About Me

 

Safara Fisher

Safara Fisher

I am a woman who has found herself looking at chronic “dis-ease” with my mind and spirit.  I say this now as I replant my feet and reaffirm myself reflecting on the experiences I have had in life managing ulcerative colitis for over 10 years.

I have had my share of the ups and downs that come from finding relief only two years later to wind up back in the hospital.

Through the years of constantly falling  and picking myself back up I reached a point where I was devoid of myself in mind, body and spirit.  My last flare with ulcerative colitis had me broken, I had lost what I call my “center” and could not see how I was going to find my way back to myself.  As I looked at my fragile body and gathered my heart in my hand and fought back the daily tears I found that I could make a difference in that very moment of how I was feeling by giving myself the space to feel.

Giving myself the space to feel came in a stream of conscious.

How this “dis-ease” was wreaking havoc on my womanhood was constantly on my mind leaving me fatigued and bewildered at how my life was going and what possible future I could have.

Thus began my questioning about how other women were managing chronic “dis-ease” and what was on their minds as they sought to heal.  Did they feel the constraints of an embarrassing and uncomfortable “dis-ease” on the intimate relationships they had? What about the constant disappointment of unmet goals- the pattern of setting them with hopes of achieving and finding oneself always falling short due to one’s health.

Though I began with this question in mind as a woman reflecting on my own odyssey with ulcerative colitis; I have since opened up to look at how people manage other chronic “dis-ease” and general illnesses and what healing practices I have that may benefit others.

In the effort to create a dialogue and reach out to the community came this blog.

My hope is that you will find this to be a space for which you can reflect on your own experiences with health and feel comfortable with the ambiguous and scary place of being unwell knowing you are not alone.  It is an opportunity to discover how we can be one another’s source of strength in the loneliness that comes with the healing process.  We have gifts we can offer even when we are left with nothing to give.

Let us begin to open up this dialogue.

Let us encourage a shift of focus away from the diagnosis and the condition and move towards practicing developing an internal on-going conversation about our health and well-being.

Let’s use this blog as a guide to learn and share about healthy practices we have found to address our condition.

My hope that the blog becomes a resource for those with an interest in learning more about health and healing.

I write on topics such as diet and nutrition, healthy mind and body, recipes I love, neighborhood spots for good eats, latest gatherings on health and comfort remedies.

Here is a podcast on digestive wellness and health on Gut Health, November 2015 I did with Well Talk Radio  hosted by Avi Dresner celebrity personal trainer, fitness consultant: http://www.welltalkradio.com/shows/gut-health.  Well Talk Radio is a comprehensive show on various topics in health and fitness. Avi is a great host to listen to you will enjoy his friendly and welcoming personality and great sense of humor.

I am Personal Assistant to Virginia M. Harper, Founder and Director of You Can Heal You…One Meal at a Time (YCHY).  In addition as a member of Virginia’s team I also serve as Program Coordinator for YCHY.  Please see my bio and the link to YCHY where you can learn more about her program and the personalized care and community health learning opportunities to enrich yourself with healthy modalities for healing.

Welcome.

In health,

Safara

9 Responses to About Me

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    In health,
    safara

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    In health,
    Safara

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