Don’t wait for the diagnosis! images

You know every day is an opportunity to create a mini health retreat experience, however, some people need the diagnosis to jolt them into action!

One of my clients came to me with a folder full of X-rays, doctor reports, Medication details and appointments for the proposed surgery date. They were now faced with the prospect of their mortality and realized that everything they had been doing up until that present day, had been creating their disease, and they were abruptly brought into the zone, where the focus was now on the new lifestyle habits and choices, and the new emphasis on living, but now with URGENCY!

This person was in some mental turmoil, to say the least, but now completely motivated to make some changes.  My role in all this was to help my client identify how creative they were in their design and the ingredients they were using for their ‘lifestyle disease cake’.  I wanted to help this person identify what brought the condition to them in the first place.

I ask this question, ‘What is the recipe for disease?’  You see, it’s one thing to remove the cyst or lump; it’s common to have the surgery, have the offending ‘end result’ removed, but who’s looking at what created the problem in the first place.  Removal means the issue is visibly dealt with, however, there is every chance it will come back.  You have to evaluate the past to prevent the reoccurrence, and you need to look at your role in all of this, your creative role! 

My client can now see that there was a very detailed ‘recipe’ for the condition created, and although it may appear that the ‘disease cake’ is cooking away in the oven on high temp, there is now an awareness.

The recipe for any ‘disease cake’ usually has one dominating ingredient!  This one dominating ingredient is ‘STRESS’.

If you were baking a real traditional type cake, you would add an egg or two, right?  With the ‘disease cake’ I look for the traumatic time in your history or ‘herstory’, the stressful situation that manifested perhaps months or years back.  Your recipe for your disease cake is always going to be unique because you are unique, but the binding ingredient for your ‘disease cake’ will always be stress, or should I say your perception of what is going on around you.

Your real cake recipe would have flour and liquid of some sort, in the disease cake the liquid part is the ‘meaning, the emphasis’ you place on things that happen to ‘you’ or that ‘you’ are going through.

I see people connect the dots when I ask them about a traumatic situation or a stressful time that they went through and I find out how they handled it.  After all that evaluation, I’m happy to say there is some good news.  One can always lay new foundations for a whole new healthy ‘you’.  This is why I have created specific retreats, like the ‘Lifestyle Reset Retreat’, more on that in a moment!

‘The good news’, I reminded my client, ‘is one can lay the foundations for Model and Make ‘YOU’ 12 months from the existing date – therefore stripping back the diseased tissue with good nutrition, juices and other lifestyle alterations that will not only bring one into alignment with vitality but empower one to take charge of their own health.  You get a clearer head, and with clarity, everything looks better; you are stronger and more able to resist the destructive ingredients that otherwise would have been very easily invited back into your life!

You have the power to create ‘magnificent health’, and turn your disease into ‘liv-ease’  – living with ease and grace.

Observing nature in all her forms, following natural hygiene principals, cleaning out the colon, eating more life-giving foods, and really thinking about what you are thinking about!


Here’s a story about one of my clients, let’s call her ‘Sue’LifeStyle Retreat Feeling Stressed

Sue is unselfish, always willing to sacrifice her time to meet someone else’s needs.  She would go out of her way to make sure her kids didn’t go without, even if it meant putting herself back from what she needed!

When this single mother of three daughters started having chest pains a couple of years ago, she blamed it on stress. “It was a gradual build-up of different symptoms the most important one obviously being the pain in her chest,” Sue noticed the pain increased with more persistence.

One day at work, Sue’s pain got worse. Her workmates called an ambulance and she was rushed to a nearby hospital. A test provided a fast diagnosis that determined she indeed was having a heart attack. Fortunately, that led to quick treatment at the hospital. It was a shock to Sue, and understandably a shock to her kids.  Her workmates were also quite traumatized by this, I was in touch with a few of them not long after the incident, 2 of them have come to see me as well for some help with their wellness routine.

Today, Sue is back to living a full, healthy life with her daughters and two dogs.

For Sue that was very much a light-bulb moment that made her aware that she needed to take more care of herself!

It’s now 3 years since the heart attack. Sue is more active, and she has made changes like including fresh juices in her daily hydration plan, using essential oils like Frankincense and another blend called Digestzen’.  She finds great joy in watching her girls play sport, but she also does a little training herself, circuit training with a local fitness coach.  *A little note about Digestzen, this is an essential oil blend, that I encouraged Sue to add to some coconut oil and rub in a clockwise direction around her abdominal area.  I wanted her to use this when she had any rising anxiety, as the action of treating the gut, help to calm the nervousness in the process.  There will be more on this in the ‘Gone With The Wind’ - Gut-Brain Relationship Book.  

For Sue, self-care includes reducing stress and having “a calm and happy mind.” And that comes from spending quality time with the ones she loves and certainly less time or no time with the people who Sue identified as antagonist or stress trigger.  We identified a few of them when we were in consultation together, which became an interesting exercise for her in healing the trauma.

Sue and her family take time to hike and spend time together which is nourishing, valuable and rewarding, and it makes everyone happier. I’m a great believer in watching uplifting and funny movies, having a laugh, and just forgetting about responsibilities long enough for the effect to sink in!

In summary, prepare your ingredients for your ‘wellness cake’!   Create a Wellness Bank Account, and make regular deposits.  To give you a clue some of those deposits look like the following;
  • a walk in the park,
  • drinking several glasses of filtered water before 9 am,
  • eating something alive and fresh with your meals or making that ‘the meal,’
  • thinking positive thoughts.

Now get baking and make genuine deposits into that Wellness Account!

x Annie Clark.