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I’ve Missed You!

May 1, 2012

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I’ve missed posting here. This is where my soul lives, breathes and has its being! Life has gotten really crazy lately. I think that’s a good thing, but sometimes I’m not so sure. As much as I’ve always wanted to be where I am now, in terms of doing what I love to do and connecting with people who I love to connect with, I don’t ever want to lose touch with what got me here. The good times are hard-won battles for most of us, and usually battles with ourselves. Life is not easy and I grimace every time I read a happy-happy-joy-joy article, blog or post. I’m all about looking on the bright side when I can, but it’s the pain and heartache that makes us appreciate the sun when it shines. It makes us stronger, bolder, wiser and more accepting…if we let it.

I’ve started ten blogs and haven’t finished one of them! So I’m going to include some articles I’ve written elsewhere if you’re interested. ย I’m working on connecting all of my sites and blogs into one coherent piece so that every one gets everything! It should make my life a whole lot easier and will prevent any redundancy for you as well.

Keeping Up Appearances: Who Would We Be if We Quit Talking About Aging?

A New Way of Looking at Aging

Dream Large with Pinterest

If you’re looking for someone who can help you add more hours to your day, Nancy Lundy will be offering a free webinar in May. You can connect with her here.

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. May 1, 2012 4:13 pm

    Dorothy, I’ve been missing you too! Looking forward to your “all-in-one” space. I don’t want to miss a thing you have to say! ^_^

    • May 1, 2012 4:45 pm

      You’re a gem Diane! I think I’ll keep you around. ๐Ÿ™‚ How’s the art/jewelry business?

  2. May 1, 2012 4:37 pm

    Love the picture and post!

  3. May 1, 2012 5:45 pm

    Been there, done that, being there, doing that. I finally found a dr who figured out why I was so tired all the time [essentially whacked out stress hormones], so now find myself 32# lighter and able to think clearly, accomplish goals and live in my own life. Some days I have so much fun doing in my life I forget being in my life, and suddenly crash, desperate for time alone to once again hear my own soul. It appears that even at this age, life is both/and. I think that’s comforting???

    • May 1, 2012 6:53 pm

      I’d be curious to know what your doctor did for your whacked out stress hormones because I’ve been dealing with that for some time now. Was the minus #32 related?

      I love this: “Some days I have so much fun doing in my life I forget being in my life, and suddenly crash, desperate for time alone to once again hear my own soul.” You said it perfectly!

      • May 1, 2012 9:42 pm

        Lots of spit, pee and blood tests; found a huge overload of yeast in my gut. No pregnalone [first building block hormone that creates all the stress and female hormones], limited nutrition of any kind getting through that yeast to my bloodstream. She put me on a no yeast diet [nothing that feeds the yeast, pasta, bread, vinegar (as in salad dressings and marinades), even carb high veggies like butternut squash I’ve found make a difference in how I feel.] She also found a ton of foods that I tested allergic to, so I’ve been trying to reduce the stress and not eat them. Lettuce, tomato, garlic, eggs, dairy, on and on. She put me on supplements : pregnalone, 5000mg VitD3, yeast formula, SF522, EstroFactor, DHEA. Kavinace for sleep…best ever product, mostly Vit B, I found no side effects. Don’t even need it now. Within a week I’d stopped taking allegy medication that I’d needed once if not twice a day before. Within a month I was embarrassingly aware of how much brain fog I’d been in, and the truly silly things I’d be doing bass ackwards, esp at work. With all the restrictions the weight has just come off, since mid November. I also have to say I believe a big component is my own spiritual/emotional attitudes. Yeast issues are thought to be about not making decisions to support yourself. Thyroid [an issue but hopefully just because of all the other hormones being out of whack] is about anger, not feeling like I can have what I want. Gum issues are about being wishy washy re life. Put them all together and you have Kathy being stuck in anger, dithering for years about whether or how to work out marital issues, work issues, life issues, being stuck in fight or flight mode for YEARS and not making the decisions to support herself to live in peace. The last five months have healed a lot more than the body…… My doctor is a practitioner of Functional Medicine. Traditional drs respond to a symptom by giving a pill, or saying come back when it’s worse because I can’t find the problem now. Functional medicine practitioners respond to a symptom by saying you have an imbalance, let’s find out why and rebalance your body. I’ve found it a Totally different experience……

      • May 2, 2012 9:27 am

        Amazing! I’ve been seeing a Naturopath who has helped me more than any doctor ever has (except surgery! :)) My experience has been the same with regular doctors. As you say if it’s vague they tell you to wait until it gets worse. Wow! That landed my husband in the hospital with a much bigger problem than he had initially. I can’t begin to tell you the experiences I’ve had! This sounds like a topic I should write more about. I would love to hear how things go for you along your way to recovery. It is so very true that the emotional/physical/spiritual are all wrapped up together! Ask Louise Hay! ๐Ÿ™‚

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