I’m guessing that some of you have been wondering where the heck yours truly, The Clean Eating Coach, has been for the last four months. I haven’t been writing or sending out newsletters and I’ve been seeing only a minimum of clients. I’ve missed my regular writing routine and connecting with all of you, but I guess that sometimes we all have to a take a break. The good news is that I’m back!
Truth be told, I’ve been on an extended hiatus getting healthy. I spent several months this spring and summer dealing with a cancer scare and then having a hysterectomy which all threw me for a loop. I’m used to being super healthy and feeling energetic most of the time, so even the threat of having a major health concern had me more than a tad bit scared. I’m happy to report, however, that after a successful surgery, I got a clean bill of health, no cancer whatsoever!
I’m convinced that my quick recovery was due in equal parts to a positive mindset, healthy eating before and afterward and an amazing support network of family and friends. One of the best investments before the surgery, was a trip to my fabulous naturopath, Jennifer Botwick, for a pre-surgical protocol of supplements that got my body ready for surgery. A helpful guided imagery CD and lots of Buddhist prayers helped me visualize an easy surgery with minimal pain and a fast recovery — that worked wonders! The day after the surgery I have to admit that I felt better than after any surgery I’ve had before, the pain wasn’t bad at all and no terrible side effects from the anesthesia. Nice! Per Jennifer’s suggestion, I started drinking fresh vegetable juice from the health food store chock full of healing greens the very next day. It was easy to digest and the perfect way to help my body to detox. Believe it or not, I practiced clean eating even in the hospital!
And if weren’t for my wonderful friends and family, I’m sure I wouldn’t have come through so easily. I’ve learned that it’s important to ask for help when you need it, and ask I did. From making me healthy, clean eating dishes and coming to visit to bringing me great books to read and lots of phone calls, my posse was right there by my side. Thank you!
I have to admit that taking a break from working so hard felt great. And the more I did it this summer, the more I realized that I was thoroughly enjoying my down time. I guess I didn’t realize just how much both my body and mind needed some rest and healing. So what was going to be 6 weeks off easily morphed into four months.
I’m looking forward to reconnecting with all of you and getting back to lots of blog posts, classes and speaking about creating a clean eating lifestyle. Stay tuned for lots of fun and inspiring conversations this fall. And one of these days my new clean eating website will be done, chock full of great, clean eating information.
Here’s to your health and a wonderful , clean eating fall!