I was desperate for a better way.
I was living my dream! Touring the country as a working actress transforming young hearts and minds through the stories we shared.
Then the news hit.
A new flu strain was hitting schools hard. And all I could think was, "I just can’t get sick...again." I had barely recovered from my usual bout of back-to-school-itis with the Winter yuck and Spring muck to look forward to. I was so sick and tired of feeling sick and tired ALL THE TIME, and frankly, the seven over the counter and prescription meds I took every day weren't doin' it.
Soon after, an email arrived from a friend about something that might help. I had tried so many other options, I almost laughed. But somehow, this time felt different. I saw a lifeline being thrown to me. Not something else just to manage symptoms, but rather a whole-life, wellness system, a way to be proactive about my health. I jumped in with both feet!
That was in 2007, and I was blown away by how quickly I felt like myself again. I kicked all those drugs to the curb and haven't looked back since.
Fast Forward to 2012
My elderly mom came to live with us. During our seven years together (the last three as her full-time caregiver--don't know how we would have managed without my home-based biz income,) I experienced under a magnifying glass the devastating impact of her lifestyle-related illness. I felt so powerless watching her life get smaller and smaller till just walking to the bathroom exhausted her and going out other than to doctor appointments or the emergency room wasn't an option. It taught me lessons in courage, resilience, and self-care. Lessons I’m not sure I would have signed on for if I’d known in advance all that was coming. Yet I am so grateful for that time with Mom, even the super hard parts, and for the ways I grew because of that experience.
I also learned...
There is so much about getting older that no one tells you. Don't even get me started. I've learned how to curb those hot flashes, even be highly functional with fibro (still meds-free after all these years!) And I know it doesn’t have to look like it did for my mom. I’m excited to be aging like one of the “Golden Girls” -- active, vibrant, sexy, funny, and tap dancing into retirement. Luckily, those simple wellness steps I learned all those years ago still work.
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