) and it is a tad difficult but nothing that I canโ€™t handle ๐Ÿ˜ to better explain: for 30 days (or possibly more) I will not eat grains, dairy, legumes, eggs, or nightshades (which are any pepper and tomatoes). Now you might be like Natalie, what CAN you eat??? Well Iโ€™m glad you asked cause thatโ€™s what I thought too. I can eat all the fruits and veggies I want ๐Ÿ˜ also meat and nuts (but not peanuts cause those are legumes). Which really if we think about it, thatโ€™s how Iโ€™ve eaten for the past couple of years so I just had to cut out peppers and eggs. But all in all itโ€™s been an ok experience and I wanted to share it with you all. Would you be interested in a more in-depth blog post about AIP and why specifically I am doing it? Let me know in the comment ๐Ÿค—
Happy 27th birthday to my oldest brother, Cody!! ๐ŸŽ‰ I canโ€™t believe you are already 27! I hope this year is the best year yet ๐Ÿ’•I love and miss you Xoxo - Nat
Happy Fourth of July from my fam โค๏ธ today was an awesome Lake day with friends and family! Perfect way to celebrate our freedom ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ so thankful for the men and women that fought for this country so that I could have the choice to vote, to worship God openly, and live in this nation โค๏ธ It is not something I ever intend to take for granted. Also, itโ€™s a good excuse for fireworks ๐Ÿ˜‚ check out my story for a couple that we did. How was your day?? Xoxo - Nat
Had my first Aรงaรญ bowl today from @farmbowljuice and WOW ๐Ÿ™ˆ IT WAS SO YUMMY!! I canโ€™t wait to go back for more...๐Ÿคซ
|| july 2, 2018 || July is Juvenile Arthritis Awarness month ๐Ÿ’š this month I will be posting some of my experiences and possibly get other RA warriors testimonies. I share to raise awareness and to help you understand๐Ÿ’š โ€ข What is Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis? It is a form of arthritis that is different from your grandparents arthritis. This arthritis is when the bodyโ€™s immune system becomes confused and decides that the joints are a foreign object that need to be destroyed. So it attacks, which causes inflammation, swelling, and incredible amounts of pain. Sound amazing right ๐Ÿ˜ฌ I developed JRA when I was 9 years old but it took an entire year before I was actually diagnosed with JRA when I was 10. I had to grow up fast! I had to learn how to describe pain and rate it on a scale of 1 to 10. I had to take shots...so many shots. Oh and IV infusions...those are not fun. I also had to go under anesthesia 5 times for jaw injections, the first couple times in an adult hospital because it had never been done on kids before. That is just a quick overview of what I have been through over the past 8 years and there are so many other kids that are going through the same thing! Keep an eye out for more JRA awareness posts this month to learn more๐Ÿ’š
This is my Buddy boy and he has my heart โค๏ธ he might be my grandparents doggo but this guy gets Nattie snuggles anytime I see him! Buddy has been sick this past week and is slowly gaining strength back so of course I had to pull Arthur down to the floor so Buddy could get a proper petting ๐Ÿค— praying that my boy fights against whatever is going on in his body and that he feels a million times better soon โค๏ธ
Hi there! I have gotten so many new followers over the past couple months so I thought I was time I did an introduction post ๐Ÿ’• โ€ข My name is Natalie and I live with Rheumatoid Arthritis. On here, I like to call it Arthur and talk like itโ€™s a person or an unwanted houseguest that goes everywhere with me. It makes it easier to talk about and easier to understand. With Arthur, I also have what I call Cheetah spots (vitaligo). But these spots donโ€™t cause pain, just extra coolness ๐Ÿ˜‰ Arthur has been with me for 8 years and we have somewhat learned to live with each other. I currently take Actemra for pain but my goal is to be pain free with no medicine โค๏ธ โ€ข I love Young Living Essential oils and use almost all of their products! Since I have to take such high pain meds, I like to keep as much chemicals out of the rest of my life as I can. From Young Living I order chemical free and essential oil infused skin care, makeup, supplements, cleaning supplies, and food. Not to mention all of the amazing essential oils and pain cream ๐Ÿ’œ Young Living has radically changed my health and it can change yours too! Reach out to me anytime and I would love to talk to you more about it ๐Ÿ˜„ โ€ข I also love memorizing scripture ๐Ÿ’• I believe there is power in the Word of God and it is applicable in every aspect of my life! Jesus Christ has given me such peace with this invisible illness and sustains me when I do not have to strength to go on ๐Ÿ’™ โ€ข And that is me in a nutshell! Obviously there are so many other weird facts about me but I could not fit all of them in here. Now that you know about me, leave a fun fact about you in the comments ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป Xoxo - Nat
Did a live unboxing today with @naturally_krista !! Check out what awesome new products we got from Young Living ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป
Ok yโ€™all, I HAVE to tell you about a product that got me through camp!! I always get bug bites...like thousands! I have tried all sorts of bug sprays but they always seemed to just suffocate me with the chemical-y smell rather than keep the bugs away. I have been dying to give Young Livings Insect Repellant a try and finally had a chance to use it at Camp MASH. Let me tell you this stuff WORKS!! I only got two bug bites the entire week and those were when I first got to camp and hadnโ€™t put it on yet. I applied ONCE in the morning and did not get a single bug bite the rest of the day. CRAZY RIGHT?! What makes it even better is that this stuff has no yucky chemicals in it! Win win!! You need this in your house NOW! Message me if you think this is wicked cool and want to know more ๐Ÿ˜„
|| Camp M.A.S.H 2018 || I had the pleasure of serving kids with Arthritis this past week as a Junior Counselor. The JCโ€™s got to connect with several different groups, host extra activities, and help our wonderful director with the special banquet event. I made new friends that will last a lifetime and laughed more than I ever thought I would. We got ridiculously excited over โ€œbig fishโ€ and late night ice cream and bacon. And Arthur DID NOT WIN THIS WEEK!! We pushed through the swollen joints and did not let Arthur slow us down! It was beautiful to see so many chronic warriors winning their own battles โค๏ธ I do not have enough words to express just how grateful I am that Camp Grace and Micheal Schultz decided to host this totally free event for Arthritis Warriors ๐Ÿ’• I could not post all of my pictures and videos on this one post but I will be putting the rest in my Insta Story Highlight so you can check out the rest there ๐Ÿ˜„ if you live in the Southeastern Region of the USA and have Arthritis and want to be apart of Camp MASH next year, please message me! I would love to get you information so that you donโ€™t miss out on this awesome event! Xoxo - Nat #socksforian #beautifulemoprincess #bigfishwentdown
Infusion day! Sniffing some Young Living Valor before I get IVed ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ’œ thankfully Iโ€™m not scared of needles but they still hurt๐Ÿ˜‚ Just ready to be done! Prayers are appreciated ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’• โ€ข Btw, they fall risk band is just cause they give me extra Benadryl๐Ÿคช
Sooooo I havenโ€™t posted on insta in a hot minute so here is is quick life update: I GRADUATED!!! Can I get an AMEN ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป In May I graduated High School with some of my best friends and I am so excited for our next stage of life. I also had the honor of giving the charge to the graduates speech which was a huge honor โค๏ธ Arthur was doing fine through graduation and I was able to wear heels all day which was great! โ€ข The next weekend, I also was blessed to be in my brothers wedding ๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿป๐Ÿคต๐Ÿป it was so much fun and the beautiful couple was so happy ๐Ÿ’• I love them both so much and is was a blast to be apart of all of the wedding festivities! Arthur did pretty ok through the wedding and I totally went off my clean eating to enjoy some wedding food ๐Ÿ˜‚ #noregrets โ€ข Also in May, I said goodbye to my beautiful kids that I have nannied over the past two years. I think that was the hardest thing that I have ever done. Hopefully I will see them more over the summer though! This past week I was able to start a new babysitting job with two sweet kids and I am so excited to hangout with them this summer โค๏ธ โ€ข There is a quick life update! I want to be more active on here but I felt like you all should be updated first ๐Ÿ’• be looking for more posts coming soon! โ€ข Xoxo - Nat
Iโ€™m holding onto the promise that God will do it again and put me back into remission! The doctors might tell me that itโ€™s not probable that I would go into remission but I am going to continue believe that my God is powerful enough to do that ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป One day, I will not have this continuous ache and pain all over my body. One day I will not wake up unable to move. Whether that day is in Heaven or on Earth, to God be the glory
When you want to work out but your doggo loves you just the way you are ๐Ÿ˜‚ #sophie
Senior Banquet with these girlies ๐Ÿ’• High school was a blast with you all! There is no one else I would rather go on late night ice cream runs with ๐Ÿ˜‚ 18 more days till we graduate ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป #holla #wuvyou #graduation #seniorbanquet #latenighticecreamrun
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