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  • Alyssa Abrahamson

You didn’t come this far to only come this far.

Close your eyes. Take a deep breath in and release.

Think about last summer.

Where were you? Physically, emotionally, spiritually, and mentally?

Where are you now compared to last summer?

The beginning of last summer I was feeling vibrant, determined, and open to possibilities!

I kicked off summer 2019 with a 90 day strategic plan: I created personal, professional, and business goals, launched my Wellness HQ newsletter, went to networking events, took small business classes, and did lots of thought and belief journaling work. I did my daily yoga, started to wake up earlier than usual to go for walks, enjoyed some fun traveling, all while working with clients, and at my previous part-time admin job, and performing burlesque.

But I overdid it.

I pushed myself too far and my body did not approve.

Here’s the sitch: I’ve put a lot of love, time, and effort into learning how to listen to my body messages without judgement.

But by the end of last July, I took on too much, and my body crashed. The full body, chronic, debilitating pain and fatigue took over.

Once again, I had to stop, rest, listen, and recover.

I have rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease.

Pushing yourself too far, in any way, especially those with autoimmunity, can create flares, body imbalances, and sets back healing.

So, I halted all that I’d been working on because my body, health, and healing are my priorities.

Although I am much better now than years ago at setting boundaries and limits for myself in order to feel good and healthy, it’s an ongoing learning process.

Still, I felt defeated.

By the end of last summer I hadn’t reached my goals that I was so determined to achieve.

But, I did learn more about my limits and how I need to take care of myself.

I brought that knowledge into 2020 with me, along with newfound momentum toward my goals and dreams.

Then a global pandemic hit.

My determination and momentum were disrupted. I took this as an opportunity to further slow down, rest, and reevaluate.

While 2020 hasn’t gone as planned, I’ve come a long way and I know you’ve come a long way.

Bottom line: please don’t let setbacks stop you from pursuing your goals and dreams. And taking care of yourself and your health.

Please take setbacks as lessons you can learn and grow from.

There is no rush.

Keep going, even if it’s at a snail’s pace.

You didn’t come this far to only come this far.

Love, your Nutritional Therapist & Wellness Coach,


P.S. Ready to take the next step to improving your health and wellbeing? I would love to help you. Email me to set up a FREE 30 minute Connection Call to learn more.

July 21, 2020


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