Overhauling my health during the last 8 years has been far easier then I ever imagined considering I grew up in a house hold full of low fat products with the running joke being that no one in my family could understand why we were so unhealthy given everything we ate was fat free!
Little did I know that while we were taking the low fat option, all of the foods we put into our mouth were loaded with sugar and preservatives and this was in fact why we were overweight and quite lethargic. Our bodies were not receiving the nutrients they needed to thrive and until I was forced by injury to realise just how important whole foods and a sugar free lifestyle were, I couldn’t fathom how something could be sweet without actually being sweetened by sugar.
Do you ever just have those moments or even those days when you just need a hug?
Hugging therapy is definitely a powerful way of healing. Research shows that hugging is extremely effective at healing sickness, disease, loneliness, depression, anxiety and .
I never realised just how possible it was to be so in-tune with your body until I became a quadriplegic.
After sustaining my spinal cord injury I was quickly put on a ridiculous amount of medications for pain, for muscle spasms, for bladder control, for sleep, for just about anything and every thing you could think of.
I cannot even begin to explain how magical it feels to be one of the nominees for this incredible award. There were a few seconds there when I found out that my name is on the list alongside such inspiring women.