Brain Fog Culprit

Last Wednesday, I had the opportunity to help a friend pack her belongings and then attend a Boy Scout Eagle award ceremony. At both places, high sugar content items were readily available. My friend had a beautiful Dr. Pepper sitting her fridge calling my name. The scout’s mother made this type of punch that I have always had trouble saying no to – so I had 2 glasses of it. Needless to say, I had gone weeks without major simple sugars and in one day I get about 2 weeks’ worth shoved in my body. I had no idea the type of havoc it would cause.

Let me go back and tell you a story. For years, I my diet consisted of simple carbohydrates and I didn’t think anything of it. I knew that junk food was bad for you but I didn’t care if I lost weight or not. I am not a “dieter” and never will be. However, come 1 or 2 o’clock in the afternoon, I would be extremely exhausted and my brain would feel like it was foggy. I would either have to poor more caffeine down my throat or I would have to take a 15-30 minute power nap just to get through the day. I thought that I would have to live this way for the rest of my life.

Then, I became trained as a holistic health coach and became committed to avoiding simple carbohydrates as a way of life. I found ways around needing the junk sugars and feeling much more satisfied with my food. I eat lots of fruits now. In one day I could eat 2 apples, 1 banana, a grapefruit plus the fruits that go in my breakfast protein smoothie. However, my body feels like it is getting the sugars that it needs and normally I don’t feel like having the junk I used to crave.

A wonderful thing happened as I began eating this way. I noticed that afternoons came and went without me needing caffeine or a nap. I could think clearer and I had more energy. Of course, my day includes yoga and exercise which helps. I began getting used to having a lot of natural energy and I was loving it.

Then, last Wednesday came around and I was in a place where I didn’t have my fruits around. I also was dealing with the memory of the loss of both of my parents (my dad was buried on the day my mom died – just different years) so I had a lot of emotions I am still getting clear of. Needless to say, I gorged on those 3 sugary drinks thinking it wouldn’t hurt for one day.

The next day I felt like I had a hangover or that a Mack truck had run over me. I was irritable and had no energy. My brain was extremely foggy. I felt depression for the first time in months. I seriously craved more simple sugars and caffeine. It only took one day’s mistakes to throw me way back in what I had accomplished. I simply felt awful physically.

I spent that day helping my friend while analyzing my situation – WHY was I feeling so badly? I realized that simple sugars really are poison and my body was no longer used to dealing with those poisons. Sugar is a drug – a destructive drug.

If you have been suffering from Brain Fog, depression or lack of motivation, your first step just might need to be removing simple sugars from your life. They can come in the form of pastries, sodas, junk food, table sugar and so many more hidden items. A cleanse is a good way to get over the sugar addiction.  This is a cleansing beverage that I drink every day. It tastes wonderful and actually tastes semi-sweet without me adding sugar. You can find the recipe at There are many more cleanses you can do that are extremely effective. Be sure to get with your health coach to identify one that meets your needs.

Is your environment keeping you fat?

When you are surrounded by environments that you are compatible with, you are energized!  By living in areas that are vibration-ally compatible with you, you can have the extra energy and boost to finally lose that weight forever.

I realize that compatibility is an all round necessity in life. From the foods we eat to the skin products we use to the people we encounter, to the books we read and yes, even to the geographic places that we choose to live in. Sometimes we may eat something that just doesn’t agree with our system. That does not automatically mean it is a bad food, it just so happens that your system does not agree, your system is not compatible with that food. You may apply a cream that everybody is raving about to your skin and experience a break out. Not because the cream was bad but because your skin is just not compatible with that particular cream. We all know that we just don’t get along with everybody simply because of compatibility.

I have lived in a number of places throughout my life, Suriname in South-Am, Amsterdam in the Netherlands, New York, Florida and Atlanta. In each location I have felt different. In each location my life had a different flow. In Suriname I feel great in my body because it is tropical all year round, and my spirits soar in sunlight, however the collective awareness of the country makes me feel stifled and uninspired, so my life ends up looking uninspired. In Amsterdam I feel physically fine, not amazing, because it is not tropical and the sun is not a guarantee even in the summer.

This for me is very challenging because I really do thrive in a sunny atmosphere. In New York I felt like I couldn’t hear myself think, my mind was always going a mile a minute and it was very hard for me to feel grounded and to make things happen because it felt like my feet were barely touching the ground. In Florida my heart sings a song everyday, especially when I see palm trees and when I drive by the ocean. In Florida my life takes off and almost everything that I need manifests right away. In Atlanta I feel heavy and stuck and almost nothing I want manifests. I don’t feel inspired to do the things that I normally enjoy doing, I actually have to force myself to go and have fun and getting out of bed is sometimes hard, which is not like me AT ALL.

All of these places are absolutely amazing but each one has a completely different effect on me. I had to ponder this for a while as I do when I am not clear about a particular issue, and I realize that it really is about compatibility. I just know that I am not crazy for feeling this way but some of you may think I am LOL, and that’s ok. I am writing this for you all that have felt this way and don’t know why. We should be very mindful of our energy and where we choose to live because it will affect the way our life unfolds. I believe that where I live should support me energetically so that I can serve my community to the best of my capabilities. I believe that where I live should inspire me to get out of bed and go make things happen. Life is not easy as we probably all agree, so we need to take all the support we can get from our environment, not just from the people we surround ourselves with but also from our physical environment.

A seed will not grow in just any kind of soil, a seed will grow in the soil that it is compatible with, soil that has exactly what it needs to grow and flourish.

Peace and Love!