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Radical Honesty, Mask Off

It’s Tuesday. And as you know, Tuesday’s are usually the day when I release a new episode of my podcast, Rise Higher, but today I don’t have one. Nope, I don’t. All I have for you today is radical honesty, mask off.

These past 3 months have been hard as hell as I’ve been struggling with some health issues.

A few months ago, what started off as an itch in my belly button, turned into a full blown massively painful, itchy, burning, stingy rash over my entire chest, stomach, neck and arms that’s been aggravating me all day. To make it worse, because my internal system is all out of whack, I’ve been waking up any time between 12-5 am, unable to sleep for 2-5 hours at a time because my rashes are itchy and on fire, feeling like a thousand needles are continuously stabbing me, and the only way to calm it is by putting ice packs all over my body.

Needless to say, as I’ve had to turn my attention towards taking care of my health and resting when I can, I haven’t been able to fully step into my mission and continue doing the work that I’ve wanted to do. Normally I power through and make things happen despite the pain, but haven’t been able to this time.

Not gonna lie, it’s been hard for me to slow down and not keep up with what I’ve set out to do. It’s been hard for me to break commitments with people, and to have Tuesday roll around and not have an episode to release because it’s what I’ve promised I’d do. It’s been hard to regulate my emotions with the sleep deprivation. It’s been tough to keep a mask on pretending like I’m ‘doing good’ because I don’t want to burden people, when some days I feel like I’m totally falling apart.

Have you ever felt that way? It sucks. It’s inauthentic. It’s isolating. It’s freaking exhausting.

I want you to know if you’re going through a hard time right now, I feel you. Know that you’re not alone. If you need support, PLEASE reach out for it. I wouldn’t have gotten through some of the days I’ve had so far without the incredible people in my life. You can have that too. We all need each other, and we’re all in this together.

As I am a teacher of self-love and an advocate that self-love is step 1 to creating deep healing and authentic transformation in our life, I’m diving deeper with my practices, and am so grateful for that. If you need some, please reach out to me, I’ve got you.

As a heads up, I am taking a month off from releasing episodes of the Rise Higher podcast to keep healing and do some catch up. If you haven’t listened the podcast yet, or have missed some episodes, you can do some catch up too! 🙂

Aaaaand, if you’re down, please head on over to iTunes and leave me a review. That would mean the world to me! Also, the more reviews I have, the more people can see the podcast, and the more people we can support together.

Here’s the link to get to iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/rise-higher/id1321000392

I’ll keep sending you love notes every Tuesday with tools/practices to apply to your life cuz I love you. I’ll also let you know as soon as I’ve got a new episode up for you!

With all my love,
Steph

 

 

Feb 27th, 2018
 

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