“At the center of your being
you have the answer;
you know who you are
and you know what you want.”
― Lao Tzu
What is being in chronic pain during your cycle like for you day in day out?
Pretty exhausting I would imagine, I bet that it kinda rules your life. I suspect it’s dictating to you when you can go out, eat, sleep, exercise, work, holiday, look after your family, have sex and having a social life can be really hard.
It completely governs your thoughts, and your life. “Will I be ok today?” “What if I get my period while I’m away?” “I’m a terrible friend/lover/partner because I have had to bail on something AGAIN. Life is so shit because I am always in so much pain and that makes me really frustrated and depressed, it’s so unfair why do I have to be like this?”
You could say on some level it was some perverse purgatory lifestyle that you are finding yourself in, living a half life, just trudging through the best you can with what you have.
Now, I know there is no cure for many of the hormonal diseases that women suffer with, and that is just like another slap in the face isn’t it?
Having Endo, Adeno, PCOS, fibroids, cysts, hormonal disruptions, irregular or heavy bleeding, PMS is no walk in the park, it can rob you of your life. So little is known about them that it can really feel like we are all walking around in the dark. Being offered a whole host of medications and surgeries that are quite frankly a bit hit and miss.
What if there was another way to think about it?
We have these diseases and they aren’t going away, but what if we were to get symptom free of them? Isn’t that just as good a place to be?
So what if the lifestyle we are in currently changed to a lifestyle that benefited us? It sounds great doesn’t it? Almost too good to be true, and it scares the shit out of most of us because the changes seem so unreal and unobtainable.
If you look at anything in life as a whole it is overwhelming, my husband and I joke to each other now about the length of time we have been together and really look forward to spending the rest of our lives together. But imagine one of us saying to each other on our first date I’m going to be with you for the rest of my life, there would most likely never have been a second! Its a slow burn, you date you hang out and then before you know it years have gone by and it’s like there was never a time you weren’t together.
Working with hormonal diseases is pretty similar; the lifestyle changes that can be made can drastically reduce symptoms. Sometimes something as simple as changing your sanitary brand or maybe something a bit bigger like cutting out sugar. I hear the gasps as I write that!
It is all doable little by little, day after day, putting yourself first, knowing what you are doing is starving out the shit that is in your body, making it harder for it to make your life a misery, and regaining some sort of control over your life once more.
We all have choices.
I make no bones about looking at the holistic natural approach to working with hormones and the disease that surround them. If you know it isn’t for you that’s great, but if you are curious or want to give it a try then lets chat.
I really want to help you to open up the choices that are around you, I love my work so much and helping women to be more comfortable in their lives is the best feeling EVER.
Find me at www.thewellwomanproject.com