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My Dance with Hashimotos: 10+ Things to Make the Dance Easier

I really can’t put my finger on exactly when Hashimotos “entered” my body, but I was diagnosed in October of 2015. I denied the fact that I had it, but one day…or week, I couldn’t move, think, create, nothing, no spunk, no life…I had a BIG case of the Blahs! So back to the doctor I went only to find that, indeed, I did have hashimotos and I decided I was going to really be proactive in the healing of my body because I could not suffer this way any longer.

Here’s what I did:

    1. Stopped Gluten again immediately & researched the foods that work best for me.
    2. The Research led me to two gentleman: Dr. Josh Axe at draxe.com & John Douillard at https://lifespa.com, who I highly recommend to follow for complete information about hashimotos & other disorders that may be hindering your life.
    3. Meditated More: using the Insight Timer App & their site https://insighttimer.com (follow me, Carrie B Cottrill) as I have put a couple meditations up thus far with many more to come. What I really love about this app are the “rewards!” It just makes meditation more fun, find friends, join groups & listen to some great music.
    4.  Reread: “Meditation as Medicine,” really, it works on so many levels. (Grab the book. It could change the way you look at many things in your life!)

  1. Pranayama (Yogic Breathing Exercises).
  2. More Yoga Asanas: View my Short Vinyasa & Pranayama videos here: www.youtube.com/YogaSpiritCenter
  3. Honoring my Sleep & Rest Needs: I have to have at least 7 hours of sleep or my daily functioning is not optimal.
  4. Heavier Essential Oil Use. Currently I am using: http://amzn.to/2gULJaa
  5. Cleaner Thoughts…as in, not letting outside influences bother me. Relaxing into my Soul & knowing that what I do on a daily basis is good for my mind and body.
  6. Positive Affirmations.
  7. Gratitude Journaling in a jar.
  8. Found Super Sites to learn more about what I can do to change my life with the help of others. Here’s one that I use frequently: http://thyroidnation.com
  9. Clean Living: which really emcompasses most of what I outlined above.
  10. Vlog Diary: it’ll be here & on my YouTube Channel. A slow build as I REBUILD my Health.

 

I’m one determined Yogi on a Mission. Just take a look at the 2 latest videos I made on a very bad day, after a run, that is RAW…one uncut version & a short version. If you have hashimotos, you’ll enjoy the videos.

Let me know what you think anywhere you can find me. Working together, talking & supporting each other is Essential. I’m just getting started on my Biggest Mission: HEALING. Join ME!

Om Shanti Om

Om Shiva Om

 

 

 

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