Posted in Health & Nutrition with tags on April 15, 2010 by karasjourneytohealth

Having been diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia 6 years ago I know I fought very hard not to feel sorry for myself. When research led me to the knowledge that there is not a lot the medical community can do for this illness short of Anti-depressants, pain killers, muscle relaxers and sleeping pills I initially felt hopeless and that all was lost when it comes to living a quality life. I opted not o go this route until I tried all holistic avenues available.

I have always had a deep belief in the body’s uncanny ability to heal. I knew I needed to get to the root or cause of the problem and not simply address the symptoms. One of the things that occurs when a person deals with a chronic illness is you learn to pay attention to your body and the signals it sends you on a daily basis. It’s amazing how checked out we are when it comes to paying attention to the needs of the physical. In our western culture we have developed our minds to the point of aggressively pushing on while ignoring how we are feeling. This way of life has been a detriment to our society as a whole and the proof is in the statistics of this country’s health care.

At 58 I have made great strides in regaining my health and definitely feel better than I did 6 years ago. By the time I’ve reached 60 I want the whole ‘Enchilada’ and I would like to take as many of you with me as possible.

There are many ways and various levels on which one may achieve healing. When life circumstances caused me to ‘STOP’ I was forced to listen. I could do nothing but sit, sleep, be quiet and ‘BE WITH ME’. This is not something we do well in our culture. Most of the time we keep running to avoid being with ‘ME’.

I know I’m being philosophical at this point and I will in the future be giving more direct information on what I have discovered and implemented in my life to regain my health.

Let me remind you I am not making any statements or claims that say this product or action will heal this or take care of that. This is my journey and personal story of what has worked for me. Take what you think or feel may feed you and chew on it for a while. Do what feels right for you.  I am definitely an advocate of taking responsibility for the health choices and changes one makes for themselves.  This is not about me taking someone’s hand and leading them blindly down a path.  This is about us walking side by side as we support each other in our healing and moving forward, however that looks and in whatever form it may take.  This is my journey, but as you join with me it will also become your journey and I would like to walk that path with you.  I now have the strength to lend support to others who are struggling but determined to address whatever challenges they are facing at this time.