Welcome to zen thyroid, a place to share ideas and notes on all things healing. The intention for this blog is to move towards rejuvenating the body and renewing the soul while recovering from low thyroid and adrenal fatigue. My path requires a complete acceptance of my health situation and an acute awareness of how I am feeling on a short-term and broader basis. My mantra for staying on this path is to move through each day with strength, grace and wisdom. While this is oftentimes easier said than done, this focus keeps me pointed in the right direction, allowing me to regain my footing when I slip.
I am a 38-year old woman who lives to hike with my husband and dog. I meditate and do yoga. I love trees and rocks and am completely dependent on sunshine. Without these things to keep me going, I would most likely be a puddle on the floor. After years of being misdiagnosed and developing a total distrust of the medical system, I tried desperately to heal myself through education, food and lifestyle changes. The longer I waited to get help, the deeper I fell. I had never felt so powerless. So now I have recently begun treatment for hypothyroidism. I have started this blog as a way to replace these powerless feelings.
I am grateful that my healing process has begun. Along with that has come a major shift in perspective. I am practicing patience, non-attachment and non-judgment with myself on a level I have never known. I have discovered what it means to be vulnerable and open and I realize that I have no other option but to surrender to the flow. These things have brought me to a new place where I am finding that it is so much easier to let go than to hold on too tight.
Thank you for stopping by zen thyroid and reading my story. I invite you to tell your story here as well. We are all full of wisdom from our unique experiences and I hope that you will always feel welcome to share what you have discovered with this community. There is so much to be learned from each other.