I figured it’s a good idea to write a new introduction since I’m picking this up two and a half years since my last post. A lot can happen in a year, or two, or three. People change, lives change, circumstances change. And that all holds true with me! I’m definitely older and wiser, or at least older. Ha! I’ll tell you a little about what’s happened in my life and why I’m renewing this blog.
Since July of 2017, I’ve had ANOTHER baby. Jose and I welcomed a handsome and happy little boy named Mathéo on June 15, 2019. With two older sisters, he sure has a lot of love surrounding him. AND his work cut out for him! As with my first birth, Saylor, I delivered Mathéo naturally, unmedicated, and in a birthing tub. I’ve found water births to be the most comforting and magical type of birth. Though, I’m sure each mama’s birthing experience is magical in its own way.
I’ll share both birth stories in more detail in future posts. In the meantime, you can check out Saylor’s birth video. I haven’t gotten around to editing Mathéo’s video but will hopefully get around to it before he turns 1!
In other BIG news since my last post, Jose and I opened our own business. Regen IV Wellness is a holistic health and wellness center focusing on ozone and nutrient IV therapy. Though IV therapy is our bread and butter, we offer an array of services and are excited to introduce more services to support our passion for helping people live their best, healthiest life.
The past couple of years have provided opportunities for growth and self-awareness. I’ve never stopped thinking about Alissa Healthy Mama, I just didn’t have a clear picture in my mind about how I wanted to use this place to help others. I’ve recently come to the realization that I now have the knowledge, skill, and will to create a safe place for others to learn and grow with me. As you can tell, I’m VERY passionate about holistic living; but I want to be completely transparent and point out that there are times when I may deviate from what is considered holistic. It’s the 80/20 rule, right? Especially with 3 kids, a husband, full time job, and running a business, there are times when the MOST holistic option is downright inconvenient. Now, I will go out of my way to choose the holistic path; however, there are times when choosing convenience over holistic saves my sanity. I really assess each choice and determine if the stress/inconvenience factor is LESS healthy than the holistic option. I’m a firm believer that in order to live your happiest and healthiest life, you have to factor in all aspects including psychological AND physiological instances.
So, there you have it. I want an outlet for demonstrating my “mostly holistic, until its inconvenient” lifestyle. I know there are other mamas out there trying to figure out the balance. I struggle on the daily, ESPECIALLY when ice cream is involved.
You’ll notice I’ve included a tab at the top where you can see my most favorite, for the most part crunchy, mama products. Hopefully, my suggestions will help you come that much closer to living your best life.