ON MY 30TH BIRTHDAY, I WOKE UP WITH 47 STAPLES IN MY ABDOMEN, A MORPHINE DRIP AND THE DELIRIOUS PLEASURE OF OXYGEN TUBES UP MY NOSE.
While this experience certainly inspired the path of taking better care of myself, it also left me with a sneaky limiting belief that took 5 years to shake.
That limiting belief was that I was a survivor; a fighter. Everyone told me so. I had been through some crazy stuff and always tackled the challenge with a positive attitude. I was praised for my strength. But what happens with the 'surviver' mindset, is that you start to believe that life is about the fight. And as you conquer each battle, you have to create new ones to keep strengthening that belief.
But it wasn't until I blacked out for the 5th time while trying to get my new rug under the couch that I admitted to myself what was happening: I was burnt out, and my body didn't want to fight anymore.
In my poetic moment of surrender as I lay there with the bunnies coming in and out of consciousness while waiting for the ambulance, I accepted what my physical limits were in that given moment. I decided it was okay to not be able to get the rug under the couch that day.
I finally understood that what I needed to do to heal my body was change my relationship with me.
My health improved drastically when I made the conscious decision to let go of my story.
- I chose to no longer be a victim in my body.
- I let go of old beliefs and created new ones.
- I started trusting my body’s ability to heal.
- I began to listen to my intuition.
- I learned (very quickly) how to say ‘no’.
- I stopped researching and obsessing.
- I ditched the complicated protocols.
- I focused on foods that felt right.
- I streamlined – everything.
You’re not destined to be sick and tired, either. And you certainly don’t have to do this alone. I work with highly driven women, like you, whose struggle with illness or low energy has left them in ‘survival mode’.
With real food and healthy mindset strategies, I can help you create the space in your life not only heal, but to thrive again in your business and personal life.
But here’s the thing. There’s not one magic solution for any health condition, and certainly not one that works for every BODY. I also believe that a wellness plan needs to be suitable to your (real) life and your unique body in order to be effective and sustainable.
It also takes some time, but it doesn’t have to be complicated.
And luckily, in my former 12-year career as a Project Manager, I learned a thing or two about streamlining processes for efficiency.
Ready to stop surviving and start thriving?
CARA RICE, RHN, INHC
As a Nutritionist & Health Coach, I work exclusively with women whose struggle with illness or burnout has left them in 'survival mode'. With real food and healthy mindset shifts, I mentor my clients through their healing journey so that they can thrive in their businesses and personal lives again.
Registered Holistic Nutritionist – Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, Toronto (Class of 2010)
Integrative Nutrition Health Coach – Institute for Integrative Nutrition, New York (Class of 2013)