What Does it Look Like to Detox: Physically AND Emotionally?

There is a connection between physical and emotional health.

The purpose of emotional healing is to remove stagnant, slow-moving energy and to allow a shift in energy health to a higher frequency, which allows for WHOLE healing – physical, mental, emotional, & spiritual. When you experience energy healing, emotions begin to move and it affects all levels of your health: mind, body, soul, spirit. 

The purpose of energy work is to address emotions and remove energies that create blocks and limitations in your life.  

The purpose of energy work is to address emotions and remove energies that create blocks and limitations in your life, allowing you to increase your frequency and move through life with much greater grace and ease. 

As stuck energies (thought forms, emotions, belief systems) start to move, it creates an opening for physical health to be addressed. This change requires an energetic shift. When you do this, there can be a significant emotional release.  

Sometimes, we don’t experience immediate changes when addressing the mindsets, belief systems, and emotions of our health because it takes time for your physical body to adjust to the changes. As your energy frequency increases your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health all have to shift into the higher vibrations.  

When we work on detoxing the mind, body, soul, and spirit simultaneously we can have greater breakthroughs.

 We are able to have a better flow of energy and release to ease the detox experience, whether it is a physical or emotional detox.  Even though in our experience they usually go hand in hand.   

For example, if you have a hard time letting go of emotion and/or a label from a diagnosis, or if you hold on to the past or feel like you need to have control, you may experience energy detox before “seeing” a physical and even an emotional change. Each person’s experience is unique.  

With consistency in using tools and techniques, a person will experience changes and shifts over weeks or months.

Each of us is unique in our experience and the amount of time it takes for us to detox from old energies stuck stagnant in our body.  

Some people will feel extremely drained, both physically and emotionally. Detox symptoms can be:  

  • emotional (old patterns coming up) – emotional releasing can include crying, anger, feeling heavy, or a large emotional purge 
  • physical (extreme fatigue, flu, cold) 
  • mental (I’m not good enough, I’m undeserving, I can’t do this right) 

Know that you are releasing and shifting and that it is all for your benefit.  

There is an adjustment period after releasing the energies of emotional trauma.

Symptoms of detox is not necessary for healing, but when it does occur, it is part of the healing process. As you release the energies of emotional trauma, hurt, anger, fear, or whatever has been limiting your thriving health, there is an adjustment period. As you allow the slow stagnant energy to begin to move, and you being to resonate at a higher frequency, there is an adjustment period. 

Alleviating Detox Symptoms

How To Alleviate Detox Symptoms: 

  •  rest and/or sleep 
  •  drink plenty of water – this helps your physical body flush toxins 
  •  eat healthy food 
  •  be kind and gentle with yourself; move slowly and mindfully 
  •  know that you are shifting and expanding 

I hope these detox tips are helpful as well as create an awareness that detoxing isn’t just about the latest physical cleanse or season cleanse. It is also about our emotional and energy health.  The part of our health that we tend to take for granted and neglect.  

Want to learn more about energy health and detoxing this month? 

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Also, check out our October classes!  

Finally, we are super close to launching our Membership program where you will get TONS of info like this but supersized.  Can’t wait to share more with you soon! 

Until then reflect on which detox symptom is the one you might dread the most so you can better prepare yourself to be open to the healing process! 

Blessings & Joy,

Christina & Kelly 🙂

The Benefits of laughter

Studies have been showing that nearly 7 in 10 employees are feeling the stress and impact the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has been having on their personal and professional lives. This has aligned with stark increases in new prescriptions of antidepressants, antianxiety, and anti-insomnia medications.

Prior to the pandemic, the use of antianxiety and anti-insomnia medications were both on the decline from 2015 to 2019, down 12% and 11.3%, respectively. In the time frame examined in the study, new prescriptions for antianxiety medications exhibited a 37.7% increase, stressing the vital need for therapeutic intervention.

So what can we do to reduce the stress levels that have substantially increased these last 4 months?


Find your joy in laughter!  And laugh at EVERYTHING AND ANYTHING!

Let’s take a look at why laughter is an amazing stress-reducing tool!

The Benefits of Laughter


Laughter reduces the level of stress hormones like cortisol, epinephrine (adrenaline), dopamine, and growth hormone. It also increases the level of health-enhancing hormones, like endorphins. Laughter increases the number of antibody-producing cells we have working for us and enhances the effectiveness of T cells. All this means a stronger immune system, as well as fewer physical effects of stress.

Physical release

Have you ever felt like you have to laugh or you'll cry? Have you experienced that cleansed feeling after a good laugh? Laughter provides a physical and emotional release.

Internal workout

A good belly laugh exercises the diaphragm, contracts the abs, and even works out the shoulders, leaving muscles more relaxed afterward. It even provides a good workout for the heart.


Laughter brings the focus away from anger, guilt, stress, and negative emotions in a more beneficial way than other mere distractions.


Studies show that our response to stressful events can be altered by whether we view something as a threat or a challenge. Humor can give us a more lighthearted perspective and help us view events as challenges, thereby making them less threatening and more positive.

Social benefits

Laughter connects us with others. Just as with smiling and kindness, most people find that laughter is contagious. So, if you bring more laughter into your life, you can most likely help others around you to laugh more and realize these benefits as well. By elevating the mood of those around you, you can reduce their stress levels and perhaps improve the quality of social interaction you experience with them, reducing your stress level even more!

How are you going to incorporate more laughter into your life this month?

We at Purely Simple Organic Living would love to hear from you!

Join our private Facebook group at Holistic Tools for Autoimmune Freedom to be part of a powerful community and share how you’re going to add Joy into your July!

Speaking of creating joy and laughter Purely Simple Organic Living has grown!

We have joined forces with Kelly Frick a wellness-transformation coach!

In our next blog post, we will share more about how this venture became and how we are looking forward to serving and supporting you in a very powerful way!

Blessings & Joy,

Christina & Kelly 🙂

PS….Thank you for your patience as we went through many transitions in the last 9 months.  This has had us absent here providing blog posts for you the reader.  We know the wait will have been worth it! We are excited to share so much with you each month! Especially all the new things we will be rolling out soon!  More details to come :)!

PPS….We have some strategy sessions open….book (here) now!

Welcome to another week in wellness with Purely Simple Organic Living! We wanted to start this post by thanking all of our readers for following along with our blog posts each week and providing us with incredible feedback along the way.

With that, we will segue into our topic of the week: gratitude!

What if you spent less time complaining and more time enjoying life? What if I told you that incorporating a gratitude practice into your daily routine could help you unlock your best self? What if I told you there are both emotional and physical benefits to practicing gratitude? So for those wondering, YES, gratitude does make a difference in your health!

While saying “thank you” and “I appreciate it” are ways to show gratitude, gratitude can also be a life orientation towards appreciating and noticing the all positive things in life. To practice gratitude simply means to do it with intention.

Think of it as something you practice as you might practice meditation or yoga. A simple mindframe shift from “I hate Mondays” to “I am grateful that I get to spend another day on Earth” is one way to start generating more positivity in your life, and, in turn, attract positive energy! For this blog, we will talk about some of the benefits of gratitude practices, as well as suggestions on how to incorporate it in your daily life!

What are the Benefits of Gratitude?

Research on the daily practice of gratitude has been growing in recent years, and the benefits have been measurable. Robert Emmons, UC Davis psychologist and leading scientific expert on gratitude, has found that gratitude has many positive effects on a person’s physical, psychological, and social wellbeing1.

Some of these cited effects are improved sleep, strengthened immune system, lower blood pressure, increased optimism and positive emotions, improved social life, and less feelings of isolation, among others1. Feelings of gratitude block out the toxic, negative emotions that extinguish our happiness–such as envy, regret, and resentment.

It is difficult to feel both grateful and resentful, as these feelings are incompatible!

A 2008 study published in the Journal of Research in Personality also found that gratitude practices can reduce the frequency and duration of episodes of depression, as well as building up resilience in depression onset later in life2.

Some Easy Ways to Practice Gratitude

There are so many things we overlook on the daily that we can stop and be appreciative of. For example, you wake up in the morning and enjoy a nice breakfast of fresh fruit and oatmeal. You can start by expressing gratitude towards the meal for being enjoyable and nourishing to your body.

Now, go back even further and think about all the elements that contributed to you breakfast: the crops, the soil, the farmers, the packagers, the distributors…etc. Now do you see how far gratitude can extend? Taking everyday indulgences and being conscious and appreciative of them and their origins is one way to shift to a gratitude mindset. Below are some other simple ways to incorporate gratitude into your daily life:

Gratitude Journal

Gratitude journaling can significantly increase well-being and life satisfaction1. For this, you can simply grab a notebook and spend a couple minutes each night jotting down 3 to 5 highlights from your day! These can be as specific or as simple as you would like… “I am thankful for waking up today” or “I am thankful for the time I got to sit in traffic and listen to my favorite song”. This is also a great practice in finding gratitude in seemingly mundane tasks or even difficult times. We recommend the Trybal Gratitude Journal by Alexsys Thompson that features 365 days of guided gratitude journaling practices.

Using Gratitude for Sleep

If you are prone to restless nights or frequently wake up from your sleep, you can utilize thoughts or statements of gratitude to help relax the mind and body. Instead of worrying about how much time you have left to sleep or what all you have to do tomorrow, try thinking of the things you are grateful for when you find yourself awake at night. Try counting how many people, things, events, opportunities in your life you are grateful for. When I do this I find that I am quickly drifting off to sleep before I ever finish my list.

Gratitude Meditations

Use gratitude to enhance your meditation, as contemplative practices often include spending time giving thanks. Take some quiet time to reflect on your blessings and be grateful for the good qualities you possess within yourself.

Saying “Thank You”

Expressing gratitude completes the feeling of connection. Many people in your life have helped you in one way or another. Have you thanked them? It is often easy to express gratitude following acts of service from friends, loved ones, and even strangers. Try thinking of the people you may overlook or take for granted: police force, garbage collectors, store clerks, chefs, etc. A simple “thank you”, a hand-written note, or even giving a donation is a great way to share your gratitude for those who contribute to your life!

Going Forward with Gratitude

By infusing gratitude into your daily life, you will improve your own outlook and also create joy in others’ lives. At Purely Simple Organic Living, we focus on the emotional component of illness as much as we focus on the physical symptoms. Each of our clients are encouraged to practice gratitude techniques as part of their personalized program, as we understand the health benefits of having a gratitude mindset!

The EVOX voice mapping technology we offer is also a highly effective biofeedback process that helps one clear their negative emotional blockages, overcome challenges, and achieve their goals. By removing negative barriers in the mind and body caused by stored stress and emotions, you will open your capacity for feeling positive emotions, like gratitude!

Come see how Purely Simple Organic Living can support you in your wellness needs by scheduling your FREE 30 minute discovery call! We are also offering $50 off all New Client Appointments scheduled in July, as well as $79 urine/saliva testing+face/tongue/nail evaluations!

To book your FREE 30 minute discovery call and learn more about our July specials, call our office at (512)265-0303 opt. 1, and follow us on Facebook to keep up with our latest news and promotions!

You can also join our private Facebook group at Holistic Tools for Autoimmune Freedom to be part of a powerful community and learn to conquer autoimmune disease naturally. Thank you again for reading along and following our blogs! Go forth and be grateful!

Christina Sessums, ND, MSW, CNHP, CAHP
Autoimmune Disease Specialist
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  1. https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/why_gratitude_is_good/
  2. https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/pdfs/GratitudePDFs/2Wood-GratitudeWell-BeingReview.pdf

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