My name is Angela. I’m 40, I have been married 18 years and we have four children (our newborn came after this family photo). Originally from the Midwest (Michigan and Illinois) and then SW Florida, I now live in Mexico. Feel free to read more about my family and I on my personal blog at www.angelablycker.com
This site is devoted to sharing what I have been learning about women’s health and ways in which I have incorporated this knowledge into my daily life. The aim is to keep it simple, holistic, informative, honest, encouraging and practical.
Since I live in a developing country, I don’t have the access and options of many of you from up north and such, so my practical application on wellness will have a different slant as I continue to learn about the ways of this land. I’m not a fan of Facebook, so you’ll have to spread the word on your own if a post here, in your estimation, is worth sharing:)
Keep in mind many of the topics written about will weave in with other topics, therefore the use of hyperlinks to flow between posts will be common and helpful. Some posts will be like reading a chapter from a book (confession: I am a writer) and some quite brief: a quote, an idea, a recipe, a personal anecdote or a new insight.
You will pick up fairly quickly that my worldview is that with a Juedo-Christian outlook. I am thoroughly convinced that the Gospel is the best and most inclusive news the world could ever receive. It is out of this worldview that a passion for stewardship of the body, flows.
I am not a healthcare professional; I hold no diplomas or certificates in this area (see my disclaimer below). I have just begun studies to earn diplomas in the areas of both that of a holistic health practitioner (HHP) and a master herbalist (MH). I am a believer in being my own best healthcare advocate, in researching widely and serving my family well by being a guardian of their overall health.
Living here where I am often honored to listen to the stories of women, both expatriates and nationals, I’m increasily convinced that women’s health is crucial to healthy communities, families and cultures. All too often the missing link is simply information and do-able application.
A woman’s health is her total well-being. Coming into a peaceful state of health has been an ongoing journey for me, as I am sure for many of you. How we choose to steward our health as women can either increase or decrease of peace in our lives. That difference is profound.
In English, the word “peace” conjures up a passive picture, one showing an absence of any disturbances or hostilities, or a personality free from internal and external strife. This is not humanly possible.
However, the Hebrew (and biblical) concept of peace is larger than that and means “to be complete” or “to be sound.” Wholeness. In the midst of anything and everything. Calmness. A holy simplicity of mind. An attentiveness to one’s wonderfully created physical body and a diligence in self-care in order to not merely survive, but thrive.
As women, our responsibilities are vast. We are all too guilty of putting oxygen masks on others, before we do so for ourselves. In doing so, we all suffer. It is time to breathe.
May the information gathered into this small space serve you well and give practical inspiration to help you live in greater health, both in body and soul.
Be richly blessed, precious women!
*The stunning summer swept sky as the featured header image is done by artist Emily Jeffords. She is one of the artist I find inspires my own work.
The opinions expressed in this blog are strictly my own. I intend none of the information expressed to do harm.
Material on this blog is provided for informational purposes only. It is general information that may not apply to you as an individual, and is not a substitute for your own doctor’s medical care or advice.
Reading this blog should not be construed to mean that you and I have a patient-physician relationship. Therefore, I ask that you not ask me for medical advice that would take the place of your physician. I’m happy to share what I have learned and what has worked for me, but be sure to understand the position from which I write. Be wise!
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