Who I Am and Why I’m Here

When I first began blogging, I kept mine private because the thought of baring my soul on the page for others to see was more than I could stand.  My husband lovingly ribbed me, informing me that this was a diary.  Well, I decided a few days ago to take the plunge and go public.  After all, part of my purpose in writing was to eventually publish in the self-help field. 

My passion is helping others navigate life.  I have an interest in personal growth in general, especially in the areas of addiction and recovery, parenting and other significant relationships, overcoming anxiety and phobias, health and wellness (including spiritual well-being), goal setting, and organization.  On my own journey, I have learned from books, seminars, and organizations.  I have found that support from others is the most effective tool out there in creating real long-term change.  

Several years ago I claimed (or discovered, depending on your point of view) my life’s purpose to “Help Others Along the Path.”  Since I can remember, I have loved talking with people about their problems, dreams, and goals.  People always seemed to come to me for advice or just to have a sounding board.  As a teacher, I had everyone from the custodian to the principal coming to my room to talk.  I loved helping people sort things out for themselves but I also found that some people just  wanted to complain but not take action to solve their problems.  This was very frustrating for me.  So I began focusing on folks that were willing to do something to improve their situations.  As I build a life coaching clientele, I am blogging about the very issues in my own life that have prompted me to work on myself.  These range from parenting children with substance abuse issues, dealing with anxiety (including performance anxiety), overcoming a traumatic injury, dealing with my own disorganization, and making career changes.

Through this blog, I hope to connect with other writers who have an interest in these areas, and people who are dealing with these or other issues and are looking for “Help Along the Path.”

My hope is that my blog will grow this year and complement a fulfilling life coaching career.

    


7 thoughts on “Who I Am and Why I’m Here

  1. You can ask questions on my blog. I will answer right away….regarding edit etc…

    Generally, when you are logged in, then Edit button appears near comments. Sometimes its near date. Sometimes its somewhere else.

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  2. Thanks for following, Mary. I’m glad to see you’re enjoying the blog. We share a similar engram of wishing to serve others, although mine is nearly exhausted.

    I’m curious to know, if you don’t mind sharing, what brought you to the blog, and what you like about it.

    Being involved in other writing projects, I’ve only recently begun writing again for the blog. But I sense there will be continuing outflow that serves us both — for awhile, anyway.

    Thanks again for letting me know.
    Larry

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    1. Larry,
      I am always looking for alternative ways to improve, maintain, and optimize my health (as opposed to simply buying into the disease care system that is so prevalent). I am managing my autoimmune disorder (Hashimoto’s), and am always seeking out new information. That is what brought me to this blog. What kept me reading is that so much of what you say makes sense to me. I know chiropractic improved my health immensely. Particular diet changes, exercise, and natural supplementation have also helped tremendously. The medical doctors I’ve dealt with have scoffed at the very things that have actually improved my health. Even my lab work shows the improvements, yet they try to discount the methods that facilitated the change. I could go on forever, but I won’t. I am passionate about this topic, so I will be checking out your blog as long as you are around.

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  3. Mary, I appreciate your determination to improve your heath — against discouraging odds! The pinda is a challenging place.

    Have you checked antibodies for other forms of auto-immunity, especially ones that often follow Hashimoto’s? Most importantly, is your immune system’s imbalance being corrected?

    Thanks for your heartfelt reply and your courageous effort! FYI, I never received an email notification that my comment had been approved or that you had replied. Maybe it was something I did or did not do. I just came back to your blog, and there was your reply. Typically, I receive email notifications for those things. ?

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    1. I suspect I have the beginnings of RA. I told the endocrinologist and she completely discounted it. Then just the other day, the orthopedic surgeon that will be operating on my finger (broken in my accident), said I have some arthritis in my right hand. I get very frustrated when “doctors” ignore the patient’s experience… Especially patients who are clearly conscientious and reasonably knowledgeable.

      My mother has lupus, but currently is a symptomatic… and she is a healthy 66 year old, aside from the fact that she has high cholesterol.

      I have been working on my adrenals (supplements, diet, relaxation, sleep regimen) and I’m not entirely sure I understand what you mean when you refer to correcting my immune system’s balance. I am learning as I go. I’m thinking when I get through my physical therapy, I will go back and have blood work to rule out other autoimmune issues.

      I am also going to detox from pain meds after my surgery (I was on several strong pain medications after my accident and initial surgery) . My wellness has been derailed since my accident, but I have a plan to get back on track.

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  4. At a rather basic level (from my point of view), an imbalance of Th1/Th2 is something that needs to be corrected, for starters. An imbalance can be detected through blood work. But of course it goes deeper. Oriental medicine is very effective at correcting such imbalances, and this calms the immune system down very well.

    If you’re going to do standard blood work for antibodies, pancreatic islet cell antibodies would be a good place to look, because that’s often what’s affected after the thyroid. But that’s just a small area. A comprehensive look at antibodies can be had with Cyrex Labs’ “Array 5 – Multiple Autoimmune Reactivity Screen”.

    If you were a client, it would be easy to see where to look and what directions to take. Adrenals, detox, the immune system — these things are all so straightforward in Oriental medicine.

    Incidentally, ‘arthritis’ is a meaningless diagnosis, with no effective treatment from someone who makes it. But you are likely to have some muscular trigger point complexes from your injuries when everyone is finished with you, and relieving those would be very important to alleviate pain.

    Why do you suspect RA? Of course conventional docs ignore you when you bring things like that up! They have no idea how to treat them.

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