In late October, I ended up in the ER after months of ignoring an increase of severity in symptoms stemming from the genetic disorder/mutation: homozygous MTHFR C677T.
Without going too deep into what that is, essentially, I need to live a supremely healthy lifestyle in order to keep the chronic symptoms of brain fog, dizziness, fatigue, aches, and so forth at bay. During a post-ER visit and Christmas-Hallmark-movie-marathon-epiphany, I realized that I cannot continue living the fast paced, unbalanced, suffocating lifestyle I’ve been holding onto.
For about three years, this health issue has amplified and caused many physical, mental, and emotional challenges and I think it is time I make the necessary shifts to change that.
I am dedicating myself to healing my mind, body, and spirit.
This is going to be a full overhaul. I need to let go of the bad habits that are exasperating my physical symptoms, fueling negative thoughts about myself, and keeping me from the healthy, balanced, and happy life I want to have.
How will I be doing this?
(In addition to seeking medical advice from doctors). I am unrolling my yoga mat, pulling out my meditation pillow, shuffling my medicine cards, seeking guidance from wellness champions, going on spirit hikes, and saging the bejeezus out of my home.
As someone who has dropped a lot of habits in the past, I’m looking to use this space to both track this journey and to also hold myself accountable. At this stage of the game, I am either going to keep trudging down my unhealthy path and get worse or I can do the work I need to give my body the support it needs to be well.
I know there are a lot of folks out there who are also living with chronic health issues, so if you have any suggestions, guidance, or ideas around what I should incorporate into my wellness practice, please reach out!
Reflections of a Philosophically inclined Fitness and Lifestyle Blogger