Lowering stress and anxiety for Meniere's people requires us having some habits the rest of the world doesn't seem to live by.
Take for example this cultural (at least in the U.S.) of overdoing, pushing through, and pushing down difficult emotions.
Many times, especially for those of us who need to work jobs, we have to survive environments that are too fast. That don't give us time to take a step back to get our footing for when it's hard to focus, or for when we're on the brink of an episode and need to move slowly to try to pull back from it.
There seems to be an unwritten rule that says if you can't over-do, you're thought of as weak or not good enough.
I don't like the fear and guilt that's created by this kind of value.
Because to get better, we need to do well at the place we're at first, and then add more work or effort as our energy and well-being allows for.
We Meniere's people need ways to get through the world that can bring success on our own terms.
I say that healing requires not just the physical side - the doctors and the nutrition improvements - but it also requires a cultivation of emotional well-being.
The way we heal stress and anxiety is in 2 parts:
1. What we do on the outside - our relationships, duties and schedules
2. what we do on the inside - healing how we feel about things and doing right by our emotions.
That's why I created the 90 Days to Resiliency program. I want to help people know what to do both in their outer environment of jobs and family and things we have to say to each other, and also know how to heal the way we feel about what has happened to us.
To move forward with resilience no matter what the rest of the world is doing.
This Saturday, December 15, at 10 a.m. CST I'm having a FaceBook live session so we can talk about how we as Meniere's warriors move through the world.
I invite you to bring any concerns or stories or questions you have about the emotional side of Meniere's. Concerns about dealing with these strong emotions we get while having to maintain a family, or hold down a job, or move forward in life.
We're going to talk about solutions, and we're going to connect and see who else feels like we do. This is different than the other groups out there that seem real scary.
You are welcome to come join us.
Just be in the Meniere's Acceptance Club FaceBook group (click join after you open the link below, and I will add you to the group) by 10 am CST Saturday the 15th and we will hold a live session.
I will also be answering any questions about the 90 Days to Resiliency program at that time.
Here's the link to join the group:
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