What Your Body is Saying to You When You Live in Fear!

We are about to enter into the season of goblins, ghouls, and ghosts! But that is all for the fun and love of Halloween.  Fear and fright should not be a regular occurring thing in your life!

Did you know fear can impact your body in a physical way?

Yes, it’s emotional, but the way your body physically reacts can cause any (or all) of the following symptoms!

7 Ways Fear Affects Your Body:

  • Heartburn – Your body can produce excess stomach acid which can then cause heartburn or acid reflux, which is always linked to emotional issues. Identify and address the underlying issue and this symptom is dealt with too.
  • Rashes – Address the underlying fear and you address the rash
  • Exhaustion – Fear is stealing your energy.
  • Cold Hands – Fear causes the fight or flight response in your body which may cause your hands and/or feet to go cold or sweaty. Recognizing the cause may help alleviate the symptom.
  • Loss of Sleep – When your body perceives a threat it releases stress hormones (fight or flight response) making it difficult to fall asleep.
  • Cloudy Thinking – Feeling overwhelmed or lacking in sleep from fear may cause cloudy thinking.
  • Self-Medicating – It may feel easier to medicate (alcohol, drugs, etc) or hide the symptoms rather than face the fear and what’s causing them.

In the 10 Week Conquer Autoimmune course we cover many useful tools and resources to uncover, face, and help cope with fears, underlying issues, and daily barriers to wellness. One quick and easy way to help alleviate stress and/or anxiety is grounding.

Go outside and put your bare feet in the grass. Feel the grass, wiggle your toes in it, and feel the energy of the Earth (and the whole Universe!).

Listen – what do you hear?

Smell – what do you smell?

Look around – what do you see?

Take a deep breath, hold it, blow it out slowly, and do this three times while repeating: I am safe, supported, and appreciated. Now, how do you feel?

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Until then reflect on which fear 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



Watermelons are a summer favorite for many. Here are some fun facts you might not have known about them:

  • Watermelon is a very hydrating treat as it's made of over 90% water!
  • It's also high in Vitamin A and C and full of antioxidants!
  • Watermelon is a good source of fiber
  • It's low in calories and high in nutrients
  • You can eat ALL of it! See the recipes below for fun ways to prepare this delicious fruit!

This Elderberry Hot Cocoa recipe is easy to make, delicious autoimmune system booster! Have you ever had elderberries?

Elderberry Hot Cocoa

by Christina Sessums, MSW, ND, CNHP, CAHP, Baker


  • 1 Tbsp elderberries
  • 1/2 Cup water
  • 3 oz cocoa powder
  • 3 Cups milk or non-dairy alternative of your choice
  • 3 oz semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2-3 Tbsp sugar


Simmer elderberries in water for 10 minutes


Pour strained liquid into clean saucepan and bring to just under a boil

Whisk in cocoa powder until smooth

Turn down the heat

Slowly add milk, chocolate chips. and sugar

Stir constantly until well blended

Pour into your favorite mug and enjoy!

Yummy Immune Boosting Elderberry Hot Cocoa Recipe

Are you looking for the Elderberry Syrup Recipe?

Have questions about essential oils and how to use them? Be sure to contact Christina about Young Living products and Kelly can help out with Doterra ones.

Want to learn more about Elderberries? Be sure to visit Healthy Holistic Living article: Scientists Verify Elderberry Beats the Flu, Prevents Colds & Strengthens Immunity