This blog, Evolving Life, came about this fall as a part of a 30-day challenge to launch me as a freelance writer. It began as a place to discuss mental health and spirituality as my background is in somatic psychology and spiritual counseling. But as I’ve gotten clarity on what I wanted to focus on, it’s morphed into the broader field of wellness.
So now it’s a place to come and see what’s new in the world of wellness. I share reviews on various wellness businesses, reports on trending wellness practices, and my own reflections on health, fitness, mental health, and relationships. Most recently, I’ve added a page for travel writing, which is a new endeavor that I am so excited to be working on with my partner.
I think life is a process of growth and evolution and that’s why I named the blog Evolving Life. Stop by for a visit!
Fun facts about me:
A practitioner of yoga for 20 years, I’m a certified yoga instructor and have taught yoga on 3 continents, in 4 countries, and in 3 languages.
I taught myself Portuguese in a week using Google Translate in order to teach yoga in the language.
My favorite place in the US is South Carolina, where my family is from but I have also lived in Florence, Italy; Cusco, Peru; and Rio, Brazil.
I owned and operated a wellness center in which I practiced holistic/spiritual coaching and counseling, taught yoga, and gave energy healing sessions.
When alone, my favorite thing to do is to sing… loudly.
How many of us just sat there and thought what it would like to do something different? Well, I am one of those people who just felt that at 59, life had not much to offer, OK, I have a great family and friends, but deep inside something was missing.
I could not see my path for the next year, never mind next 10 years. It then it dawned on me that why couldn’t I do something different, why did I have to like every one else. Deep inside I knew that there was a spark, I just had to find it.
So my spark is Menat50ish , I write how I feel and my goal is to try and help men to find their purpose, passion, confidence, motivation just try something different in life beyond each day is a blank canvas and that they can paint any picture they want if they believe.
I originally started my blog as a means to cope with having a chronic illness. After coming down with what seemed to be the flu in September of 2014, I ended up sustaining long-term effects (memory problems, verbal fluency issues, physical aches and pains) which turned my whole world upside down. Two years later I was diagnosed with tickborne disease, SIBO, and immune dysfunction. It’s been such a challenging, lonely journey and I turned to blogging in an attempt to face my health struggles head on.
When I started, I never realized how rewarding blogging would be. It’s been wonderful to connect with so many people and to receive so much support. Now that my health is improving, the focus on my blog has transformed to not just being a form of self-expression but to also help others. So many people are living with a chronic illness and I want them to know that they’re not alone.
Through the lens of health, I write about what goes on in my inner world and various aspects of daily living. In that process I want to both allow others to get to know me and to raise awareness about the health struggles that many people don’t talk about. The value of your health cannot be overstated and I want more people to internalize that! My blog is one small piece in trying to spread that message.
As a family doctor, I spend a lot of time thinking and studying about health, and helping people with their health.
I know people have many questions and concerns about their health, and don’t always know where to turn for reliable answers. So I started a blog to meet that need.
I don’t claim to have the definitive answers to these questions but I offer my thoughts, insights, observations, and sometimes opinions , and those of other health care professionals.
On my blog we explore common and less common medical conditions and treatments, medical history and news, books about health and medicine, stories about real doctors and patients, and try to answer the question “What is health and how do we maintain good health?”
My goal is to inform and inspire you as we all explore