Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Last blog entry!

Hi Bloggers and Friends,
So, I had a great day today and yesterday, filled with doctors apt.'s where I received lots of good news. Several of the co-infections that I got with Lyme Disease are now back to normal. (No, I'm not clear of Lyme...YET) But it's good news and the dedication to pure, non gmo foods, organic and absolutely no sugar is good for you and heals a ton of things. It's a little too long and boring to go into, but I'm so excited to share with you how some of these issues were healed, besides prayer of course. 

This is one of my last few blog entries for this blog! Because I officially shut down the 501c3, it has been recommended to me that because this blog has the name Inspired Design Publications, I should close the blog! So, I'm going to start one up with Sunset and Magnolia! It will be entirely home, lifestyle and natural/organic solutions for beautiful and healthy, healing homes, based on my discovery and (almost) recovery from Lyme.

If you'd like to receive it reply back and I'll make sure that I let you know when it is set up in the early part of 2016!

Until then, Merry Christmas! (Pic of my sweet momma and favorite sis)
With much love,

PS I might remind you one or two more times to let me know if you'd like to be on the list!

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Preview of Items/Where have I Been?

Good Evening,
I received so many sweet wishes from you all. Thank you. Life is funny, isn't it?  I want to be honest and share, but I don't want to complain. Ultimately the last year and half have been hard. Two summers of feeling awful. One because I had no idea what was wrong, the next because I had begun treatment. I ducked out (literally) of social situations (Justin's senior year events, church, etc...) because I was too exhausted to have meaningful conversation. 

God certainly has a purpose. 
Thankfully, I am seeing shimmering signs of that purpose, like a door opening to sunshine and heavenly possibility. I so love people (friends, family, clients). Even if I just know you on Facebook and a little in real life, it is precious relationship to me.  I know for sure; time is precious. 

This seemingly celebratory article (8 pages) appeared in French Country Style. It confirms to me; nothing is as it seems. This stunning place looks like the person who lives there has an ideal life. While I'm filled with nothing but gratitude, this life is far from perfect. At the same time the public looked at these pictures, I lay in that bed, or on that couch, sweating, suffering and healing from Lyme Disease. Life is messy. 

Hilariously, I wrote this methodically last night. I was going to upload pics from our preparations today! Haha! I think God had other plans. I've been sitting at my computer for an hour and had to reset about 5 passwords and still cannot get to my iCloud, whatever to share the pics. So, I will upload the pics to my Facebook page under this blog post, so you can see them. 

Yep, Life is messy! But, wonderful! I hope to see you all on Thursday!

Much, much love,

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Monday, December 7, 2015

Thursday's Christmas Boutique

Dear Blog Readers, 
Merry Christmas! I am just letting you know about my boutique on Thursday. I'm so excited about it. I'm finally feeling about 70% of my normal self :)and have had enough energy to put together this little boutique. I'll share photographs of items tomorrow, after Judy and I spend Tuesday wrapping all the goodies up!

I have a new found passion for all things organic and green, so my interior design business has taken that turn as well. I started a naturopath program just for background information on how to use the healthiest ingredients from the contents of your spice pantry (with pretty jars) to wallpaper paste to organic fabrics to a pharmaceutical free house and chemical free home. 

I hope you'll join us for delicious, beautiful, gluten-free cupcakes that are the most beautiful things you have ever seen. The soaps are made by a darling local girl all organic. Our wrapping is included and have one darling friend just wrapping all day. 

We'll have oils, natural cleaning products, beautiful hostess gift items and packaged beautifully. All under $20. Then of course, we have antique accessories, new pillows, linens and all way under what I paid wholesale! It's that time of year that I am excited to part with all the goodies that didn't find a home and the items I put together for your holiday gift needs.

I so hope to catch up with you. You are always welcome to bring friends. I'll have the outside fireplace on come sit enjoy some "bulletproof" coffee, hot cocoa with no sugar and low glycemic, and delicious gluten free (and exquisite locally made) cupcakes!

Pictures posted tomorrow.
Much love,

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Sunday, October 18, 2015

A Journey With Lyme

Happy October! It's been quite a while since my regular posts, you'll see why as you read the following article. This article is from WHOA magazine, based in Mississippi that I write the Home Design Articles for. I have been writing for Whoa for about 4 years. I am feeling better as I write this today, while on antibiotics for several months. I'm beating this (LYME)! I'm writing a follow up article on Lyme with what has been successful for me, the latest research and several opinions on the controversy surrounding the testing, treatment and most especially the diagnosis. I'm sorry it might be hard to read. Uploading to this blog is very difficult with a high resolution image, so reduced it's harder to read. If you subscribe to the blog, the emails are easier to read! 
Blessings to you! Roxanne

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Lilac and Lemons

Happy Spring!
I'm sharing a fabulous new find! 
My dear friend Amy (and her business partner Karen) has launched her new party planning (and more!) business...

Lilac and Lemons

 I snapped these pics, with my phone, at various gatherings at her house and they are just a snippet of the fabulousness she can do. She sets a spectacular table. Click over to the website to see what else they do, as they are seriously fabulous. They will wrap gifts for you creating a beautiful presentation. 

She approaches her tabletop design with great imagination, an eye for style and skillful use of color. Though she has a love of tabletop that gives mine a run for my money, her patience with every detail sets her apart from the rest. 

 Amy's kind and gracious spirit are my favorite part of her skill set (and of course one of the reasons  I adore my sweet friend!).  I've known her since we moved to town over 18 years ago, as our husbands began to ride bikes together about that time.  She doesn't take over, but comes alongside with brilliant, colorful ideas and turns it into a truly memorable event. She hosted my book launch, years ago, and to date it is one of my most favorite memories ever. There will never be words to describe how thankful I am that she did that for me, nor how thankful I am that she is my dear friend!

My favorite part about at one of Amy's gatherings, is they can be small or large, but she makes you feel truly welcome and special! She will often put little quotes on your place setting with a name card, on some fabulous little item. Recently, she did a gorgeous red table with hearts on it and gave us all little bibles with a handmade cover that she did herself! 

I'm going to think of some event soon, so she and Karen can plan it....let's see...what should I do?

Have a beautiful Friday!

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Monday, February 2, 2015

Inspired Healing

Happy Monday!!!!

In WHOA magazine, I write a column called "Fresh Finds" for home design. But in the last issue I began a 3 part series on healing. Since we are the creators of the environment of our home I thought it apropos.  In that article I promised to give  all kinds of details via this blog where I have a little more room for photos, resources and details. Here is the timeline and overview. I will be doing separate blogs on some of these as there are so many important details for each.

 Healing & Inspiring Healing!

 I am enrolled in a Naturopath program online (with a Christian perspective)  to get my ND. Because healing through modalities, created by God, supported by scripture has become my passion in the last three years, I wanted to be very educated in the vernacular. (I don't intend on practicing but perhaps incorporating into home design)

It began with clearing my house from toxins in hopes that the symptoms from ADD for my son could alleviated.  Since we opted for no medications,  I began to delve into  treatments (with supported documentation for success) for  the concentration issues. After the toxins (shampoo, shaving creams, after shave, make up, toothpaste, soap, laundry & dishwasher soap with any of the bad ingredients) were removed I perceived  improvement, with less irritability and more calm.

Then came organic foods only.
Then only grass fed meats, free range eggs, etc...
Then no grains, no dairy, no soy, no sugar (this is clearly for my issues not all in general)
Learning to cook with no grains, no dairy, making all my own salad dressings, sauces, peanut butter,  etc...(thus all the cookbooks)

I began reading healing testimony's of therapeutic grade essential oils. I bought almost a thousand dollars worth (ugh!) of oils from five sources, including whole foods. I actually began to dream about oils before they began to work. I asked my favorite mentor (well, one of) Cornelia about what she used, as she is a naturopath and has been using them for over 20 years. I wasn't having any success with the oils I had purchased. She told me about Young Living, which is the brand I now use, because I had relief from a variety of things with these oils. I ended up throwing away all of those initial oils that I had purchased because of quality and safety issues, but only after trying them all and having no symptom relief with them. (I only use YL because after the research, I don't feel comfortable taking anything by mouth except this quality. Details in another blog)

Discovering the oils healing power, led me to how to apply them. Both where on the body (corresponding to ancient Chinese acupuncture spots) to apply different oils to help aid healing and with prayer (annointing).

Which led me to discover the fascinating healing (from ancient Chinese healing dating thousands of years back to Indian to Native American to Biblical/Scriptural) modalities that correspond to the body part that is ailing and why. I discovered a Christian therapist that developed prayer over the ailing body part, which combined with prayer, oils and western medicine can provide very powerful healing.

Which led me to find Healing Oils of the Bible, by Dr. David Stewart (medical doctor), and Chemistry of Essential Oils, as well. Did you know that essential oils are mentioned 600 times in scripture? This is what we'll partially cover this Sunday at our Inspired Healing, special 4 hour healing time.

This led me to the "Raindrop Massage", a type of therapeutic massage using the feathering technique discovered by the Lakota Indians. Gary Young (founder of Young Living Essential Oils) took the training he received by the Lakota and turned it into the now 20+ year old Raindrop Massage. There are 11 oils used (must be YL Brand to be a Raindrop Massage) down the spine in a feathering technique.

I then discovered the importance of vitamin deficiencies with my own autoimmune issues, but through one of the classes on Orthomolecular Medicine. It is fascinating what a simple deficiency in vitamin D, for example, will do to your immune system. For me selenium was crucial to getting my thyroid to begin to work again.

Which leads me to the last year... has been filled with MRI's for me, for two findings in my brain. Justin also had an MRI for something else.  My daughters concussion while in college, prompted several types of therapy's, MRI's with and without contrast. We had multiple trips to UCLA, USC, naturopath's, chiropractors, acupuncturists, endocrinologists, brain surgeon's, neurologists and more.  Thankfully, healing is/has occurred and we are on the road upward. I realize and pray daily in gratitude, to our Lord for HIS healing power. It all comes from HIM.

I found an endocrinologist that listened to me, changed my meds from synthroid (has gluten, sugar and dairy in it) to two gluten-free meds. BTW with Hashimoto's disease (an autoimmune disease that CAN be put into remission according to some of the books listed, by diet)  but GLUTEN free is always part of the diet, no matter the author, that is consensus.

My dear friend took me to a fundraiser for The Healing Rooms, where I was prayed for my migraines. I was healed of migraines. I went to the healing room for the finding in my brain as well. I would never underestimate the healing power of God. I believe all healing comes from God's hand. The oils, the raindrop massage, taking out the chemicals from your home and from your body so that the good stuff gets in and goes deeper into your very cells.

I went to a conference called "Healing the Brain", which was fascinating. The USC educated Doctor (book pictured) used to run the Ventura Healing Room and the conference was fascinating and very healing.

I pray with a group of women/men from Hidden Manna. I discovered them when seeking healing from something I didn't even know I was needing release and healing from. They use discerning, deep soaking, in silence, with music then scripture. I now am part of that healing ministry. It is life changing and healing for emotional/spiritiual issues. I highly recommend that type of deep prayer as well. They write a fabulous bible study (that we are working on updating now) called PRAYER BOOTCAMP, on how to hear (really hear) from God. It's fabulous!

I bought and use an infrared sauna, fabulous for detoxing which happens from deep (lots of) sweating. It's especially helpful for metal detoxing.

I am including photographs of the books I have used, because so many of you guys and my friends wanted the resources. These are ONLY the ones I reference on a daily or weekly basis. I have more that I will add in another post.

Lastly, my dear friend Lori (one of my best friends from USC) Inspires me with her journey! (Living with cancer is part of what inspires me about her, but she is inspiring and always has been)
CLICK HERE: Inspiring!

This is getting so long I'll have to add the rest perhaps tomorrow. Lots of Love,

Our Last Inspired31.org's Topic is Inspired Healing. You can check out the details on our Facebook page if you are interested. It is Sunday February 7th at 2:30. We have a Cookbook Author, flying out from the East Coast as our featured speaker. We are featuring a mini Healing Oils of the Bible class, two healing testimony's by our teenagers and friends. (Feb 13th will be an in-depth study of Healing Oils of the Bible) Details available at our event on the 7th.

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