I am a 28 year old, high raw vegan, licensed social worker (MSW, LSW) healing from a "progressive" and "incurable" neurological disease, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (RSD/CRPS). Join me as I reflect, learn, grow, HEAL, and conquer. You can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org, follow me on Twitter at http://twitter.com/happyhealing44, friend me on facebook: facebook.com/prefontaine44, or
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Each time the holidays come around, especially starting at Halloween, my favorite holiday and the day (five years ago) that I intuitively knew my symptoms were no longer benign, I am filled with both wonder for what is ahead and nostalgia for the University of Miami and pain free days gone by. I know this time of year may be joyful and difficult for many of you for different reasons, but partcularly, if your family gatherings are the definition of the word 'dysfunction.' Luckily, my immediate family is as good as they get, but for some, old grudges, hurt feelings, negative past experiences, dysfunctional relationships can all be brought up and relived during this time of year -- meaning we put our bodies physically through exactly what happened when the trauma was first experienced. BAD. Holding onto and reliving negative past experiences and traumatic events locks negative energy into the body system (blocked chi) and has the ability to create disease, just as poor diet and nutrition do. Emotions and physical health are two peas in a pod. When one is rotten, it spreads to them all. This holiday, give yourself the gift of forgiveness, which does not mean you are OKing the trauma but, instead, relieves you of the negative emotions that come with it. Choosing to conciously let go of negative energy and emotional baggage will open you up to a whole new world of love and positive energy, which will ultimately create health and positive experiences. I have experienced this first hand.
Any questions? I can go more in depth in you'd like.
Is there a negative experience that you are reliving? Are you holding a grudge? Are you stuck in the past? Why is it difficult for you to let go? Let's discuss and work through. That's what this blog is for, and luckily, as someone in the mental health field, I have some professional AND personal insight!
Happy Holidays and Happy Healing!!!! Pictures to come!