You know when something seems nerve-wracking to you, but if you pay attention, you realize the fear is actually a loud voice telling you: "Do the very thing that scares you!!" Well, this was very true for me recently. I decided to tune in to that inner voice and WENT FOR IT, and I'm so glad that I did!
I'm a huge podcast nerd and among the many shows I love, I've been listening into a new show, Align for Health, from Susan McLaughlin, a physical therapist and Restorative Exercise™ colleague whose work I really admire (check out her blog!). Susan's podcast focuses on stories of personal healing, a topic that resonates strongly with me, and after chatting with her, I took a pretty big (and slightly terrifying) personal leap and decided to share some of my own story on her show.
In the episode, Susan and I talk about chronic pain, the challenges of postpartum recovery, and how alignment and natural movement were essential in my journey to restore my body from pelvic organ prolapse and diastasis recti. I talk about how my postural habits during (and before! and after!) pregnancy contributed to a difficult postpartum recovery, and about my own birth experience (including how a nurse yelled at me to push my daughter out "like you're having the biggest poop of your life!" Thanks, lady!). And also a bit about how my experiences healing my body have led me to do the work I do now. You can LISTEN HERE!
While we can often feel alone in our personal struggles, the more I've had the opportunity to talk with friends, clients, and relatives about their own stories, the more I'm aware of how many parts of my experience are far from unique. If you do listen, let me know if any of it aligns with your own journey.
Move well, be well ~