My Earth day poem

Happy Earth day to everyone! Here is a poem I wrote for all of you on this magical day! Enjoy! 

RUN AWAY
Is it crazy to want to run away
it’s sometimes hard to bear the day

To find a land without the hustle and bustle
clean air to breath & no government to muscle

Is it strange to want to disappear 
to a place where clean air is near

I feel stronger than the general race
who lives in fear without a face

Bowing down to this place of control
our food, our air our very soul

It’s not my time to break away just yet
with lives to change goals must be met

In the end you will see
this World we live in needs to “just be”

Andrea Cox

Doing “the work” to become a better person.

Want to save the world from the destruction you are witnessing all around you? Then go to work on your self! Rarely ever is this type of “work” found in mass movements or by following the pack! 

If you want to eliminate the pain and anguish you see when you walk outside of the comfortable confines of your home then work on healing yourself from the pain and anguish of your childhood, past failures and failed relationships. Want to help a friend who is always negative? Then rid yourself of your own negativity first! Want to tell that person how you feel when you hear them gossip? Then take a vow to never speak poorly behind someones back again! Want your spouse to be 150% loyal and true? Then don’t do anything that you wouldn’t do if they were standing over your shoulder! Want your children to develop good healthy eating habits? Then first display respect to yourself, beginning with what you put in your own body and how you care for it!

Our learned behaviors become our personality traits that we grow to love or grow to hate. ANYTHING you struggle with including addiction can be conquered! We must ALWAYS go within FIRST to do this and to help others!

Doing "the work" to become a better person!
Doing “the work” to become a better person!

Here is something I wrote to myself the other day. It started out by being a silly list of personal goals Now its become something I am driven to succeed with!

“Today I will meditate for a minimum of 15 minutes. Today I will give praise and honor to the Lord. Today I will get my vitamin D from the sunshine! Today I will be more patient with others. Today I will be the girl smiling at the gym from ear to ear. Today I will set a goal to attend yoga seven times per week instead of six. Today I will work on my next book! Today I will spend a designated amount of time on my business! Today I will eat consciously without a computer or cell in front of me. Today I will love myself a little more than I did yesterday because I know, I deserve all the stars and rainbows this World has to offer”!

Now go out there and conquer this beautiful thing we call life!

Love you Lil A:)

Things we all deserve in this lifetime! A letter I wrote to myself when I was twenty-two. Complete with extra cherries on top of your banana split:)

 I’ve always had the gift of being able to write. When I was in third grade we had an assignment to create a book about all of the things we loved in life. We were given one week to complete this task. Mine was finished within a few hours. When I turned it into my sweet fifty something year old teacher she cried. I had no idea what I had done wrong. She called my mother in the next day as she shared my book with the rest of the class. “Beautiful, just beautiful” she said. I remember her clearly saying, “Andrea has a gift of expressing herself…let it grow”.

While cleaning out my office yesterday I came across a box of letters I wrote to myself at age twenty-two. I was five years into a relationship that would end up lasting another five years. Yet I still felt alone. 

I believe that during times when our faith is tested beyond what we can see an end to is where we grow the most in love and in strength. Times that challenge us are where we find within our souls our true calling in life and often that one person who we are to share our lives with is manifested. I was not writing the letter below only to myself…I was writing it energetically to my soul mate that I had yet to meet.

 Why am I sharing this letter with you? It makes me feel sad that so many women come to me with “eating and weight challenges” that have nothing to do with food! Once I dig deeper I see the real issue…they feel “loveless”. They are not “filled up” with love from their partners. They feel ignored, invisible and often as if they cannot live up to what their partner needs or desires. They have been in a relationship for one year, two years, five years without a ring and sometimes without even a commitment from their partner. They lack romance and don’t know how to create it with their mate.  

Because of this, I share with you this letter below! Let it be a reminder to never settle for someone who doesn’t recognize the heart he is holding when you stand before him. You deserve a man who reminds you every day of how much you mean to him. You my beautiful friend….YOU DESERVE EVERYTHING!

The letter is below has traveled with me from Ohio to California! It has ended two engagements and rightfully so. In simple terms, I know what I deserve and will never ever settle for less.

Dear Andrea,
You deserve SO much in this lifetime! The moon and the stars! Kisses that make you weak in the knees! You deserve to be held by arms you trust. You deserve romantic beach walks next to a beautiful blue ocean! You deserve to escape from Ohio winters! You deserve to be spoken to with respect always! You deserve extra cherries on your banana split! You deserve OPTIMAL health in every capacity! Energetically you deserve to bounce out of bed for a workout every morning after a quick love session with your soul mate! You deserve a relationship that isn’t easy. After all, nothing in life of any value will ever come without a struggle!
 
You deserve to be able to sleep soundly through the night and rest your head without a worry or care because all of your needs and the needs of your loved ones have been met during the day.
You deserve to be loved by a man who places you on a pedestal and treats you as if you are the only woman in the room at all times. You deserve passionate romantic love that takes your breath away and sweeps you off of your feet! You deserve to have someone who misses you the moment you walk out the door. Even when they know you will be returning soon. You deserve someone who calls you angel, princess and beautiful….daily:) You deserve a companion not a combat. Someone who challenges you daily but does not cause you any strife, worry or anguish.
 
You deserve an honest man who never tells you anything but the truth. Because of this truth he shares, you share your honest heart with him fully. You deserve someone who forgives you when you aren’t feeling your best and may forget to give to him when this occurs, someone who desires to be happy over always being right.
 
In the bedroom, the candlelight never burns out. You are his every desire and he is in your every thought whenever you get even the slightest hint of arousal! When you are around, he has an almost desperate need to feel your touch. He loves you in the deepest most powerful way and you embrace and allow for that love to enter you fully! What the two of you share is unmatched ~ a one of a kind passionate romantic love that takes your breath away and sweeps you off of your feet!
Most importantly,you deserve to always feel that you are the only woman he desires. Never is there a doubt in your mind of how this man feels about you. You deserve to be loved by a man who places you on a pedestal and treats you as if you are the only woman in the room at all times. You deserve a man whose eyes are always fixed upon your beautiful face whenever you are around. A man who opens your car door when you get in and get out at your destination.
 
In the bedroom, the candlelight never burns out. You are his every desire and he is in your every thought whenever you get even the slightest hint of arousal! When you are around, he has an almost desperate need to feel your touch. He loves you in the deepest most powerful way and you embrace and allow for that love to enter you fully!
 
You deserve to feel safe knowing his every move in the business World and in everyday life is to build an even better, more stable life for the two of you! You deserve to look and to move forward in life never worrying that the walls the two of you have built together could possibly crumble. You deserve to feel loved, desired and to always feel like his arms are your “safe place”. You taste of pure honest forever love to him…and “forever” does exist when he looks at you.
You deserve a man who leads, a Godly man who makes decisions when you are unable to. You deserve a man who knows he deserves a woman as magnificent as you by his side, on his arm and in his corner! A woman who encompasses everything he has ever desired in a soul mate and a wife! A man who knows you will give him everything he has ever dreamed of…and then much more.
You deserve to be introduced to friends and family as “the one”. You deserve to be brought into a room with a sense of pride in hand that he is so blessed and humbled to be standing beside you. You deserve someone who always owns the fact that he is with you as you enter a room! A man who always pulls your chair out for you to sit down and who never needs to boast about your intimate activities to his friends or colleagues. After all, everyone can see in his eyes how incredibly lucky he is to be with you. He shines when next to you and you are not just is soul mate…you are his muse!
YOU deserve the World and nothing short of it! Sit back and watch God bring all of this to you in his perfect time!
Love me:)

 

Please remember this as you travel through this lifetime…. In life we settle on so many things. We settle for the movie we don’t really want to see because the popular movie is booked. We settle for a “quick coffee fix” in the morning instead of getting a good nights sleep or diving into a routine that will support our energy the next day. There are things in life that we “settle” for. Our life partner should not be one of them. Mediocre may be OK for some…but you…you and I both know that we deserve to have it ALL when it comes to love, romance and having our desires filled on every level! 

Love you, Andrea

Andrea Cox owner of www.thehealthyhaven.net and Alkalize with Andrea detox health retreats.
Andrea Cox owner of www.thehealthyhaven.net and Alkalize with Andrea detox health retreats.

Dear God, Thank you for this beautiful life…forgive me if I don’t appreciate it enough!

Today I woke up still stuffed up and unable to breath. This was day three. I’m use to being able to jump out of bed every single morning full of energy ready to take on he day! The past three days I have not been able to do the things I like to do to the degree of perfection that I like to perform them in.

 

Then it hit me…like a ton of bricks it slapped me off of my ridiculous self centered chair! I have an AMAZING LIFE! A REALLY AMAZING LIFE! The oppurtunities I’ve been given most will never see and or experience in this lifetime!

The family Ive been gifted with is THE BEST family I could have EVER asked for! I have an ADORABLE nephew! I have a huge platform where I can stretch my creative arms and express myself! Most will never achieve even a fraction of this! Heck…I’m even considered by many to be beautiful! I’m intelligent and I speak from a conscious place within my heart that many never get to speak from…..I’ve written and published two books, I have a huge following, a family that loves me and I KNOW AND LOVE GOD DEARLY!

So this is what I decided to do! I decided to write a letter to God…an apology of sorts! For being so self centered and for not appreciating the things he has given me! Before you begin to laugh at my “Dear God letter” I encourage you to do the same! It has me walking around smiling from ear to ear! 

Dear God…I want to thank you for this very breath I am taking as I write this letter to you! I want to praise you for my family! Thank you for my beautiful mother that knows when to push and when to pull back! Thank you for my two stunning older sisters and the connection we have always had and always will have! Thank you for Cassandra being a complete comic who has always made me laugh! Thank you for Stacey who taught me everything I needed to know about being “a pretty girl”! From make-up to hair…watching her taught me how to always pull it together! Thank you for my Grandmother La Golda who grew her own food and sang songs out of the bible to me al throughout my childhood and teenage years! She will always be the glue that holds us together! And thank you for my father who went to be with you when I was ten years old and he just thirty six. The lesson of losing him so un expectedly taught me that in life, we must love everyone fully with an open heart and treat them as if the day is there last.

Thank you for allowing me to realize the day my nephew Alex was born that life can get even better with the birth of a child! Thank you for my furry little husband Louis who is always eagerly awaiting my return home! 

Thank you for my eating disorder over a decade ago that got me onto this juicing, raw vegan detox path where I have made a very deep mark for others to follow! I LOVE YOU GOD! Most of all I want to thank you for dying on the cross so that I could be forgiven for each and every one of my sins! I promise to appreciate all of the gifts you have given to me and to treat every day as if its my last!

I Love you, Andrea

I pray tonight that all of you will write your Dear God letter tonight and may you be blessed as I have been beyond measure!

Let us enjoy the journey! 

Dear God, I love you
Dear God, I love you
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