Illnesses stop us in our tracks and call time on the old ways of being that no longer fit who we are. Often, they are an invitation to look deep into the corners of our life and do some real work…the kind of work that brings us into love and acceptance of who we really are, beyond the stories and expectations that get overlayered by our crazy and demanding lives. Often, there is an opportunity to be found in our own disarray and, once we find it there, it doesn’t stop giving…not ever, for the rest of our lives.
Being an HSP isn't a flaw but an evolutionary advantage, as has been amply demonstrated by science and history. We were always meant to be the natural outliers of the community, by design, so that we could be the first to notice important things that others miss, picking up envornmental cues and alerting others to any danger that we sensed coming our way. But what happens when our alarms start to go off all the time and when or how do we get a respite? How does this relate to the modern age phenomenon of chronic pain, fatigue and systemic meltdown?
Last year, I had cause to learn all about vitamin B12 deficiency. One of the big things I learned is that it doesn't only affect vegetarians and vegans, at all; in fact it is an extremely widespread and insidious cause of a whole range of chronic health issues...and it is very easily remedied. Here's what I found out...
One thing I've learned to be aware of - sometimes the hard way - on the fibromyalgia journey is the full implication of anything I take as so-called medication. Long gone are the days of taking whatever the doctor throws at me without question and I seldom even go to see mine, preferring to treat … Continue reading Know what you’re taking
If healing is a return to wholeness, then loss of good health is the ultimate fragmentation of the self; a state, made manifest, of something much deeper occurring on the inside. Ten years ago, my health crashed in the most spectacular way. Across the decade since that time, I find been have steadily regathering all of the scattered parts of myself and putting them back together in such a way that I now find I am much more than the sum of my parts. This is my journey - shared.