My name is Angela. Originally from the midwest and then Florida, my family and I have lived in Mexico for nearly eight years. To learn more about me, please visit my personal blog at angelablycker.com
This site is devoted to sharing what I am learning about women’s health and spiritual formation, incorporating this knowledge into my daily life. The aim is to keep it simple, informative, honest, encouraging, and practical.
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 curiosity for stewardship of the body and attentiveness to soul formation flows.
I am currently studying to earn credentials as a Clinical Master Herbalist (CMH), Master Herbalist (MH) and a Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP). These provide extensive studies in herbalism, plant chemistry, and natural health protocols/naturopathic care.
What I write about here will often track with my learning, helping build my own online “reference files”.
I’m also an avid student of the bible, holding a BS in Biblical Studies. I love to explore God’s presence, voice, and activity in my life and those around me. I believe our souls and our bodies are interconnected and desire to help others to see this more clearly, caring for both in order to thrive in the lives entrusted to us now.
Believing that I am my own best healthcare advocate, I seek to live in tune with the Holy Spirit’s work in my life, researching widely, and serving my family well by being a student and caretaker of their overall health.
In listening to women’s stories here (both expatriates, fellow missionary workers 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 transformation as disciples of Jesus. All too often, the missing link is simply information, empathy, discernment, 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 physically, mentally, and spiritually 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, 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. Yes, attentiveness to one’s wonderfully created physical body and diligence in self-care not merely to 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.
It is time to grow.
May the information gathered into this small space serve you well and give the inspiration to help you live in more excellent health, both in body and soul.
Be richly blessed, precious women!
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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