Stories of Hope ~ autoimmunity, picky eating, mood instability, decision fatigue
NOTE: The video was intermittent due to poor internet connection, but the audio and Shannon's message to other overwhelmed parents trying to improve their family's health and diet is crystal clear.
"I was weak, weary, and exhausted… and the decision fatigue was through the roof!"
Shannon is mom to 7 kids with 7 different health issues and struggles around food. It had all been left up to her to navigate, and when I met her she was done but not ready to give up.
When she wasn't trying to get food on the table, she was shuffling kids off to doctor's appointments and when she wasn't doing that she was beating herself up for not doing a good enough job.
She got to that point... enough is enough.
Listen to Shannon's ah-ha moments 8 months later as she reflects on the biggest game changers that helped her transform from overwhelmed and confused to confident, organized and strategic.
She talks about....
- the importance of taking baby steps to keep things manageable
- the impact of having a supportive community and accountability
- how having a basic understanding of why she was doing what she was doing eliminated her debilitating decision fatigue
- how she learned to spend a little time to buy herself more time and energy
Spoiler Alert: no more picky eating, the kids are taking responsibility in the kitchen, emotions are less volatile, no more decision fatigue, son's inflammation markers are down, she knows exactly what to do and when. Yahoo!!!