Monday, December 28, 2009

Living Out Loud

So, I seem to be one of those people who "lives out loud". It's a strange phrase, but one that always seems to come to my mind. I have always been very vocal about what I am sensing, feeling, or experiencing at any given moment. I think it drives my family crazy.
I'm the one wearing stripes and spots when everyone else is in neutral gray.
I'm the one saying something controversial, whether I agree with it or not, just to get a rise out of people.
I'm the one that always "smells something funny" or unusual, everywhere we go, and I make it known.
I love people fiercely, passionately, loyally.....until they cross me. It's not that I don't forgive, I do. It's just that I no longer have use for that "someone" in my life anymore. I know, that's not a very righteous trait. Oh, by the way, I'm overtly honest. I'm not sure whether that's a good thing or bad, but you're never left wondering with me.
I use a lots of CAPITALS, exclamations, and quotation marks when I write. I guess that's my way of getting my point across, on paper.  Because when I speak, I use my hands, my eyeballs bug out, I can't be still.  I'm very dramatic.
I've laughed so hard, I've ended up rolling on the floor. When I cry, I heave, I sob. It's loud and emotional. When I'm angry, my head spins around and green stuff comes flying out of my mouth. When I believe in something, or someone, I'll defend it to the death.
If you find yourself ill, I'll bring you a meal...gladly. If you ask me my thoughts on a subject, I'll tell you....truthfully.
Sometimes, I'm so oblivious to the earth swirling around me, I may say something to hurt your feelings. And I may not even be aware of it. If so, please tell me, and give me the chance to apologize. Some days, we all just live in a fog.
I think good health is a blessing and a gift, but one that must be worked for. It doesn't come for free. The body has a wonderful, innate way of healing itself, given the right tools and resources. Most often, we willingly pollute our bodies with chemicals, toxins, poisons, food, pharmaceuticals........and expect nothing bad to happen. That's just not realistic my friend. With that being said, achieving and maintaining good health takes discipline and dedication. It takes time and effort. It takes commitment. Unfortunately, with all the people I've spoken to on this subject, the large majority readily admit to me that they "just can't do it".
Change is BIG.  Change is HUGE. No matter what kind of change you are seeking for your life, it will require you to dig deep down, to find your inner strength, to give 100% to achieve your goals.
I leave you with this today:
" Scars remind us of where we have been. They don't have to dictate where we are going."
--- Author Unknown



  1. Karri, Just so you know- you've inspired me to change my eating habits. I'm starting out the new year without sugar!!

    I just hope I can be as passionate as you are!

  2. Cheryl, that's great news! Remember, the most important thing when making changes, any kind of changes...BABY STEPS.
    You go girl!

  3. For cheryl, Just a tip from my own experience: If you get a good source of minerals, such as Himalayan rock salt (84 minerals)or even better, concentrated sea solids (90+ minerals) those food cravings start to fade. Vit C also replaces glucose in the cell and helps to make it easier to do with less sugar.