On June 26, 2014, I decided to take charge of my life. I embarked on a total lifestyle intervention focused on 5 key areas of my health: nutrition, exercise, stress management, brain health, and having more love and support in my life.
Focusing on me meant I had to rid my life of all toxic things and people. Anything that did not serve to benefit my health in any of the aforementioned 5 categories had to go, including my mother. I wrote her a 4 page letter telling her that I loved her but had to love her from a comfortable-for-me distance.
I’ve been a people pleaser my entire life, and after getting this MS diagnosis, I was still trying to please others… make sure other people were happy and taken care of. That wasn’t serving me well. I believe that diminishing my risk of stress has helped me see the positive progress I’ve made thus far.
This song is my anthem as I become the person I’m destined to be.
Happy 2015 to you… and me.