Today's blog is short, with no pretty pictures but a profound and deliberate message to all of us. I'm in the bath typing after a busy day at the Tadcaster Christmas Fair, where I've been selling my Sweet Enough Food - no refined sugars/carbs in sight. I love this market, have done it for three years now and get the same people coming back plus new faces each year.
Lying here reflecting on the day and suddenly the title of this blog sprang into my mind... the culmination of my reflecting.
I'd say 90% of the people who bought from me today have a health issue that means they can't eat sugar/gluten/dairy/meat/eggs.. All or any of the above. A lot of them shared their stories and the years of frustration, pain, research and challenges they've endured to get to this day. Health issues that may have been with them for decades, symptoms they've ignored in the hope that they'd go away, rather than look to the source of their 'problems' (don't like this word usually).
Some of them have been hospitalised, spent thousands on tests, had a lot of time off work until they became aware that perhaps lifestyle changes were needed drastically.
I've been here too so I can empathise fully. Adrenal Fatigue made me stop, take stock and make Massive Change. In any situation we have two choices, accept things as they are or make changes. Thankfully I chose the latter and it guided me to where I am today.. Emma Lane, digestive health guru, My Sweet Enough business, my Energy 4 Life Wellness Coaching Course, my daily spiritual practice and my mindful and fully conscious 'behaviour'. I'm grateful, and I give thanks every single day for my change of path .
Baby steps are the way to make change initially. And when stuck to lead to a greater all round wellness, rather than the chance of succumbing to dis-ease if no change is made, despite the body shouting loudly that's it's unhappy. Dis-ease can take years to manifest and that's when the pound of cure is needed, and unless Massive Change is made here drastic consequences may result.
So, to all you people at Tadcaster Christmas Market who dismissed my stall in favour of the sugary, carby, cake stall two doors down... think and reflect. Is your body trying to tell you something?
An ounce of prevention really is worth a pound of cure.
Have a great day,