What was I diagnosed with.......nothing really.
Yes my thyroid test showed I was out of balance, I had gallstones and my CK enzyme test was high.
CT scans, MRI, blood tests and ultra scan results always said the same thing,
CONCLUSION - Normal
How did I feel?
Like crap, with a list of symptoms to fill up an A4 page. Some being exhaustion, weight gain, unmotivated, foggy brain, 2 hour sleep a night, beginnings of a cataract, and niggly side pain.
As I said there was nothing majorly wrong.
Maybe its just part of getting older?
BUT this is NOT normal.
This is not how we need to live our daily lives just because it is showing as NORMAL.
Sadly it's become normal to drag ourselves out of bed each day. To put one foot in front of another to get through and to collapse at the end of the day exhausted. Its become so automatic to live our life like this that at times we don't even notice how life has become.
I believe that wellness and healing comes in many shapes and forms that can look like exercise, healthy eating, changing mindset, resolving emotional issues, time out and doing what you love most.
I specialise in changing mindset and releasing emotions so that is one of the first things I work with.
MINDSET is the KEY to CHANGE
What have I learn't from looking deep into how we think?
Our thoughts will stop all healing if they are working against us. We have over 50000 thoughts in a day, which means over 35 thoughts per minute, so its important to have them as your friend and on our side supporting us.
FOOD as LOVE
Food is an important fuel for our body. It is a way to nourish and nurture our body. Its a form of giving love back to ourselves.
"Nutrients are the nourishing substances in food that are essential for the growth, development and maintenance of body functions."
- Perspectives in Nutrition, Wardlow and Insel
In other words, nutrients give our bodies instructions about how to function. Its information for the body. Instead of viewing food as the enemy, w can look to food as a way to create health and reduce disease by helping the body maintain function.
If there was no such thing as disease just dysfunction, imagine how we could look towards food, health and our bodies quite differently.
I have been most grateful to Morley Robbins, the founder of The Magnesium Advocacy Group and the Root Cause Protocol for all his long hours of research into what is at the base of all dysfunction in our bodies.
What have I learn't from doing the Root Cause Protocol?
The two things I have learn't is BEIEVE IN YOURSELF.
When we get to the end of this life, whether you are a cleaner, truck driver or CEO you will lay to rest beside each other. There is no status, we are all the same. No matter what you do believe it is right for you, we do not need to satisfy anyone else's dreams or desires. Believe in yourself because you exist.
LOVE YOURSELF, yes thats right, love yourself. Go for a walk because you love yourself enough to just do it, not because someone says its good for your health, or it will make you fit. Take a job because it fulfils you, take a holiday because you just want to spend time with loved ones or because you want to have a break for you, not because you've heard, if I work hard I need to have a break, DO IT JUST BECAUSE YOU VALUE YOURSELF ENOUGH TO DO IT!
Start making NORMAL look how you wish it to look.
Thanks for listening.
What do you enjoy the most about YOURSELF?
What lights you up when you think about doing it?
Sometimes your passions can be the obvious place to start.
Sometimes we have no idea what lights us up.
So then lets start with first looking at how you enjoy spending your time the best. Make a list of twenty activities that you would like to do or at least try.
They could include going for a walk, dancing, meeting people or surfing.
Just dont forget to add passions that youve let go of.
What was your preferred activities as a child?
Perhaps you played a musical instrument or danced or played a sport.
What we are looking for is what lights you up and gives you a joyous feeling inside. It makes you feel good.
There can be many goodies from our childhood that we loved doing that you have now put to the side because of responsibilities of work, looking after a family or just no time.
Life takes over.
Life becomes automatic and before we realise it we feel stuck in a job that doesn't inspire us or a relationship that has gone stale.
This is a sure sign that your soul wants and needs to be lite up.
I have just finished writing a list of 100 things I want to do this year. Yes it took me several hours to complete but I wanted a little more direction towards joy and fun and adventure. Also when you write things down you are more likely to take the action.
Remember we do write our own life stories!