Here I am about to climb a tree in Yosemite.
If this is how you feel about a tackling your health issues, I feel you. I've been there.
For starters, I've never had a positive experience in therapy. I often felt too smart for the therapists. I could see their ‘insights’ coming from a mile away. I would neatly box up my problems and present them in a way that eased the therapist’s path to solutions. Hello, dutiful upbringing.
I turned to sugar for comfort for years, it was like a switch in my brain flipped at about 7 pm. I wouldn't even care about it all day, but at night I'd have to have it in the house or I'd go out to get it. I once froze a jar of Dulce de Leche to limit my own access to it, but guess what? Dulce de Leche doesn’t freeze.
Wine was also a key staple for me. I was often alone at night and I needed to escape my head, or I wanted to make extra sure I had a great time at social events. Ha! Funny to write that now and think that ‘great time’ meant ‘checked out’ or ‘checked into myself'. But it’s really not funny at all. I missed out on a lot. Minimal consequences of that habit included my clothes not fitting and having to go to yoga hungover. Other consequences include not being able to fully remember the details of important fun events, and lots of wasted money.
I didn't understand what was happening to me when autoimmune problems took over my life; I felt scared and out of control. Having grown up a complete control freak, this was not a comfortable place to be.
I felt shame and also powerless about my habits and health, but over time I learned to create space for the light of my own guidance. I built positive practices to replace my unhealthy habits. Those practices are steady and stable today—I can tackle any health issue. And this summer I'm sharing my simple repeatable system for personalized permanent healing.
I’m all about figuring out how to feel good, and I’ve healed myself from much more than simply Hashimoto’s and depression. I’ve healed myself from anxiety, alcohol and sugar addictions, codependence, grief over losing people very close to me, leaky gut and difficult teenagers. I’ve healed myself from toxic relationships and devastating personal and professional failures.
I didn’t set out to create a healing protocol. I set out, a long time ago, to feel better. To feel emotionally better. I was not happy and I didn’t like the answers I was hearing when I asked for help. From that simple frustration years ago I have grown my healing chops into the mastery I enjoy today—Empowered Health.
I no longer feel at the mercy of test results. I no longer feel my own body is a mystery. I no longer misuse or abuse it, I know how blessed I am to have it. I'm not surprised or confused when I get sick or even injured because I know exactly why that happens, every time. I treat food as fuel for my high-performance self. I know I can’t trade me in for a new model.
I’ve created a rinse and repeat system to heal that works.
If you feel like crap, the only thing you (should) care about is feeling better.
Feeling better is a trick I have mastered. No yoga mat necessary, but you will have to work. Are you ready? Let's talk.