Part I: The start of the saga…

I would like to get a bit personal with you because I think it’s a story worth telling.

AND, I want to preface this by saying, this email is hard for me because it hits a very vulnerable place, in fact, THREE vulnerable places – so please be kind.

I gained the “Covid 15”, only it was more like 20.

I know it was the result of stress, we had trauma hit our home hard during the pandemic, so I had compassion for myself initiallyBut then I struggled – A LOT – to lose it. I just couldn’t seem to release and I know how to do it. I have studied, taught and lived wellness tips for FOUR DECADES!

But I just couldn’t do it.

Vulnerability #1: Admitting I couldn’t figure out what I needed. The bigger vulnerability is below so stay tuned!

Part II: What’s this I see? A Solution?

Perhaps that which I teach works. 🙂

 Then, about a month ago, I realized I had some deep-seated beliefs around weight loss because of my age. “When you get to be ‘a certain age’ as a woman, weight gain is inevitable so just get used to it.”

(If you have ever studied with me, you know that thinking drives me nuts! I have called many a client/student on that limited thinking – BUT here it was for me, too!)

Vulnerability #2: Soooo, when I pulled out those beliefs of mine, I realized I wasn’t applying what I teach. I needed to manifest the answer.

I set some guidelines for the manifesting because I am past wanting a solution that calls for hard discipline or deprivation. I wanted something that would be easy and I could sustain – because I also didn’t want a quick fix that then caused the weight to come back on.

After I had that realization (about 6 weeks ago), I was scrolling through FB and noticed a friend talking about a powerful “jumpstart” she was running that was helping people lose weight, reducing pain in joints, sleeping better, having more energy, improving digestion, you get the idea, AND she kept saying how easy it was!

Honestly, I scrolled by with a “too good to be true” kind of feel.

The next day, I saw it again and realize I wasn’t saying YES to something that could be a solution! (A huge problem we all need to work on! Here’s what I mean.)

Anyway, I reached out to her and while she said she couldn’t share the details, because it was something that had a fee attached to it, it was focused on reducing inflammation. But I could purchase the program.

Hmmm… that was something I could create myself! I didn’t need her program, I know about this!

Part IIa: Side note on inflammation –

Stick with me – you need to know this for the story!

If you aren’t familiar, inflammation occurs when your body’s immune system goes haywire and starts attacking healthy cells, tissues, and organs.

And we all have at least some systemic inflammation.In the short term, inflammation can cause:

  • Weight gain – that is then hard to lose
  • Bloating
  • Joint pain, including osteo and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Fatigue
  • Foggy brain
  • Mental health issues such as depression
  • GI issues, including reflux, IBS, diarrhea and constipation

If you have any of these (and who doesn’t), there is a good chance it is at least partly attributed to inflammation – really!

And, in the long term, it can lead to some serious health issues like heart disease, diabetes, and even cancer.

The biggest causes include: stress, poor diet, alcohol & smoking and exposure to toxins.

(Note: We wrote an email on it for the Wellness Community. You can read more . AND you can get on that weekly mailing list at the bottom, if you want to get it for yourself.)

Part III: Wait! I can do this!

So I sat down and outlined an anti-inflammatory cleanse for me and decided to share it with a few of my wellness community members.

Ummm…the results were amazing.

Vulnerability #3 – showing my body with the weight gain. BUT I want to show you what happened – in just 9 days:


I am even leaving the photo huge so you can really see it.

I was shocked! Of course, I am feeling better so I knew it was a valuable process – I lost 3 pounds,
I am sleeping better, have more energy, recover faster from exercise (less sore)
and my jeans are fitting again!

But I didn’t actually think I would SEE a difference.

AND I’m not the only one!

Here’s what others said:

  • It went great! I’ve lost 5 1/2 pounds, more energy, and my joints feel so much better! I will definitely keep doing what I’m doing! Karla Evans
  • Less bloating which is a big issue of mine. I was having stomach cramps every day after I ate when we got home from our vacation, that went away! I gotta say I didn’t follow it perfectly, but I did make better decisions and I hope to keep that up! Abbey Harder
  • I can’t believe how much better I feel! My whole body feels less “puffy.” I suffer from joint inflammation that I notice the most in the AM. Now I get up and I can wiggle my fingers (especially my thumbs) without limitation. I also have lost a few pounds which is a huge bonus! Denae Harder
  • I’m feeling pretty good! It hasn’t been as hard as I thought it would be! I’ve lost a few pounds and my knees aren’t feeling as “tight” as they usually do. So far, so good! Ellen Johnson

Here’s the thing, I know a bit of this loss is the bloating, but I’m ok with it.

AND, the changes I made I am mostly continuing. I feel better so I don’t want to go back to everything!

AND I plan to repeat this 14-day series every couple of months.

If you know me at all, you know I am NOT a “crazy dieter”. I am not into quick fixes or fad things. I want smart choices and to make my body and mind healthier. I am here for more energy, vibrancy, and to feel my very best.

That’s what this is.

We are doing it again the end of March – are you interested?


You can check it out .

S I M P L Y :: clean 

March 27th

It is exclusively for my wellness community: AND you will become a member when you order at least one of the support supplements.

We begin on March 27th. Order your products by March 17th!

More info OR reply to this email and I will help you out.

When you order through my link, you will also receive a yearlong membership in my wellness community: with so many benefits!