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Story 82

© Illustration by Life in Lyme Light.

How has Lyme Disease affected your life? What inspires you?

Everyone has a story, and mine was making me sick. Like many women, I was prescribing to the ‘Do More, Be More’ Story written on the invisible tablets of our society. Little did I know, the chase after more was slowly tearing down my body. The first sign of weakness came in my early 20s. I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome accompanied with its partners: anxiety, depression, and GI discomfort.

Yet, still I kept DOING… doing everything I could to be ‘better.’ I worked out harder, ate more strictly, and took medications and supplements. I tried countless different types of  therapies, from aroma to Reiki. However, as the years went on and my stress levels continued to rise, my health slowly but surely deteriorated until I could no longer work. For me, 40 was the new 70. Despite seeing more than ten doctors and specialists, I was becoming very sick and very sad.

Desperate for answers, I decided to try Functional Medicine, and I am SO glad I did. My Functional Medicine doctor was the only doctor who tested me for Lyme Disease. Being too sick to take the recommended treatment of heavy antibiotics, I was referred to the resident Naturopathic Doctor. Dr. Weber’s holistic approach not only addressed my physical health but also my emotional, mental, and spiritual health as well.

As the pollution of ruinous narratives cleared, I discovered a new story: the ‘Be You, Love You’ Story. The more I embraced this new prescription of cheerful words and consciously celebrated my worth, the better I felt.

For the first time ever, I learned how to align my words, my worth, and my wellness.

Celebrating worth isn’t always easy. Some days life makes you forget you ever had any. I get it!

As a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach, I am here to cheer you on. You can count on me to listen to your story (words), celebrate your character strengths (worth), and create healthy habits that stick (wellness).

Are you ready to align your words, your worth, and your wellness?

Let’s do it together! Click here for health coaching!

Lyme gave me an opportunity to find my true self. I spent so many hours home alone with just me and my thoughts. And at that time they were not great ones. But once I changed them, I changed my health. And I found my inner strength. I found me.

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