So last week was a very difficult one for my family. My daughter was diagnosed with a pediatric disease we had never heard of. Luckily, it is a very mild case, extremely treatable, and one that will not affect her long-term. The experience however was very emotional and eye opening. Whenever something happens to your children that is out of your control or power, it brings up feelings of vulnerability and powerlessness. We went to the doctor thinking it was something minor, and left feeling shaken to the core and unsettled. Your mind starts spinning and it is easy to let your emotions take over. Many of you reading this right now have had your own experiences of life throwing you a curve ball out of the blue. We all get comfortable in our existence not knowing that anything can happen when you least expect it.
That is exactly why I do what I do as a Life Coach and web show host. My passion is helping others live their life to the fullest, a life of no regrets, so that they can truly enjoy the moment for what it is and be fully awake to the beauty and joy around them when things are good. So many people go through life “asleep”, not really engaging in all the blessings and wonderful things right in front of them. Then when life does throw them a curve ball, it completely throws them off course. It is vital to be engaged in your life, get rid of minor complaints, and focus on everything positive. As my daughter was healing last week I talked with her about visualization and how profound it can be on your body. We talked about imagining the color green (healing color) and white, and fun ways she could visualize her body healing quickly. She had fun with this exercise-standing on a stage with green lights shining on her, or eating green apples, or taking a bath in green water. She wok e up the next day 100% better and believes she had something to do with it. I would never doubt her:) Here are some tips on overcoming your own obstacles when they present themselves to you.
1. Take a breath
Whenever something unexpected stops you in your tracks it is important to slow down and take some breaths. It is easy to get flustered and stressed, thus taking you away from moving through it as positively as possible. Slow down. Take some deep breaths. Clear your mind. This will help tremendously when going through challenges.
2. Do your research
As soon as we heard the diagnosis we went home and researched everything we could about her condition. We asked the doctors questions. We studied what other parents experienced and how we could be proactive in her healing. Research will make you feel more confident and empowered to get through your situation. One thing we did learn was that her immune system was simply not strong enough. She is a very picky eater and we need to find ways to get more nutrients into her body. It is very timely that I found SmartyPants multivitamins. Of course this doesn’t replace real vegetables and dietary needs, but I feel good that she is getting much needed Vitamin D, DHA, Omega 3s and more.
3. Stay positive
When going through something scary, it is vitally important to stay focused and positive. No matter what the situation, keeping a positive mindset will make you feel better. If you are having a hard time focusing on the positive, reach out to friends and family. They will offer the support you need to move through this time.
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