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The Time I Came Unglued In A School Meeting

I had an end of year meeting with the school for Christian a today. We were coming together to discuss strategies for 4th grade.

I was fine going into this meeting. Keith and I were even cracking jokes on the way there.

I was fine when we scheduled the meeting a month ago.

I was fine. I had no anxiety, no grief, no fear, nothing.

Honestly in the midst of all of it the only negative emotion I felt was tired.

Physically tired and in need of a long nap.

Tired of this process. Tired of the meetings. Tired after YEARS of meetings, therapies, interventions, diets, protocols, etc.

Tired I can do. I am used to tired. So being tired for me does equate to being fine.

The meeting begins and I am sitting at the head of the table taking copious notes and tears begin to fall.

Tears of sheer exhaustion.

Tears that translate to:

“I wish my kid wasn’t one of those kids who needs continued support.”

“I wish my kid wasn’t the kid giving everyone else a hard time.”

“Why can’t life be easier?”

“When can I be done with this?” (This meaning all of the extras that go along with having a child who has challenges).

“If I don’t get things figured out for him soon it’s only going to be more difficult as he gets older”

“I wonder if I’ll have to homeschool. Please no, I am not built for homeschooling.”

“I’m doing everything I can, yet I still feel like I’m failing him.”
“Why us? Other people’s lives are not this hard.”

And then guilt sets in because if I periodically feel this way, then how does my son feel? Guilt because there are MANY people in the world who have it way worse, period.

Soon those tears turn to tears of gratitude. Tears of love. Tears of appreciation.

Here is what Christian’s teacher and counselor had to say about him:

“He is bright.”
“He is incredibly smart.”
“He adds so much value to our classroom.”
”He owns his mistakes.”
“I love when he participates in class discussions.”
“He has a profound ability to make connections.”
“He is extremely philosophical which might seem strange to say since he’s such a literal thinker.”
“He has high intelligence.”
“Sometimes when I talk to him it’s like talking to a little adult.”


Today was a wonderful reminder to count our blessings.

Because not every family with a behavior plan, 504, or IEP is as lucky as we are.

Because not every child is so lucky to have a team of adults who are there to support and encourage them PERIOD.

Earlier this year when the team asked to know more about Christian. The first thing I told them was that his love language is words of affirmation. Instead of being met with blank stares, snickers or eye rolls, his teacher responded with excitement “me too!”. She used that nugget as a way to connect with him. She encouraged him. She wrote him positive messages on top of his tests and homework. When he misbehaved she made sure she did not shame, embarass, or single him out publicly. She created trust and respect with a little boy who reserves that priveledge for only special people in his life.

My son is SEEN. He is protected. His heart, mind, and self esteem are SAFE when I send him to school. Our team is rooting for him. They want him to win!

He isn’t just part of a transaction happening on autopilot between teacher and student. This is conscious love in action. It’s watching people living their purpose and fulfilling their gifts via the way they show up for my son and other students.

We spoke about Christian’s areas for improvement for 4th grade. His current teacher, counselor, our wonderful ABA therapist, and the principal all have laser sharp input and strategies in place.

I have much more ahead to support his mind, body and spirit. We’ll be trying a few different things this summer that I will be blogging about.

Christian is set up for success!


*This was written not for pity or praise, but to show a glimpse into the life of a parent who is struggling.  A lot of times it seems like I struggle more than he does. As much as I meditate, pray and understand the bigger picture I still have moments, days, and even weeks where my exhaustion clouds positivity. It’s the kindness of our team acting as a beautiful reminder that pulled me out from under the current today.

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Update on Christian January 23rd

Christian is having a great day!

He ate a full salad all on his own. He even requested it! SCORE for the picky eaters club!

He's been doing homework without complaint - very focused and calm.

The energy in our house feels more stable overall.

Some changes:

He's been taking Belladonna 6C. I diluted 5 pellets in water and have given him a teaspoon from that for the last 3 days. I've also added in Neuro-Serene at bedtime. Upped his cod liver oil dose from 1 tsp to 1 tablespoon. I've been giving him his supplements, with the exception of the European Blueberry gemmo, in the afternoons instead of in the mornings.

Christian is about to move into his next remedy per our homeopath, but my intuition told me he needed a couple weeks on the belladonna first.

Everyone we work with honors my mommy gut and my instincts on what he needs as well as any physical symptoms that present.

If I have any advice for you - FOLLOW YOUR GUT! And work with practitioners who honor you and your child as well. Flexibility is key. Not every child is the same and therefore protocols should have leeway to adapt to the child's needs. Kids are NOT shy about giving you clues about what they need.

If you want or need someone to look over supplements with you you can consult with Amy Yardley from Navigate Your Healing. Amy also specializes in many other areas of the autism/autoimmune recovery process. She's an excellent guide.

The New Beginnings Neuro-Serene formula can be purchased through Terri Burges Hirning. Terri also does consults and treatment plans for all areas of healing! She's a wonderful resource for all things health!

For gemmotherapy here are two practitioners I've personally used - Jessica Galligani CHom and Heather Patricia Stafford. They are also homeopaths. BOTH WONDERFUL!

If you want to learn Gemmotherapy you can go on Lauren Hubele's website and check out her class schedule. Even if you don't plan on becoming a gemmotherapy practitioner Lauren's class is excellent for understanding the detox process.

And if you're looking for ways to learn how to trust your gut you can always contact me! Book a session through my site www.mallorymcclelland.com

If you have any other questions go ahead and comment down below! I'm happy to share my knowledge!

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      Today my children were playing a game on the Nintendo Switch. As I was straightening up in the kitchen I looked over and saw my son kicking my daughter.  Before I could even ask them what happened I heard my daughter say “Christian, it’s the first time I won you don’t need to get upset about it. Relax.” You see this is typical as my son is UBER COMPETITIVE!   Instantly what I heard (clairaudience) was “aries” as in my son’s astrological sign. Now my mind wanted to dismiss this as I actually find it super annoying when people blame their shortcomings on their astrological sign no matter how true it is! LOL. I’m a pisces so is being a judgmental and closed minded bee-otch what we’re known for? JK  My mind also wanted to dismiss it because of the years I’ve spent researching different ailments and imbalances and their holistic root causes. I’m sure many of you can relate if you have a medically sensitive/compromised child or one with any type of diagnosis. Your mind jumps to the many articles and research papers you’ve read not necessarily their birth chart!   But good thing that I allow my mind and my heart (intuition) to work together. As quickly as I heard Aries i also saw a vision (clairvoyance) of my friend Thalia who runs the facebook group  Lunar Lunacy .  I saw her mention astro-homeopathy before so I know that’s where my intuition was taking me.   I googled astro-homeopathy and came across  Marcia Wiechers YouTube channel . I looked through her video list to find the video for Aries. I took copious notes and found that a lot of what she described matched my son exactly. I want to say this loud and clear that I do not believe that the ailments he’s experienced in his life (inflammation, adrenal fatigue, chronic headaches and even skin eruptions in the form of eczema as a baby) are because he’s an Aries. HOWEVER, I am also not ruling out that maybe he was more susceptible because of these areas of weakness. Okay I don’t actually believe that, but it could very well be my own belief blocking that possibility.   I was even more intrigued when Marcia began mentioning remedies associated with Aries. We’ve worked with a few homeopaths in the past that I will list down below who have prescribed many of these remedies for my son. That’s where I was a little shooketh.   If you don’t want to watch the  video  in it’s entirety here’s the list of the Aries remedies:  1. Nux vomica 12C  2. Kali Phos 6C 3. Aconitum Napellus 6C  4. Arnica Montana 6C  5. Ferrum Met 6C 6. Sanguinaria 6X   Metal: Iron  Bach Flower Remedies: impatiens and chestnut buds   Color: red   Musical Note: C  Gem: Ruby   God: Ares the God of War   My plan is to purchase all of these remedies aside from the God Ares in the potencies that Christian needs (versus the suggested potencies and doses in the video) and then make him an Aries Energy combination remedy bottle specifically for him. If you’d like a blog post and video on how I do this, let me know!   Homeopaths I Have Personally Worked/Consulted With:  1. Currently Jessica Galligani* for homeopathy and gemmotherapy  2.   Laura Haynes*  3.  Angelica Lemke*   4.  Angelique Mercier*   5.   Stephanie Newton  * 6.  Heather Stafford*   7.  Beth Monterosso      *I’ve worked with them for classical and intuitive homeopathy and/or energy work, not astro-homoeopathy.   What are your experiences with Astro-homeopathy? Let me know!

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Today my children were playing a game on the Nintendo Switch. As I was straightening up in the kitchen I looked over and saw my son kicking my daughter. Before I could even ask them what happened I heard my daughter say “Christian, it’s the first time I won you don’t need to get upset about it. Relax.” You see this is typical as my son is UBER COMPETITIVE!

Instantly what I heard (clairaudience) was “aries” as in my son’s astrological sign. Now my mind wanted to dismiss this as I actually find it super annoying when people blame their shortcomings on their astrological sign no matter how true it is! LOL. I’m a pisces so is being a judgmental and closed minded bee-otch what we’re known for? JK

My mind also wanted to dismiss it because of the years I’ve spent researching different ailments and imbalances and their holistic root causes. I’m sure many of you can relate if you have a medically sensitive/compromised child or one with any type of diagnosis. Your mind jumps to the many articles and research papers you’ve read not necessarily their birth chart!

But good thing that I allow my mind and my heart (intuition) to work together. As quickly as I heard Aries i also saw a vision (clairvoyance) of my friend Thalia who runs the facebook group Lunar Lunacy. I saw her mention astro-homeopathy before so I know that’s where my intuition was taking me.

I googled astro-homeopathy and came across Marcia Wiechers YouTube channel. I looked through her video list to find the video for Aries. I took copious notes and found that a lot of what she described matched my son exactly. I want to say this loud and clear that I do not believe that the ailments he’s experienced in his life (inflammation, adrenal fatigue, chronic headaches and even skin eruptions in the form of eczema as a baby) are because he’s an Aries. HOWEVER, I am also not ruling out that maybe he was more susceptible because of these areas of weakness. Okay I don’t actually believe that, but it could very well be my own belief blocking that possibility.

I was even more intrigued when Marcia began mentioning remedies associated with Aries. We’ve worked with a few homeopaths in the past that I will list down below who have prescribed many of these remedies for my son. That’s where I was a little shooketh.

If you don’t want to watch the video in it’s entirety here’s the list of the Aries remedies:

1. Nux vomica 12C
2. Kali Phos 6C
3. Aconitum Napellus 6C
4. Arnica Montana 6C
5. Ferrum Met 6C
6. Sanguinaria 6X

Metal: Iron

Bach Flower Remedies: impatiens and chestnut buds

Color: red

Musical Note: C

Gem: Ruby

God: Ares the God of War

My plan is to purchase all of these remedies aside from the God Ares in the potencies that Christian needs (versus the suggested potencies and doses in the video) and then make him an Aries Energy combination remedy bottle specifically for him. If you’d like a blog post and video on how I do this, let me know!

Homeopaths I Have Personally Worked/Consulted With:

1. Currently Jessica Galligani* for homeopathy and gemmotherapy
2. Laura Haynes*
3. Angelica Lemke*
4. Angelique Mercier*
5. Stephanie Newton *
6. Heather Stafford*
7. Beth Monterosso

*I’ve worked with them for classical and intuitive homeopathy and/or energy work, not astro-homoeopathy.

What are your experiences with Astro-homeopathy? Let me know!

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Muscle Testing

Ya’ll I LOVE muscle testing. Like hardcore LURRRVEEE it! For real.

You see when my son was in the middle of a health crisis and I was (and still am) a determined warrior mom looking for all answers and all solutions, muscle testing was my BOO. Or as the kids would say today, muscle testing was my bae ;)

It helped me to navigate and identify what was going to help and support him, how healing it was, how much of a supplement/herb/remedy he needed, and even which practitioners we were aligned to work with.

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