Listen to your body…

It’s been a while since I have worked on a piece for my HH friends, and other health followers, but I have a few things to share with you today.  If you are looking for tips on living with Hereditary Hemochromatosis, I have a few in this blog.  I like to call it HH for short…it is just too hard to keep spelling.  First, I want you to know that I believe most of my health problems are linked to this one disorder, so I focus primarily on that for my research.  I link all of my articles in this blog, so if you notice words that are different, please click them for the page.  Next, I do not want you to despair if you are newly diagnosed with this or any other disease.  Sure you can have a good cry, I did many years ago.  Just don’t think your life is over because of your diagnosis.  This is where the fight begins.  Yes, you have it in you, I am your biggest supporter.

I want you to buy a tiny book to put on your coffee table.  Before I started this blog, I would often quote from this book on my Facebook page just to give my friends some encouragement.  It started to change my thoughts as well.  I can help others think in a positive way.  I would say something like “This is your instant karma for the day.”  I realize that Barbara Ann Kipfer collected 8,879 pieces of gold and put them in a book to share, but I like to think she did it just for me:)  So here is your next step:

Seriously, it is a tiny book, but I love the encouragement.  Of course you can get any book of quotes as long as you have something positive to focus on for the moment.  Trust me, you will want to keep it visible.

Last but not least comes the best piece of advice I have to offer.  Listen to your body.  If something doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t.  If you have been reading this blog for a while, you know that I have followed several leads that my body gave me and found interesting results.  I didn’t write about the latest because at the time I had started getting down again.  However, I realized after reading some comments in one of my health groups that I am not alone and needed to be reminded of that.  On that note, I am looking forward to yoga on the beach next week.  I can hear the waves relaxing me right now.  So if I miss my next blog post on Sunday, I promise to make it up to you with some great photos and awesome views.  I was going to end with the word “Namaste”, but I want you to see what it means to me:

Truly inspiring.

“Put yourself in a state of mind where you say to yourself, ‘Here is an opportunity for me to celebrate like never before, my own power, my own ability to get myself to do whatever is necessary’.”  ~Martin Luther King, Jr.



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