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HOW FOCUSING ON MY WELLNESS, CHANGED MY LIFE
Let me stop you right there. This isn't another one of those if I can do it, you can do it. I changed my life in 3 easy steps- blah blah blah pitches. If you take a moment to read, you'll see I was in fact able to change my life & I can teach you to do the same.
I have been embracing an all natural/holistic lifestyle since 2009. I have been on my spiritual journey since 2014. That's a 5 year difference. It took me 5 YEARS to realize that only prioritizing my physical health and sometimes my mental health was not going to cut it.
I wasn't raised especially religious or involved in the church, but as soon as I was old enough, I chose to get as far away from the hypocritical Christians that I had experienced growing up. Only God can judge me right? And that was the end of my spirituality. Or so I thought.
Fast forward, to 2009. Everything was just going wrong for me. My life was in shambles. I recently had to drop out of college and return home, which thrusted me into a deep depression. I quickly realized I would fuse to my sofa if I didn't try at life. So I started working out, doing Walk-at-home DVD videos because my hatred for the gym runs deep. Once I started losing weight, I started to feel like my old self again. I had gotten my mental health under control, I was expressing myself through my writing, keeping in touch with loved ones, I had gotten my own place and some sense of independence back, but the reunion was short lived.
I FELT LIKE EVERYTHING WAS GOING WRONG,
NO MATTER HOW HARD I TRIED TO KEEP IT TOGETHER
For the better half of my adult life I have struggled in some form or another. From couch surfing in college because I couldn't afford tuition, to getting blackout, emotional drunk, and remembering none of it. I felt unseen, unappreciated, and alone. Eventually these emotions will catch up to you and you begin to self sabotage, and so I did.
It took me reaching rock bottom, then rock bottom a few more times before I realized I needed to do some deep soul searching. I really needed to figure out what was going on with me internally, in order to fix it. I wanted happiness and success and the lives that all my peers seemed to be living. Researching spirituality outside of organized religion helped me to learn about self reflection, self actualization, self realization, all the selves!
Focusing on my emotions allowed me to understand them, to make real changes to my life and to no longer be controlled by them. I learned discipline, self control and self love. I learned that what I was experiencing wasn't normal and I didn't have to just accept it. And most importantly, I learned how to monitor my progress. Being mindful of your progress along your journey is crucial, but not if you can't decipher it or if you're comparing your journey to another's.
Learning to focus in on & accept the good, the bad, and the ugly sides of you. That's how you heal, that is how you take control of your life instead of letting life just happen to you.
Spiritual wellness. Holistic Health/ Healing. Health & Wellness...
These are all phrases that describe the comprehensive approach that focuses on all aspects of a person’s health, also known as holism.
Holism refers to the treating of the entire scope of a person; the mind, body, and spirit, and not just the physical symptoms. At In Day's Care LLC we choose to highlight the spiritual aspect of your wellness journey because it often the most neglected of the three.
Spiritual wellness focuses on creating balance of the mind, body, and spirit by incorporating both holistic healing and traditional western medicine/ healing practices to create a more personalized & tailored wellness plan.
ABOUT OUR OWNER & FOUNDER
Dayelle Harris was born and raised in the Bronx, NY. She is a certified Holistic Health Practitioner. She is also the proud mother of two feisty toddlers and one yorkie. She is 5x self- published author, with her work ranging from poetry anthologies to guiding you through the cognitive restructuring of your mind via meditation. She is a plant based foodie, looking to get into gardening & growing her own food. She likes to express herself through painting, journaling, poetry, and yoga.
"I remember always feeling like there were lots of problems but few solutions in my life. When I acknowledged my past, my traumas, my pain; I was able to heal myself. In complete self acceptance comes unconditional love. When you truly love yourself & know that you are worthy of being loved, you stop accepting less. Changing my mind literally changed my life."
- DAYELLE HARRIS