I wish more women realized how wonderful and beautiful their bodies are. I guess that is one reason why I started this blog – to educate and encourage you to be the best you can be – healing from the inside out and shining as a beautiful woman should. And though I’m not where I want to be with my health, I do what I can to provide my body with proper nutrients, energy, and exercise. Recently, I have noticed as I give more attention to the needs of my internal systems, some of the aches and pains I thought to be “normal” aging have disappeared; you bet, I’m grateful. Oh, Happy Day!
“Give your body what it needs and it will heal itself.”
˜Kellie R. Stone
Challenges Along the Way
I try not to beat myself up about wrong choices and the occasional slip that sends me tumbling into old habits. Instead, I recognize the area of temptation and move on with determination not to return to that place. Challenges are a part of growth and the beauty of transformation. It’s a lifelong journey worth taking.
Wellness is simple in its concept but can be complicated to obtain if years of neglect have been the normal. In this case, you have to take things one day at a time and one layer at a time – the onion theory. Peeling away the layers of your health issues will ensure that you don’t miss something important, and it will bring true health.
Positive Focus and Being Thankful
I know, as much as the next person with chronic pain, that when you hurt life can really suck. No, really, it literally sucks. Your whole world can get caught in a vacuum of negativity. I’ve met some women who choose to dwell on their pain and illness so much that it controls them. They make every choice based on their physical condition. OK, so you may have to make some decisions because of limitation, but you don’t have to create a world that runs on it.
When we choose to think of ourselves as entities that can heal and once again thrive, we get a new sense of hope that drives us to health. God and his universe will give you the energy and tools to move past your situation. I truly believe that every chronic (even terminal) illness can be overcome if steps are taken before it’s too late. Be thankful for your body, even if it’s faulty. Tell it that you want health. Visualize yourself doing things that have not been possible. Be well-be beautiful.
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