God Often Uses Our Deepest Pain as the Launching Pad of our Greatest Calling

So much has happened in the last year that I honestly don't know where to begin....

I left NYC last year with the intention of returning in 3 months. Life didn't go as planned, at least not how I thought it "should". The Universe had its own plan. My Mother suffers from Alzheimer's disease and this past December the disease progressed into the latter stages. She now needs care around the clock. My sisters and I are doing everything possible to keep her at home. I became the main Caregiver, responsible for recruiting in-home care and managing schedules. Little did I know that nearly every health aide we hired would quit after 3 or 4 months; without notice or just not show up. It was emotionally and physically overwhelming. I could not see the light at the end of the tunnel. I was grieving every day for my mother and for the life I left behind in NYC.

I had just launched my Health Coaching business and was doing well. I enrolled in a business school for entrepreneurs in June 2014 but by February I could no longer focus on my business. I was paralyzed. I didn't know how to move forward. There were many opportunities and I am grateful to all those who supported me and encouraged me to move forward but I just couldn't do it.

What I've come to realize is this "life journey" has made me stronger in ways I could never have imagined; experiencing feelings that I have never felt before and sacrifices that I will always hold dear. I have learned so much about myself. I am not the same person I was a year ago.

Time and time again, I would ask God, why? Why is this happening to my Mother, to our family? I now truly believe my mission is to support others who are going through the same experience of caring for a parent with Alzheimer's or dementia. According to the Alzheimer's Association, every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops the disease. This year alone, it is estimated that 5.3 million people in the US have Alzheimer's disease. By 2050, the number is expected to triple barring a medical breakthrough. The disease must be stopped. I believe we have the power of reducing our risk by eating clean whole foods, moving our body, minimizing our stress levels and having a positive outlook on life.

In the meantime, I am in a good place. Two of our health aides quit this past week, but I'm handling it MUCH better. I am not paralyzed. This will not hold me hostage. I know how to move past this. And I am ready to focus on my business.

I became a Integrative Nutrition Coach for a reason. I want people to live a healthy vibrant long life.....living their dreams. I love to see people thrive in life. It just makes me happy. :-)

Digestive wellness is a passion of mine. I truly believe when we have a healthy gut, we thrive. 80% of our immune system lies in our gut. If we don't nourish our bodies with clean whole foods that nature has gifted us, we compromise our immune system. The foods we eat can fuel us, giving us optimum energy & a strong immune system! OR they can leave us running to the bathroom, holding our stomach in pain. Food affects not only our energy levels and belly size :-) (yes you know it!), it has an impact on our emotions. When we feel great in our bodies, we are happier, more productive; we have the courage and confidence to go after our dreams!!

I ask that you close your eyes and take 3 minutes to imagine what your life would look like if you felt vibrant & energized... mind, body and soul. What would that look like? What does it feel like? Imagine having the confidence and courage to go after your dreams!

My Living Vibrant Fall Cleanse program will support you in your journey towards living a vibrant, healthy life! I have been neglecting ME over the last few months and its time I get back to living my vibrant life! Will you join me? The first group starts on 11:11 (November 11th).

Click Eat Pure with Brenda for the details or email me at brenda@bempoweredbwell.com.

With love & gratitude,
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