If you flip open the March issue of Natural Health, there's a great excerpt from Kris Carr's book "Crazy Sexy Diet." If you don't know Kris, in 2003 she was diagnosed with incurable liver cancer. Instead of dying, she reinvented her health (and her life). Eight years later, she's sick, but stable. This, she credits, to an altered diet/environment, free from toxins, processed foods, caffeine, white flour, animal fats, and acidic foods (it also helps that she has a great attitude).
Many of her suggestions, I'm already implementing. Processed foods have been expunged from my freezer.
Supplements, along with juicing, have become daily staples.
The one thing I could improve is my self-talk.
As a life coach, I appreciate the power of positive thinking; I also believe it's important to honor your experience. With that in mind, I'm always seeking to balance what's true for me with what empowers me (Ie: Saying I feel great when my leg feels like it's going to fall off DOES NOT inspire me. Saying I am strong and I will get through this does).
So, that said, here are some positive but true thoughts I am kicking around today: It won't always be this way. I am not my body. I have choices. I am powerful. Good will come of this. And my new favorite, stolen from Kris, Each step is a victory. Each fall, a lesson.
Altered Today: Getting creative with what I say to myself.