18 years ago, my health was in a very different state. I was 30 lbs overweight, on statins for high cholesterol, suffering from adrenal fatigue, and I was prediabetic.
Through all of my seemingly minor health issues, I was watching my friends and family suffer from major ones.
Mom, dad, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, sisters, brothers, friends, coworkers. Someone I knew and loved suffered from every chronic dis-ease you can think of…cancer, heart disease, diabetes, stroke, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s. Every time I turned around, another suckerpunch as someone close to me was given “some bad news.” I attended too many funerals and comforted a lot of grieving loved ones.
I felt completely helpless and out of control. Anger, fear, sorrow, discouragement, fatigue, devastation…SUFFERING!
Unable and absolutely clueless about how to begin, I lived with repressed feelings and emotions that were tearing me apart from the inside out. I did the only thing I knew to do. I turned to a daily dose of alcohol to help me “deal” with myself and those around me. This went on for years, and my body and mind continued to suffer.
At the time, I had no idea that the choices I made every single day were the very choices causing the suffering.
Choices like when, where and what I eat. How I move. How I think, and how I deal with uncomfortable thoughts and feelings. How I LIVE.
My thoughts were a big issue. I had no idea where they came from or how to control them. I thought, as most people do, that my thoughts were ME. I didn’t realize how my thought patterns were contributing to my health issues.
After I hit rock bottom, I brought about a major shift in my life. I’ve spent the past decade focused on improving my health and wellbeing, and helping those around me do the same.