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Mistakes People Make: The #1 Thing That Needs to Change

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 Reprinted from with the kind permission of Lisa Cipkar. To read the original article, click here. 

Mistakes people make: the #1 thing that needs to change     
January 1, 2018/0 Comments/in Uncategorized /by lisa
MISTAKES I SEE PEOPLE MAKE- this is the first in a 3 part series about the biggest errors I see made in the chronic illness world. whether you are a patient or supporting someone who is a patient, you’ll want to read on to learn what these obstacles are and why they are so important to address!
Doubting Thomas. Have you ever been called that before? I can’t count the amount of times I would be sharing my concerns about my health to someone in my life and have them make a remark about how I needed to doubt or fear less and be more positive. While I do believe in the power of positive thoughts, I don’t believe that it alone can heal someone. Action must follow those thoughts, actions that become habits, actions that become foundations. Only then can an individual find new footing and be able to rise above their circumstances. About 5 years ago, I was finally able to see this piece for myself and move out of the fear filled mindset I had with my entire life. Taking huge steps forward to living my life again was terrifying at first, but I quickly became addicted to it. The end result was always worth the investment of faith I put into it!
Think of it this way- if you were driving in a snowstorm and accidentally end up off the side of the road in a snowbank, you wouldn’t stay there until the storm passes, freezing and starving, right? You would do everything in your power to get to safety! You might use your phone to call a tow truck or the shovel in your trunk to dig yourself out. You might even choose to abandon your car and walk up the road a bit to the gas station or diner nearby. My point is that you would have to take an action outside of your usual method of merely pressing the gas and expecting your car to go- in this situation, your normal method of transportation, the car, is stuck in the snowbank and can no longer serve you. All that will happen when you press the gas is that your tires will get a great workout but ultimately, go nowhere.
Changing your mindset is a lot like being stuck in that snowbank. When you are feeling overwhelmed and frozen by your current health situation, the first area you need to address is what is playing in your head. Chances are, what is keeping you from taking decisive action are doubts about what action to take! Maybe you can’t see past being a victim or product of the medical community’s failures. Or perhaps you have absolutely no support and don’t know how to go about being your own person.
Refusing to address this area of life is by far the #1 mistake I see people make in their search for wellness. You can not expect to get and stay well unless you open yourself up to new possibilities of thinking, speaking, or being. Healing is hard enough. It takes a LOT of blood, sweat and tears. Shorten that pain, time and financial stress by investing in yourself—look at your ENTIRE state of being and resolve to do whatever it takes dig yourself out of that snowbank.
Don’t continue to alienate friends, family and opportunities by not helping yourself where you are able.
Refuse to lose any more than you already have.
Become open to the truth that there are multiple ways to achieve remission- and that your way isn’t working.
Oftentimes life gives us lessons we need to learn- if we find ourselves experiencing the same pain over and over, we haven’t learned what we need to change to move past that pain.
Are you ready to feel something other than hurt, fear and doubt? I’m now taking 1:1 clients for 2018. I’ll teach you exactly what you need to learn to elevate your mindset and in effect, change your entire life. My clients are breaking through their roadblocks and taking their lives into their own hands- where it belongs! Email me to get started today!

Lisa is a gypsy soul hearted mama living a full life despite lyme disease. she loves reading, writing and laughing with her toddler. find her at or send her an email, she reads each one!

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