I’ve come through a very big health journey over the past 6 years. It’s been amazing and challenging, and in the end priceless – but there were definitely times when I wasn’t sure that I was going to make it.
The payoffs have been huge. The insights I have about healing, finding solutions and our real human capacity would not have been possible if I hadn’t of struggled so much.
You might ask: what was the struggle?
In 2012, I had a severe mold exposure that almost totally flatlined my system. I got incredibly sick at the time, and unlike most people, I didn’t fully recover. I was left with “mold legacy” issues such as brain fogginess, low energy and just a feeling that doing the very basic things required for everyday life were way harder for me than for most people. This was all while living outside the country I grew up in, away from many of my support systems and under the constant stress of needing to have a job so that I could stay in the country.
But I knew that I needed to be here. So I found a way to made things work.
Until last year. What I didn’t know then was that the mold legacy issues were causing a cascade of effects that were beginning to shut down my capacity to digest food – and with it many other processes in my body. I had a constant unidentifiable pain in my right side. I got migraines – frequently. My skin was broken out. And I needed to drop down to very part-time work because I barely had the energy to do the most basic things required for life.
Luckily, I have a wonderful partner, Lawrence, who was able to support us during this time. But even to ask for the help that I really needed – I had to hit a real low of being unable to sit up or walk for several days without assistance. I’ve always been afraid to be a problem for anyone. And I’ve learned that anything we fear, we will create – and so without meaning to, that’s exactly what I had done.
Fortunately for me, Lawrence rose to the challenge and offered to help out in any way he could. Once I began owning my challenges, and being willing to surrender to the solution, a stream of miracle interventions began to come into my awareness.
I recently had a very sweet moment with a friend of mine (Simone) where we expressed a shared understanding of some of the challenges we’ve both gone through, which have had some spookily similar themes, and to recognize just how lucky we both have been to have found solutions. Because for all the solutions we’ve found, there are probably so many other people out there that don’t find such healthy and balanced solutions to their challenges.
Our moment together inspired me. It had me start asking: what is it possible for me to share? What of this knowledge is it possible to make available to people that might not have had the luck or privilege that I had that made my healing journey possible?
In the aftermath of healing through my health challenges, I now feel like I have a new lease on life. I’ve not only completely recovered, but I also have more energy, health and clarity than I’ve ever had before in my life.
And so here a new chapter begins with a commitment to share both the challenges that I have faced, and still face, along with the solutions, and what I’m working on solving. My hope is that some of it may help you, or someone else that you love. I release what I’ve learned in non-attachment, knowing in the end that each being’s journey is unique, and that we all need to find our unique set of solutions for that which challenges us and ultimately asks us to grow.
So I’ll be sending some good information to your inbox and posting to your feed valuable articles on optimal supplementation, keto diet tips and other things to know about real healing in the next few weeks.