I’ve been having a big clear out lately and as I sorted through old paperwork I came across my old medical notes and blood tests plus the research I’d done myself on my under active thyroid, an autoimmune condition.
I was reminded just how low I felt and how desperate I was to feel better! I’d spend hours researching my condition, looking for natural ways to improve it.
I’d do it all by book. Tying myself in knots trying to make sure I was dotting every I and crossing every T…
Little did I know then that the root cause was stress and that my desperation to know what to do and do what I was supposed to do was simply fuelling that stress!
Not one doctor or specialist, and I saw many, mentioned the connection between stress and autoimmunity.
Not one made the connection between mental and emotional health with physical health.
Sure they gave me pills for my thyroid but they weren’t interested in addressing the underlying cause.
The fact that my body was constantly in a state of fight or flight owing to the thoughts in my head.
The thoughts that I wasn’t good enough, that I wasn’t doing enough, that I was stupid, boring and unlovable
No amount of pills and potions were going to sort that out!
Fortunately I stumbled across a savvy naturopath and then a mindset coach who opened my eyes.
After years of trying different pills and vitamins and resting and yoga and diet changes and all the rest…
I finally found the key.
How I saw me. How I loved me.
Or didn’t as it were.
I embarked on a journey to first like me and then to love me.
A journey of embracing all of me – the ‘good’, the ‘bad’ and everything in between.
The impact has been more than I could ever have hoped for…
I’ve gone from feeling lifeless and barely able to shower at my worst to feeling energised and symptom free!
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