51VM0VRYMXL._SL160_I’m reading a book called Spontaneous Healing by Dr. Andrew Weil. I’ve been so enthralled by this book that I haven’t blogged in a few days but am just now realizing that I want to share the effect that I’ve had from reading it.

Dr. Weil shares people’s stories of survival using alternative ways of medicine. It doesn’t matter what your beliefs are – these stories happened to real people. He focuses on learning how to heal yourself and he explains that our bodies are healing beings – we were meant to heal ourselves – it’s just a matter of learning how and changing certain routines that we’ve gotten so deeply used to.

He talks about the importance of loving your disease. Whether you have IBS, cancer, ulcerative colitis or any other disease – he says that accepting what you have is the first step and learning to heal yourself is your next step.

This year my life has gone through a huge transformation just by changing the way I thought from being a victim to actually taking control of my situation and reminding myself that my body needs a little bit more help then the average person – and I can’t ignore that. I’ve been ignoring it for so long that my body began yelling at me by having lots of flare-ups from my ulcerative colitis. Now that I’ve learned to accept myself for who I am, I feel so much better! My belly has calmed down and I’ve learned the act of deep belly breathing that I practice throughout each day.

I’m sharing this with you because I feel that you can learn from my “AHA” moment! I get it now… I have to take care of myself now because this is the one chance I get to live in this life and I want to be here for a long time.

I hope you can take a moment to take some deep breaths and enjoy yourself for who you are.

Have a wonderful evening. I definitely recommend this book so pick it up if you can – read the summary and see if you’re interested – It never hurts to think/read outside of the box.