Hi, my name is Dee, and it has been a LONG road to good. One I am now ever so grateful to have traveled for a thousand different reasons. If I just name one for now, it is that I would have never realized my true gift and passion for helping others had I not embraced where I was and made the choice to take control of my own health & well-being. I got healthy, Body, Mind, and Spirit, and and from there, started my Health & Wellness Life Coaching Practice, Live Your Truth! (LiveYourTruthAZ.com). I now help others unlock their own inner wisdom so that they too can achieve their own Health & Wellness goals, and learn to better help themselves!
As for a little on how that journey began......
For most of my life between my teenage years and through my twenties, I struggled. I struggled to find balance, be happy, be healthy, and be pain free. I was very overweight despite trying diet after diet and had many hormone issues (PCOS) along with endocrine issues (Hashimotos Thyroiditis) and Autoimmune Dysfunctions which had gone undiagnosed for years despite (now in retrospect) clearly demonstrating all of the signs while in and out of hospitals as a young adult. I was extremely overweight, sick, tired, depressed, in pain, had bad skin, stomach issues, irregular cycles, painful cysts in my ovaries and breasts, dealt with multiple pregnancy losses, and more!!
As I began my journey to attempt to "connect the dots" in my early 20's I would search to find solutions, I would read, seek advice, and go to our western physicians. Nothing seemed to aid me, or help me achieve any of these goals long term. I continued to be sick in some way at, what seemed like, all times. Living in pain, both physically and emotionally.
At about 25 years old, I had some idea of what was going on, and began making more Dr. appointments to try and address my concerns based on the research I gathered. I remember this as a bittersweet time as my suspicions were confirmed (through various requested labs) on what was happening with me physically, but unhappy because I was still struggling with my health physically & emotionally, despite following Dr.'s orders and (now) taking a ton of prescription drugs. Unfortunately, I continued to suffer the same symptoms, as other health concerns began to arise.
After a few years, and reaching what felt like was the bottom of the pit both emotionally and physically, I made some radical decisions in my life. I came to the realization that I was the one who was going to need to save myself. It was really truly at that point I decided to get better. Really get better. Whatever that would take.
I began to commit to myself in a loving way, and pay attention to my own needs. I decided I wanted to get off of the prescriptions which were not helping me physically or emotionally, that I would no longer allow any toxicity in my life, that I would finally become happy & healthy, and choose to no longer be a victim to my circumstances!
With a lot more research, education, and support from some beautiful people like holistic practitioners, coaches, and amazing friends, along this journey of life, I can honestly say that now, in my mid thirties, I have obtained the Health & Well-Being I previously thought was never achievable!
I discovered how to eat well for my own body type, what exercise worked, what herbs worked, and most of all, I learned to trust and love myself. I truly am balanced, happy, healthy, strong, feel whole, and yes, I even have the blood panel, huge weight loss of over 120 lbs. off my body to date, no longer suffer with any of those things that were previously a part of my daily living, and have the loving relationships in my life to prove it!
You CAN create lasting Happiness and Health in your life. Sometimes....heck...most of the time....you find the answers within yourself and off the beaten path. Remember to honor your beautiful being, Live Your Truth, and Live Your Life!
~ D. Duncan, C.L.C., C.R.P. II
Health & Wellness Life Coach