I recently posted this on my Facebook page:
If I could share one tidbit of what I've learned in ALL my health and wellness training and throughout ALL my tough life lessons these past few years, it's this: it's all about honesty and vulnerability. GETTING REAL.
I had the opportunity to have a long conversation with an old friend today. She and I caught up on life, compared notes about current health struggles (she shares my funky gut condition that seens to affect so many women my age) and then, we got REAL.
I love these conversations. Where we go deep. Cry together. Have A-HA moments. And hang up feeling more empowered and more confidant than we did going in.
This transformation has taken time. I didn’t used to go deep all that often. Maybe after one too many glasses of wine or on a long car drive with a friend who was going through a tough time. But on a Monday afternoon, just because? Uh, no way.
But something’s changed inside me. Maybe it’s due to all the mind-body connection education I have received. Or possibly it’s from to the calming voice of Brene Brown that is ever-present on my laptop of podcast queue. It is most definitely because of the healing power I have experienced as I addressed repressed emotion and my truest desires... and fears. (Sayonara chronic constipation! Nice to know ya unexplained migraine headaches! Bon Voyage nagging neck pain!)
All I know is that my truth, is everyone’s truth. Peel back the layers of the onion. Get real with yourself, your spouse, your friends, your family. The life and health you seek are there for the taking, but the cost of admission is your vulnerability and honesty. Too many of seek comfort, pleasure, and distraction in ways that, consciously or unconsciously, sabotage our bodies.
This is THE quote I share most often with clients that are seeking health advice:
You can measure a person’s success in life by how many
hard conversations they are willing to have.
To watch two people having a REAL conversation, please enjoy this 20 minute video featuring two of my favorite people: the one and only Brene Brown and Mother Oprah