WHEN YOU HIT "ROCK BOTTOM"
Hi and welcome to Coffee Tea & Conversations with Michelle Lifestyle Blog where I share my story, my health and wellness journey and talk about some of the many products that I've created along the way.
Hello, to those of you who may not know me, my Name is Michelle and I am the founder of an Amazing company called Orange Street Storehouse. Orange Street Storehouse is a specialty shop offering gourmet coffee with over 30 flavors and blends, loose leaf tea and herbs that I use in my wellness journey, superfood powders, gifts, accessories and more.
That's the business side, but in this blog I will share more than just these items. I'll post about books, self care, gift ideas, travel, decor and more. Why we are located within our Orange Street Storehouse website? Because many of the topics will still center around Tea - "The Story of Leaves" and Coffee - "All About the Beans."
My current situation is my health & wellness journey. Over the past few years I've not been the best at creating balance and practicing self care. In Nov. 2020, I discovered that what I was doing was not working. I could no longer continue to put everything before my health, even my goals and dreams. I will not go into all of the details, but less say I hit "Rock Bottom" in the area of my health and wellness. This also included my mental health as well.
Here is a before and after picture. One was taken in Nov or Dec. 2022 and the other in Feb. 2023. Currently, I am a PCOS WARRIOR (abbreviation PCOS — called also polycystic ovary disease, polycystic ovary syndrome, polycystic ovary disease, Stein-Leventhal syndrome, which is also an imbalance in hormones. PCOS - click for more information) I have uterine fibroids as well as type 2 Diabetes. My A1C is not very high but if it is not maintained/ controlled it could cause major damage to my body.
My goal by Dec. 2023 is to eliminate the type 2 diabetes, show little to no PCOS symptoms and to see a decrease in the size of my fibriods..
Over the past year I've used products like the Beet Root powder, Maca Root, and many of the other wellness powders to help me along the way. I've also used different herbal tea blends, infusions and detoxes. My wellness kit has been a life saver and I love my frother. Current recipes, please visit our main blog from Orange Street Storehouse.
Fast forward, this has been a long journey. I am not where I want to be but I am diffidently not where I was in Nov. 2020. I hope that my story and the information that I share will be of help and encouragement to you. I am not an expert nor am I a doctor. I am sharing my experiences and finds from my research. I am not here to give medical advice, only encouragement. Our products are not to cure any disease, but to help promote a healthier lifestyle and better options for you and your family. If you want to know more about our products, please feel free to click the HOME button at the top of the screen or use this link.
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Current recipes, please visit our main blog from Orange Street Storehouse.
Thank you in advance for your support & encouragement!