Living Life on My Own Terms

Finding Soul Cycle & Partnering with an ND

I struggle sometimes to put pen to paper so to speak.  Not because I don’t have something to say but because I don’t believe I’m much of a writer.

But today I wondered what does it matter if I can’t write?  Does that mean I shouldn’t?  Jeff Goins said the way to know if you are a writer is to write.  So rather than tell myself I’m not a writer, I’m choosing to tell my story instead.  Whatever that story is.  I will continue to share my life experiences as I first intended when I started blogging.

The first thing I want to share is that I had my first Soul Cycle class this past week. It was very scary and exciting at the same time.  I always tell myself that I would try anything once. I hadn’t been on a bicycle for well over 30 years.  Being on one —  even one that doesn’t move while still going a mile a minute scared the living daylights out of me.

I expected to be intimidated by the more experienced participants, but I wasn’t.  Instead, I admired those in the class who seem like they were doing this their whole life.  Also, the young male instructor was a delight to watch.  He moved with grace and skill. Yet he was very encouraging and made me feel like I was the only one in the class. He made everyone feel that way it seems.  Needless to say I will be going back.

The second thing I want to share is that I finally connected with a Naturopathic Doctor.  For years I had wanted to ditch my regular doctor who appear more interested in writing prescriptions than he was in my overall health.  Finding Dr. Dana Cohen was a Godsend at a time when I was at my wits end concerning my health.

It has been over 18 years since I was diagnosed with hypertension. And even though my doctor had me on three different medications, I was not getting any better and my blood pressure readings were getting higher and higher. I was so distraught that I had made up my mind to stop taking the meds.  I decided that even if I had a stroke that’s just the way it was going to be. But I didn’t want to live the rest of my life poisoning my kidneys with an increasing amount of chemicals that didn’t seem to be doing anything but make me pee often, gave me headaches and saddled me with embarrassing coughs at the most inconvenient times.  And those are only the side effects I know about.

Dr. Cohen has given me renewed hope in the medical profession. She made me feel that she was interested in me being healthy.  My insurance won’t pay her for being a good doctor but that’s OK.  This is my way of life now and it’s good to have someone I can partner with to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Talk soon. JRF

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