Feeling out of balance? Stress in your life? Putting your own needs last? It's time..
I appeared to be well: I had a beautiful family and home, good friends and a good job that provided many benefits for my family. I worked in healthcare for my entire professional career and thought I was taking care of myself by working out and eating what I thought was healthy most of the time.
My life was filled with 30 years of chronic stress. I had no history of disease or illness before my diagnosis and I was ‘happy’ but I had been living my life from the outside in, round and round on the hamster wheel of life like so many of us do today. I was always doing something, with my mind ticking away with the to-do lists from yesterday and what needs to be done tomorrow. Being a Physical Therapist and working for the pharmaceutical/biotech industry, I strove to live a “healthy” life, but the truth is I had no idea what a healthy lifestyle meant or even what well-being was and why it is important.
In 2016 I was diagnosed with severe Crohn’s Disease.
One day, while living my seemingly ‘good’ life, my stomach started to hurt. Thinking it was just a stomach bug, I passed it off and kept going… The general pain progressed to stabbing pain, and after three days, I drove myself to the hospital (thinking I might need my appendix out). To my surprise, my appendix was fine (for now), but I had multiple ulcers, a fistula, an abscess, and so much inflammation that my doctor couldn’t even get a pediatric scope through my intestines. After spending three nights in the hospital, I was diagnosed with severe Crohn’s Disease, and I needed to be on heavy-duty medications immediately. This was the beginning of my journey to be well.
This health crisis caused me to rethink everything and become curious. I started to research, read books, try different approaches to healthcare and above all, it brought me closer to God. This new way of approaching health and disease educated me about the things I thought I knew about health, what well-being is and why it matters so much. It also shined a light on our healthcare system and opened my eyes to how most people are not healthy. I learned how to be well. I’m grateful for everything I’ve been through, for what I’ve learned, and for where I am today. It took me getting brutally sick to finally wake up and realize I needed to make changes to my lifestyle to become truly well.
Why do we put ourselves last and wait for a tragedy or illness to strike before making changes in our lives? BeWell is a unique leader in healthcare; A place for people to learn how to take control of their lives and become truly healthy and happy, inside and out. A place where you are not alone on your journey with all the education, resources, support, and inspiration needed to empower you to make the necessary changes to achieve health and happiness today and maintain it for the future.
The mission of BeWell is to lead people back to health and happiness. We help people accelerate the prioritization of self-care and well-being into our busy, daily lives to prevent pain and suffering in our communities and our world.
We can prevent disease and suffering, but we must take action to become well today!
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