Jenn Ryan: YYYAAAYYY!! I ALSO discovered Tera through this past year’s WISH! Thank you for sharing your story....
Ina: I am confronting my biggest fears. I finally want to cut the tie to somebody I have been holding onto for so...
MF: J’aime le smoothies que j’ai préparé ce matin J’aime le soleil radieux qui nous réchauffait...
Raspberry: Hi Paula, thanks for sharing this! I noticed a few Dr. Hauschka items in photograph of the “toxic...
Mittie Warren: I love strawberries especially when added to salad. Strawberry plus honey would I think have two...
Written by Tera on August 23, 2012 – -
by Woz Flint
If you are one of Tera Warner’s sassy and fabulous affiliates, you’ve probably already seen me boppin’ around behind the scenes as the friendly new neighborhood affiliate manager. If not, let me steal a quick moment (or a few, I can be a bit chatty), to say hi and introduce myself.
Hi! I’m Woz! *Waves enthusiastically*
Alrighty, now that all the formal stuff is properly out of the way. (Whew! Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind formal, but I’m more of a lounge in yoga pants and fluffy slippers while sippin’ on a green smoothie kind of gal.) *Grin*
I just have to say that I love the pants off of the work I do for Tera. More importantly, I wanna smooch that girl’s cheeks until they turn red because THAT’S how much I adore her. She came into my life at an extremely vulnerable time in the form of a WISH. And that very WISH became one of the key ingredients in my “road to recovery” recipe.
You see, I’d been struggling with depression most of my adult life. The main problem, though, was that I didn’t know the sadness I was walking with everyday was a full blown depression. I thought I was just a moody gal who happened to get moodier (okay, more like hide the small children because this woman is scary) from time to time.
That time to time turned into month to month, then week to week, and the next thing I knew, I was sitting in a whole lot of misery every day.
Every. Single. Day.
I’d arrived at a place where I was no longer able to mask the pain behind a batch of brownies followed by a cookie dough chaser. So when I finally ran out of tears and decided to stop asking the universe what I’d done wrong, I surrendered to a brand new idea. One that would turn my life around (but not before it turned it upside down first).
This idea was one that I’d thought would never work for me. I tried to rationalize that it was too involved and way too emotionally draining for me to take on. Besides, who was I to think that I could pull it off anyway?
It’s going to sound ridiculously simple, but it takes a lot of courage to try. And even more moxie to master. So what was this amazing, earth shattering, life changing idea?
I had to learn to say, “I love you.” Not to my husband. Not to my son. Not to all my amazing friends and family. Not even to my snuggly little calico, India. No, it was to someone far more out of reach. I had to learn to say I love you — to myself.
I still remember the night like it was yesterday. I laid in bed desperately wondering what I could do to make this seemingly impossible task of learning to love myself a reality. I felt like I needed someone to hold my hand. Someone who could give me the tools I needed to see myself in a new way for the very first time. Unable to sleep, I looked outside at the stars and I made a wish. And the very next night, my wish came true.
Much like the night before, I laid in bed trying to figure out what to do and how to do it.
Unable to sleep, I grabbed my iPhone so I could mindlessly surf the internet in hopes that it would lull me to sleep. I checked my e-mail and noticed a message from Tera that included the first interview for the Women’s International Summit for Health — also known as WISH. Oh the universe has the cutest sense of humor. My wish was delivered right to me via e-mail.
Over the course of the next few weeks, I would wake up, strap on my walking shoes, put the newest WISH interview in my ears and hit the walking trails. I was gifted inspiration from comedians, to artists, to sexperts (ooo la la!). And somewhere along that walking trail, I found a new a new path to take as Tera mused about painting our own pictures to walk through. And, baby, a painter I became!
So, you see, I owe a lot to Tera for granting me that WISH. And now here I am a part of her team and hoping to be of some help in making your wishes come true?
We’re no miracle-makers and we don’t keep magic potions tucked in our pockets, but we do believe that the future will be built by those who have the courage to believe in their dreams. No matter where you are, no matter how things are going, no matter what it is you think you need to turn it all around, take a moment to share your WISH with us and with the world by posting it in the comment box below!
You never know who might be listening, but you can be assured of the fact that your courage to express your WISH will unlock what it takes to start you on the path to making it happen. If it’s hard to communicate, just imagine how much harder you’ll find it to actually achieve it! Use this little opportunity as a chance to make a bit of noise in that window of infinite possibilities and…
…tell us YOUR WISH in the comment below!
YYYAAAYYY!! I ALSO discovered Tera through this past year’s WISH! Thank you for sharing your story. My WISH is simple: to be free! To feel free of body ailments, corporate structures, money difficulties, all things that keep my wings tied back.