When I began my wellness journey in 1993, it began with detoxing my body. Later, I realized that I also needed to detox more than just my body. That I was more than a physical being. That I was an eternal being that was toxic with negative patterns of thought. I realized I was causing my body’s suffering!
As my body healed, my mind started healing, too. Actually, I’m not sure which one came first. I think my thoughts had to begin shifting from allowing whatever the medical community threw at my dis-eased and ill body, to taking responsibility for my own health and well-being. I began by asking for help.
Asking for help was the turning point in my wellness.
I realized the medical community with all their pharmaceuticals and surgeries were just adding to my dis-ease (the imbalance and uneasiness in my body). Of course, I understand that there is a place for the medical community and the services they provide—so, no hate. They simply were attempting to mask the pain long enough for me to function—to survive. When the drugs didn’t work, I sustained surgery after surgery. But, I was not thriving!
I wanted to thrive!
Then, I had an episode where I actually didn’t know where I was, while driving, one day with my babies in the back seat and I knew it was time to get help and get away from the drugs. I knew I wouldn’t see 40 if I stayed on this path. I marched myself straight over to the local health food store the next day and told the owner to fix me. We talked a long time about all my troubles and she started me off with a detox—which has become my favorite since 1993! It has become my go-to cleanse each year. It was a Nature’s Sunshine Product; Tiao He Cleanse. Within 6 days I had my first evidence of relief!
Previously, my migraines came every 2-3 days. For years I didn’t make it more than 3 days without a total migraine blow-out! So, when I started the detox cleanse, I made it past day 3…then day 4…then day 5…then day 6…finally I developed a migraine. I almost made it a week without a migraine!!! This gave me the proof that what I was doing was spot on and kept going with the cleanse for the full 15 days.
After the first 6 days without a migraine, then it went to 2 weeks between the next migraine! I was in awe that what I was doing was giving me such relief that I had never, ever, known from the drugs I had been taking for so many years. I started having migraines in high school and this relief didn’t come until my mid-30’s.
I was sold! This was proof-positive that I was on the right track.
After the cleanse, my herbalist set me on a path to address my nutritional foundation and targeted areas of concern. Once I started getting the proper nutrition my body needed, in the form of vitamins, minerals, probiotics and such, I started with herbals for my hormones, digestion and anxiety.
Oh, by the way, she also helped me clear up my Irritable Bowel Syndrome with another herbal blend.
Was I good at eating well? It was and still is a process. I would love to say I only eat organically produced foods, but I have lived in the country for many years and my closest grocery store is 12 miles away. Our closest health food type grocery is 47 miles away, so it’s a bit of a challenge to keep my diet strictly organic. I do buy organic when it is available and frequent the local farmers market.
But, I also stay on my nutritional supplements and have a natural medicine cabinet.
Most of all, I’ve detoxed my mind. I’ve learned to focus more frequently on good-feeling thoughts rather than the negative thoughts. I understand that choosing to be happy and making that a priority has renewed my health more than anything I could have done through herbals and supplementation alone.
You see, our bodies respond quickly to the vibrations our feelings emit. Bare bones, our thoughts either feel good or they feel bad. You can easily monitor your thoughts and thought patterns by noticing how you feel throughout the day. You can also monitor your dominant thought patterns by taking inventory of your health condition and your life experiences.
Your body is giving you signals that you are spending way too much time in negative thought patterns, when you start experiencing symptoms of illness or dis-ease. Aches and pains are symptoms of dominant thoughts that make you feel bad. Your body is feeling the same way and is responding in kind.
I feel amazing most of the time and I’m 57 years old! I don’t have anywhere near the aches and pains and illness that I made my body suffer through when I lived in negatives-ville! There are so many times that I notice how good I actually feel. And, I am so grateful that I asked and was given the answers I sought.
Maybe it’s time for you to find your relief. Maybe it’s time for you to ask for help. I’m only an email or phone call away. Let me be that one who teaches you how to allow your well-being. Let me assist you on your wellness journey and we’ll begin with detox!
It is my hope that you will enjoy my little book. I’ve tried to pack it full of awesome information, resources and processes to Begin Your Wellness Journey with Detox!
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All is Well!
YOUR Life & Wellness Coach