My name is Angela. Originally from the mid-west and then Florida, my family and I have been living in Mexico for the past nearly seven years. To learn more about me and why we are here, visit angelablycker.com
This site is devoted to sharing what I am learning about women’s health and spiritual formation, and how I’m incorporating this knowledge into my daily life. The aim is to keep it simple, informative, honest, encouraging, and practical.
I don’t have the access and options of many of you from the States, so often, my application on wellness will have a different slant as I continue to learn about this land in which I live.
You will pick up fairly quickly that my worldview is that with a Judeo-Christian outlook. I’m convinced that the Gospel is the best and most inclusive news the world could ever receive. Out of this worldview, a passion for stewardship of the body and attentiveness to the soul 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 degrees in the areas of both that of a holistic health practitioner (HHP) and a master herbalist (MH). I’m also an avid student of the bible ( I hold a B.S. in biblical studies) and exploring God’s presence, voice, and activity in my life and those around me. Our spirits and our bodies are interconnected.
I am a believer in being my own best healthcare advocate, being intuned with the work of the Holy Spirit in my life, researching widely, and serving my family well by being a student and guardian of their overall health.
I often listen to the stories of women here (both expatriates and nationals); I’m increasingly convinced that women’s health is crucial to healthy communities, families, and cultures. It’s vital to abundance in our spiritual journeys. All too often, the missing link is simply information, empathy, and direction.
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 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 more significant than that and means “to be complete” or “to be sound.” Wholeness. Amid anything and everything. Calmness. A holy simplicity of mind. An attentiveness to one’s wonderfully created physical body and diligence in self-care 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 more excellent 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.
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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