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Are you tired of dreaming of relying less on the corporate world, but are held up by chronic pain?

That was me not all that long ago.

Finding a reliable source to refer to in any self-improvement or self-sufficiency journey can be filled with a long list of various sites and groups that claim to have all the answers. Here on the Simple Homestead we got tired of looking for answers from the modern and went back to our elders and ancestors for help now we are bringing it all to you! No more searching and no more guesswork, but who am I and why trust me…

Well, for starters Samantha, yours truly, grew up on a farm as well as a klutz (no broken bones just lots of torn ligaments). Fast forward at 25 my health went from iffy to deteriorating fast and now I live with an autoimmune disorder leaving me in constant pain. Even with the help, my pain management is essentially in my hands. I can now do things I didn’t think I would ever do again all because I didn’t give up, took my tips to heart.

Every person has their own reasons for reaching for the stars. If you are interested in growing and storing your own food as well as finally managing your pain and becoming healthy for the first time.

I am here for you!

My mission is to help like minded people with the desire of growing their own food obtain the skills needed to take their health into their own hands.

Who says that you can’t garden? Is it your knees? Your back? Joints? Do you have migraines?

Let me tell you that no matter the situation you can start working towards your own version of self-sufficiency. Little apartment, urban house, rental, out in the country, with family, it is possible you just have to take the steps necessary to get yourself there, even with your pain.

Learn how to manage your symptoms while you embark on your journey to self-reliance. Just about anything is possible.

What did I learn from all the swelling and new pain on top of my migraines?

Well that sitting around waiting for medications to help manage my symptoms was driving me nuts. Sure the inflammation was going down but the pain and uncertainty of bodily abilities was discouraging.

Step in grandpa, he teaches me how my childhood gardening skills he taught me were therapeutic and how it helped him work through his rheumatism.

So like a good grandchild I pondered the things he told me and started incorporating his ideas. Sure enough the activities in the garden do help manage the pain and mobilities issues as well as made me more accessible to my very young son. On the days that my migraines kept me bed bound, my symptoms increase almost like a yoyo.

To manage my situation, and to help you get on track, I have not only incorporated my grandfather’s pain management techniques with tips and tricks from my doctors and natural remedies. From healing with good food, to at home exercises and activities, to holistic self-care I have you covered.

Included in my posts I will link to scientific and scholarly research to help you choose your own path so long as you promise to talk to your physicians about your plans and always consult them about your care. I am not a doctor, nor will I probably ever be one and I will not be held responsible for your choices; I will however share what is working for me and my family, with a hope of helping you come up with ideas for you.

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