How I did it: I simply ramped up my focus on listening to my body and honoring my physical needs more attentively. Sleep, including napping when needed, working with a new ND, hydrating, receiving bodywork, eating well for ME, etc were all crucial, as were finally cutting out the ingredients and toxic exposures that have made me ill for so long.
While this is obviously a life long practice, I feel like I've established good new habits, or at least identified what it takes to be my optimal healthy self and have committed to being so. I'm retiring this broad goal in the interested of more detailed accountability about sleep, nutrition, and exercise etc :) Will continue to post on here occasionally I'm sure. Read how I did it… 7 months ago
I’m LOVING my tai chi class! Nothing quite like the feel of the posture “clicking” and feel super strong, sturdy, stable, and robust with energy flow!
Tai chi is so fabulous for spine health, core strength, balance, agility, breath work, etc… loving it! 7 months ago
I am writing notes on what I do need to change in order to honour my body, and being honest… Which i am finding difficulty in doing as some of the things conflict with things i want to achieve.
Yoga in the mornings
Stop drug depandacy 7 months ago
The weather has changed, and the damp grey makes the perfect opportunity for molds to run rampant… and they make me ill!
I’ve been so good about setting recyclables aside to sort and dispose of later… but my honey is lackluster about washing things out properly first, and all those containers sitting around must be mildewing, otherwise I have no idea what is making me sick in my own home! Ready to cry, swear, or some combination of the two… getting a migraine in my own home every time I go out into the living room/kitchen is so NOT sustainable or ok! 7 months ago
Went and saw a new ND for the first time. I feel like he really knows his stuff and is an attentive deep listener. I got new vit d for as we transition into winter here. And I have a follow up appointment wednesday.
I have to honor my body’s sensitivities better. Yesterday I went into Costco w my honey to do our once a month previsioning. Got such a bad exposure/migraine. When we finally got home last night I was completely physically and emotionally beat! Fell into bed by 7:30 pm and slept 13 hrs straight. I still have a migraine but I am no longer painfully exhausted. 7 months ago
Made it to the grocery store. Slow cooker came in super handy as I was able to toss in lentils, rice, water, bayleaves, and olive oil and let it bubble away while I regrouped, vegging out watching TV. By the time the mixture was cooked through, I had the energy to hop up and saute onions, prep red skinned potatoes and cabbage and add them to make a good nutritious stew :) 7 months ago
I need to focus on breathing. And energetically tying people off/bubbling up to create some boundaries for me to be well in my own self and not get drained.
More water. Fresh air. Clean the house. Cook good food. Those need to be my priorities. 7 months ago
I am feeling successful in the health department at this moment. I never came down with that cold. I started taking might be vitamin complex again. And I’m drinking lots of well filtered water. I went ahead and prioritized a nap today to heal from my exposures this past weekend. And now I have the energy to see my clients. Also super stoked about my tai chi class tonight :) 7 months ago
My throat has been a tinge sore here and there with swelling in the glands on and off for the past week. Haven’t been sure if it is exposures, or fighting off a virus, or both.
Frustrated that it is feeling a little worse tonight… I can’t afford to get sick! So I’m going to look after myself, and go get a full night’s rest.
Night all! 8 months ago
Sometimes slowing down and allowing myself to rest is what I need. Other times, like now, what i need to do is kick into gear and shower, food shop, and cook so that my body is clean and well fed :) Simple little things as you know… yet they make such a giant difference! 8 months ago
What a difference a nap can make! Resting on my infra red and amethyst crystal mat in my treatment room overlooking the zen garden doesn’t hurt either :) 8 months ago
My “to-do” list is longer than both my arms and now I’ve got a migraine from a non identified chemical exposure or several small ones. Really got to rest for a few before going to see my clients this afternoon. Letting the rest go now. Whoosh! 8 months ago
Feeling much better today! Yesterday was the first day in a while that i spent a good portion of the day simply resting. Also started cooking nourishing food for myself again, which really helps as well! A trip to my favorite gems and minerals woo-woo store to re-balance in the energy of all my stone friends didn’t hurt either ;) Made new friends with a powerful golden topaz pendant, some obsidian, and a really sweet little green-ish citrine piece… 8 months ago
I found my Vit B12 and have been taking it religiously. Also found my tumeric and bromeline which always helps as well :)
Honored by own needs by only making two trips up to the old apartment yesterday, focusing on helping unloading at this end in stead where I’m not as likely to be exposed to chemicals that make me sick.
Received a beautiful Reiki session yesterday. Super looking forward to my acupuncture appointment tomorrow as well :) 8 months ago
Haven’t found my box of vitamins yet… and probably running dehydrated as well :/
Also challenged in that my sweetie is stressed out trying to get the remnants out of his old unit, and I WANT to help him, but my body is getting more and more resentful of me breathing in the horrific air over there… the indoor apartment building air quality SUCKS! Seriously lousy, between carpet, paint, and who knows what in the stagnant air, I can feel my body react almost immediately as my face starts to bloom…. UGH! Seriously need a gas mask…. 8 months ago
Really pretty much at the end of my rope with this bug. I’m still coughing and stuffy. Keep having horrid chemical/environmental exposures as well as I try to support my partner in getting the care he needs (which included a trip to the emergency room yesterday to get a glorified diagnosis of his infection and a stronger script for meds). I WANT to honor myself and my body. Honest! And I think in general I’m doing pretty well with it. Sleep, showers, hydration, semi-decent food…
What i need to improve:
- Looking forward to the chance to sleep through the night without either my own or my partner’s health needs keeping me up like pop corn popping…
- Get back on Vit B complex and iron so that I can cope physiologically and emotionally
- Get healthy enough that I can start doing physical workouts again.
Huh, looks like the vitamins are the biggies I can control, and otherwise it is just a matter of time *sigh 9 months ago
Still coughing a lot, so I’ve gone ahead and cleared my schedule, postponing with my clients until I’m all better next week. Feeling really grateful I’m giving myself this down time to shift back into well-being :) 9 months ago
Came down with a cold the day I left for NY last week. Went to Whole Foods the next day and got Vit C, elderberry syrup, some homeopathic stuff for colds, and later some Nyquill and Dayquill so that I could deal.
Been hydrating like crazy, and trying to rest as much as possible. Not fun, but I’m managing. It’s been so worth the extra $50 for supplements/medication! 9 months ago
about blood work etc results. Think I’m on the way towards some new health breakthroughs! Yay for having a better sense of what support my body needs to be well! 10 months ago
Yesterday was awesome. Took the day to rest and catch up at home. Did a lot of cooking. Made sure to hydrate well. And because I was giving my body the nutrients it needed, I was able to handle foods the trigger me (when baking for M) with out even being tempted to lick the chocolate off my fingers! Yippee! 10 months ago
Things I’ve been doing well:
- Sleeping enough
- Taking vitamins consistently
- Soaking my toe
- Salt baths
- Eating at least 3x/day
- Listening to my body and stopping when I’m tired (except at work, when I have to push through)
- Getting energy work and body work
Doing ok, but could improve:
Want to do better:
- Cooking my own meals and having nourishing food on hand
- Kettlebell work outs and stretching daily
- Stay clear of my food triggers 10 months ago
My body is NOT happy with me right now! Toxic food, toxic chemicals, toxic hormones…. UGH! Not sure how long I’m going to go on getting my hair cut and colored professionally when the enviroment is so horribly toxic for me and has such a huge negative impact over my very physiology for the next few days… 10 months ago
Nothing like musing on the phone with a friend, spilling my guts out, and truly being heard as I bang around the kitchen, and rediscover the beauty of clean counters and good fresh cooking smells to turn my mood!
K re-recommended feeling the power of allowing myself to be angry. That in the sanctuary of my own home, when tapes of other people’s judgments and voices get stuck on nagging, I stop, stand up to the false beliefs and negative opinions, and firmly tell them to F* OFF!
Curious part was, when I actualy allowed myself to say “I’m angry that….” And continously start sentences that way over and over, I discovered myself being really articulate about some long held “frustraitions”, but most surprising was how quickly I started saying “I’m so grateful for…”
It turns out that expressing my anger in an appropriate way in a safe environment, creates space for my joy and appreciation! Wow, how awesome is that?
And My oh my good goddess! Tasty, tasty dinner helps a heap as well ;) *Made creamy penne and zucchini bake from the glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com :) 11 months ago
low energy, somewhat overwhelmed, and emotionally exhausted. Hoping making a nice dinner will help :) 11 months ago
an hour long deep tissue massage hardly did anything for my left shoulder today :( Serratus Anterior and Pec Minor are so short and TIGHT right now. Throughing off the balance/alignment of my whole shoulder girdle—grrr! So, daily pec and side stretches here we come! 11 months ago