Are you curious about the power of your thoughts over your body’s ability to heal? Do you feel a little or crazy stuck on the autoimmune paleo (AIP) protocol and wonder if there is something you can do to optimize your healing without relying on only your diet, supplements, adequate sleep or external factors? What if I told you it would take a lot of commitment to change but it was a direct investment in YOU and would enrich every aspect of your life, not only your health?
What I’m talking about is your MINDSET, my friend. It’s something we often take for granted, like it’s a given, but actually can be changed with regular attention, intention and some love. Your mindset affects your LIFE on a deep, profound level. Think of it as your LENS for life.
As little as a few years ago, I would have frequent moments or days of utter discouragement, frustration, worry, overwhelm, and even despair. I had already been on the AIP diet for several years to manage my autoimmune spinal arthritis and lower my inflammation, but I would spend much or most of many days focusing on what was wrong with my life — my son’s behavioral issues, our months of no income after my husband left his law career to pursue a more fulfilling career path, my occasional flares — mostly absorbed in worry about our family’s future. I frequently thought, “If only my husband would get his career figured out, if only my son would start behaving well, then we would be fine and everything would work out.”
I felt like life ruled me, and I was powerless to do anything about it.
It wasn’t until two to three years ago after seeing my husband begin serious work on his own mindset that I finally started to realize that I had the power within MYSELF to change the way I think, and in doing so, I could CHOOSE to fill my happiness and joy cup without depending on others to fill it for me.
The more I work on my mindset, the more I realize how much more painful it was to be that negative-focused person I was three years ago.
I no longer complain and blame others for how I feel, and that is the most freedom I have felt my whole adult life. My mood is more predictable. I now know I have control; I have a choice; I’m not just a victim to life and its circumstances. I take full responsibility, and that’s FREEDOM! The control is right here, within me! Challenges are no longer imposing obstacles; I see them as fuel for the fire in my soul to please the Lord and set the best example I can for my family, friends, and the world.
I’ve built this site to spark your desire and decision to make a lifelong change in your mindset. A change that empowers you to feel and achieve all that you desire, not held back by your autoimmunity. A change that will not happen overnight but with commitment, will transform you into the best YOU.
At first, just focus on beginning to notice your thought patterns as if you were a third party observer. Sometimes it helps to journal or meditate with the help of an app over several days to more clearly observe what you’re thinking. Don’t judge at first, just observe.
Later, if you don’t feel comfortable with keeping those familiar thought patterns, you and only you can DECIDE to take committed, regular action to replacing those thoughts with ones that EMPOWER you. And in doing so, you will become a NEW WOMAN, my friend. One that you fall in love with more and more and one, like a butterfly, unfurling her WINGS into a bright, limitless future.
Your inner transformation awaits your resounding, “YES! I want to think in a way that helps me to heal better, feel better, and love myself better not only for myself but for my family and the WORLD!”
You, my friend, are WORTH the effort.
What you’re UNWORTHY of is a less than amazing mindset, and you know it too.
NOW is the time to unleash the REAL you!!!
Let’s DO THIS!!!