LOVE YOURSELF enough to live LIFE and get healthier hair! (part 1)
She was aking me if she should see a dermatologist or anyone that could do a ‘choc-treatment’ (if that’s even a word…lol. In french, we would say: Traitement choc!!) I endend up calling to explain to her what I really thought she should do… so basically, our conversation was about finding the real source behind the hair loss..
As north americans/canadians, do we even realize that society often (if not always) advertises ‘quick fixes’ for every lil problem you can have? There’s always a ‘quick & fast’ solution because we’re too busy to really LIVE our life. You cant eat good? take a few vitamins. You dont have enough time to call your relatives? send a quick email or better yet, send a text message! You dont have time to clean your house? pay a ‘professionnal’ to do it. You dont have time to cook? Mcdonald’s is two blocks awayor better yet just order some chinese food!! You dont have time to go to church, listen to a sermon online! You want to lose weight but you dont have time to exercise? Take some Herbal life tea… SMH I think we all often fall victims of quick fixes..
As you come for your next appointment, I will probably talk to you about my new way of life..Its a bit long but basically before my pregnancy, I was starting to make small changes because I wasnt feeling well. Weight gain, chronic health issues, back problems, exhaustion & so the list goes on.. I was fed up & about to make some big changes but when I got pregnant, I was thinking ‘Laurie, this is your chance, TAKE THE FREE PASS.. AND I DID LOL.. Of course I was dealing with cravings which is normal (mostly greasy food & anything that contained vinegar or spicy food like garlic sauce or the cabbage they put in hot dogs) but I had no limits..and then my grandma passed and at first, I dealt with it with food. That week, Im not even lying, I ate submarines from a spot called Georges Le Roi du sous-marin (go figure) 7 days straight, 3 meals per day. I know I know.. It was halfway through the pregnancy when I started to be seen by a nutritionist that I actually became to be a lil more health conscious.
I gave birth to my son in november & never felt well ever since. Being a new mommy made me realize that being sick/not feeling well is not an option. Im taking care of my son, Im working, Im cooking, I have doctors appointment, Im planning my 6th hairshow (YAY!! :-p), Im getting in shape.. Im basically saying that Im now busier than ever before!! Therefore, I cant be sitting at the emergency clinic every week with stomach issues, knee inflammation or some kind of nasty infection.
Do I feel well? Am I stressed? What causes me to be so busy? Can I cut something out of my crazy schedule? Are the things I do make me more happy or just more stressed? Do I love myself? if yes, why? Is my hair in a condition that I like? Am I taking time to connect with my relatives & people I love?Where do I see my life in 5 years from now? What are my goals? Am I truly happy?
We all have goals, things we want to accomplish for ourselves… Sometimes, we dont even believe its realistic then we call them ‘dreams’.. I remember being in my 2nd year of my bachelor degree in a class called Seminar of Small & medium businesses management. Back then I was sitting in school unmotivated because all I could about was doing hair LOL..until the teacher said: If you have a goal or a dream, EVERYDAY YOU SHOULD DO SOMETHING TOWARDS THAT GOAL! What he said is one of the reason Im where Im at today..because I started doing just that..one day wouldnt go by without me handing my business card to someone in school or on the streets. I had a goal, something I wanted to accomplish badly s0 I couldnt be shy anymore. I put my insecurities to the side & did what I had to do! I want all my clients, friends & family to love themselves enough to live their life to the FULLEST!!