Sometimes we do things because we think we HAVE to.

And sometimes, we spend years in the mode of doing what we think we “have to do”…

Yup. I can relate…

Obligation goes like this:

Well, I have to bring my kids to their activities.

And, I have to make dinner.

I have to pick up the house.

I have to go grocery shopping.

I have to help my son with his homework…

Have to, have to, have to….

Well, not really.

This isn’t actually the case.

It’s only the case because we’ve told ourselves “we have to”.

And, we’ve been conditioned by those in our environment to think we “have to”.

Truth be told, it’s always a choice.

We could order out, or buy wholesome prepared dinners from the store or we could ask our husband or kids (if they’re able) to pitch in and make dinner.

You could even eat cereal for dinner!!

And, you can skip cleaning the house. Do it another day when it feels better to do it.  When you’re more comfortable doing it.

You can skip going to the grocery store.  Go some other time when it feels better to go…

Point here:

Often we think we have to do something and actually we can choose to do something else.

Quite frankly, we’re better off when we choose to do something else that feels better and brings us relief.

And, when we remember this and allow ourselves to not do the thing we don’t really want to do.  The thing we feel obligated to do, we feel so much better.

Why?

Well, the answer to that + how to feel MUCH better is in a short post I wrote for a good friend.  I invite you to check it out if you want to start making choices that lead to better feelings.

And, finally get off the hamster wheel of obligation.

At first glance this post may seem off topic.  Keep reading, it completely relates + may help you find relief!

Here’s that short post. =)

Blessings and Rock On Moms!

xoxo,

Andrea

PS Looking for more insights + guidance with improving your kids symptoms and your life too? I’ve got a cool book that can perhaps give you just the boost you need!  Click here to grab a copy.  Or, click here for the first 2 chapters for Fr*ee!

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It’s all about the brain. And brain health.
Anxiety, ADD, ADHD, autism and even depression are symptoms of a brain needing some cleaning and a nutrient boost too!

So chickadees, how does one go about this? Brain cleaning, that is.

Well, let’s start simple…

You start feeding your kids (and your body too- remember mom’s health matters!!) foods that help clean the brain and deliver it awesome nutrients as well!

Side note: If you aren’t aware or perhaps you are already aware and this is just a reminder, your kiddos or teen don’t have anxiety, ADD, autism, etc because it’s hereditary. No, that theory is BS. They have it because of toxins that have gotten into their system and have impacted their brain health! And hence, how they show up in the world!

So, your “job” if you’re feeling up to it, is to help your kids receive more of the important “cleaning” foods they need.

Another side note: Moms (and Dads), if your kid has anxiety, ADD, symptoms, etc, it means your brain needs some cleaning and replenishing too! While you may not have the exact toxins affecting the exact parts of your brain your child or teen does, one thing that IS passed on from generation to generation are specific toxins. So, no, your genes aren’t bad, it’s just you and your ancestors were unseemingly exposed to toxins. That’s it. So it’s time to clean that shit out!

For ALL of you!

Or not. Always a choice.

However, if you’re ready for real, lasting improvements you’ll want to bring in foods that start to clean the brain.

So, let’s keep things as simple as possible. In the case of upgrading someone’s food, simple tends to work better. And, makes the brain cleaning task more easily tackled!

So, one of the more powerful brain cleaning foods I recommend are…drum roll please…
Wild Blueberries. (Guess the photo gave this one away! wink, wink!)

Wild blueberries help deliver antioxidants and nutrients to the brain that can help boost its functioning while also quietly removing toxins from yesteryear. That means toxins from this lifetime and when eaten regularly, toxins that were passed on from previous generations!

So, wild blueberries really pack a healing punch!

BTW, wild blueberries are just one of 5 super potent brain cleaning foods. Of course, there are other helpful foods too, these are just the “powerhouse foods” for brain cleaning.

I’ve found a pretty easy way to begin incorporating wild blueberries is with a Brain Boosting Smoothie. This particular smoothie is from Kris Carr’s, Crazy Sexy Juice recipe book. (Excellent book by the way, I highly recommend it!)

Anyhow, here’s that recipe:

Brain Boosting Smoothie

1/2 banana, frozen
1 1/2 cups wild blueberries, frozen
1 1/2 cups almond milk, coconut milk, or any non-dairy milk or coconut water
Optional: 2 tablespoons walnuts, chopped
1 cup of kale, leaves only, tightly packed
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, ground

Wash + prep all ingredients
Blend + drink!

So, if you’re up for it, get creative with how you can bring more wild blueberries into your diet.
If you want, ask your kids or teen, they’ll probably come up with some cool ideas and may be even more interested to eat the things that they create!

Here’s to clean brains, feeling great and eating awesome food!

Rock on everyone!

Andrea

PS
Brain cleaning foods definitely address clearing toxins so your kids can show up more as their REAL selves. However, brain cleaning foods are just a portion of what helps our kids become their best. I have a cool book that outlines some of the “other” steps that can make a giant difference in your kids lives and how they show up!
Grab a copy here if you’d like. Or download the first two chapters for fr*ee.