Let’s face it, it’s easy to be overwhelmed at the thought of making change. If anyone knows this it’s recovering people!! Yes, we want to be better people, not be slaves to our addiction, know where we parked the car or what we said last night… But change is hard work, stressful and we generally don’t seek it out.
The good news about getting sober is we get fairly quick results. We stop using and we feel better. Our heads clear, we know where the car is and we (mostly) say right things….or learn to keep our mouth shut!
Having the support of a recovering community or loved ones is also a huge help and makes the journey less stressful.
So, it’s no surprise that thinking about other lifestyle changes can make us want to run in the opposite direction! Often when I tell a recovering person that I am a Holistic Health Coach they politely step away or give me the “that’s nice for you” spiel. People think I’ve always been a health nut (hahahaaha!). If they only knew….
I get it. Who wants to take on another major personal life project? It’s overwhelming. Where to start? How to start? We are already too busy.
Sadly, many of us have to hit bottom. Again. This time in the health department. We fall into the trap of going to the Doctor and jump aboard the pharmaceutical merry go round.
What we don’t do is learn how to nourish and heal ourselves with excellent food and natural means. [click to continue…]