Last year, Doug and I decided to start our journey with Thriven Functional Medicine. We felt helpless and if truthful, hopeless.
We decided to join forces and pull together-not apart (becoming our marriage mantra 🙂) to see if we could escape our upcoming medical nightmares by encouraging each other day by day. With the help and guidance of Dr. Loy Anderson and her wonderful Thriven Team, we grew more knowledgeable and confident each week. It was very moving to see our lives dramatically turn around medically within a just few months’ time. Doug says, “I just got in it to support Betty basically, but then I reaped the benefits.” He’s a pretty happy guy! And so am I!
God is faithful. We peeled one layer after another off past learning failures, patterns of negative behaviors, impaired beliefs about ourselves and our ability to succeed where we had not for decades. We started learning to take one day at a time. Be kind to ourselves and especially to each other. Be generous. Trust in His faithfulness in our lives with our whole family. A few weeks into the program, energy started to appear. Pounds started to shed. Smiles. Joy for that single day. Then another day. AND another day…opportunities to bless others, serve, and encourage abound in our lives. Our immediate family has been encouraged watching us as a couple change our lifestyle to be able to live life more actively and fully alive.
We still live in the real world with jobs, family, stress, and lots of life happening. But our story is changing direction and growing forward with hopefulness and not despair, healthier mindsets.
Our Lives Have Changed Forever.
Don’t be afraid to take that next step; it could change your world forever. It did ours.