#19 Coming Back to Life

One way I’ve been able to put my journey to wellness into words is by calling the process Coming Back to Life.  I literally watched my body come back to life. It was a freaking miracle.  I was in bed for five months.  I lost lots of muscle mass. And I was so weak from treatments and the effects of treatments, that I had to be...

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#18 I Am Not Going Backward

As the school year begins to wrap up, I anxiously await approval for my request to move from my current position as the Library Media Specialist which I’ve held for the past nine years, to a fifth-grade classroom teaching position, which I’ve dreamed about for the last five.  I have only two more nights to wait for the final word so please keep me in...

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#17 Creating Wellness

Project yourself into wellness.  You are well. You are healthy.  What does that look like? Sound like? Feel like? Does it have a taste? A smell? Surprisingly, this is a hard exercise for people.  I often see confusion and struggle in the eyes of people I suggest this to.  I see their wheels turning as they ask themselves doubtfully, “How am I supposed to make that...

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#16 Don’t Judge Me, I’m Working On It

[audio src="https://shiftforwellness.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/16-Dont-Judge-Me-Im-Working-On-It.mp3"][/audio] Since I began the Shift for Wellness journey back in 2013, I always felt a little awkward about defining myself; particularly as a “survivor”.   Social media profiles are always asking you to define who you are.  What am I supposed to write?  There's not enough room to list all the hats I wear, and who would care about them anyway.   I'm then left wondering...

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#15 Unwavering Faith

[audio src="https://shiftforwellness.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/15-Unwavering-Faith.mp3"][/audio] Without a doubt, faith is hard for many to grab hold of and trust in. As I began to get well and “Come back to life” as I call it, I was coming from a place of confinement for a long period of time and was not able to take care of myself.  I was fully dependent upon my family and friends for every basic need....

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error: You deserve to be well. You deserve to be whole.