Image of three women with text that says trusting your own body and experience.

Only you can know all the ins-and-outs, the nuances and every lived experience you’ve been through.

Only you.

Not your doctor. Not your therapist. No one knows all the details except you.

That doesn’t mean other individuals can’t and shouldn’t speak into your life. However, it’s important that you trust your own lived experiences, your own knowledge of yourself.

The truth is, when we feel bad (whether about our bodies, physically, mentally, etc.), we can become desperate.

And in our desperation, we can begin to doubt our own experience and turn to conventional knowledge that may not be what’s best for you.

I know, for me, that when I start to use deprivation as a fear tactic, my mental health goes down the drain very quickly. So I need to trust my own experience of that and be okay with that decision.

There are so many factors to disease and illness:

Your genome sequence

Stress factors as a child

Stress factors as an adult

Things you survive through put stress on your Body.

Trust your own experience.