I am mourning what I hoped would be and is not.
Allowing the emotions to sweep through me like a brisk wind scattering the leaves. I know this is not permanent. The wind will slow, the leaves will settle.
Even in hope we can place too much of our power. And hope is not a crutch to be dependent upon.
Anytime I unconsciously create from the shadow, I weave in fear and confusion into my relationships. When this happens, my “vulnerable sharing” comes from a place of desperation; desperation to feel loved, valued, and connected to others.
The onset of a new year typically represents a fresh start, an opportunity to change the things that didn't go so well the prior year, and a renewed spark of hope to bring forth dreams unrealized.
But here's the truth of the matter, if we go into the "new" year with the same "old" mind and frame of thinking, we will create the same results.
How can the outcome possibly be different if the way that we think has not changed?
“Help! I have an autoimmune disease and movement is supposedly helpful yet painful.”
Two years ago I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and experienced severe pain throughout my body. If you live with chronic pain, you know how debilitating the constant discomfort can be on your body, energy level, and feelings of overall happiness. I experienced an endless cycle of pain followed by feelings of frustration and loss of hope when nothing seemed to relieve the pain.
The fear of not consuming enough B12 is a common concern for people who are thinking about making the switch to a plant-based diet. The collective misconception is that B12 can only be obtained by consuming animal-based products, which, needless to say, puts vegetarians and vegans at a disadvantage. Alas, that is only a misconception and you will be happy to know that both carnivores and herbivores can enjoy an adequate supply of B12 from their food.