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Mission Bike! Mission Healing!

Today I was on a mission. 

My bicycle shock broke a few years back rendering it unrideable.  Because the company that originally manufactured the bike had been bought by another company I couldn’t just replace the part easily.  And since I have been a student for the past couple years, buying a new bicycle or replacing expensive parts was not in my budget.  I was finally gifted a bicycle that my son was able to make some fairly minor adjustments to make it ride smoothy for me.  And before sunset, I was able to go for a ride.

I love riding my bicycle.  I enjoy exercising, but being on a bike and riding along the river or on a trail through nature is really something that I enjoy.  When my children were younger, we used to go on bike rides a lot.  Some of my kids even raced bicycles for a couple summers.  It isn’t just because of my fond memories that I like to bike, it is now because I still can.

For those of you who don’t know my health story, I lost half my right lung to cancer just about seven years ago.  I cannot believe it has been that long ago already.  When I was presented with the surgery option I was told that my body would adjust and in six months I would be able to do everything that I had done before.  For me, this wasn’t true.  I have been doing interval training and weights the past few years because doing aerobics for extended periods of time was not as easy as it used to be.

For over two years following my surgery I would get nauseous and dizzy when trying to go for a good ride.  It was very frustrating.  Even more frustrating was when I went to the doctor for help, he suggested that I lose weight and put me on diet pills.  Finally a nurse that I spoke to suggested that maybe due to the pain, I hadn’t been breathing as deeply.  I hadn’t thought of it even though I was in pain for over nine months following my surgery.  I am happy to report that is finally changing!

I am not only on a mission for my own healing, I hope that through my self-healing guide, others will heal, too!


Start Sitting Still

People ask me, “How do I use this guide.”  I tell them to start by sitting still.  Some say, “I cannot quiet my mind.”  I can say that I have had difficulty with this myself.  Making time to sit still and quieting the mind are both things that I may have said, “I can’t, ” to in the past.  I don’t feel like you have to free your mind of any thought but bring your focus to the present moment.  Start saying, “I will try,” and see if things begin to change.  Stop thinking about yesterday and what you have to do tomorrow.  Take a deep breath and focus on your breathing.  Is there anything in your body that doesn’t feel right or good?  Take a look at the chart and see if you can determine the color that may contain a balancing technique that can help.  Try the balancing techniques one by one until something helps.  My booklet also contains a prayer that I encourage trying.   This guide is one piece that I have used in my self-healing, there are many more techniques that I have studied and learned over the past five years.  I also provide private consultations in person or on the phone.  You can contact me by email at sharibrandt@live.com to set something up.  Feel free to email questions and I will post answers here.  If you have thought of it, someone else may have wondered the same thing.