Once we know what is wrong, suffering now propels us forward with the incentive to make changes and end the suffering.
When it comes to serious illness or chronic conditions that threaten our normal state of well-being or our very life, we must be willing to see the opportunity for such new beginnings!
Disease can be emancipating. When else do we have the excuse and the courage to cut away from our lives the people, places or activities that are harmful and draining of our energy?
Some even argue that we subconsciously create or allow illness into our lives for this very reason: to provide the setting in which we can change our life and save our soul from the misery of living without joy - the joy that comes from following our truth and purpose.
Here’s something that struck me this week as I struggled with a new health fear of my own.
How much of my day is spent doing activities that give me energy, rather than those that drain my energy? (And how many months and years has this been going on?)
Continuing to live days full of “have-to’s” with rare opportunities for “want-to’s” is not living. It is setting ourselves up for a serious wake-up call, an illness or some other catastrophe that will force us to look after our health. Is it any wonder we say things like, “I’m so sick of this”?
Spring is a really good time for changing our ways. We can harness nature’s energy of fresh starts and new beginnings to create a few of our own. What “seeds” do I want to plant in my life? How will I prepare the “soil” so they will germinate? Who will support and help me tend the “garden” so they are nurtured and grow to maturity?
No matter what your creed, we can gain inspiration from this week’s Easter story: A respected healer and teacher living in days of greed, prejudice, and tyranny - surrendering to those very social ills to be captured, tortured and put to death, only to RISE AGAIN into a NEW life. This story helps us realize that we need to suffer through, and put an end to, the things that are killing us in order to resurrect our life.
If you are finding yourself “sick of” feeling stressed out – anxious, moody or depressed – and “tired of” your daily life being disturbed by stomach aches, fatigue, body aches, lack of sleep, and cravings for sugar or junk food - try my FREE 7 Day Challenge to reset your digestive system so it can properly nourish you and lift your energy. You can get it here (Soon to be $35).
You may also be interested in the one-day Discovery Workshop coming up Saturday, April 29 from 9:30-3:30pm. It will help you assess what is going wrong in your gut and how your body is being affected, and you'll enjoy a fermented foods demonstration plus practical solutions and strategies for building healthy guts. You can click here for more information. Grab the early bird savings of $26 if you register before April 18th.
Or if you are ready to start a healing protocol right now with me, to walk you step-by-step through a process of assessing your health (history, symptoms, challenges) and designed to specifically meet your goals by providing for your physical, emotional and mental needs, contact me here to set up an appointment.
I hope you’ll take time this weekend to rest, reflect and plan out your” garden”. You deserve to live life with ease and joy! We don't have to suffer if we take time to address our dis-eases now.
It Takes Guts Nutrition
Katanne Belisle RHN
Gut Health Specialist
Whitehorse, YT, CAN
What Clients Are Saying
"I was plagued by a myriad of digestive and inflammatory issues and after months of discomfort I was fortunate enough to meet Katanne. Her insight, intuition, knowledge and caring attention has made it possible for me to heal and thrive with a new understanding of the food I eat. I am now healthier, happier and have more energy than I have had in quite some time. " ~ Steve T.
"Katanne gives well balanced information versed in first hand experience and research. After seeing various health professionals over the years, doing my own research, trials and tribulations, I can (say) that this is the real deal, and that what she provides people is a holistic, realistic approach to healing oneself through food" ~ Elizabeth G.