From Radiantly Broken to Radiant Holistic Nutrition
If you have followed Radiantly Broken over the past year, you know how broken I’ve been with my disability and my father passing. In brief, for those who do not know, I have been unable to walk for two years after sustaining a severe foot injury.
For two years I have found not an answer from a doctor, although I’ve paid plenty of them for trying. I have, however, found comfort and some recent relief from pool therapy. I go twice a week, get on the lift, and am lowered into the water. I’m there for an hour and I practice walking in the water. Many times, I’ve gotten right back out because the pain in my foot is too intense. I don’t know if the ensuing breakdown is more from the disappointment or the pain. Nevertheless, I keep trying. Mark never knows what to expect but is always there to pick me up.
I hope I’m not jinxing myself here, but I’m letting you in on an EXCITING secret!!
Over the past two weeks, I have, on occasion, walked using a cane! YES – it is true!!
I was using crutches to help get me to the bathroom or the car, but the constant strain on my shoulders has given me bicep and rotator cuff issues in both arms. So…. I quit using crutches and got three cortisone shots in my shoulder.
Yesterday I went out to dinner for a birthday celebration using only a cane for assistance. It went really well. I, of course, smiled the entire time! Two weeks ago I went to a small group gathering, and look, my friend Cathy snapped a picture!
A New Direction
Something is changing in me. Prayers for healing are being answered. Thank you, God! Pool therapy is working (ironically, it’s free). I have hope to walk normally again. For the second time in my life, I’m healing from a significant disability. I still have a long road ahead of me, but the shift is happening. I’m turning the corner.
On August 29th, my dad will have been gone for one year. I decided that on that date, in two weeks, I would start nutrition counseling again. Nutrition and pool therapy healed me 20 years ago, and that is what is healing me a second time. To honor my dad on his first heavenly anniversary, I’m going to start meeting virtually with clients again! I think he’d be delighted to see me practicing again.
This is why, as you have noticed, I changed my blog name from Radiantly Broken to Radiant Holistic Nutrition. I will still be blogging similar articles, but I will also be writing about natural remedies to pain and a whole host of health topics under the categories of Mind, Body, and Spirit. I will cover meditation, deep breathing, immune system health, pain management, neuroscience, brain health, prayer benefits, eating out tips, and so many other wonderful and various topics.
I earned my master’s degree in Holistic Nutrition in 2008 and opened a private practice called Attainable Nutrition, which I closed in 2016 to help my kids with college scholarships and to help care for my dad. I’m glad I quit my job to help them. It paid off.
Now that that’s over, last Friday, when I woke up, I decided it was time to start practicing nutrition again, this time virtually! People are used to doing things virtually now, anyway!
I’ll soon be adding a “services” page and will counsel a few clients per week.
My ideal dream is to write at least one book in my lifetime! I am working on a few – one is a secret, one is about my life story of being in and out of disability, and one is about finding funding for college through scholarships. I love, love, love to write! I’m kinda all over the place with it, but assure you I will keep blogging!
I’m a wounded healer. I’m not the young, boundless energy typical nutritionist type. I’ve been and am broken, but God has helped me get back up over and over again. He deserves all praise. If I can help some people heal, or lose weight, or do better at their sport – it would be something that God would get all the glory for. I’m excited to get back into my field of expertise!
This post is to describe the change in direction and invite you to stay along for the ride. I’ve enjoyed blogging so much and enjoy reading my WordPress blog friends’ posts. Thank you for standing with me through this journey! Now on to year two!