The overall theme of my book is to help you Change Your Story – despite your diagnosis or prognosis for a bleak future of living with the disease. I want to give hope to you and others suffering from pain and addictions or any other challenges you are experiencing.
The goals for my book are to share my stories that, although have led to emotional breakdowns and mental health illnesses, have also made me realize that life is good and is in our ability to make it better. With perseverance and a desire for something better, I want to show ways to help you overcome your challenges.
When one allows the effects of the drama, trauma, and tribulations in life lead to dis-ease and diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, and burn-out. These symptoms of dis-ease are reminding us of our need for life balance and self-discovery that we may no longer deny.
As I have stated in my book, I refer to my diagnosis as “the diagnosis” as to not label myself as these, for we are more than what others label us to be. However, overcoming and healing may require you to work with your health care provider and explore other alternative therapies to ensure you are the best version of who you want to be.
It may be as simple as ensuring that our basic needs of survival are being met. That is for nutritious food, drinking enough water, getting some fresh air, and being with nature; getting some vitamin D from the sun and incorporating physical movement in our daily lives. If any of these are less than optimal, we may become imbalanced and suffer from mild to chronic ailments.
Being out of balance in any of these could affect our outer world, or our communal and social relationships, our spiritual connection to something greater than ourselves; our intellectual development; our physical and environmental health, and our emotional state of well being.
If any of these imbalances are left untreated, a person may have dis-ease and spiral into depression and addiction or suffer from other ailments. By sharing my stories and challenges, I hope to help you and others see that there is hope to becoming healthy and whole when you are willing to make positive changes in your life by exploring other alternative therapies, coaching, or counseling.
As spiritual beings having a human experience, we are all prone to addictions or unhealthy habits. An unhealthy obsession, such as overindulging in food or other harmful substances to mask our emotions, becomes habitual. As you may come to know, habit change is not easy, and some of us require counseling and guidance in this area. I do believe and will strive to assist others in finding their “why” to their suffering and challenges and find their way to a more fulfilling life.
I now believe that I’ve experienced dramas and traumas for reasons that I may assist you, and others embrace your journey of discovering the true you. With all my life experiences and education in health and wellness, I’ve come to realize that I am now becoming a holistic expert.
My persistence to overcome and learn new ways of coping and dealing with the trials and tribulations of life have made me realize how vulnerable and, at the same time, how resilient we become when facing our challenges.
To Your Health and Success,
Brenda Mary Love