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𝐃𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐜𝐭; 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐛: 

𝐛𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐤 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐨𝐫 𝐛𝐞𝐭𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐧.

We spent this last week up at a small ranch Up in Redstone Colorado. Which is just south of the town Carbondale. This “staycation” was different from the other ones we have done for the simple fact that we actually were disconnected from everyone and everything ,due to the fact there was no service on the ranch. The first two nights we had the great joy of spending it in their cabin, which is a perfect tiny cabin, the only room that was isolated from the main living area was the bathroom. Otherwise the kitchen, dining area, main entrance, and bedroom were all connected as one room. Sort of like a studio setup, also there was a loft bed above the main bed but if your a person who doesn't like tight spaces, probably not the best sleeping spot for you. The last Two nights we stayed in a small covered wagon which is literally the size of one and was surprisingly neat experience. Everything up here is calm and quiet, they have sheep they raise and even their simple “bah” has a sense of peace to it, with the cool crisp breeze that sweeps through the valley occasionally bringing flakes of snow to lightly dust the tree tops. The steam that rises from the hot springs brings a sense of mystery for whats beyond this clam, quiet, and beautiful place. Everything seems to move slower around here and I think that is a huge part of being disconnected form the chaotic pace of society we all are surrounded by. With both the cabin and the wagon the hot springs were walking distance, from the cabin it was about a two minute walk and from the wagon it was but 30 seconds. So being able to hop in the hot springs to feel weightless and warm for a few hours throughout the day is always a rewarding feeling. Not only with the springs being so comfortable but the view from them was spectacular. The view was a perfect reflection for me of the beauty that surrounds us, but we tend to forget to stop and disconnect from the chaos and enjoy whats right in front of us.

Pause. Close your eyes and take a deep breath with a long inhale followed by a long exhale. Now take a mental step back and reflect on the things in your life that you have been suppressing. Maybe its your emotions, your health, your relationships, your “will power”, maybe a diet you started, whatever it is take time to reflect on it. Connect with yourself and disconnect for the social chaos even its just for 5 minutes out of the week. I really want to push you all into taking the time to truly listen to yourself (Mind, Body, and Soul) and disconnect from everything that surrounds you and may have a sway in your life direction. While I was up here I did not have a whole lot of distraction, which helps me find the beauty that I’m surround by in life. Being able to slow down my mindset to revaluate the things in my life that are important to me and reflect on how I can connect with them better and how to disconnect from the things that I feel are not healthy for my lifestyle or are just things I need to move on from. When the time comes that you can disconnect from the social chaos you really begin to see just how chaotic things are in your life and then you start to notice how most of them don’t need to be such huge stressors in your life. You begin to notice how the social chaos plays such a huge part in our emotions, with how much we put other peoples thoughts and opinions before our own. Meaning the majority of people will find something that makes them happy and create an outlet for the stressors in their life, but as soon as they find out that it doesn't meet everyones needs and wants around them they will stop doing it. Taking time to just simply slow down the mind, unwind the stress, deal with your emotions is a huge thing. I feel like we get so caught up in our day to day life that we simply start making it normal to suppress our emotions and well being because we feel that everything needs to get done first and that we will deal with our needs later. But the question is how long is later? 

I understand that we are all human and are all living life the first time, and thats a very powerful thought when you really think about it. So why is it just so normal to push our well being aside in our culture. I feel like we are drowned with advertising about all these products that will “change your life”, “make you feel new” , “bring you new hope”, and all of them require a form a payment and the “hope” is you pay them and they give you happiness and fulfillment. But when have you heard the advertisement about going on walks around the park, riding your bike, doing group fitness classes, understanding the importance of your micro biome, meditation, etc. the list can keep going but I think you get the point. I’m not sitting here saying that everything in your life can be fixed, cured, or dealt with naturally. Heck I’m a prime example with everything I have been diagnosed with. Over the years I have come to understand that building the strength and endurance of mind naturally goes a long way. That has helped my more than any product I haver ever bought in my life. I have been diagnosed with two diseases that have no cure and have been told the whole sha-bang on how I need to take this and take that. And the first thing I was diagnosed with and the treatment plan they gave me made me feel worse than ever before. Walked around feeling like a I was unable to lift my own body weight, fighting depression, couldn’t drive, and one day I finally had enough of it and told them I wasn’t doing their treatment anymore got off of it. Then began my journey to looking into ways to help me deal, and live with my condition. Going to the hot springs is one huge factor that has helped me with my psoriasis tremendously, that is one of the major reasons we are up here. Its a natural therapy that has many beneficial factors, I’m getting more out of this with a physical, emotional, and mental result than I ever did on the medication or treatments. And you know what the best part is, the medication they had put me on was $14,000.00 a month from the pharmaceutical company. So I would say the approach I’m taking now is the better route and I’m enjoying the journey and process along the way. Bottom line I’m trying to get across to you all is simply take time to DISCONNECT and feel what your feeling, listen to what your body needs, don’t feel guilty for taking care of yourself! This is your life, your story, your mind, embrace it everyday and every chance you get!

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