I have a whole process I do to put a year to bed, and powerfully create a new year: you can find my step by step instructions on my Facebook group -Care and Feeding of a High Powered Professional. I’ve noticed most people don’t take the time to powerfully complete the past year such that the “new” year can be truly newly created. Part of that process is to write out a year in review:
2009 Year in Review:
My brother Tom and his wife Danni announce they are expecting triplets
January 3rd~ I have a breathing incident while “tango-ing” with my boyfriend which sends me back to the Doc for a redux of tests
Doc says a Neuro Muscular Disorder, may have 14 m’s life expectancy
I finally get depressed vs upset; realize being in Limbo for 5.5 yrs of symptoms wasn’t such a bad thing
For the 15th time a Dr recommends anti-depressant to deal with symptom of Emotional Lability…I finally acquiese
Mid January I begin filming the Master Plan Program in executive coaching
I begin to recreate my business so the value will live beyond me
Mid February, my brother is diagnosed with testicular cancer and goes in for surgery
I immediately stop taking anti-depressants as they make me have to fight to get out of bed which has never before been a problem!
March 9th I am diagnosed with ALS after 5th MRI and 3rd EMG, life expectancy gets moved to 3-5 years with a 10% chance at 10-15, as I have always been an exception I choose to focus on 15yrs and beyond…it just feels right!
There is no medicine or treatment so I get back to a rigorous nutrition and supplement program which makes me feel like I am doing SOMETHING!
May- I do a Raw Food cleanse- and drop 20 lbs of needed fat- my constant muscle tremors STOP.
I meet Viktoras Kulvinskas during the cleanse and he recommends a 70-80% raw food diet, dietary enzymes and plenty of protien…most importantly he gives me hope and a pathway to prolong life and improve my wellbeing: I am now an Empowered patient
June 1, the triplets are born: Beau, Brody and Mylee
My brother Tom finishes 4th round of Chemo
I take a spa-cation to Vegas and LA and return feeling better than I have in years
I have an immense surge in creativity – outlining 3 new programs to write.
One day in July I loose 50% of the function in my right hand
I make plans for turning over my business and begin training others
September- My 1st fully trained Seminar leader takes on his 1st program and is superb
Participation in my programs 2x’s
In October I attend a research symposium at ALS-TDI via the web and begin to plan my fundraiser
I begin to blog
I make plans for in home care in mid 2010
By November I have dropped 40 lbs this yr due to 60-75% raw food…I needed that!
The eve before Thanksgiving Dawn Trice contacts me for an interview in the Chicago Tribune
My family has an early Christmas in Denver with the 6 month old triplets Ty who is 2.5 and the teens Taylor and Brock
I close out the year with what may be the last independent trip I take to Vegas and LA again.
As I write this I am at the Terranea resort and spa, in Rancho Palos Verdes for the weekend to create my year.
I need to acknowledge my sainted mother for whom this year was a crisis of faith given both of her children face their mortality. I also acknowledge my clients who deal with my ALS accent: with out you my life would be all about me and that would just suck. You are the pathway to me fulfilling on my mission and the reason I get out of bed in the morning, Thank you for your work! I acknowledge Facebook, without which I would be disconnected from my community, friends and family as I cannot be understood on the phone. I thank all of you who read this blog and allow yourselves to be impacted by it, the support of the people I have met in the ALS community have given me another reason to be active and engaged versus supressed and inert.
Thank you for your time and consideration, please take a moment and make a difference for someone today!