Welcome to a new series called Food Changes Everything. In this series, I’ve asked my health coach, Lacy Young, to share some of her wisdom with you – everything from delicious green smoothie recipes to how to make those hard, but life-affirming small step changes around food. Lacy didn’t always take care of herself. And neither have I. Luckily, she changed her food habits which changed her life. And now I am learning, through her, how, in fact, food changes everything.

See all posts in this series here.
Nourishment is made up of everything we eat, drink and think! You are fed by the food + beverages that you consume everyday. You are also fed by your career, your spiritual practice, the way you move your body, your relationships and the conversations that you have with yourself.  

A woman once told me that she was like spiritual cancer. Excuse me? I could not believe the words were coming out of her mouth and that she believed them. This woman… she is mighty and lovely. Just a few weeks ago a beautiful girl called herself a “sloth” in such a factual tone you’d thought she was relaying her middle name. I hear things like this so often in my work.

Why are we so unkind to ourselves? Do we even realize when we’re doing it?
Why do we say nasty things inside that we’d never in a million years say out loud to a friend or a child?

Are there unkind words that you say to yourself on repeat? They could be so subtle. Do you pass the mirror in the morning and keep going because you’re not happy with what you see or do you pause and really see that girl looking back at you and say something sweet to her?

It’s time for more sweetness. It’s time for a step towards love. It’s time to replace all the nasty things that are playing in your head with nice ones.

Start simple! As the pioneer of affirmations, Louise Hay says, start with, “I accept myself!” Say it as many times a day as you can! Every time one of those old thoughts creeps in say it to yourself either silently or aloud.

I   A C C E P T   M Y S E L F.

You are so very loved. Whisper that to yourself tonight as you go to bed. And tomorrow when you wake up greet yourself with a “Good morning, I love you!”

With love + belief in the power of our words,

p.s. And sweet lady if you’re reading this you are wonderful! WONDERFUL! There’s nothing cancerous about you. I have thought of you and sent you love so many times since we first met and I hope you feel the love of every single person reading this today!

p.p.s. I have an e-course beginning Oct. 1 called Sweet Surrender! Come join me in taking sugar out and adding sweetness into your life! This course is a 10-day experience where you will take small but mighty steps to get refined sugar out of your diet along side a warm and supportive community of friends from around the globe! More info here.  Register here. 

Hi, I'm Kelly Rae Roberts!

Before I picked up my first paintbrush at the age of 30, I was a medical social worker. I followed my whispers and started playing with paint and everything changed.

Now I’m a full-time artist, author and Possibilitarian, who helps women explore and nourish their creative souls.

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