Years ago I caught the tail end of a poem called 'The Dash'. I hadn't heard the whole thing but all I remember was that concept of living in a way that our 'dash' would not just be a line on our gravestone, but truly a beautiful story. That concept just resonated with me and affected me so much that when I started this website, I knew exactly what I wanted to focus on. Making our own Dash, creating our lives based on our own truth, not what others would say to us or about us. To catch that poem, go to this link. http://www.linda-ellis.com/the-dash-the-dash-poem-by-linda-ellis-.html
So, based on this and inspired by this thought, what does your dash represent? What is it made of? If you were to open up that dash, what would it be filled with? Wasted time ,sadness, not doing what you are created to do? or is it filled with love, joy, vitality, creativity, knowledge and learning? Even in the midst of pain and suffering, unsurety and just the happenings of life? One of my greatest passions is to help others create the most amazing life they can, to understand that happiness and creativity are our birthright, to help them as they work through blockages, past hurt, disappointments, health issues and really regain a life of abundance and joy, even if life itself is not the best scenario for that. To reach their health goals through living a beautiful life. I was not always at the place...
Rewind 25 years. I was a modern dancer, the oldest of four kids, involved in my church. I ate anything and everything.
I went to Colorado for 18 months as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I loved it! It was amazing and the people fed us so well...REALLY well. I gained weight, and I started to not feel good. I had so much fatigue I couldn't hardly ride my bike. My belly was distended and I looked like I was pregnant even though of course as a missionary I wasn't. I was transferred and sent to a new area where there was a woman who was a homeopathic specialist. She hooked me up to her machine and tested my body and told me that I had too much dairy, wheat and chocolate in my body. So I needed to get off of those things to let my body recuperate. So I did and I did start to feel better, lost weight and had more energy to finish out my time as a missionary.
Fast forward to when I got married. I continued to have digestive distress, but now we were trying to have a family of our own....and it wasn't happening. After about a year and a half, we went to a specialist for fertility. I was in a bit of a daze...my husband arranged the appointment. I was embarrassed and ashamed that we even had to go see someone. She had me get tested and it turned out that I had a blocked fallopian tube. I was shocked. Instead of doing any surgery, we opted to keep trying on our own since we had only just been married a year.
At this time, I picked up a Woman's World magazine at the grocery store. It was $1.75 and was a treat to myself. As poor college students, those were the kinds of things I indulged in. I bought it because the article that caught my eye on the front was about Natalia Rose and her Raw Food Detox Diet. What I quickly read made my heart leap and it all resonated within me. This was going to help me get well! This will help my digestive issues. You see, I had been to several doctors to help me ficure out my digestive issues, but no one could help me. I even had a doctor who was so incredibly rude and disrespectful to me because she was so annoyed with me, that I almost walked out of her office. I was so frustrated, so finished with being talked down to, told that it was 'all in my head' or that I was 'pregnant' because I was tired and my stomach hurt. Really? So when I found this article by Natalia Rose, I knew I was on the right track.
As I learned from Natalia and followed her protocol for me to cleanse my body of candidiasis, a whole new world was opened to me. I discovered Donna Gates and her fermented foods for health, Mr. Giovanni and a host of other detoxing and cleansing raw foodists. Then one day, out of the blue, an email popped into my inbox. 'Free fertility summit'. I was immediately intrigued. I hadn't researched fertility stuff...so I was really suprised. This in turn opened up another whole world for me. The world of fertility specialists. I had no idea they even existed!!! Experts on women's reproductive system and health, Chinese Medicine practitioners who specialized in fertility, Accupuncturists, EFT experts, Mind body visualizations...all focused on fertility. Everyone I know how who has helped me on my journey is an angel in my life. I am a new person and I wish I had known what I know now 13 years ago when we first started trying to conceive.
So, because of this, I want to share all of the knowledge I have with others like me. Other young girls who are getting ready to start their first period. Girls who are having their periods but don't know how to care for their bodies. Young Women wanting to get married and have a family. Couples who have tried to conceive and don't know what to do.Couples and men wanting to have a family and needing and wanting that support other than just diet and medications, who want support through surgeries and IVF. Women like me who know something is not working right with their reproductive system and are overwhelmed at what to do or not do. No one should have to go through this alone and no one should be uneducated about their bodies. No one should be at the mercy of a 6th grade sex ed class to know how their body is supposed to work. Everyone should be able to receive support to know what they can do to ensure optimal strength and wellness in their bodies.
So here I am, a Health Coach with a commitment to live the most abundant, happy and healthiest life I can and help others do the same. Happiness and creativity are our birthright.
So here's to making your dash everything it can and should be!