Mary J Blige, the queen of hip hop soul, is back. Her newest album, “Good Morning Gorgeous,” is inspired by her own story. It is an affirmation she told herself the first thing in the morning through some of her most difficult days. “And it’s because it’s something I had to do, and something I had to say when I was in my darkest moments in that life, to build myself up to this person that I can see and accept... accept all the things that I used to hate.” I would have never imagined a super star had to do that would you? No matter your taste in music and entertainment, maybe there is something to it?
So, How are WE Doing?
Raise your hand if the last two years have been tough! No one, including me has been immune to the reach of COVID-19’s negative effects, whether you got the virus or not, there has been a heavy weight of unwellness in business, housing, supply chains, inflation, friendship… what we feel inside. I have been affected by it all personally, battling health issues and not knowing where I was going to live at one point! I had good days and bad days, but my resolve and my mission never waivered to support others living with epilepsy. I drew on all the holistic work I have done over the years to maintain a positive mindset. We know that when epilepsy is a part of you, when extra stressors are added, we worry about the epilepsy getting worse in addition, and sometimes those worst fears happen. For me, the only way to pull through is through mindset work. I do not say this to be dismissive of the real-world pain and fear we go through. It is not an easy endeavor. It is a battle to maintain, but for me I have found that it is worth it. The more I practice, the easier it is to go to that place. I have disciplined myself to start the day with mindfulness. Early in the morning while I am still lying in bed and the negative thoughts try to start to come in, I contemplate on what the lesson is to be learned from my present situation, and what are positive things that I can reflect on in my life.
Here are some other things that we can meditate on:
Epilepsy Coach, Certified Activation Method Coach and Licensed Facilitator
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I recently teamed up with Recovery Coach Stefan Rudolph to talk about the issues of managing a job while living with Epilepsy in this short clip of one of their discussions for the H.E.A.L.T.H.Y. support group for people with epilepsy.
H - Holistic
E - Epilepsy
A - Awareness
L - for Loving
T - Transforming
H - and Healing
Y - Yourself
You can set up a Discovery Call with me, Liz Nicholls HERE.
Connect with Stefan Rudolph at https://recoveredcoaching.com/.
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