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Link Party

Sheryl Chan over at A Chronic Voice is having another link party for September! I really enjoyed last month’s and hope you did, too! Here are September’s prompts:

Resisting

Learning

Struggling

Supporting

 and Changing

These prompts are really challenging, Sheryl!! Here goes.

Resisting

According to bing.com, resist means “to try to prevent by action or argument; to struggle against someone or something.” I’ve become aware that I’m resisting exposing my heart so that it can heal and love again.  I think I walled the pain off 11 years ago, when I left my abusive ex. I had six children to raise and no time for grief. Time doesn’t really heal wounds when we don’t actively work at doing what needs done for healing to happen. I don’t really know what will help at this point, but the opposite of resist is to welcome or accept. Can I welcome my emotional pain? Is my emotional pain somehow tied up with my physical pain?

Learning

I’m trying to learn all I can about IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and gut health. I’m so tired of daily stomach distress. So I’ve been reading Solving The IBS Puzzle by Sylvie McCracken and I’ve started a 23 day elimination diet to see if anything that I’m eating is causing it. This includes gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, fast food, and alcohol. I’m adding sugar to the list as I’ve noticed that I don’t feel well if I eat too much sugar. Also, since many people say that removing gluten helps with fibro and arthritis pain, I’m hoping that my pain gets better as well.

Struggling 

I struggle with depression. I struggle with keeping truth and lies apart. Everyday is a wrestling with life as it is, compared with life as I long for it to be.

Supporting

As a parent of mostly adults and one teenager, I see my current mom role as one of listening and encouraging. In this way, I support or shore up my children as they find their way in this world.

Changing

Doing an elimination diet is HARD! I am so resistant to change even when it’s for my good. Why do we keep following the same old paths when it’s obvious that those paths aren’t working for us anymore? I wonder if the caterpillar fights the change to turn into a butterfly? Do infants panic as they are forced out of the womb? Is it possible to welcome change? So many questions.

Your Turn

What answers would you give to these word prompts? Share your answers below in the comments! We would love to hear from you!

 

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Till next time, Kathy

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