Have you ever had an Aha! moment and realized you were just spinning your wheels and working outside your area of strength? That happened to me recently, and I realized that I needed to make some changes around here.
When I started Reclaiming HOPE, I wanted to help others who are living with fibromyalgia avoid the hopelessness I experienced at one point. I really wanted to give encouragement and help people find ways to thrive.
What I’ve realized recently, though, is that I’m not providing what people with fibromyalgia are really looking for, and I’m not sure I’m the one to do it. That’s because in writing about fibromyalgia, I’m working outside of my strengths.
If you’ve been part of the Reclaiming HOPE family for very long, you probably know my real passion is wellness. Ever since my first personal training certification in 1994, while I was still in the Air Force, I’ve worked to help people realize that wellness – true wellness, not just being “in shape” – is accessible for everyone.
So…. all that to say that rather than just doing Wellness Wednesday here on Reclaiming HOPE, it’s going to be all wellness, all the time.
Of course, as I said above, my desire is to help EVERYONE who has a desire to improve their wellness do so. That means those of us who live with chronic pain conditions or illness and know we’ll never have perfect wellness, people who are getting older and just need to learn to work with our changed bodies, those who have just not been able to make wellness a priority for various reasons…. in short, wellness for people who may have given up on wellness.
I want to help people reclaim the hope that they can do things to improve their wellness, whatever their starting point.
I really hope this will change the blog for the better, and give you information you want and/or need. For my friends in the chronic illness community, I hope you’ll stay with me, even though Reclaiming HOPE won’t be specifically chronic illness anymore. As someone who lives with a chronic condition, I will always look at the wellness information I’m providing through that lens.
I’ll try to get on a schedule with posting soon. I’ll be addressing those issues you said you wanted to know more about in https://reclaiminghopewellness.com/2020/05/13/wellness-what-would-you-like-to-know-about-wellness/ as well as updating some of the posts on the 8 dimensions of wellness.
Please bear with me as I make the change, especially since some of the posts you’ll see over the next few weeks may be information you’ve already seen over the last couple of years.
I appreciate each of you so much, and I look forward to this new adventure with you!
As I make this shift to a wellness-focused blog, what would you like for me to keep in mind to make sure I serve you better? Please let me know!