HEALTH is not about PERFECTION, it’s about CHOICES.
My husband and I are laughing while he takes this picture bc it’s so “UNHEALTHY” for me.
I’m eating my 2ND bowl of cheesy carbonara (1ST bowl was *that* good) w/a side basket of baguette and a bottle of coke at a fabulous, tiny Italian restaurant in Versailles, France last month.
In my “normal” daily life, I absolutely do not eat gluten, dairy or soft drinks.
That’s what I choose. Because I feel great when I regularly eat local veggies, sustainably raised meats and filtered water.
This didn’t always feel like a CHOICE.
There was a decade of my life when my autoimmune health was so bad, no matter what I ate or how I ate it, I would suffer.
Body pain, digestive problems, low energy, acne, brain fog, skin issues, weak nails, irritability, chronic infections, depression and anxiety.
This suffering was all the result of rampant inflammation, autoimmune reactivity, leaky gut, thyroid imbalance, intestinal dysbiosis, emotional wounds, unresolved trauma and self-doubt.
I spent years healing myself.
I used to think “being healed” meant I had to be perfect. A perfect body, perfect mind, perfect life.
Now that I’m further on the journey and experienced immense healing, I realize “being healed” means I get to make choices with ease.
I’m not bound by pain, guilt, fear, addiction or a crippling sense of lack.
My health means...
I get to make choices about how my BODY looks, feels, moves and receives (not trapped in a disconnected pain body.)
I get to make choices about how my MIND thinks, feels, acts and perceives (not victim to an uncontrolled rollercoaster of thoughts and emotions.)
I get to make choices about my SPIRIT loves, thrives, connects and recharges (not obliged to pursue a life that feels forced, purposeless or inauthentic.) Today, my MindBodySpirit is connected, strong and resilient.
A bowl (or 2) of pasta won’t throw me into a chaotic downward spiral like it used to. It won’t trigger my former fear, guilt, addiction to gluteomorphin/casomorphin (the part of bread/pasta/cheese that make us feel amazing and high!) That smile on my face...it’s joy.