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When the process to wellness is discouraging ...


You’ve been dealing with a chronic health issue for a while, much longer than you ever expected, and after countless appointments, time and money, you’re left with a repetitive series of disappointments and a nagging doubt that you'll ever reach the solution you’ve been chasing.

"Wellness is a journey," they tell you, but you’ve been sailing this ocean for a while, and without a compass, you find yourself lost in a personal sea of symptoms, and your health destination is nowhere in sight.

Who can help you?

And will anyone truly take the time to see you, see your unique puzzle, and be interested in finding the missing piece you’ve been searching for? If you can relate to these feelings, you’re not alone, and you've probably been on the road to wellness for a good while.

I'm writing this post because I want to personally reassure you, as someone who has struggled with chronic health issues, the answer is yes!

Yes, you can find help

Yes, there is a solution

Yes, your impossible can be made possible

I'm writing this post because I want to personally reassure you, as someone who has struggled with chronic health issues, the answer is yes!

Over the years, I had developed an unnerving list of people and remedies to which I followed with little or no success. You might have something that looks similar, and accumulated a long list of people you've seen and things you've tried.

Western doctors, physicians, surgeons, naturopaths, Chinese medicine doctors, nutritionists, homeopaths, chiropractors, osteopaths, Shamans, psychiatrists, therapists, acupuncturists, applied kinesiologists, energy workers, physiotherapists, masseurs, reiki practitioners, healers, meditation teachers ... etc.

The sad fact is that the majority of practitioners I saw were not able to help in any way, which often led to a disillusion of what I thought was possible for my own healing. These repeated disappointments and dealing with chronic issues for years can quite easily bring you to the brink of giving up ... a place I've been more than once. 

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What you find, however, is that the problems you're dealing with don't go away just because you stop trying to fix them.

Personally, the hardest thing for me is mustering up the courage to find a new practice, make a new appointment and relive that initial consultation experience.

This time, with a longer history, and what feels like an ever-shrinking patience for meandering attempts at treatment.

Your healthcare practitioner sees you as a fresh face and cannot possibly understand how many times you've been in this position before, forked out the money and taken the time to be there for a hope at change and healing.

However, on your journey to wellness, my message to you is this: There is an answer to whatever you're looking for, and despite the struggles you might experience, I believe that there is always hope.

I have found transformation to chronic issues I believed at one point might never change. My willingness to persist and to continually put myself out there brought me to find healing that worked for me. 

There was a problem I was clamoring to fix, and there was also a key to unlocking it, and finding the freedom, agency and health I needed.

So if you ever feel lost or hopeless, or want to give up on your journey to wellness, I want to implore you to not give up hope. 

For my chronic issue, there was a reason I had it and more importantly, a path to finding my way out and back to wellness.

These are my personal pieces of advice that I learned through years of trial and error:

⁃ Find a practitioner who takes the time to listen and understand what you’re going through.

⁃ Listen to yourself when you feel a treatment isn’t working and make the decision to move on.

⁃ Choose to cut off a practitioner who won’t invest themselves in your solution, or sees you as a 15-minute block to rotate in and out.

- Anyone who makes you feel smaller or is dismissive in any way is not a good fit, even if they come with a trusted recommendation.

⁃ Find a practitioner who engages in detailed and specific diagnostic tactics. (Applied kinesiology muscle response testing can be an invaluable tool for discovering the foundation of a chronic problem.)

⁃ Stay open minded and broaden your style of treatments, even if you’re skeptical.

- Don’t take repeated disappointments as a predictive outcome for the future.

⁃ Remember that miracles are real.

As the saying goes, when you're in it, you can't see the forest from the trees, but if you keep moving, eventually you'll find your way out.

~ Wellness is a journey, but it’s also a destination you deserve ~

 


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