Holistic Work

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Spiritual Health| Physical Health | Mental/Emotional Health
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My Spiritual Health
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I would consider myself a Christian who tries to follow Jesus’ teachings without getting into other people’s business about how they live their lives.

I would consider myself still an Orthodox Christian even though I do not really go to services anymore.  I love the feeling I get when I walk into an Orthodox Church.  I like the contemplative type services and the chanting and the incense and the iconography.    What I have thought about doing is starting a group of fellow Christians who are tired of all the extra stuff and just want to follow Jesus’ teachings.  We could study his teachings but then also try to emulate them in our every day lives and in special projects we do together.

I am trying to build back up my spiritual life as I feel sometimes I am spiritually bankrupt but I need something that will enrich and nourish my soul without me feeling like I am losing my soul instead.

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My Physical Health
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I have quite a few maladies and I’m working on losing weight to help ease some of them.

Osteoarthritis in my neck, knees, hands |Achilles Bursitis | Fibromyalgia | TMJ Disorder | Right Shoulder Bursitis

 

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My Mental Health
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I know some people don’t like labels but it helps me knowing what is wrong with me.

I want to show that people can have these disorders and can sometimes manage them without going on disability.  For now, I’m managing these without pharmaceutical medications to see what I can do more naturally to manage or disappear my myriad of maladies.  I have these.  They are not to be taken lightly.  It will take a while to get to the point where I understand herbs and foods and how they work to help keep some of these at bay so I may not even ever get there.  But that’s why they call it a journey, right?

I have the following disorders:
Clinical depression | Generalized anxiety disorder | ADHD | PTSD | BiPolar II Disorder | touches of OCD that seem to have gotten more evident as I’ve aged

and I’m an addict – a food addict – a spending addict

I am not on disability.  I currently work 40 hours a week at a small one-lawyer law firm to pay my bills (read:  “it’s my day job.”) and I write a weekly article or two for our local newspaper, the Springfield Reporter.  I

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