Life is meant to be lived. I have become more and more steadfast in this conviction with every passing year.
As some of you might know, I had a severe reaction to a standard antibiotic when I was 14. One of the rare side effects of Tetracycline is that it has the ability to play around with our brain chemical levels. In my case, this resulted in a severe anxiety disorder--one that was triggered within a mere 36 hours of being on the medication. 😕
As I struggled to heal my body from the effects of the Tetracycline, I recall first denying myself opportunities out of fear that I would have a panic attack (...and embarrass myself in public, which was a significant concern at the time 🙄...) and then because I felt unworthy and like I didn't deserve joy.
A vital component of my healing journey came from re-evaluating my belief systems and replacing them with healthier models. Not only did I do everything within my power to re-establish my physical health through diet, exercise, and other he...