‘… healing yourself is not for the faint of heart. I had to grab myself by the ovaries and make some scary-ass choices,’ remembers integrative medicine pioneer in her best-selling book, Mind Over Medicine, Dr Lissa Rankin.
Much as I’m loving the whole book, this sentence took me back to my 20s when I had to make some scary decisions myself.
Quitting alcohol to alleviate some of the pain of a chronic pain condition meant that I had to start dealing with the underlying causes of my having been drinking too much from too early an age.
And finding out I had a healthy heart, before an operation, meant I gave myself a month to quit my heavy smoking habit.
This bout of ill-health changed my whole life (not just lifestyle but career path, ultimately leading to Feel Better Every Day) and when I look back, I’m grateful for it.
But it was pretty horrific at the time.
Still, I love supporting clients in listening to their own body’s (and mind’s, heart’s and soul’s) whispers before they start screaming for attention.
If you’re ready to make some big changes and would like some support, get in touch to find out how I can help.