What An Unexpected Experience In Wellness Taught Me
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Hello, most awesome one. I'm Ahyiana Angel and you are listening to the Quit Playing Small podcast. Your space for inspired thinking. Let's challenge ourselves on how we can do better, grow more and play bigger in life. Are you ready?
Today's episode is brought to you by my personal experience. Let me start with saying Quit Playing Small is all-encompassing for me in my personal mission to Quit Playing Small and to grow myself and to be the best version of myself. I am trying to have an awareness of all the things around me that can potentially make me better.
And that I need to pay attention to that I maybe haven't been giving as much attention to before and health and wellness is one of those. So please hear me when I say we need to Quit Playing Small with our health and wellness too.
One of my first steps toward that just kind of fell in my lap. So I'm sitting in the coffee shop last week, working away, trying to be productive. And a woman is sitting next to me at the table. She starts the conversation by asking about the wifi. We get that sorted. We're done. Then later on, as I'm getting ready to pack up my things to leave, she sparks up a conversation again, and she seems very pleasant, very easy to connect with. And we start talking about her business, my business life, all the things.
And during that conversation, she ends up sharing with me that she's a registered. And she is working on opening her own wellness clinic. Wow. I think that's pretty freaking awesome. It's also awesome because, and I'm giving you this side note and background of information just to maybe hopefully show you what other people are out there doing so that you know, that you can do whatever it is you want to do whenever you want to do it. She did not go back to school, hence the word back to school, to get her nursing certification to be a registered nurse until a little bit later on in life. That was not her first career. And now she's on to her own business venture.
So she goes on to tell me that she does colon hydrotherapy, duh, duh, duh. Easy way to say it, it's getting a colon clense.
As we continue to talk and we're discussing the name, her potential names, the ideas, and I'm giving her my feedback, cuz y'all know how I do. I love to discuss a good business strategy and it's naming and all the, the things, the marketing and all the good stuff. And it's revealed that if I sign up with her to get this colon hydrotherapy, I would be her very first client under her business, doing it for herself.
And you guys know I couldn't resist that. I'm like, that is so cool. Quit Playing Small at its finest. Right. You have been training and working under other people all this time, and now it's your time. And I was more than thrilled to be a part of her journey to creating her own customer base and starting her wellness clinic.
So there are no doors on this clinic yet. But guess what she has her first customer already. And that's what you do when you make stuff happen for yourself. And you believe in yourself and you stop thinking small and you realize what your full potential is.
So I have been interested in getting a colon cleanse for a while now. It's something that in my early twenties, I was like uh, when friends were doing it, I was like, you are losing your mind. Like, no, thank you. Not interested, but as I've gotten older and your body starts to change and you start to experience different things, especially people around you with different health concerns and issues that maybe if they had done certain things in their life, they would not be facing those issues now.
I started to realize that maybe this was something that I needed to try at least. So, she piqued my interest. And before you know it, I am setting up an appointment with her and I'm ready to get my first colon cleanse. Well, ready might be a stretch. So that's why I wanted to share this with you today.
I know some people may be squeamish about even thinking of getting a colon cleanse, but this is toward your health and wellness. We have all this guck that builds up inside us and we try to figure out all these other ways to purge the things that we don't want from our life. What about purging the guck inside of us?
Like, we need to get rid of that stuff too. And sometimes just your regular, um, body movements, of the bowels, are not enough.
What did I learn from this colon cleansing experience? I learned that for me, I wanna really take my health and wellness seriously, and I wanna explore and do things and not be quick to rush to judgment about those things, especially if they are unfamiliar to me. So as I was laying there on the table, preparing for the procedure, I will say she was amazing in terms of how she treats the entire process.
I have never had this type of experience before, so I don't know what other people do, but I know what she did. She massaged my lymph nodes, all of my lymph nodes that are exposed. Getting my body prepared for this treatment. She also massaged my stomach, getting my body prepared for the treatment. And these were all things that started to help to relax me.
However, what I learned about myself, it's not that I didn't know it, but I, I guess I learned it in a way where I was like, you need to get this under control. I am an overthinker, and I know that, and I'm nosy and I'm curious, and I want to know everything that's happening and going on, but sometimes you just have to trust the process and trust the professionals to know that they know what they're doing.
And as I was laying on that table I was admittedly feeling a little angst about what was going to happen and what this procedure was going to entail. And she finally just told me, you need to relax and go with it. And I was like, okay, okay, I'm gonna relax and go with it. And I was, it wasn't that I couldn't relax because the environment wasn't relaxing or her methods weren't relaxing.
It was all in my own mind. I was stopping myself from the experience that I was supposed to have, trying to control it, you know, and, or trying to at least control myself. And I had to realize that I needed to start breathing deeply, allowing my body to relax and going with whatever was happening naturally, as a result of this procedure. I'm obviously not gonna go into details if you want more details, DM me but I will say that my first colon or colon cleanse experience was positive.
It was something that I would recommend. And it was something that taught me that I need to get back into a deeper practice of learning how to calm myself. That was one of the first things that I walked away with. People talk about when you're sleep training babies, you have to give them the space to learn how to self-soothe. That is one of the things that I could think of after this experience is that as an adult, I need to learn how to self-soothe again, in the moments that are a little bit challenging for me or where I'm feeling some type of angst about whatever is happening. I need to learn how to calm myself. Learn how to let go. Learn how to go with the flow. And that will sometimes make my experiences easier.
So these are some things that I think can work for me. I have not tried them yet, but I'm sharing them with you because this experience is new. It just happened yesterday. These thoughts are new, but I wanna let you in as things are happening because I want you to know.
That Quit Playing Small is not just a journey for you, it's a journey for me as well. And so the more that I can include you in my journey, I'm happy to do so. And I hope that you want to be included in my journey. So these are the things that I think I can work on that may work for me.
Incorporating meditation back into my morning routine. I have been slipping on meditation. There was a time where I had a full morning routine where meditation was included and I did not miss a day. And I need to get back to that because I think meditation just gives you that skillset in being able to get quiet, and not allow all the external things happening around you to distract you from being centered in the space of you.
I acknowledge that I can easily get worked up sometimes or stressed about things or concerned about things, um, if they are immediately or directly going to impact me. If they're not gonna directly impact me, I'm not stressed and worried about it. Okay. But if they're going to directly impact me, I'm like, what's going on? What's happening? What do I need to know? And so I think that one of the next steps that I could take for myself is just acknowledging that I'm worried, that I'm stressed, that I'm concerned, or that I have angst about something, acknowledging it instead of trying to downplay it and act like it's not happening. Acknowledge it and own it. And then I can start to breathe deeply with intention. Inhale. Exhale, really feel my lungs being filled up with my air. Focus on that. Focus on the deep expressive feeling that you feel when you exhale. Tap into and understand, and really feel the rhythm of my breathing. Allow that to take over me. And that's one thing that I did during the procedure that really did help me.
I just focused on my breathing. And then the other thing that I was thinking that could work for me is to truly be in the moment when I'm experiencing things that I enjoy, moments of calm moments of Zen, um, places that bring me a sense of serene feeling. So really take in those moments truly be like in the moment when it's happening, take in the sights, take in the sense, the full ambiance, all the visuals, all the details so that when I'm experiencing these moments, I have been so present that I can recall it when I need to calm myself.
And bring myself back to those moments to maybe lessen my heart rate, to slow down my breathing, to relax my body. When I'm trying to be in a self-soothed, serene type of space, I need to pay attention to my body and what it's doing. And also have an awareness that my mind is controlling what my body is doing. So calming my mind will then calm my body.
So I challenge you to think of the ways that you may be able to soothe yourself when you encounter situations or circumstances that are challenging for you, challenging for you emotionally, physically, whether it be that you're doing something that you've never done before, or you're walking into a situation that you know, brings out a certain type of, um, excited, anxious energy in you.
I challenge you to think of the ways that you can reverse that situation and take your control back and learn how to self-soothe so that it does not elicit the same type of reaction out of you that it had in the past.
I know this was probably a different one for you. Nothing that you probably expected to hear from me on this podcast, but that's what I wanna do. I wanna keep you on your toes. And for me, I wanna keep me on my toes too. And I wanna keep experiencing things. I just really wanna live life in all of the ways possible to me and being aware of my health and wellness is just another facet of that.
Thank you so much for spending time with me today. I hope you enjoyed this quirky episode. And if you happen to want to know more about, um, Hydro colonic therapy and, um, are in the New York area, I can give you the name of the therapist that I use, but if you just have questions or you're curious, because it's a procedure and a process that you've been thinking about, feel free to hit me up in the DMS on Instagram. My Instagram is @Ahyiana.Angel and that's A H Y I A N A dot A N G E L. I love to help. So I will share with you whatever I know about, um, the experience from my point of view. All right, until next time, take care. Big hugs!
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