“Wellness expands when we’re in integrity with ourselves and others.”
–Gail Kauranen Jones, Transformational Leader, Coach, Author and Wellness Pioneer
The three years prior to getting my breast cancer diagnosis were the most stressful times of my life. A colleague of mine, watching my life unravel in incredulous ways, said he felt like he was observing the crucifixion of Jesus hanging from the cross.
I have since learned from health experts I admire, including my second opinion breast surgeon, and participants at The Mind Body Program for Cancer at Massachusetts General Hospital that I attended for three months, that many patients have two to three incredibly stressful years prior to getting their diagnosis.
Looking back at my off-the-charts stressful time, I see much of my angst was caused by deceit from others, and even myself, in not fully honoring who I am. I was living smaller than my “knowing” and giving my power to others. That story changed in my subsequent healing journey, which is detailed in a new book near completion.
We all have stress in our lives. Learning ways to cope with and reduce stress is paramount to achieving greater states of wellness.
One way to elevate your potential for greater health is to make honest choices after asking:
Where am I not living in integrity?
In truth and wellness,
SUPPORT MATTERS’ BELIEF TIPS FOR THE MONTH:
(Write the statements down several times. Repeat each statement upon waking in the morning, and then again five minutes before going to bed for the night, and a few other times throughout the day.)
1. I allow myself to calm my mind and rest my body for greater wellness.
2. I allow myself to live in integrity.
3. I allow myself to thrive in wellness with the support of like-minded others.
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The above photo was taken by my friend, Bill Robertson, outside of a law office on Green Street in Newburyport, Mass. It represents for me the purity of staying in wellness by releasing negativity from our lives and bodies.
Originally published at www.supportmatters.com.
Originally published at journal.thriveglobal.com