Will you join me on a journey to Wellness?

Will you join me on a journey to Wellness?

Hi friends! 

I know I have been somewhat absent from the website lately. You see, I've been dealing with some health issues for a while now, and regretfully, I have allowed it to define me for too long. I imagine that many of you can relate, so I am inviting you to join me on a journey to wellness. No matter what your health concern is, let's encourage each other, AND hold each other accountable. I know I need it,  it's so hard to do alone, will you join me? 

I will do my best to check in every Wednesday, and I ask you to do the same by posting in the comments (either here or on the posts to my Facebook page). If I fail to post, hold me accoubtable please! 

Let's share tips (recipes, supplements, excercise, etc), as well as our struggles and accomplishments. We were not meant to journey alone, and we get farther when we travel together!

Are you in?

I'll start... 

I have been to countless specialists over the years, seeking a cure and answers - for pain and various other symptoms.  I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Ulcerative Colitis, several other ailments and auto-immune disorders, then Cancer.  Most recently, a form of PTSD. Thier answer... pills, a synthetic band-aid to manage symptons rather than finding and addressing the root cause. My problem with that, aside from the obvious from the above statement, is that pills took my Mom from me, and I have seen the damage they do in the lives of many of my loved ones. I want ... I demand... better!

I choose a holistic approach, not a piece-meal approach from specialist to specialist. There has got to be a connection in all these ailments! So why am I spending literally thousands upon thousands of doctors year after year to address one sysmpton at a time when all they know how to do is prescribe a synthetic pill that our bodies were not designed to process? Did you know... I have been told... that doctors are not required to take a course on nutrition? It's an elective, a 30 minute elective! Is that true?? How can they heal if they do not understand the basic fundamentals of nutrition and the critical role it plays in the function of our bodies? Don't get me wrong, I'm not bashing doctors (Big Pharma, yes), I simply want more. I want a better quality of life!  I've learned a lot in my quest, but I am far from arrival. I want to share what I have learned with you. And, I want to learn from you as well! 

One thing I have learned is that stuffing emotions and striving to be strong for everyone at all times, without self care, leads to health issues. Lot's of them. We all know that stress is bad for your health, but I don't think we slow down often enough to truly consider what it is doing to us. My PTSD diagnosis stunned me, I had not even considered myself as a candidate for such a diagnosis and I certainly do not equate it with the trauma others have gone through. Yet, I believe we have all been through trauma of some kind, and several years of one traumatic event after another can take it's toll. My doctors feel that the fact that I do not remember my childhood, only a spatter of vague memories, most of which I would rather not remember, is contributing to my current memory problems and balance issues, which have gotten quite severe at times. They explained that my memory, emotions, and the area that controls balance are all housed in the same area. They want me to go to Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy to train my body how balance itself again, all while consulting a Physchiatrist to delve into my childhood. No thank you! While I am thankful that a few of them are finally taking the time to find a root cause (and try to prescribe pills I might add), I am no longer in a position to spend thousands more dollars. I am seeking results, with God's help, on my own. I am doing the Vestibular Rehabilitation at home for my balance concerns. I have consulted a counselor at church and have discovered something about unresolved emotions from past events, childhood through adulthood. Stuffing emotions and pretending to have it all together is no good my friends! As Lady Granthum from Downton Abbey would say, "A lack of emotion can be as vulgar as an excess of tears." When we swing too far in one direction or another, we get out of balance, sometimes literally! 

It's too hard to journey alone friends, let's pool our resources, let's learn and grow together. I look forward to hearing from you in the comments (here or Facebook post). What is one thing you are doing on your journey to wellness?

Thank you for taking the time to stop in, I am honored by the privilege of your time. 

As always, I wish you a LIFE OF LOVE.


1 comment

Hi, sure sounds like a good idea to me. I just started back going to the gym after work. Looking for healthy recipes and fun exercises.

Dawn duBarry

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