This experience has negatively impacted every aspect of my life. My physical and mental health have suffered. I felt (and still feel) traumatized and furious that this happened to me.
It was an incredibly lonely time in a life full of loneliness but it’s also when things really started to turn around for me.
“Breathing is a power switch to a vast network called the autonomic nervous system,” Nestor wrote.
The more I called bullshit on negative thought patterns, the more my health improved. The more I started consciously deciding what to think, the more my life improved.
Book Review: The Pleasure Trap: Mastering the Hidden Force that Undermines Health & Happiness by Douglas J. Lisle and Alan Goldhamer
Today, I’m so grateful for my disease and the constant struggles it has brought into my life. I’m stronger than Crohn’s disease and it took going through hell for me to realize that for myself. Now I use what I have learned through the many hardships and tough lessons I’ve experienced throughout my life to help others find a way out of the darkness.
“Why are you trying to lose weight when you’re already so skinny?” This is always the first question I get when I say I practice intermittent fasting. No, I’m not trying to lose weight. I’m giving my digestive system a break and practicing self-control.
When someone tells you, “You’re just lucky,” and dismisses all your hard work and dedication.
Book Review: The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity
Acknowledging their pain doesn’t devalue yours.