Health knowledge made personal
Birthday: December 8
A number of years ago the girl of my dreams dumped me for a guy with a flash Porsche. I was heartbroken. I started suffering from panic attacks and couldn't work. There she was knocking around with a rich guy who had arms the size of my thighs, and there was me - crying myself to sleep in the dark stone cold broke and wondering why all this heartache was happening to me. I couldn't walk into a bank without freaking out and thinking that everyone was waiting for me to make a mistake. I wasn't a horrible person. I'd never even as much as got a parking ticket, let alone committed any crime. I kept asking myself why was I being forced to live such a miserable existence?
My father saw the state of me and one morning he came into my bedroom, pulled back the curtains and told me to get a grip of myself. I swore at him and told him to get the hell out of my room. It hurts me to say that now but I really thought he was part of the "conspiracy" against me and my life to make me miserable.
Then he did something that would change my life forever. He handed me a little book. It was a tatty little thing but I could tell by the glint in his eye this was different. My dad was my hero, he'd owned and ran a successful business for decades in a fading industry and bought up a family of five who never wanted for a thing. We weren't rich by any means but there was always food on the table and clothes on our back. The look in his eye showed me he knew something I didn't. It was a look of excitement, like he'd finally realised how to get his son out of the emotional and financial black hole he found himself in. In his eyes there was hope. This in turn gave me hope.
He didn't say anything else to me apart from seven simple words. "Read it. It will change your life". As usual he was right. Now I'm interested in all areas of self-help and wellness and if I can spread the word, I'm only too happy to do so!