HOLISTIC NUTRITION: HOW AM I FEELING IN THIS MOMENT

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SO HOW AM I DOING NOW?

My healing journey has been one wild, but extremely beautiful ride, that has now spanned over eleven years. 

I don't go into too much depth regarding the ins, and outs of it all (my book def digs in deeper), as it can be quite intense, but I've really felt compelled to share more as of late, as I know my story can help others, directly or indirectly. I also want to show others / my clients / potential clients that healing is always easy, it really isn't. In a world that is built upon instant gratification, and quick results, we lose site of what it really takes to shift, heal, evolve, and grow, as it's hard, and there is A LOT of work involved, and we're creatures of comfort, so anything that pushes out outside of that ( a new lifestyle / regime / way of thinking / doing / living / healing protocol ) we resist with a fiery passion. How could I live without X? Or you want me to do what? Or this healing journey could take years? If someone were to tell me that my healing would of taken over a decade long, I wouldn't believe them, but if I had to do it over again, I would. I don't regret a single thing, as it's brought me here, and made me into the woman that I am today. Not without hundreds of ups, and downs, and years where I was extremely alone, lost, in pain and fearful of walking for fear of falling over.... despite all of it I would do it again. 

If there was an easy pathway, or a magic pill, what would we learn? How would we evolve / grow? And wouldn't it be just plain old boring? Obviously no one enjoys pain, sickness, feeling down, lost, alone...but it's in those moments we propel ourselves forward, and step into our true authentic self. I think we see people in the media / social media and we think it was so easy for them, or they've never had to struggle, which couldn't be farther from the truth. We all have a story, and we all struggle, it's what we do with our struggle that determines the outcomes of our purpose and destiny. 

A tiny bit of a tangent, but for some reason I always feel a deep burning desire to share with my fellow human beings, that the ride is NEVER easy, but it's so beautiful, and worth every single second. I promise. You will look back months, years from now and share my sentiment. 

Along with people asking how I healed, I often get asked " So, how are you doing now", and "How do you feel"? 

So how do I feel, and how am I doing now? 

First of all I'm still in awe of the human body, every single day + moment. I'm not only grateful for my health, but I revel in how the body repairs for a moment to moment basis. Our bodies are truly miraculous, and I think we often go about our days forgetting all our body does for us. It's only when we get sick with the flu, or cold, or suffer from a diagnosis or illness, that we 1) Take note of our health, and everything we've done to maybe get us to this spot (physically, but also mentally & emotionally), and 2) We think our bodies have forsaken us... instead of showing it intense and immense love for alllll that it does, we blame our bodies, instead of looking within and asking the question, " What did I do to get here?" For I believe everything happens for a reason, and it's meant to be our teacher in some form or another. 

My lyme disease was my teacher, continues to be my teacher, and is one of my greatest gifts thus far. It has taught me things about myself, and others that in no way shape or form I would of been gifted with otherwise. 

You're probably still asking, so how does she feel? 

Well in a very simplistic answer: I feel amazing...

BUT it's still daily work. I feel wonderful, have loads of energy, have healed my skin, body, hair, hormones (for the most part! these guys are fluctuating + sensitive) but it doesn't mean things are always easy. I don't feel 100% on the daily, and I'm still learning, healing, and evolving just like you! I have not so great days, and I do get random pains here or there, and because of my TMJ I do get headaches + neck pain that I've learned to manage. Yes, I've done A LOT, A LOT, A LOT of work on my body, mind and spirit, but it doesn't mean that, that's it. That I'm healed, I hang up my healing hat and I can just do whatever I want. It couldn't be further from the truth really. Food is my medicine, and I'm always very conscious of what I'm choosing to nourish myself with physically, but also mentally / emotionally ( We can't forget that our mind plays a massive part in cellular health). I'm also human and not immune to stressors, environmental pollution, negative people ( who not to their fault, they have been conditioned to be like this or experienced trauma from 0-7 - but they do have a choice to change it, again it takes work), paying bills, and just living life! I go about it in the most positive and optimistic of manners, as I believe kindness is a currency, but I'm still human, and things do still affect me. 

Last week I shared my staples to healing, which is a good mate to this post! It's bite size nuggets to help guide on wherever you are on your healing journey this exact moment. I also want to make note that your story is equally as important as anyone else's. I share mine to in still hope, guide, advise, and propel you out of your seat of comfort, to DO THE WORK. So as we approach the New Year, here are a few questions for your journal + meditate on:

DELVING DEEPER

1. HOW AM I FEELING?...WRITE DOWN YOUR ANSWERS, AND THEN GO BACK AGAIN AND ASK HOW AM I TRULY FEELING. PHYSICALLY (YOUR PHYSICAL BODY), MENTALLY / EMOTIONALLY (YOUR MENTAL HEALTH) + SOULFULLY (WHAT IS MY PURPOSE, AM I LIVING IT, WHERE AM I GETTING STUCK)?

2. DO I FEEL LIKE MY PHYSICAL BODY + MENTAL STATE OF HEALTH ARE CONNECTED? 

3. WHERE AM I GETTING STUCK WITH MY HEALTH? 

4. HOW DO I ENVISION MYSELF GOING INTO THE NEW YEAR? 

5. WHAT STEPS DO I NEED TO TAKE TO GET THERE?

6. AM I WILLING TO ACCEPT THAT MY HEALING JOURNEY MIGHT TAKE LONGER THAN I AM READY FOR? (WHAT IS YOUR EXPECTATION IN HEALING YOUR BODY & MIND) AND IS THIS REALISTIC? (YOUR GUT KNOWS DEEP DOWN...) 

 

 

If you're looking to delve deeper into your body, mind and soul, while using nutrition, food as medicine, advisory into your true innate self, and to take your healing to the next level, I would love to be there for you, and look forward to connecting over a session. I know this time can be very difficult to navigate, and I would be so honoured to be here for you. Ultimately we work with your bodies innate healing tools, and you're guided to a optimal state of existence, in body and mind. 

If you're uncertain what I'm about, you can see my book here! It's a intro into who I am, my healing journey, and how I practice. 

 

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