Have your ever heard the quote "it is better to give than to receive"? I used to hear it all the time when I was growing up. I can remember my grandmother telling me that. I thought that in order to be a good girl (or woman) I had to give and give and give. I use to give to my family, my friends, my work, my alumni association, my church and my volunteer work. I would give because I thought it made me a good person.
Now that I am older, I understand that all that giving drove me to exhaustion, literally. It was so bad I had to quit my job and take time off to look after my health. My exhaustion led me to change my career and become a naturopathic doctor.
Does this story sound familiar to you? If you're honest, maybe you see some of yourself or someone you know in my story.
It is important to be a cheerful giver, but it is important to be a humble receiver as well. Being able to participate in both is what causes balance in all aspects of our life. All health and healing starts with receiving. This month is dedicated to the theme: Be open to receive the sweet life.
This month we will talk about receiving the truth about your health, receiving treatment that will get you healthy and receiving the love that you deserve to heal your heart.
Learning to receive is as powerful as learning to give. In fact, it might be more powerful. As I said earlier, I gave so much that I exhausted myself. In the last 15 years treating patients, I know that many people suffer from giving too much and not receiving time for themselves.
If you feel overwhelmed, anxious, if you have a 'spare tire' around your waist that you can’t get rid of, if you have hot flashes or night sweats or you can’t sleep, then you might have adrenal exhaustion. To learn more about how to fix any of these problems come to our next free dinner presentation Stress Hormone and Health talk on May 9th.
To Your One Sweet Life,