Mamas most certainly can find themselves burning the candle at both ends and putting everyone else health, wellness and wellbeing in front of our own. Todays guest is going to share with us a great lesson in why we should always listen to our bodies inklings. Kayla Mangione, today's guest, was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in her twenties, which resulted in major surgery. This mama of two daughters has walked quite a road to arrive where she is today as a LMFT and Art therapist as well as the founder of the Family Food Project on Instagram. Today she shares about: Why our body is much smarter than we often think it is and to listen to it! Why it's important for mamas to have a creative outlet How we never know where life is going to lead us, ad how our downs often lead to our biggest successes. Because Kayla admits she is stubborn and didn’t want to accept being on pharmaceuticals for the rest of her life, she decided to completely change her diet, which included removing gluten completely. Now she has kept this autoimmune disease at bay, through diet and health alone and has become quite passionate about health and wellness and empowering other mamas to be versed in it as well. Her Instagram food journal is where she shares plant-focused meal ideas, parenting tips for selective eaters, and how to create healthy food relationships for kids. Next IN PERSON Soul Mamma meeting May 26th at 3pm in downtown Santa Barbara. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to save your spot~ Virtual Soul Mamma meetings starting May 21st at 12:15 PST. Check out my IG lives at approx. 2pm Mondays and Wednesdays for more info! Have you downloaded the new free pdf on 5 Self Care Tips for the New Year!? It's free! Go to the website & pick it up! Go to https://www.soulmammas.com to receive the PDF, and read more on her story, show notes, take-aways and more! Come on over to the Facebook Group & hear happenings from our community and to meet like minded mamas like yourself! Please support the podcast by following me on Instagram where you will also receive episode updates, photos & audio clips!