I mentioned on Facebook that it was a big week for several reasons. Let me preface that the last year and a half has been very much about healing, finding myself and creating a new reality. So I have been quiet. Laying fairly low and after having been very active with my photography for many years and slowing it down purposefully has been a really nice break. I have been working on a few things and have been on the edge of “busting out” with something. Things are still marinating. It’s taking a little bit longer than I anticipated but when it happens it will be right and it will be great.
Why is this such a big week? Well, on April 10, 2012 a dear friend of mine insisted she take me to the emergency room after at least 12 hours of my being in pain. So grateful for that girl. Looking back I should have gone in earlier than I did but it usually went away on it’s own after an hour or two. I thought I was out of the woods. I was 2 months out of a toxic relationship. 4 months into my holistic health education and about 6 months into a serious dietary change. I was doing really well. I had lost weight. I was happy and feeling good and BAM… ended up here…..toasted on morphine… with a sweet hospital bill to boot.
Well… I am here to say… I have been PAIN FREE for ONE YEAR. Hot damn. Traditional doctors tried to put me on medication and I said no thanks, let me try this on my own first. So the research continued. Modifications ensued. I literally healed myself by eliminating things that were not serving me. I have to admit that I also did a series of 10 full body treatments with Jodi at Living water Rejuvintaion Center in Escondido. Lymphatic massage, foot detox and colonics. I am CONVINCED that this played a major roll in my healing process.
The next day after this super attractive photo was taken of me was taken in the hospital at 3am…. I met Andrew and my life really started to change and it just keeps getting better. I still have a lot of work to do on myself but I am here to say if you are in a “spot” no matter what that spot is…whether it’s a skin condition, women’s issues, migraines, a bad relationship, you can change things, reverse things and take control of what your body and mind take on. You really are what you absorb. We have a great deal of control when it comes to the food, thoughts, verbal tones, stress and energy we allow in our lives. Make changes! I am hoping to be able to help more people here in the near future with that. If you asked me a year ago where I thought I would be I can’t say that I would have been able to tell you. Sometimes you just can’t see past the end of your nose and working with the health coach that was appointed to me through my holistic health program I probably would not have been as successful. Accountability and an additional like minded brain that isn’t all up in your daily life is essential.
This year is really going to be about getting some more weight off me bones. It’s been a by product of a lifestyle change but it’s plateaued so it’s time to get more focused.
I’m working on a few things that I hope to share with you very soon that I think you will want to be a part of. I am about half way through at yoga teacher training certification program that I love and have finally started working regular and intense cardio and strength training into the mix. Ya know because there is talk of babies. Wait. Did I say that out loud?
This is the most recent photo I have of us together. Shot in March a few days before my birthday. I am so grateful to have this man in my life. Happy one year to us.