Is This You?
Do you find yourself thinking or saying these things?
- I’m sick and tired of being sick, tired and hurting all the time. There are so many things I want to do. Will I always feel like I have to miss out on my own life, my kids’ lives, my friends, my family…?
- I’m too young to feel this old. I move like an old woman; I hurt like an old woman… but I don’t feel old on the inside. Will I always feel like a prisoner in my own body?
- I was just diagnosed and have no idea what to do next. I don’t even know anyone else with fibromyalgia! What will I do? Who can I talk to?
- I wish I didn’t have to take so many medications. I worry about all the side effects. Aren’t there some natural options that cause fewer problems and can help my body to heal?
- I’m so frustrated that people don’t understand what I deal with every day. My family doesn’t understand; my friends don’t understand; my doctor doesn’t even understand. Sometimes I feel so alone in dealing with all of this. How can I get the help I need when I can’t even find someone who understands what I’m going through?
- I know that eating better will make a difference in how I feel and that I need to lose weight, but I can’t really exercise and I am too tired to cook for every meal. Is there a program that actually works and provides life-altering results, but doesn’t require a lot of work?
If this sounds familiar, you’re in great company. Those are all things I’ve said before too.
Would you describe yourself with this kind of attitude?
- Ready to try something new to get new results. What I’ve been doing just isn’t working.
- Willing to be coached. I’m open to learning new ideas and ways of doing things that will provide results.
- Have a “whatever it takes” attitude towards reclaiming my health and life.
- Understand that this will be a journey. With a Coach beside me, the journey will be easier and the goal attainable.
- Committed to putting in the effort to feeling better and actually living again.
Are these among your personal values?
- Humor. I realize that sometimes the best thing to do is just laugh at myself and life as a fibro babe. After all, I DO look pretty silly with those ice packs on sometimes!
- Self-Care. Even if I haven’t been very good at it, I do know the importance of taking care of myself so that I have something to give to others.
- Freedom. I really want to be free to do the things that I love; free from medication and its side effects; free from pain and fatigue. Free to be fully ME.
- Hope. I believe that someday things will be better… even if I don’t know how or when. Sometimes it’s just a tiny little spark of hope, but it’s there.
- Compassion. I’m compassionate with others and understand that I need to be compassionate with myself as well.
If these sound like you, then we would work well together! I invite you to…
- Find out how I can help you.
- Schedule a complimentary consultation or contact me with any questions you have.
- Learn more about me and my fibromyalgia story, if you haven’t already.
- Stay in touch by signing up for my Hope & Healing and/or Healthy Habits e-newsletters.
- Or just say hello, because it can be so helpful to talk to someone who really understands what you’re going through.