“Being aware” is not an action step.
It may inspire you to take action, and it may not.
Making someone aware is lip service. Asking good questions is a step in the right direction. Discussion can give life to inspiration.
Inspired action requires that you get past denial.
Denial is very popular. It feels good. That is, until your problem gets right in your face.
Even though at this point, you are suffering the consequences of your denial, you may still cling to it.
Until you take back your power, you will not feel better, and you can’t heal from heart disease or any other disease.
Can you take inspired action, and still be in denial?
That is a good question. Usually denial is what keeps you on the side line, or keeps you so attached to your disease process that you never seek help to heal. If you can’t imagine yourself feeling good and living well, then you won’t be able to achieve it.
Recently I came across a story that tore my heart out. The story is about a young woman who was definitely taking inspired action.
She was a role model for inspired action, and her family loved and cherished her.
She had struggled with a weight issue all her life. Her family and friends, and even her “shrink”, considered her a hypochondriac and often joked with her about it. (After all, she wasn’t too proud to admit that she was.) Her many complaints fell on deaf ears, and she brushed any concern aside out of habit.
Until……her final complaint.
“I am so dizzy,” she told her mother over the phone.
Then the line went dead and a 19 years young woman, in the prime of her life, was gone.
Over the years she had learned to ignore her discomfort:
- heavy sweating
- not being able to catch her breath
- being overtired
- working hard to lose weight with little results
- tendency to be “lazy”
This beautiful young woman lost her life to a congenital heart disease called myocardial bridging—a defect where an artery, instead of going where it’s supposed to in the heart actually goes through the heart muscle.
Her story was written by a close friend, who wishes that the American Heart Association would do a better job of raising awareness about Congenital Heart Defects, and remind people that often, genetics is the only cause.
Do you know that there are tests, treatments, and surgical repair for congenital heart defects?
Most people don’t. If you are far too young for heart disease, but experience symptoms like the ones listed above…..please complain loudly to your health care provider.
Be heard and live!
If you are listening to the American Heart Association, be aware that they promote profitable Cholesterol Lowering Drugs without warning us of the dangers.
Find out what the AHA won’t tell you!
Join The Life Breath Club and get all your questions answered by The Life Breath Coach.
That’s what The Life Breath Club is for!
This is a private membership site to protect your medical privacy.
Carrie Tucker, RCP
The Life Breath Coach
Heart Failure Solutions
PS– Remember everyday:
- Relax and Release tension
- Exhale Slowly
- Be active in a way that adds joy to your life
Plus pure water ~whole foods~sunshine~and laughter