As a School Counselor with 25 years of experience, I tried every trick in the book to help my students cope with their emotional struggles and have used those same strategies for myself: deep breathing, meditation, visualization, reframing, positive thinking, etc. I thought I had a decent toolbox, until…
Roughly six years ago, I noticed a significant change in my energy level. It started with what felt like a summer flu. I was in the midst of my Sprint Triathlon training season and felt like I hit a brick wall. I rested for a few days and hopped back on my bike only to find that it felt like I was pedaling through sludge every single time.
Over time, my symptoms grew worse. I found that I needed a nap just by going to a grocery store, or sometimes after taking a shower. It was crushing. I rested, I slept, I tried not to push myself, but everytime I started to get a bit of energy and tried to do some light activity, I fell backwards again.
I entered the rat maze of trying to find answers via traditional western medicine. I saw doctor after doctor with no answers to speak of. Months of trying to find answers only paved the way for my symptoms to become more debilitating. I felt like that rat maze had no escape.
To my surprise, I finally found a doctor who practiced functional medicine. He really listened to my symptoms and helped me find some answers. The answer I wasn’t expecting, though, was EFT. This doctor referred me to a practitioner who used EFT to help with the emotional burden of chronic health issues. Little did I know how it would completely change my life!
Through the use of EFT, I recognized that I wasn’t really listening to my body even though it was screaming at me through my symptoms. I was so focused on my job, my family, my friends, and everything else that I didn’t take the time to really tune into what I truly needed. I learned how the mind, body, and emotions are inextricably connected. I could not truly take care of myself without addressing all pieces of the whole.
Over time, and with the use of EFT, I have learned how to listen to my body, my thoughts, and my emotions. And not only do I listen, I have this incredible set of tools at my fingertips to help me shift from feeling overwhelmed and exhausted to feeling vibrant and full of gratitude! Now I wake up loving that I get to help people heal. I go to bed at night thanking my lucky stars that I can do meaningful work and have energy for my family AND for me! And the best part is that when I help people heal, it nourishes my SOUL. It fuels me!
I want this kind of soul joy for everyone! That’s why I do the work that I do.
I know how painful it can be when your lifestyle, particularly working in education, is overwhelming your body’s health and I have dedicated myself to helping TONS of beautiful souls find their joy.