UPDATE March 4, 2012
Can you believe Easter is coming up again next month?
Where does the time go?
If you or your loved on are living with Heart Failure, time is more precious than ever!
Please take the following message to heart and take ACTION immediately!
You CAN heal from heart failure and absolutely any other illness you are suffering from!
Read on ….
Congestive heart failure symptoms cloud your perception and leave you without hope.
Easter time brings us Spring and new life.
Will Easter be a time of renewing for you?
Getting stuck in self destructive habits will tear you down. Hurting yourself is depressing!
What will it take to cause a shift to a more nurturing space?
How can Easter Sunday 2011 begin a season of hope and renewing for you?
I have been caregiving for over 25 years.
Caregivers do what they do because of the compassion that drives them. Nurturing others through their darkest hours takes more compassion than most people possess!
Caregivers stand in that compassionate place with such ease that they make it look effortless.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
The challenge for caregivers is to prioritize self care.
Burn out will sneak up on you. It happens gradually when you don’t notice that your grooming, social life and physical activities begin to fall away.
My burnout happened without me noticing. I just woke up one day and found myself sick and exhausted. I hurt from the top of my head to the tip of my toes, and I had no idea how I got there or what to do to change the situation.
The journey back to health was a process. Valuing my needs as much as those I cared for was often challenging for me.
Do you have difficulty valuing “me time”?
There are only so many hours in the day, and there is SO much that needs to be done!
My purpose drives me so much that it is easy to devalue my own needs. The world is facing an epidemic of heart failure!
Low oxygen level is one of the most devastating congestive heart failure symptoms, an it is snuffing out life at an alarming rate!
I am passionate about teaching the world to self nurture and beat heart failure BEFORE it beats YOU!
It is so easy to find reasons that you don’t have time to slow down and rest, work usually trumps fun, and running on empty makes exercise feel like torture.
I couldn’t value “me time” until my pain level became mind numbing.
By the time I hit rock bottom, I had lost hope.
I didn’t even look for answers until I lost everything.
I couldn’t work, I couldn’t sleep, and nothing helped the pain, absolutely nothing!
That brick wall of pain turned out to be my saving grace!
The pain made me surrender. It made me be still. I had no answers.
Surrender is the first step to becoming a student. When I was ready, my teachers appeared.
I’ve got to admit that I was very skeptical of the messages I was receiving from the Universe. It was all just too simple.
My doctor was offering me narcotics to fight the pain, so the simple wisdom that kept crossing my path seemed to be insignificant.
Respiratory therapists breathe for you when you can’t breathe for yourself.
It was hard for me to accept that I was not breathing properly and that my pain level would not improve until I improved my breathing.
Un-learning what you think to be true can be impossible.
I am humbly grateful that I was able to receive that message from the wonderful teachers who saved me from myself.
I was set free from my prison of pain when I began to make significant progress with better breathing!
Congestive Heart Failure is a disease process that robs your hope. Continue reading article