“Something is wrong – what do I do now?”

Hi,

here is a quick video that I put together discussing some things to consider when we get a bit of bad news about our health. How do we feel about it? What do we consider as our options? Who do we go to?

If anything I just want to instill a bit of hope that you can take charge of the journey and weight up your options, follow your intuition, seek advice and support from many excellent therapists and doctors. Build up a team so to speak! You have options from:

  1. Medical doctors and consultants.
  2. Nutritional therapists.
  3. Functional or integrative therapists.
  4. Medical herbalists
  5. Manual therapists such as osteopathic and chiropractic and Bowen therapy experts.
  6. Reflexology, acupuncture, aromatherapy, sound therapy, homeopathy, tree and flower therapy (something close to my own heart).
  7. Energy healing modalities from technologies such as PEMF or from hands on therapists practicing energy healing.

Etc. I do recommend when possible to work with someone with a medical or science background so that they can understand both sides of the great divide that we know as holistic and conventional. A pretty crazy divide if you ask me as there are merits to all approaches and additional benefits from approaching your illness or diagnosis with a ‘team’ approach. Seek what feels right. Although I do recommend that you give any therapy and therapist sufficient time, there is nothing ‘wrong’ with seeking multiple answers.

Build allies on your journey

I always suggest that you blend physical and healing treatments with mindfulness, self-awareness and acknowledgement of emotions. Something I use often in my clinic is a TIME-LINE and clients find this very insightful to make a road map of factors that came before an illness or diagnosis.

Never quit on the journey forwards; the body given the right tools, love and support will always strive to heal.

Much love,
Andrea

PS you may find this interesting: http://www.healing-art-community.com/emotions-and-diseases/

 

Impact of Childhood Trauma and Stressors in Pain Disorders and Adult Health

This is a recent article from the Townsend Letters that is worth a read:

Impact of Childhood Trauma and Stressors in Pain Disorders and Adult Health

Traumatic experiences and stressors in childhood have historically been overlooked as predisposing factors in the development of various chronic pain disorders and psychiatric conditions, including fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, insomnia, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and chronic fatigue syndrome. However, the tide is turning as research is revealing a significant correlation between childhood trauma and adult health. Childhood trauma can cause cumulative damage and foster the biological embedding of adversities (via epigenetics) during developmental stages – both of which have been proposed mechanisms for the development of various adult physical and mental conditions.

click here to read on: Impact of Childhood Trauma and Stressors in Pain Disorders and Adult Health

Motivation

I am a big believer in the power of repeated nudges to keep you on the path of personal growth.

Growth to me is about becoming silently stronger,
Facing fears and conquering challenges,
and doing that something more every day.

It’s about moving forwards with curiosity, passion, and a sense of something more.
Letting go of what surrounds us in the quest to find what is within us.
It’s about letting go of expectations and grabbing on to experiences.
Becoming more, living more, fueling the fire more.

Why? Because it feels good; because it feels right;
because it feels alive.

The more we grow, the more we can give.
The more we give; the more we feel a part of the world that surrounds us.

That is what personal growth means to me; it is my responsibility in certain ways, to all that I am a part of.
Its how I wish to show up in life…..always striving to be everything that I can be.

I do many things along my journey to grow. I believe we all have different ways to grow and learn, and that finding these ‘tools’ for ourselves is as much a part of our growth, if not more, than learning from others. But often to start; we need the nudge and first steps from others.

I often plug into motivational clips while training on the bike, or in the bath, or getting changed for work, or in the car; it just gives me the oomph to get on with it!

Here are a few that I have liked lately:

If short on time start on about 6 mins on the next one. Honestly though, it’s worth making time to listen to positivity when our world around it tries to steal it at every chance. Training, driving, commuting, breakfast….make a positive change to your mind-set.

Motivation patience momentum

Finally this one was another I liked

get on YouTube and explore!

Love ya’all.

Andrea

That’s me; facing a fear. Racing with people around me when I get so anxious. But it’s worth it!

 

Take a few minutes to reflect ….

Take a few minutes to reflect this Christmas and New year…. make it meaningful

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Hi Folks,

There were just too many thoughts flying around my head this morning to share with you all, so I did the quickest thing and got them down in a video. I am not a fan of the old here I am look at me 🙂 and the video clearly agreed with a cut off after a few minutes!!

So here is a short video message from me reflecting on Christmas and goal setting for the New Year followed by a mash-up on voice recording to complete the message.

Please do take the time to ponder what Christmas means for you, how to be present in all the chaos, and take time to be mindful of your New Years goals.

Please enjoy and add comments about your own goals and desires. Lets make them happen in 2016….

and please click here to continue 🙂

 

There are no prizes for counting the number of “so’s” and “you know’s” haha!

Please enjoy the very random photos that I had to select to get this recording online. The last approximately 20 shots are taken locally from the University of Limerick, St Mary’s Cathedral, and local Limerick in 2010 when we had our big freeze. This is the effect of freezing fog and not snow; there was no snow and isn’t it incredible! And the final few are taken from Keeper Hill back in 2004 (oh gosh).

Be brave and add feedback and if you like some of your goals… no better time to start having a think and sending the message out to the universe that you mean business!

And enjoy this wonderful art by Josephine Wall; take a moment to see all that is in the image

 

Josephine Wall Winter

Love ya’all.

Andrea

PS In my self consciousness I omitted what to me is perhaps a significant reason for my goals and aiming to grow all that I am, and that is for all I can be and give in my relationships. Most importantly in my relationship with my boy :-). I spend a lot of time reflecting on my relationships with others and myself and what true connection means. It would be remiss of me to not add this here because for me my relationships and connection to other people give the meaning to everything that I strive for in my life, work and profession. Relationships and connection are the purpose for my passion and desires to become my most loving, giving, expanding and aware me. ❤

Make your Day….

How you start the day sets up the rest of your day. Here are a few of my thoughts as I hiked some hills yesterday morning. Excuse the crunchy footsteps!

 

Journeys in Healing

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So this morning instead of going for a swim (the should do), I did what I wanted to do, and headed for a hike up the hills.

I normally blog the insights that I receive by hand; but today because perhaps I felt brave, I voice recorded my thoughts as I hiked back down. I apologise for the crunchy footsteps I had no idea that they would be so loud!!

This is my first movie maker so to speak so I did my best to give you some visuals while also keeping them relevant to the scenery that I was seeing from The Step Hill beside Keeper Hill in Tipperary; a lovely place to walk in the peace and quiet. There is a great view over Thomond park also!

I hope this speaks to your heart; I am unsure if it is the cheesiest thing that I have ever done…

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Are you Ready to Heal?

A very important blog to read to assess are you Ready for Healing

Journeys in Healing

Sunset on Chimborazo

Ask yourself these following questions;

  • Do I want to be better?

  • Am I ready to make the most of my life?

Never quit on the belief that a life of joy, health and happiness is possible in your future.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3176053/Boy-8-cerebral-palsy-casts-aside-frame-complete-triathlon.html

  • Are you ready to be responsible for, and accountable to, your health?

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