Growth is something I aspire to everyday. At this point in my life the real growth takes place on an inner, spiritual and wise level. I am learning so many things and the lessons are not always easy. One of the biggest lessons I have learned of late is acceptance, not to be mistaken with complacency. I am accepting of me! No longer searching outward for who I should be or comparing myself to others with a voice of “oh I should be more like them” or “if only I was more like them” I have realized I need to be more of myself and I am excited by that. I trust that my voice is powerful and purposeful.
Every morning when I wake I do a check in. I sit and feel, I invite wisdom and guidance. I ask for the support of the people who have inspired me most. I pray. Then I begin my breath and meditation practice. You see I don’t wake up every morning feeling wonderful and like I have it all figured out. But I do know every morning is a gift and within the gift a message that will propel me further towards myself - towards growth.
I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s after having a severe virus two years ago. It has been a very big opportunity for me to grow. At the time I had a yoga studio (which I loved dearly) and I was always running around everywhere after my children. I was stretched pretty thin. Life has changed quite a bit since then. We closed the studio back in March of 2016 and I took a year sabbatical. A time to shift my focus. I have to admit it was exactly what I needed. It has been my journey to really delve into self care. To use all the things I know - spa, yoga and nutrition to get to a place where once again I feel empowered.
I have been very lucky to have the support and wisdom of the truly amazing people around me. As wise as they are though they can’t do it for you. Its was important that I was able to really start listening to the wisdom within myself. You see it was the pushing away of that inner voice that created so much of the disharmony. I have instead learned to lean into that inner voice to let it propel me forward to quiet my fears and comfort my heart. One of the wise people I mentioned earlier is my big sister, Sara. A while back she posted a picture on Instagram. I have posted it below because it says so much. Invite the growth live in the magic!
I am now working on my first book and building my business as a coach within the Autoimmune community. Sometimes we need someone to hold us accountable. To help us hold the space to make the changes we need in our life, to be our cheerleader and advocate. If you know someone who is struggling with exhaustion, overwhelm and not feeling well whether they have an official diagnosis or not and think they may benefit from a conversation with me please SHARE my blog and have them PM me or check out my website www.leahcarver.com Also please LIKE my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Leahcarverwellnesscoach/
Love to you all-