Posted on Mar 29, 2010 in Blog |

I used to believe that when I got sick, I could go to the doctor, get a prescription, take a pill, and I would be healed of whatever ailment had inhabited my body. I used to believe a holistic approach to health and well-being was a nice thought, a possible avenue, but something that mostly appealed to those ‘hippies’ or those with a lot of money to throw around. I used to believe organic food was just another way to rip off the customer at the checkout line. And look at me now. . . I was introduced to the mind-body-soul connection in 2005 by Freddi Donner (www.forhealthandbalance.com). I had been trying to lose weight for a decade with no success. I was frustrated, angry, almost hopeless. This holistic approach was my ‘last chance.’ Freddi became a life/business coach for me. She also arranged a personal trainer and a nutritionist. She introduced me to reflexology, reiki, different types of massage therapy, yoga, pilates, and meditation. I started with Freddi’s introductions and have gone further. But it is Freddi who opened my mind and my heart to the possibilities of healing through means other than modern medicine. I am not sure I can reciprocate such a gift as Freddi bestowed upon me. Freddi started my alternative healing path. And through others, I have found more elements to add to this journey. Personal trainer – Freddi connected me with Kathy Fries, a former US Army Master Fitness trainer. She has GORGEOUS blue eyes that initially intimated the heck out of me. After two sessions, I realized that she is a gifted trainer who knew exactly how to help me lose inches and pounds without re-injuring myself. Kathy is the first person who ever got me truly motivated and excited about working out. It’s important to find the right match and to find someone who is so talented they will make sure you won’t injure yourself. Green smoothies and the Vitamix (http://www.vitamix.com/) – A fellow Lymie told me he was doing green smoothie shakes in the morning and they were making a significant difference in his energy levels. I said, ‘If it...

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