Hey, heyyyyy.😻 So, I thought I’d change things up a bit today...I’ve met some new friends recently, & I’m so thankful for those of you who genuinely want to connect & follow along. There are some fresh faces around here, so I thought I’d do a little recap...reintroducing myself & my reason for creating this space.
I started TGOG at the end of January, as a way to share my (very LONG) journey & quest in healing my total body. Over 20 years ago, I was diagnosed with a very severe form of mono/Epstein-Barr, & as a result, have lived with a compromised immune system & chronic pain for most of my adult life. My 20’s were very painful, my early 30’s not much easier, & the mental/emotional aspect of these life segments were more difficult than the physical. In my mid-thirties, I started to turn a hopeful corner, through proper treatments & finally finding the right care, after a two-decade search for help.
I know social media has blown up with people who’ve shared their own journeys, & I think it’s awesome...there’s infinite space for everyone. Personally, it was on my heart to share my unique path, because I always looked “fine” from the outside, which often complicated things. From explaining my pain to countless health professionals, to justifying my feelings & handling my own internal monologue...I often felt alone. I told myself: one day, I’m going to make sure I do my part, in hopes to help so that others don’t feel this way.
Of course this journey is still on going, & I have tried my best to be transparent about the fact that healing is not linear...and wellness is much more than green juices (which I don’t even drink🤣) & trendy workout classes. Those things are all wonderful; but there are many components to healing, & I feel it’s important to recognize them, even the not-so-pretty parts. It’s imperative to remember that if your health is suffering in any form—physical, mental, or emotional—YOU ARE FAR FROM ALONE. Everyone has a story, & it’s crucial to remember this when feeling as though you’re standing in the dark.
It’s also vital to pay attention to our pain, & to be kind to our bodies when we feel like.....(CONTINUED below)👇🏻👇🏻