Until Fall of this year, a writer's workshop class provided me with an outlet to release my feelings.
I am not one for labeling, but when it comes to my personality type, myself, along with my loved ones, joke about how I am the poster child for "Type A" personality. Despite a bubbly personality, the tendency to stress easily and focus on the negative was a common occurrence for myself.
This writer's workshop class caused a cathartic realization that my anxiety/stress and IBS again was controlling my life and I simply wasn't happy. I had plenty of reasons to be happy but I wasn't. A spontaneous Border's trip led me to pick up the book Hardwiring Happiness by Rick Handson from the Self-Help section.
So what does all of this mean for me, Amber and the blog?
While fitness and working out are both still huge passions of mine, I have developed another type of exercise that I have fallen in love with: exercise of the mind.
I want to share some of the resources that I've used, as well as my own personal thoughts to help others achieve this enlightened state of mind that I've found.
You may not be able to control what happens to you in life, but you can control how you react to these events.
Having any type of chronic disease or illness can be extremely difficult, but your attitude towards it, can truly impact your health and severity of your symptoms. I hope that the information that I share can help everyone but also, those who struggle with not only digestive disorders and diseases, but other ailments as well. Attitude is everything, and positivity and focusing on the good is key to making it through the tough times.
Incase you think I'm spewing sunshine and rainbows and need some more evidence besides my words, The Huffington Post recently published this article that there is scientific proof that happiness is a choice. With this new portion of my blog, I want to help you choose happiness more often!
I plan on sharing:
- My own musings and thoughts
- People to Follow that have Inspired me
Will you follow along and join me in my journey?
Stay Happy & Healthy,