Have you or anyone you know had a “wake up” call and still didn’t change anything?
It was June 8th, 2008. I received a phone message from my Brother to say that my Mother had passed away. Yes, a phone message!!
She had been ill for 8 years but that didn’t make it any easier when I got the news.
I vividly remember a thought I had at the funeral home when I saw my Mother in her casket. It was that you really don’t take anything with you when you die! Of course I knew this but this is when it really hit home.
This got me thinking about my own life and how I was striving for more and more external things. Leading to too much stress and excess weight. Why, when I know I can’t take it with me? Why was it so important?
I didn’t change my ways much at this point.
It was March 15th, 2010. I received a call from my Brother, no phone message this time because I picked up the phone! He said my Dad passed away very suddenly late afternoon on March 14th. The 5 hour time difference in the UK resulted in us finding out the next day! This was a whole different ball game because for one, I was much closer to my Dad and always a “Daddy’s Girl”, and secondly it meant dealing with all their personal belongings and selling their home (our family home) and living 3500 miles away!
It did start to deepen my inner exploration at this time about my own life journey because now both parents were gone. What did it mean?
My annual GYN exam in the summer of 2011 lead to an ultra sound and the diagnosis of two uterine fibroids. It freaked me out! It wasn’t cancer but the reality that I had these things inside of me was not music to my ears. I was given three surgical options, one of which was a hysterectomy, and the other option was to do nothing. I knew I wasn’t going to have surgery period AND I knew I was going to do something about it. The something I choose was to embrace my health and change my ways.
It was the final “wake-up” I needed because now we were talking about my own body.
I removed all processed foods and chemicals from my diet. I choose 100% organic and knew where my food was coming from. I stopped drinking wine. I started drinking more water and making sure I had better quality sleep. The fibroids shrunk in size! Go figure. Healing without surgery or pills!
The reason I am sharing this with you is because we all have experiences in our lives that rattle us up.
How many wake-up calls have you had or how many do you need?
Do you think that pain, suffering and death just happens to other people? Of course not!
If you are not completely happy in your body and life, I would love to hear from you. I have turned my own life around and helped others to do the same.
If you want to take the first step I am here for you.
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To you and your health!
Ellie Savoy is a Board Certified Holistic Health Coach and the author of the #1 international best selling book “Stop Dieting Start Living: 5 Foundations for Your Health to Permanently Lose Weight Without Dieting Starvation or Suffering in Silence”. She is also the founder of the Stop Dieting Start Living Weight Loss System. Her commonsense and step by step approach has literally transformed the way people look at their body, health and life. She spent over two decades under a great deal of stress. She lost sight of the importance of her health time and time again; gaining weight and yo-yo dieting to take care of it, skipping meals during the day, eating too late at night, and letting work dictate how all of her time was spent. Many people need a trigger for change in life and the first trigger for her was her mother’s passing in 2008. Then just 21 months later her father passed away. Not only was this a ton of grief to process, but it started her on a deeper exploration of what is really important in this life. The saying “you can’t take it with you when you die” really hit home. She had been living with so much stress striving for more and more losing sight of herself and her health. The final trigger was in 2011 when she was diagnosed with two uterine fibroids. The four options she was given were actually not options for her! Three involved surgery and the other one was to do nothing. This scared her into understanding what she needed to do to naturally heal her body and permanently end the yo-yo dieting dilemma. This was when she really embraced making healthy permanent lifestyle changes. Since then she has been enjoying living a diet free and healthy life, without aches and pains, medications and a bunch of rules! She hasn’t looked back since. Ellie’s approach is not just for yo-yo dieters or those wanting to lose weight – it’s for everyone who is concerned about what their future looks like and wants to take control of their health. She has helped women with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, thyroid imbalance, irritable bowel syndrome, type 2 diabetes, and a host of other symptoms. Ellie helps you to show up in your own life, stop making excuses, shift your mindset, have a plan and connect with the passion in your belly to live your best life. It’s a lot of fun!