During the winter in Scotland I decided to boot my health up the ass.
Having suffered candida, chronic fatigue on and off most of my adult life the menopause came and really woke me up.
Health, be honest, we take it for granted until it gets taken away, or until you get older.
For me it was pain, chronic pain, aches in my lower back and shoulder, pain that I knew I could get rid off, but didnt bother my arse until it got to a level of waking me up.
That still intrigues me, why on Earth did I wait until then to do something about it?
I think that is how most of us behave.
As Hale Dwoskin says, most of us are not suffering enough to make the changes.
This time I am not waiting. I feel fab but know I can feel even better than this as I did at the end of the Immersion Retreat. I would like to feel that way for at least most of the rest of my life. I am well over 3/4 through it, why would I not make the most of these last 25 or so years, if I am lucky.
I lost another friend a few weeks ago and her daughter wrote a poignant and gut busting, tear jerking post on facebook about the choices we make. When her mum died they had enormous support and everyone asked the question "is there anything we can do"?
Yes there is, you can make choices to ensure you stay here with your children and family for as long as possible.
Watching anyone die when you feel "if only they had not done so much of this" you would maybe still be here, makes it harder, makes death more senseless.
The things that we choose to do on a daily basis that destroy the body.
The things that we know we should not do but we do anyway.
Is it cigarettes, is it alcohol, is it spending all your spare time on the sofa watching harmful tv, is it negative attitudes and relationships, is it junk food, I could go on, but I know you get it.
Life is about balance and we all know and have seen people who have lived the life and made it to a good old age.
Life is also about fun, joy, love and vitality.
Being happy and detached is definitely the way ahead, but todays information overloaded fear based media makes that a challenge.
Even when you do all the good stuff there are no guarantees because we still do not fully understand why some people get sick.
We are emotional beings, everyone functions differently within that, impossible for science to measure.
But we do know when we are out of balance.
Just like we know when our computer slows down and need some attention, same with our car, we know action has to be taken.
So this fast is me taking action. Give the body which has served me incredibly well because I have abused it big time.
I was mindless, I had no idea my words, feelings and beliefs stressed it so bad.
Partying every weekend for most of my life must have taken its toll.
Now it squeaks, quite literally lol it needs oils, water, sunshine, nutrients and love and attention along with respect.
Will my choices break my children and grandchildrens hearts?
I can take action as from now and do my best for my body and my family and friends.
Vitality and love for life is your birthright.
Sometimes you just need to take some action to feel it again.