In February I went to my naturopathic doctor for the first time in a year and a half. As she asked me the standard list of questions, we both started giggling. I was answering, “No, no, no, no…” to all the possible symptoms on the list. Nothing hurt, I had tons of energy and felt fabulous almost all the time.
When I left she said, “How great that you are feeling better and better each year.”
Oh, yes it is great. I feel incredibly fortunate. And it is not by accident or luck.
Five years ago I was in the midst of the second serious health challenge of my adult life. A strange host of symptoms caused me to give up lots of things I loved and to cut way back on my business. Diagnosed with chronic Lyme's disease, I went through various treatments for over a year.
Then one day it didn’t feel right.
I felt like I had gotten all I could from the treatment. I felt like my life force was diminishing.
My body said “Enough. There is another way that is right for you now. Re-focus on increasing your life force from the inside.”
By working with the wisdom of my body, I began to get better and better until now I do feel fabulous, almost all the time. When I feel “off” ( tired, cranky, achy…) I do my best to listen to my body and to respond as lovingly as possible.
People often comment on how vibrant and healthy I am. They are surprised to learn I have had serious health issues and they often ask how about my healing process. I do take fabulous care of myself by consciously celebrating the power of daily choice in the way I eat, play, move, relax, rest and think. All of these contribute to my feeling and looking better than I ever imagined I would at this time in my life.
My vibrant health is built on one powerful core belief and one powerful core practice.
Powerful core belief: My body knows how to heal. My beautiful, brilliant body has enormous capacity for healing. She is always communicating with me and is always eager to guide me toward healing, vitality, wholeness and delight.
Powerful core practice: Befriending my body. I commit daily to treating my body like a dear, beloved friend who is worthy of my deep listening, attention, respect, time and care. This befriending is a lifelong process I consciously committed to after an immune system breakdown in my early thirties. It dramatically transformed my health and became the heart of the work I do in the world.
Then through the process of major life turmoil and changes, starting businesses, going through menopause, in the busyness of my life, I had stopped listening and responding very well to what she - my beloved body- needed.
The healing crisis five years ago brought me home to my evolving friendship with my body.
Your body also knows how to heal and to thrive.
Your beautiful, brilliant body is continually communicating with you and eagerly longing to guide you toward vibrant well-being.
Each one of us lives in a beautiful, brilliant body with extraordinary capacity for healing, vitality and the joy of feeling deliciously alive.
And yet, that extraordinary capacity is often forgotten, buried, covered up, ignored or diminished.
To enjoy your best health, your deepest happiness, your most soulful and fulfilled life, your ageless beauty and vitality, commit to becoming a fabulous friend to your body.