After 13 months I’ve got a good pulse on my gut health. I know what my triggers are and I know how to avoid flares so I can keep healing. It’s been a long, hard learning process and it’s required me to get real about healing myself holistically. Mind, Body, and Soul. That sounds like a lot of healing at once, and it is, but I found a flow over time. Giving myself space to grow and learn. Finding that trauma has been the root of it all. The way traumas can affect our physical and emotional bodies is fascinating science. One I’ve been wading around in for the last year and some change. The power of self-healing is massive. Learning to love all the parts of myself that have never known love can re-write old behaviors and default trauma responses. Reading about how trauma affects our gut and how our gut is the key to overall health. The last year has been one of major personal transformation. More healing on a physical, mental and energetic level than I ever could have imagined. And the skills I’ve developed from my research and trial and error and the lessons learned on a daily basis are the foundational knowledge that will allow me to continue my healing journey.
I talk all the time about doing the work. How important it is to do the work. I’m doing a 3 part series to tell you what the work looks like for me. I’ve been wanting to start this conversation for a while, but it just didn’t come together for me until now. One of my trauma responses is the need to always feel loved and accepted by EVERYONE! And what I’m trying to do with my writing is to just write, without fear. I want to help people. I want my fellow Spoonies to know that they are not alone and they don’t have to suffer with the weight of chronic illness in the same way forever. Do I still have Fibro, fuck yes. I can sure tell when I’m headed to a Fibro flare, but I don’t live in that body every day the way I used to. It has changed for me and it can change for you. I don’t identify with Fibro anymore and I don’t identify as a sufferer of any kind anymore. I am a survivor, a warrior and and advocate. Let’s look at the possibility that you can heal yourself by changing where you put your effort. Let’s shelve the shackles for a few minutes a day and envision the life we want. #sciencegeek
Ok, I have so much to share on this, so keep an eye out next week where I’ll start the Body work conversation. I want to dive into the food as fuel topic and the importance of being aware of how your body is functioning. Realizing that we control every aspect of our health by what we ingest. If you have your own story about how you’ve healed yourself with diet, I would love to hear it!
*Disclaimer – I am not a doctor and this is not to be taken, interpreted or construed as medical advice. Please talk with a licensed medical professional about this. These are just my own personal thoughts and not a prescription or a diagnosis or any form of health care whatsoever.