I reached out to Shel in June of 2017 with a terrible pinched nerve in my neck that had become so bad I could hardly move my head or sit at my desk at work. I had been through the most stressful 2 years of my life dealing with my children’s addictions and incarcerations. My body was crying out for help. I had been to orthopaedic doctors and many sessions of physical therapy with no luck. I was at the end of my rope and honestly losing my mind.
I sent Shel a message and we got started right away with a consultation meeting. I knew, immediately, that things would change for me. I loved the positive energy along with the true feelings of compassion around my situation. My problems did matter and they were important. I had no idea.
We began meeting weekly and discussed first and foremost getting a plan in place to manage and improve my injury. I was already attending a gym, daily, something I had just begun, and working on my nutrition to my and weight loss plan so Shel expanded on those and added breathing, yoga and meditation to my daily practice. We discussed supplements and homeopathic remedies and I began a daily regiment right way.
As we met, weekly I began to open up and discuss what really caused me stress and overwhelming sadness I began to learn from Shel and grow. I began to find joy in my life and a real passion for my overall health and wellness. I was skeptical, at first, with the breathing and meditation. I thought I had been breathing my entire life! I learned, quickly, that I hadn’t taken a real breath in years.
I have incorporated a daily morning practice of yoga, breathing, dry brushing and meditation along with setting positive affirmations. I could not have done it without Shel and I really fell extremely grateful for her wealth of knowledge and down to earth approach. I now have boundaries set around situations that bring stress and a much better understanding around how to move through tough times in my life. My husband says I am a changed women for the better. I now know how to work through situations, instead of trying to fix things, and move on. I am a true work in progress but a much better version of me.
Thank you, Shel, for all that you have done and continue to do for me. I have a deep admiration and respect for you and always will.