Release fear and live!
When I was diagnosed with skin cancer, the first feeling I had was fear. Fear that I would die. Fear of not knowing when, or how often the cancer would reappear. Fear of not being able to be outdoors and do the things that I love the most. Fear that I would forever have to bath in the disgusting smell of sunscreen for the rest of my life.
When I found out I had Hashimotos (an autoimmune thyroid disorder) fear again was the first thing that came to mind. Fear of what I had done to my body. Fear of being a fraud as a functional health practitioner. I should have known better. Fear of the long journey I had ahead to get my health back.
Fear can be paralyzing.
Fear paralyzed me at first. I beat myself up for weeks, letting my inner critic get the best of me. I had my own little pity party and no one was invited but me. Once I released the fear of my situations, I was able to push forward and heal.
Obviously I didn’t die from cancer if I’m writing this email. I’ve been cancer-free for over 10 years now.
And I was in remission with Hashimotos just 6 months after being diagnosed.
Both of my health scares have led me to be an even more successful functional health practitioner, AND live a more fulfilling life!
I spend days basking in the sun, traveling and for the most part, living my best life without a care in the world.
When we face fear, we let go of old stories that have been holding us back.
I had to let go of the stories I told myself about my health in order to move forward. I had to face the fear of changing my lifestyle in order to truly discover my ideal health and weight.
If I don’t have a drink at dinner what will my friends think?
I don’t want to cause a scene if I don’t have the wine and cheese.
I don’t want to be “that” person at the table asking for a gluten-free menu.
I don’t want to test my hormones because I’m afraid of changes I might have to make.
What if I’ve screwed up my chances to get pregnant.
If I don’t do it myself, it won’t get done.
These are real fears that either myself, or my clients, have faced. Any of them sound familiar?
Fear can control our thoughts and ability to heal.
Fear can keep you stuck in an unhealthy state of mind and/or being. Finding a way to release fear is the first step in taking back your health and your power.
In this week’s video and blog, I want to help you release fear so you can live your best life and feel like yourself again or for the very first time.
To be fearless in your health is to believe that no matter what comes your way you will find a way to thrive.
To be fearless in your mind is to be brave and bold in your thoughts and actions.
Fear has a positive intention for all of us. It keeps us safe and brings our attention to where it is needed most. It’s an instinct we’ve used since the beginning of time for survival, but in our modern day world instead of leaning into it for the valuable clues it holds, we feel ashamed and hide.
Learning how to harness your fear, to make it work for you instead of against you, is one of the ways you can overcome any health challenge you might be facing and live a more fulfilling life.
Fear can control your thoughts and your ability to heal.
It’s a low vibrational feeling or energy that has been shown to strongly correlate with autoimmune conditions, parasites, bacteria and yeast overgrowth and other chronic conditions.
Aside from bringing your mood down, negative thoughts can also trigger the release of toxic bio-chemicals in the body disrupting its natural state of balance.
Changing your routine or way of being to support your health can seem scary because the unknown is scary for your programmed brain. The most primal part of our brain will have us repeat the same things over and over again because the outcomes are predictable, even if the actions aren’t best for us.
This is the same phenomenon that occurs when people rebound back to bad relationships or habits, it’s not healthy but the primitive part of your brain knows it’s survivable making it seem easier to repeat a routine even if it’s no longer serving you.
When you face the fear, you let go of the old stories that have been holding you back from being your best self, and you naturally improve your health.
So how do you release fear and live life to the fullest?
When you feel tightness, a stressful wave or heaviness, give yourself 3 minutes to identify the underlying concern and clear it out using these 3 steps:
- What is my fear in this situation?
- What is my truth?
- Act on that truth.
This shifts your course and allows you to create a new path leaving the old, outdated routines and fear behind.
Healthy is a way of being, not just doing.
You can “do” all of the healthy things…
Get good sleep
Meditate, deep breath, etc.
But if you’re letting fear run your life, you’ll always feel like you are swimming against the current trying to get results and as if nothing is working.
I have also found that running the right lab tests to find the missing pieces of your health puzzle and getting objective data to give you direction in regards to diet, rest, exercise, supplementation and toxin removal to be hugely helpful in releasing fear about the unknown so you can confidently move forward.
This has proven to be true in overcoming my own health issues. When diagnosed with skin cancer and Hashimotos, I immediately dove into doing functional lab testing to uncover all of my healing opportunities and to create a personalized health-building program.
When I share test results with clients, they commonly say receiving their test results was like Christmas, a gift of clues that gives them clarity by showing them all of the possibilities they have to heal and feel like their best self too.
Releasing fear is one of the energetic keys to thriving with any health, weight or energy issue.
What fear(s) are you ready to release today?
Let me know below for some accountability to live your best life!