3 years ago, I took a look at my life and was deeply saddened. Since I was already diagnosed clinically depressed and bi-polar, sadness was an emotion I experienced quite often. .
I was overweight, depressed, unhappy with who I was, lacking purpose, direction and any sort of positive outlook for my life. My relationship was rocky, my career was unfulfilling and I honestly did not feel any hope. As time went on, the sense of hopeless was overwhelming and I was pretty much at rock bottom. .
One day I WOKE UP and an internal voice told me to take control. It’s take control NOW or this will just keep getting worse. .
I took control of my health. I started eating healthy, clean, whole foods. I started working out at home. I joined a community of like-minded people that wanted to be healthy, happy and positive. I distanced myself from the negativity and the “friends” that tend to only want to gossip and talk about people, bring up bad memories or judge. I started to clean house if you know what I mean. .
Through that journey, mindset work was introduced. I started reading, listening to Podcasts, following motivational influencers on Facebook and YouTube. I really started to feed my mind and soul with all good stuff. .
It wasn’t long before I started to FEEL better. Weight was coming off, I was feeling good from the inside out, looking good, seeing myself in a different light, inspiring others, bringing friends and family along this journey with me. My life was changing!!! .
I legit HEALED myself from depression, anxiety and bi-polar disorder. I dropped the meds (with my doctor’s guidance) and became a balanced, ‘normal’ version of me. .
It’s amazing how food can heal. It’s amazing how exercise can heal. It’s amazing how you can feed your soul with other that have been through hell and back and lived to tell about it with their amazing stories of overcoming. .
Life is about choices and we have the free will to change shit into the direction that will make this a joyful life. Our purpose as human-beings is to experience JOY as much as possible. I am living proof that even from the depths of sadness, one can crawl up and out and into a joyful life.