LYMES: LETS BE REAL

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I hope everyone had a beautiful weekend, Long weekends rule.

I wanted to share what has been going on with me, as I always want to be genuine, open and honest! It's nothing major, but I always want to be real and share struggles when they arise. If I only posted the happiest of posts, pictures, and recipes than I would not be relatable, at all. We are only human, and we all go through peaks, valleys, as life is a journey, and that is the beauty of it all. We learn grow, change, discover, learn, and love through it all.

I'm a very happy person, all the time, it's just of my nature. Well not 100% of the time, that would be crazy! But I will always see the good in the situation, as there is always a solution to everything. I do get down sometimes, feel physical pain, and get stressed. I'm only human! I actually had a gentlemen tell me the other week that I was too happy and nice. What? I thanked him immensely for it, because it's the best compliment I could ever receive.

This past week some symptoms have been flaring that haven't been the most pleasant. They could be related to the Lymes Disease, or they could not. I don't put emphasis or thought on this. I accept the pain for what it is, and don't spiral downwards in deep thought, angst or fear. Been there, done that!! I learned to disassociate any symptom or pain from Lymes. I knew this was a large piece of the puzzle for my mental healing. But the pain was and is still real, and I've had to move through it, accept it, and move forward. That is all any of us can do. I've been keeping up with my normal routine (ballet, walking lots, drinking heaps of green juice), resting more, still working lots, taking baths, and retaining, for the most part, my happy nature. I find that being happy truly makes everything better. At any given moment we have a choice in our attitude and the thoughts we think. If we flood it with goodness, our cells feel this, and ultimately you get and feel better so much quicker.

It all started with really intense neck pain that felt vascular. Every time blood would pump I could feel this shooting pain. The muscles surrounding it were all super sore, this has been on and off for a week now. Of course around the same time I got really bad stomach distress! All of the nutritious food I was eating was going right through me for days on end O_O. Not so fun, but I was and am ok. I know that symptoms are my body talking to me, so all of this was telling me something. I always look back and think ok, have I been eating more of this knowing that my body doesn't like it that much (yes, for me it's grains like quinoa and millet, silly but my body through this healing journey has become quite sensitive, so I listen to it), how is my sleep? Am I stressed about something? Have I seen and connected with my family and friends? Am I eating too late before bed which always promotes a restless sleep for me (sleep is vital for any and all healing!)? These are all questions that I ask myself, because I'm in control. I have the power to change, and heal. As do you.

I wanted to share this with you guys, as you might have had a difficult day, week, month and haven't been able to express it to others, or do not know what to do! Feeling any sort of physical pain or mental anguish can be isolating, and it can stir up a lot of fear in us. First of all, know you are not alone. Your family, friends and partner want to help, maybe they just don't know how? If you don't tell them though, they can't read your mind. So please communicate with your loved ones. Secondly, there is always a solution to everything. It's all a choice, and the body can and wants to heal from anything. I just re-read THIS post for a little mental reminder and it brought a smile to my face.

Start letting your love overpower your fear. – There are only two energies at the core of the human experience: Love and Fear. Fear pushes what you want away from you. Love draws it in.

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