Things I gave up
It used to feel like I had given up so many things in order to get well that I could hardly recognize myself. In some ways it felt like a ton of bricks was lifted from me. In other ways, it was a little sad to say goodbye to so many habits I had created throughout my life.
I started with food modification. That was super hard! It actually stirred up more resentment, anger and despair and left me feeling like I was always living in lack.
It took me an entire year to let go of negative emotions around food.
Not having the food to comfort me, I was left to look at deeper issues. I feel like that's when the real work started!
It took years to work through childhood trauma and shame but I was determined to face what was needed in order to release myself from their stronghold.
Now I am so grateful for the person I have become and the active role I have played in healing my body, mind and spirit. It's all a process!
What things have you left begin on your healing journey?