characterized by the treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the physical symptoms of a disease.
nounthe process of making or becoming sound or healthy again.
“the gift of healing”
There is soooooo much information out there today on health and what it means. It feels very overwhelming to me a lot of the time and this is what I do as a career! Every day, it seems, there is a new diet that is going to cure all and be all to everyone. My brain has almost exploded with the amount of training I have had and it all sounds great…and it is…but how in the world do I factor that all out for myself?
Truth be told, I’m tired. I’m tired of reading about the next new thing that is going to fix everything and help me feel better. I’m tired of hearing about yet another thing that has been adulterated by the food or cosmetic industry. It is stressful trying to figure out all the right things to do to make me feel great.
Can you relate? It’s why I started this new venture. Because I think healing comes in baby steps and in the acceptance of myself. While nutrition is really important to how I feel, my body may not like the Paleo, keto, vegetarian, AIP, SCD way to do things. Are there foods I have learned I have to cut out or I feel like crap? Absolutely!! But I’ve learned in working with people there is no cookie cutter diet that will work for everyone. We all have different needs.
The role of our minds is finally starting to be talked about a little more, but I often feel like it is more lip service than anything. What I am realizing daily now about myself is that I have to work through my mental and emotional state before the physical feels good. If I’m down or stressed or overwhelmed, I don’t function well. It affects my whole body. It affects my ability to do things. I have to start accepting myself and learning who I am in order to move forward in my healing.
That’s why I changed my focus from straight Hashimoto’s to holistic healing. Because, in fact, working towards self-acceptance, self-love and connectedness, my symptoms aren’t as strong and I end up choosing to eat the right things and get the movement I need to get in because I feel better about myself and want to give my body and mind what it needs.
And YES the doTERRA oils have been completely instrumental in this. I am learning and reading and studying all I can about them because of how they can work on our actually physiology both in the brain (emotions) and in our body (physical health). The gifts our Earth has given us are amazing!!! While essential oils can’t give me wealth and happiness, they have done an incredible job of helping me while I’m on my search for my best authentic self!
But, I had to start somewhere. And there are other tools I have used: meditation, herbs, creativity (a HUGE one) to get in touch with myself. And I am the first to tell you I’m still learning…EVERY.damn.day!
We women are amazing creatures. We are stronger than we can possibly imagine. We are instrumental in so much of what happens in the lives of those around us. And we can accomplish more than most realize. It is time for me…and YOU…to see our worth, embrace it, accept it and put it back into the Universe. One thing is for sure, we are better together than alone and I am looking forward to meeting new friends and connecting with more of you than ever before!
I just wanted to share my heart a little this morning. I hope you will join me as we dig deep into learning how to use tools that help our healing and trust our bodies to use them for the most benefit.
With much love,