My Wellness Journey
True health starts from within.
My journey in finding wellness was long and tumultuous, but it turned out to be one of the biggest blessings in disguise. I learned a lot (and still learning!) and one of my main motivations behind Wellness to go is to share the tools and lessons that helped in my journey so that you can live well too!
Here is an overview of my journey to health!
The inspiration behind Wellness to go is my own journey in overcoming a life filled with:
-negative destructive behaviour
-crippling worry & fear
Life wasn’t smooth sailing. Eventually, living in constant stress, anxiety, worry, and fear led me crashing onto a huge metaphorical iceberg.
The iceberg being:
-falling into the depths of clinical depression
In worst moments of my eating disorder and depression, an internal voice within me asked, ‘Is this really it? Is the life we’re meant to live only filled with a hollow emptiness, pain, and sadness? Why in the world is life worth living???’
The iceberg had sprung up leaks in me, physically, mentally, emotionally, and I was internally dying, slowly sinking like the Titanic. I knew that I was not going to resurface if I did not get to grips on what caused the iceberg to appear in the first place.
Deep down I felt that there had to be a better, happier, fulfilling, way to live. I had to get out of my critical mind, and slowly opened my intuitive heart to which I had been suppressing for years.
I was guided to reading self-help books, soaking up countless advice from the miracle pioneers of Dr. Caroline Leaf, Louise L Hay, Dr. Dan Siegel, Dr. Andrew Weil, and Gabrielle Bernstein, Marie Forleo to name a few.
I began slowly chipping away at the ice and releasing unhelpful patterns of thinking.
For once, I finally gave my body much needed break. I received cognitive behavioural therapy, counseling, and learned to feed my body once more. Once my body had regained its strength, I began exercising again. I discovered the internal power of yoga, the calming miracle of meditation, and the restorative nature of rhythmic running!
Inspired Living and Sailing!
Slowly, and surely, through daily commitments of healthy habits, I began to truly live, instead of merely surviving.
The iceberg had turned into ice cubes, the leaks have been plugged up, the walls of the ship restored stronger than ever, and my sails have been set free of the harmful patterns of living that was entrenched me for so long.
I have left my old ways behind and now live a fulfilled life of:
A radical change wouldn’t you say?!
It definitely was.
Now, let’s be real here, it does not mean that I do not still encounter stress, fear, anxiety, or even some of my old disordered ways of thinking.
The difference now every time those waves of feelings, or harmful thoughts resurface, I have the tools to overcome them and continue cruising on the journey of living an inspired life.
That being said, the posts I share will be inspired from the journey with many of my own personal stories infused through them. Click here for my posts on where I documented my recovery journey from restrictive & emotional eating and the lessons I learned!
I hope you will be able to take the lessons I learned and may these stories and tools inspire you to find freedom with food and ultimately start living well from the inside and out.
To start your own journey of wellness, let me share with you one of the most important tools I learned in maintaining a healthy mind after resurfacing from anorexia and depression. Click here for you to have your own Miracle Mind!