Awareness is key! At least that’s what they say! In my case, being aware that I may have a problem was the start to me seeking help.
In 2015, I started to suspect I may have an eating disorder, but I wasn’t quite ready to admit it. I wasn’t willing to talk to my friends or my family about it. I didn’t want to talk to any of my doctors about it. What would people say? Would they view me differently? Would they judge me harshly? In my mind, talking about it meant I was admitting I had a problem. I was very ashamed so….. I did nothing even though I was silently suffering.
At some point in 2015, I saw an advertisement for the Emily Program indicating they helped people with eating disorders so I confidentially reached out to them. To my dismay, I needed a doctor’s referral in order to make an appointment. This made me angry and frustrated. A person should be able to reach out if they needed help! Why is a doctor the only source of entry into the program? As I mentioned before, I wasn’t willing to go to my doctor, so I then questioned if I really had an eating disorder. My eating patterns hadn’t changed, but maybe my eating disorder wasn’t as bad as people who were in the program. If the program doesn’t take “walk-ins” then I must not have a problem. So, again, I did nothing! Again, I continued to suffer in silence.
Don’t give up they say! Fast forward to late 2016 when I met Elda Dorothy through a networking group. Elda, through her business, Compassionate Truth, works with clients using EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique aka Tapping). Prior to Elda, I had seen a few videos and read a few articles on tapping, but it wasn’t something I knew or cared much about. However, I had heard SO MANY wonderful things about Elda and while our paths crossed at the annual conference, I hadn’t had the pleasure of speaking with her. So when I finally had an opportunity to meet with Elda in 2017….WOW…everything I had heard was true! Elda was and still is the most sincerest, kind-hearted, caring, genuine and generous person I have ever met. What I didn’t realize was how much Elda and EFT would change my life!
Stay tuned…..and don’t ever give up!
If you would like more information on EFT, please message me or reach out to Elda Dorothy at https://live.vcita.com/site/eldadorothy.
THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart to everyone for extending your prayers, kindness, love and support! Every single phone call, email, text message, flowers, cards, notes, food, hugs and spiritual healing has truly held me together this week despite how broken I feel.
Please continue to share stories of my father as love and laughter is really the best medicine. My heart is so very grateful and my family is very blessed to have such an amazing surrounding of friends and family to embrace us in this time of sorrow. I wish I could hug every single one of you so you could feel how much gratitude is in my heart.
Please note the services for my father, Tommy Faaborg, will be held Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 11:00am at Danebod Lutheran Church in Tyler, MN. There will be an hour prior to the service for friends and family to gather as well as a light luncheon following the service.
Please continue to hold us in your prayers as we prepare to say our final goodbyes and as we celebrate the wonderful life of my father!
Does anyone remember what it was like going to summer camp with your friends?
Well I do and it brings me back to my childhood when I would go to camp in my home town. It was called 3 day camp and it was so much fun. No parents, fun counselors, lots of food and activities, campfire stories and bonding with friends! We slept in bunk beds and stayed up for hours talking! I miss those days! Now that I think about…we should create a camp like that just for adults! How much fun would that be….outdoor activities, comfort food, friends, campfires stories and songs!
Today I sent my oldest daughter, Ella, off to summer camp for 5 nights/6 days! She’s been going to camp since she was 5 years old, but I have to admit, it doesn’t get less emotional the older she gets! Yes, I held back tears but tears of joy! She was so excited and I can 100% understand why! She’s going to love the time with friends up north!
Take time today to appreciate the small things like summer camps, counselors, campfires and friends! Today, let go of your daily stresses and reflect back to the good old days of summer!
Aww…what a wonderful memory!