Health

#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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#13 What’s Your Story?

From my earliest days, I was compared to my mom in looks, habits, and personality. Many will tell you we look alike. Our professional lives parallel and when I’m thinking of her the phone rings and she’s on the other end. Born in Northern Ireland, she has instilled in me a deep-rooted affinity for the Emerald Isle. I've grown up hearing story after story about...

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#12 Laugh Much?

Illness is no laughing matter. I know from first-hand experience that when confronted with the news of a friend or loved one’s illness, there is a certain uncomfortableness that surrounds the issue when addressing the person for the first time after learning of the news. You’re flooded with uncertainties: What do I do? What do I say? How should I act? Is it ok to...

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#10 Illness As a Gift

  The single most important piece of healing after an illness is to accept that nothing is the same.  Even for a person like me, who not just embraces change but invites it in, realizing there is no going back to the life you once lived can prove challenging at times. So, what has changed? Lots.  The ability to retain and recall information (There is truth to...

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