Someone asked me how do you get to sanity and stability. Here was my reply:
Some of the Biggest Truths I Learned...
I am me. It took me a long time, 36 years, to learn to H.E.E.D. S.I.M.P.L.E and to love and like me. That was lesson one. The second one was to accept every part of me. That took me 4 years. And the third was to realize what decisions I was making to keep myself in a victim mode. By embracing the fact that I am made in God's image and that he doesn't make mistakes...I have moved to loving me. And I have been spoiling me!!! : )
I keep the child in me alive by collecting African American Barbie dolls. I have every African American Bob Mackie there is! I am giving to others through my ministry, NAMI, facebook fan page, radio show and my personal friendships. Most importantly I have forgiven everyone, including myself, for my past and making my present a gift to me.
One thing I wish someone would have told me besides H.E.E.D. S.I.M.P.L.E. is you are made up of a body, spirit, and mind. All three have to be taken care of and taken into consideration when you are hit with any illness, problem or negative situation. Since human beings are comprised of a body, spirit, and mind, all three must be taken care of and taken into account when managing any kind of problem. I have learned that you must take care of your body with proper nutrition, exercise, rest and vitamin supplements. You must also work very closely with your medical provider to secure the best possible treatment. This includes educating yourself about available treatment methods and medications for your condition, and articulating any side effects you may experience to your doctor immediately so that he/she can make dosage adjustments as necessary.
Regarding your spirit, I have learned from experience that being spiritually grounded will help get you through the darkest days you will face. Know that you can achieve spiritual health by praying consistently, reading your scriptures and books on your faith, and by meditating to quiet your mind so that you can achieve spiritual balance. You also need to nurture your mind by reading positive affirmations, listening to uplifting music, and by only watching television shows that espouse and promote healthy ideas that can teach you new things and help you to expand your horizons. Finally, by helping others, you will also make yourself feel good as you are making a contribution to society and at the same time stimulating your mind. I consistently give of myself to others via my Taboo Talk Christian radio show each week, writing messages on my Facebook Fan page and volunteering. When you are right spiritually, on the correct medications for your brain/body, and are feeding your mind positive thoughts and affirmations, you can only be one thing: HEALTHY and HAPPY.
Excerpt from my book H.E.E.D. S.I.M.P.L.E.
Until next time, take care of yourself and stay special!!!
Lady Charmaine Day
Pastor, Unlimited Help On-Line Ministry
"Helping Individuals Transform Their Mind, Body and Spirit Utilizing the Principles of Jesus Christ"
Please visit http://www.ladycharmaineday.com for more information to help you along your spiritual journey.
Lady Charmaine Day is available for speaking engagements, book signings, and consultations. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org