The Butterfly Effect
- Last week I published on to My Thinking Out Loud Facebook page, just like I do most weeks.
- Someone then sent me a message as result of this post, which really touched my heart and reminded me we never really know anyone else’s story unless they are courageous enough to share it.
- This prompted me to share the link to my weight loss journey story across my LinkedIn network. These 1,000+ people have either been colleagues, suppliers, clients or people I have met who are based all around the world as part of my 20+ year corporate career. When I pushed publish on that LinkedIn post I did so with both a lump in my throat and a knot in my tummy. I grabbed my dog and rushed out the door for walkies just as the first sensations of the vulnerability hangover started to kick in – ‘oh no what have I done?’ Trust me, the fear of all the ‘what ifs’ began knocking very loudly!
- Well, I wasn’t quite expecting the volume of messages that I received after this post from people who reached out and shared their challenges and stories with me. I cried when I read about their past and present struggles and experiences, because I feel their pain. All human pain is the same, it just manifests in different ways for different people. Just as the process of healing from pain happens in different ways for different people.
Their stories reminded me that particularly in times of struggle, life can feel like a very solitary journey, but in reality we never walk alone. There is always someone ahead of us, someone next to us and someone following us.
I’m choosing to be the change, so I’ve creating a 7 day video series called ‘Creating your own Path of Least Resistance to your Weight Loss Journey’ and I’m going to make this available for free for everyone from 1st – 8th October 2021.
I’m going to share all the things I have learned as part of my journey, having trialed these out on myself first and supporting this with science.
30 October @ 10:00 am - 31 October @ 3:00 pm