Posts tagged meditate
Keri Fisher

Question: Letting go. In the process of being diagnosed with Lyme Disease, what things have you had to sacrifice and let go of? And how do you cope and adjust to this new way of life?

Keri: Letting go is very hard, especially because I really loved my extremely active and on-the-go life, and I miss it. By the age of 26 I had traveled to over 20 countries, lived abroad twice, and earned two college degrees. I find myself saying “before I got sick I did this...” “when I was healthy I was very...” so that type of language and thought implies that I can’t be myself or be who I am because of my symptoms and how this disease has plagued my brain. Besides the stress and pain of being sick, we are sick with bacterias that our government denies and doesn’t even know how to test for or treat! Now that I am out of my brain fog and have my short-term memory back, I adjust and cope by practicing non-attachment from yoga, realize that every moment, emotion, and body ache is fleeting, and I tell myself and my body how much I love them.

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Laurel Jackson

Q: What kind of places intrigue you/motivate you–that inspire you to adventure. Somewhere you’d want to hang out at for an afternoon. (Maybe pick a places or a couple places around your home that you love to explore or just visit frequently.)

Laurel: Anywhere in Nature! Just the chance to see and experience something new and outdoors is inspiring to me. The amazing thing about nature is that even if you go to the same spot again and again, you can still find something new or have a different experience every time. The ocean has always and will always be my #1 obsesson, but I also love the forest and mountains. Snowboarding has been a big part of my life, so in the winter you can usually find me riding one of our local spots here in the Cascade mountains and during the rest of the year, enjoying hikes, rivers, waterfalls and alpine lakes. Living between the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges means never running out of places to explore! Camping, trips to the coast, swimming, surfing, freediving, rock climbing and biking are also other some other activities that motivate me to get outside and have fun. 

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Jenny Patterson

Q: On a day all to yourself--what is your favorite way to wake up? (Coffee/tea in bed, a walk, yoga etc)

Jenny: My favorite way to wake up is with bulletproof coffee in a french press, Califia almond milk unsweetened and some MCT oil with cinnamon and stevia! When I'm alone then like to do some meditation, guided or otherwise-visualization and chanting.  I prefer to do some gentle yin poses and such beforehand to warm up and then settle my mind.  Or, I like to journal along with Yoga-these are two vehicles of coping and transformation that have served my experience and healing with chronic illness for 20 years!  I started in college at 22 and will be 44 May 3rd…

Q: What are your favorite snacks/food items to bring along on a solo adventure? Or do you stop at a favorite place before to pick up a smoothie or lunch to go?

Jenny: Favorite snacks are usually hard boiled eggs, cucumbers, radishes…chicken salad…spinach etc smoothie or a true treat like Project Juice cold pressed all green juices!

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