PART 1 - My personal journey
THE FIRST PART OF THE JOURNEY IS UNDERSTANDING
THE JOURNEY TO WELLNESS STARTS WITH ADVERSITY
I am often asked what led me to become a Holistic Health practitioner and although I have always assisted women in their journey to wellness as a Lifestyle Coach and Community Development Manager/Teacher, ‘my Fibroids journey’ has certainly played a pivotal role in my current work and life mission.
Many practitioners who experience un-wellness often feel like a ‘fake’; thinking that they had to be 100% well before they can treat others. We often forget that the very thing we are here to teach others is an integral part of our own life journey, and oftentimes what we ourselves most need to learn.
Today, I see wellness as a journey and life challenges and wrong turns can often hamper our efforts towards full health and vitality. It’s critical for us women to ensure we become aware of our bodies and understand its workings in order to make more informed choices about the lifestyle that leads us to better health.
So, what are these critters, and why are they far from ‘normal’ despite being so common these days?.
Fibroids are benign masses which are made of the smooth muscle cells and fibrous connective tissue and they grow inside the uterine cavity, within the uterine walls, or outside of the uterus. One study found that 80% of Black women will have fibroids by the age of 50, and 70% of white women will too.