Welcome, thanks for taking the time to navigate to my page to learn more about me and where the inspiration came to develop ‘Launch into Wellness’.
Honestly 5 years ago, I’d never have imagined I’d have my own website, creating a platform where people can connect and focus on achieving overall wellness, yet here I am, publishing content that’s shared around the world by millions of people and connecting with people with similar experiences. It’s totally an amazing feeling.
My journey started back in 2011 during a time that was extremely challenging for me. My marriage was coming to an end and I was diagnosed with panic and anxiety disorder, my world as I had known it was changed forever.
I experienced feelings and anxieties that I had never even knew existed which were triggered by panic attacks, check out my post, ‘What is Anxiety Disorders, Could I be at Risk? for symptoms associated with anxiety and panic attacks’. Anyone who has ever experienced this will know exactly what I’m talking about. I knew I needed to take action fast and change my lifestyle putting the main focus on myself.
The key was to find outlets that would assist me in finding coping strategies to minimize the symptoms. For me, listening to soft spa music, embracing the scents of essential oils and having focused on time for myself were outlets that helped me through this very challenging time.
TAKING ACTION|WE’RE NOT ALONE
Having made it a priority to take action and focus on achieving overall wellness, thought to myself, “Why wouldn’t I share my experiences and possibly help others who may have struggled with some of the same symptoms or experiences…… this makes perfect sense. That’s when the work began on ‘Launch into Wellness’.
I wanted to create a platform where people could come and access information, tips and experiences and to know that we’re all in this together. Working toward achieving optimal health and wellness needs to be done everyday, we have to put the work in to see results. I will never be that person I was back in 2011, I am the new me and I am embracing every moment of it.
In a strange way, I’m thankful for the experiences I encountered with anxiety and panic disorder, if you can believe that. Having had those experiences has shaped me into the person I am today. You see, when someone tells me today, they’re having an anxiety or panic attack, I can totally empathize with them and can relate to some of the symptoms that they are most likely experiencing.
Anxieties can be debilitating and whether we suffer from them ourselves or know someone who is suffering, we should take the time to support them. We should be all striving to achieve complete wellness in today’s society and lift others up around us to do the same. Check out my post on working toward achieving the 7 Dimensions of Wellness.
CHANGING OUR WAY OF THINKING
Anxieties are all around us, whether you struggle with them yourself or know someone who is struggling, they’re very real and very debilitating if we’re unable to cope. We’ve all been told that the most important person in our lives is ourselves, BELIEVE IT. If we don’t take care of ourselves, we can’t take care of others and I found that out firsthand. My experience has taught me to set aside time to incorporate wellness activities into my daily lifestyle which has made a huge difference to my overall health and well-being.
Have a look around and if you have anything to share with respect to how you incorporate wellness activities into your daily living please leave me a comment in one the blog posts, I would love to hear it.
The focus is on you!
Founder of wellnesslaunch.com