Hello Its been a long time since I have written a blog post. Well I have been very busy getting better. Yes 100% recovered. I have got through to the other side and what journey it has been. I have found many ways of self healing and self care the natural way. Gentle fun exercise and better than that eating my way to health. My life has completely changed post illness and the year it took me to recovery was both frustrating and guilt ridden. I’ve managed to work through my mind set and change my vocabulary which has had an amazing impact on my life. GOOD bye chronic post viral fatigue. Seriously I could never imagine all this was going to happen to me. Having such a disablement for a period of time really gives you no choice but to look at life it a complete different way. The strategies I developed during the illness to combat my chronic fatigue has lead me to a new found career in helping women & men to get through these major transitions in life, wether it be a life changing illness or loss of a loved one or a long term career. I know what worked for me and sharing that with you empowers both of us to be able to make the changes to move forward and live happy fulfilled lives. You really can get through it and there is light at the end of the tunnel. I will share over the next weeks some of the strategies and ways I got through. If I can help one person do the same that would be amazing.
Meningitis hit me April 2015. A crazy viral attack on the whole body, anyone who has had a viral infection similar or the same will know this is life changing! Before April 2015 I was a very busy, buzzing Mum, business owner and entrepreneur. Exercising daily and regularly going to my local 5km park run. I didn’t realise that my recovery was going to take a long time, possibly a year or longer. I’ve worked though loss, bereavement of my old self….. I’ve spent weeks working on the frustration of not being able to do simple things like go for a long walk. Things like this bring much pain and fatigue to me.
In this time I have learned to rest and choose my pleasures carefully and rest before and after major events.
What helped me?
I changed my diet an I eat more healthy nutritious food, I was a healthy eater but not consistent. Now I look at food as fuel and I choose to eat and drink what is good to build my immune system and aid my energy levels. I drink mainly bottled water now and not much of anything else. Herbal tea and one of ‘builders’ tea (ordinary tea with milk) per day.
I meditated morning and night. I found some very interesting guided healing meditations on YouTube by https://youtu.be/Lz2Xhzxx6oQ this guy Jason Stephenson. He has a great selection and puts new ones on almost daily. He’s such a great guy I encourage you to check out his channel and Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/JasonStephensonMeditation/
I went to have reflexology weekly. This was really great.. I’ve recently stopped and I know I should go back as my recovery was more constant while I was going. My reflexologies worked on the meridian lines. I swear by reflexology it really works for me.
I didn’t take the prescription drugs I went down the homeopathic / holistic route. I took immune building supplements, drank aloe Vera drinking gel which has MSM, Glucosamine Sulfate and Chondroitin Sulfate in which helped with the pain and took the edge off.
Rest… Yes I rested a lot. I have my fiancé Dan to thank for stepping in and doing the school runs, working my business and his own. I’m so grateful to my lovely family who has given me the time to rest. I’m still resting; I take each day as it comes.
I have become more spiritually aware and it’s amazing how the mind works. You really can heal yourself. I have been on an amazing spiritual journey over the last 6 months. I daily use affirmations, meditate, and read lots of inspiring books. I have recently discovered Ralph Smart; Infinite Waters is the name he goes by. I discovered him a couple of months ago and I have to tune in to his daily YouTube videos. Very inspirational person, I encourage you to have a look at what he shares, for me it’s amazing. Here is one of his recent videos https://youtu.be/NPy7GnpudKs take a look. It might me of intent it might not I know the cat down the road likes it. Diving deep once again PEACE!
I have read so many books I can begin to tell where I started but I will share all the books soon.
My current book is by Louise Hay it is called ‘you can heal your life’. It would be amazing to one day run a workshop and help other people heal their lives with what she has taught me. She also has meditations and affirmations, which help with the healing process.
What else? Well I’ve remained positive and happy, even on the tough days. I have done my fair share of crying but laughing for me is the best medicine.
Jason Stephenson https://youtu.be/Lz2Xhzxx6oQ
Louise Hay http://www.hayhouse.co.uk
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