As I shared earlier in the year, this past December I was so lucky to come across a podcast that interviewed a pioneer and world leader in Sugar Addiction treatment and education – Bitten Jonsson. Since listening to that podcast, my life has completely changed – for the better!
However, it hasn’t been all rainbows and sunshine. In fact, there have been some extremely difficult days and even weeks where I felt alone, angry, and frustrated.
However, through my ongoing healing process, I’ve really started to understand how important it is to build and foster a community to give and receive support when it comes to not only addiction, but simply life!
For many years I’ve taught the importance of community to my clients and nutrition students but have to admit that as both an addict and an introvert, I’ve let this area of my life ebb and flow; mostly ebb when times were tough. Like many, I simply put on a brave face, said everything was good and carried on. However, saying things were good, didn’t make them good, and actually made me feel even worse.
In the addiction community it’s well known that the opposite of addiction is connection. So why is it that we so often turn our backs on community when we need it most? Perhaps it’s the feelings of shame, guilt, or unworthiness? Or feeling so alone that no one would understand. Or maybe it’s just the extreme fatigue we feel from fighting so hard for a disease we may not even have known we have.
Over the last month, I’ve been extremely grateful and honoured to be able to join the SugarXGlobal Community. Here I’ve received so much support, listened as other’s express their vulnerabilities so bravely and felt extremely welcomed by all of the hosts and members.
If you feel like you’ve been touched by sugar addiction and want to learn more, follow along this month, and please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
You are not alone, and there is hope out there for you too.
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