I used to feel like a 24-year-old trapped in a 90-year-old body.
In my darkest moments, I lost all semblance of independence.
I couldn’t shave my legs, put my hair in a ponytail, get into bed, or even put my pants on by myself.
I was 24 going on 90, and I was miserable. Not only was I in constant chronic pain, but I also had so much shame and embarrassment wrapped up around it.
I kept telling myself a “normal” 24 year old should be able to put their own pants on or get a restful night’s sleep with no pain.
I was embarrassed by the way the pain was changing my body. I had a limp, and I wasn’t as fit as I used to be. I didn’t want my friends and family to see me this way, and I retreated into myself.
Those were my dark moments. I’m happy to say that state is not my present moment. Today chronic pain (and the tumultuous state it put my mind in), does not rule my life. My body is not controlling my mind, and my god does that feel amazing.
The funny thing is, I now realize that I was my biggest barrier to breaking out of that state of constant pain. I had to start looking internally instead of relying on external “fixes”. I had to trust in myself, shed limiting believes, and open my heart and my mind. The best part You can do it too 💕😀
Mineral Monday - Fluorite
Stone of clear thought, communication
Fluorite has many uses, and like most minerals has a cleansing and stabilizing aura. Fluorite however, is unique in its ability to assist with clearing the mind of busy thought and bring in clear and effective communication. I would liken the process to opening a window and bringing in fresh air. 🍃
Fluorite reminds us that communication is not only something we do with other people, we also communicate with ourselves. To be honest with others, we must first be honest with ourselves.
Being honest means dissolving the idea that our insecurities are the truth, and recognizing our unhelpful behaviors in a compassionate way. "Honestly, I am perfect the way I am, body and mind. I am learning from my mistakes, and I am open to change." When we stop labeling ourselves and feeding our self-deprecating thoughts, we stop doing doing it to others and are able to be compassionate and clear communicators. 💜
Happy full moon! Rest up!
Why is it we can give so easily to others, but we rarely give and show love to ourselves
Nourishh is built on a foundation of self-love and self-preservation, nourishing the body and mind, whilst looking after the planet we all share 🌎
*NEW CLASS* Healing Yoga
Mondays* 6-7:15pm at BodyWorks Depot Square
This balanced practice begins with mindful, gentle movement and eases into longer held, supported yin and restorative postures. Guided breathwork and meditation techniques are offered to release tension in the body and mind and leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed. Open to all levels, including beginners and those with movement limitations.
Tonight's first class is being offered for free. Please message me if you plan to attend.
*There will be no class on Monday, May 27th/Memorial Day