This was the week that I quit.....
This was me in 2013.
I was 29 and I had been in an emotionally abusive and toxic relationship for 8 years. I was on vacation for my best friends wedding and I quit.
Before I left, I had begged my husband to quit drinking for the last time. I’ll never forget the phone conversation while I was on my trip. “I’m not quitting, so if you don’t like it, leave.” That was EXACTLY what I needed to hear. I had asked myself over and over ...... “If nothing changes in ten years, is this the life I want for myself? For my son?” And the answer was clearly NO. At this point in my relationship, I had suffered from severe neurological fatigue, chronic pain, shortness of breath, muscles aches, joint pain, debilitating fatigue, migraines, weight gain, horrible periods and more. He told me things like “it’s all in your head, if I gave you a sugar pull, that would fix it” and told me repeatedly how weak I was. It’s disheartening to say the least. 💔 When the person whose supposed to love you and support you above everyone else tells you these things, eventually you start to believe them. To make matters worse, the doctors kept telling me the same thing. “Blood work came back normal, you’re fine.” But I WASN’T fine, and I could feel it in my GUT. I remember crying in a parking lot one time because he had just told me “you’re such a bitch, no one else will ever love you.” 😮 Manipulation at its finest 🤷♀️ ———————————— Once I left, I decided I was going to look for a more natural approach and it was THEN that I was diagnosed with severe adrenal fatigue and Epstein-Barr. It wasn’t until after I left him that my body relaxed. I finally felt safe, and I finally felt validated. It didn’t take long before I had lost the weight I gained, my cycles returned to normal, my pain went away and my healing journey TRULY began. Your environment will either SUPPORT or INHIBIT your healing. Love yourself enough to know where you’re at and how it’s affecting you physically as well as emotionally. I’ve built this healing clinic for you to feel heard, validated and empowered. Let us help support you 💋