Sharing Stories

My Story,

A couple of weeks ago I attended a conference and there was a lot of stories being told. We even learnt how to tell a story and it got me thinking. I don’t really share my story; I am good at sharing my knowledge but not sharing about myself and I asked myself why? I never really thought anyone would be interested and as I am an introvert it isn’t something, I think about doing.

But I learnt over the weekend how I may be able to help others by sharing my experiences and others may connect with me.

So, I thought about that and the following question was, what should I share? Being older I have many life experiences under my belt. Should I talk about my thyroid experience?  That one is an easy yes and I have done some of that before, but I do need to update my story.

Should I talk about mental health? That is of course a yes as well, but there are only a few close people who know my story and this is not because I am ashamed, but mainly because I think others have it much harder than me, and when I am in that space I shut down and hibernate. But I have done a lot of work on this area and will share this story.

What about being a Mum, and a single Mum at that. I have 3 boys and 2 of them had learning difficulties, and I must admit I am partial to these little guys in clinic because my heart goes out to them. So, in my experience I was trying to help my boys using modalities that others consider a bit woowoo, so I would usually do stuff on the quiet. I do wish I had my current knowledge then. So, when I see these Mum’s, I just want to wrap my arms around them and say “Your f@#king Amazing” keep going.

Then I had a couple of experiences around being retrenched and how that smashed my confidence, but I learnt to keep following my own pathway versus what others expected. This story goes alongside the mental health picture.

What about being a bit of an introvert. Especially when you do crave socialisation, but it can often exhaust or overwhelm me. I must really push myself out of my comfort zone sometimes to get out and enjoy my friends. This in not because I don’t want to, but because I am good at being on my own.

What about weight? OMG! This one drives me a bit crazy. I have struggled with being on the larger side all my life, especially tricky when my sisters have always been much smaller than me. This is another area that probably ties in with mental health, and why I hibernate. I don’t talk much about this because I hate focusing on weight and prefer health. But recent DNA testing has given me a greater understanding of my body’s responses.

I also struggle with cholesterol regulation and my DNA has shed a great deal of light on this subject.

There are many other stories, some that bring me anxiety to even think about sharing, and so I ask do I really need to share that? Will it help anyone? I am not sure about these ones so maybe I will leave them for the time being.

Will I tell you all of this stuff in one post? Nope that would not work. So, I will tell these stories over a series of blogs call “My Story”.

I hope that you will connect with some of these stories and maybe you can share some of your own.

If you connect with anything I say and want to chat, then head over to the website and book in a consult. I would love to hear your story.

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