Comment Of The Day: July 24, 2010
We love others unconditionally, yet we don’t seem to extend unconditional love to ourselves. Why? Old tapes? Disease? Forced Reinvention? What is it specifically? If there are those among us who do love themselves unconditionally, please speak up. We want to know everything.
I wonder, do we all realize how integral unconditional self-love is to the healing process? We know we’re not invincible, evidenced by our minds and bodies being ravaged by disease; yet that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t fall madly, desperately and wildly in love with the people we are, inside and out.
In order to genuinely show up and advocate for ourselves, shouldn’t we love ourselves? We deserve the best. No, really, we do, even when we think we don’t or when we’re too exhausted to fight for it. I think that’s when mustering all of the self love we’ve got – tapping into the reserves if we have to – is critical to healing.
What do you think?
MY THYROID STORY, by Ali Jagger, thanks to Sarah Downing, we were introduced to Ali. Ali generously bestowed us with her story (as all of you do). Her travesty with hypothyroidism is unconscionable, sadly relatable. Ali’s triumph is so glorious, that reading her tale will, I hope, ignite or reignite that flame of self-love and advocacy in each one of us.
Excerpt: “It is stories like this that spur me on even more to fight for others who don’t yet have their energy back and make a difference. They in turn can do the same for others when they return to full health – and together we can make a difference!!”
Comment of the day…
Wow! Wow! Wow! Good for you Ali! You have given me hope, I can praise your courage no more than that!
My name’s Robert and I live near Cambridge, England. I have hypothyroidism.
I have recently started a blog which covers my battle with hypothyroidism. Please check it out Ali. It is my last throw of the dice! Nearly all the feedback I have received mentions T3 and/or adrenal fatigue. I need to get more information and advice on this.
You know how it is when you do not know if you have the strength to fight any more battles as you feel you are not being listened to? That’s me!
Your story has inspired me to fight one more!
Good for you Ali!
Thyrants, Thyraves And A Question About Your Former Self, if you didn’t get an opportunity to rant, share resources, lend support, or answer this morning’s question, we sure hope you will.
Excerpt: “If you didn’t get your rant or rave in for the week, please do, in comments. We’d love it if you’d consider answering the question today about your former self. Any resources or tips you have for some of our thylicious community members, we hope you’ll share. Every time, we connect on DearThyroid.org, I am astounded by how much I learn. I certainly hope that youse feel the same way.”
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