You are helping others more than you know, Helen! And you are a fantastic writer so it’s great that you’re utilizing your talent to contribute to others and inspire our journeys. Thank you for being you, and for sharing all of your vulnerability through your spirit and heart! L
Thank you so much for this article (The vagus nerve, leading us back to our health), for the explanations, the useful insights and recommendations and for sharing your story! Reading your post has been so enlightening and helpful as I share almost all of the symptoms you wrote about! I felt so comforted and inspired by reading about your health experience, cause it also gave me a reflection of what has been my personal journey so far and I felt less lonely (and to be honest, also less “crazy”). Me too, I was bullied at school and I find it quite astonishing how similar health issues are directly connected to similar traumatic life experiences. Your metaphor about the viruses behaving like bullies was spot on and gave me the key to finally interpret what is going on in my body and in my mind! So thanks again! JM
(Relating to Let me share an example from my life) Hi Helen, ‘Let Me Share an Example from my Life’ is a trait I have. I have always thought that sharing a personal experience with a friend is supportive and shows empathy with their problem and didn’t consider that it could be seen as trying to shift the attention towards me. Your writing hit me like a bolt out of the blue and I really resonated with your experience. I have a son who is severely autistic and non-verbal. Since his diagnosis (25 years ago) I have studied the subject and worked with people with autism and often thought that I have some traits which I have (or so I thought) managed to cope with. Your writing has made me realise that the way I operate is not neurotypical even though I have tried hard to pretend that I am. Upon reflection I actually like who I am and if I am neurodivergent I am quite happy to be so. Thank you so much for sharing your experience. J
I just wanted you to know I look forward to every one of your posts and have been working on getting them all read. I found you through one of my many oxalate rabbit hole searches and found we both had EDS and ADHD, and I’m now certain (after many months more of rabbit holing) that I’m also autistic and am seeking to get tested. I relate a lot with your journey and appreciate your perspective so thank you for sharing everything that you do! R
This blog is a phenomenal effort – thanks to you and others who value and communicate your lived experience, your body/mind intelligence and practise good science the way it was meant to be – as well as the courage to “be the change…” Your neurotype is indeed your companion and provides a lens for others to perceive things we ordinarily wouldn’t and couldn’t and I’m grateful to you for that…. keep going, it’s important. Neurosoma
(Re: Modelling a New Relationship with Pain) Helen, this is so amazingly beautiful. I am feeling and sending so much love. Your words hold so much power and though externally your life may be slowing down, universally your influence and reality shifting is on super speed. I know you know this, but sometimes it helps to have it validated. Your post has shifted my day, which will shift the day for my whole family, shift my teachings and my writings and thus shift all in my life. Blessings and love.
Kewal Nam Kaur
Helen, have you written a book yet? You are one of the most amazing writers I’ve ever seen and have so much wisdom to offer. I loved this post..the most touching line for me was the about being a pioneer helping to form the cracks of light. L
Your posts are always so helpful. I appreciated the practical tips in the last one and the reminder of self-loving patience in this one. Thank you so much for your wise words!!
I’ve been an empath and a synaesthete for as slong as I can remember myself, and I’ve suffered from pains since my 21, although I only recently got a proper diagnosis of fibromyalgia (I am 36 now). Googling the various symptoms I found out to my surprise that those 3 conditions – let’s say- are linked to each other. I found your article one of the most accurate and useful. O
Oh my goodness I shared your blog! It’s so on target for me. It’s funny how relevant it is in any area where you’re clinging to a story. It has nothing to do with health for me, but couldn’t be more helpful! Like a cheerleader I can feel you saying you’ve got this Pepper! I love “be the change you want to see in the world”, but somehow missed “be the change you want to see in your life”. I’m digging so deep. No more blame. I’ve been taking full responsibility for my whole life. P