When it comes to challenges and losses the human psyche can only take so much before anxiety sets in. By now I’m finding out life is like an ebb and flow. It is a rhythmic pattern of coming and going, decline and regrowth or highs and lows. I now understand why so many people deal with this rhythmic flow called life with legal and illegal drugs, alcohol, food and anything else that will take the sting of failure and disappointment from their mind. The insatiable appetite for finding comfort becomes foremost before anything else. This is where you have to be able to take stock of what’s happening before starting this downward spiral. My downward spiral started with a financial and material loss. Relocating to Sunny Florida should have made a difference in the beginning, but it didn’t. All I knew was that I felt a tremendous loss, my blood pressure sky rocket, my eating was out of whack, I had ballooned up to 260 pounds on a 5’2″ frame. I was sleeping all of the time, never wanted to go anywhere.
My downward spiral: I was sleeping all of the time, never wanted to go anywhere. I had no interest in meeting or making new friends. I became like the ostrich that hides his head in the sand. The only difference is I was hiding in the bed with the covers pulled up over my head. The epiphany came for me when I was rushed to the emergency room with a blood pressure reading of 200/100 and was put on medication that could and would do more harm to my body. Can you believe it, medical professionals gave me 3 medications that did nothing to lower my pressure, but was doing drastic harm to my body. Be aware of the side effects. It was at that very moment that my first reset button dealt with getting my physical body off of pharmaceutical drugs, or otherwise end up beneath the ground instead of above ground. Since I wasn’t ready to end up beneath the ground, I threw away all medications ( now I do not advocate you doing what I did) but if you stay tuned you will find out how some simple adjustments can make the difference in your life. This is where I began to push my own reset button. I began to take the shackles off of things and conditions that had bound me for many years by starting with my physical body. I had been bound to pharmaceutical drugs for 14 years and instead of me getting better, I was getting sicker and sicker. At first, I thought my feeling bad daily was due to my state of mind, not realizing that the drugs I was putting into my body was having a dire effect.
A former high school classmate gave me my aha moment by simply asking me to critique his website, which I did, but it was some simple information that caught my eye. Something that you and I do every day. but never realized the importance of or how we take this natural product for granted. You will learn in subsequent writings, what I did and the difference my first reset button made in my life.