Q&A: When Life Gets in the Way

Stephanie, help me, after being so sick, I am now ‘on my way home because of an unexpected’ death. My body is falling apart in spite of doing all I can.

I am SO sorry that you are going through all of this! There are a few things that you can do.

First, try to stay eating clean. I know how hard it is especially when you’re grieving but it is really important to keep your strength up. If you can, try to make smoothies. Use 1/2 cup of baby spinach, a banana and then frozen fruits that are your favorites. You can use water, almond milk or coconut water – about 1/2 cup also. These will help keep your energy up.

That will help physically but let’s talk mentally. What you’ve been going through recently is so hard and emotions will no doubt affect your physical body. I’d like to make a few suggestions in this area to you and you can choose to do all or some. Whatever feels good to you.

1- start a gratitude journal. It can even be on the notepad of your phone. Just sit in a quiet room for a few minutes and reply your day and pull our 3 words or feelings that were positive that day. There are some apps if you have a smartphone that you can use if you’d like – even on our darkest days there is some good. Here’s an example of how simple it can be. “cuddles from my puppy; sound of birds chirping; warm weather in March”

2- There is a book that I love that helps you understand the way that you want to feel. It’s been really helpful for me and fellow fibro clients because we have a tendency to turn off our emotions and feelings and become numb because it helps us deal with the pain to be numb. I also have a dear friend who is a grief counselor who has all of her clients purchase this book and they work through it during their sessions together to help with the grieving process.The book is called Desire Map from Danielle LaPorte – here is the link http://amzn.to/1po89zF.

3- Lastly, I would recommend asking the Angels for help. I’m not sure what your religious status is but to me Angels are a metaphor for putting your desires out and firmly believing they’re possible. To do this you need to feel in your heart that you deserve what you’re asking for. I close my eyes, slow my breathing, listen to my surroundings and then when I’m ready I speak outloud what I need. Here’s an example of when I spoke to them about the passing of my friend recently “Angels, I know that you are busy but I would be so honored if you could help me. Angels, Please look after my dear friend Scott’s wife and 2 beautiful children that he left here when he chose to go home and be with his maker. Angels, I ask that you hold them close through their grieving process and give them strength to move forward. Angels, I thank you from the bottom of my heart” I’ve also asked for things for myself like “Angels, please help me today and give me the strength to battle this illness and come out the other side a victor.” Even if you don’t believe in Angels, just saying it outloud and affirming your desire will help you in the healing process.

I again am so sorry to hear that you are having such a difficult time. I will be sending you lots of positive healing vibes and ask the Angels to hold you and your family tight during this difficult time. Just be careful with your diet and even though you’re mourning remember that there is always good surrounding you – all you have to do is look for it. It could be as simple as a butterfly or beautiful bird crossing your path. Please keep in touch and let me know how you’re doing! xx Stephanie

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