As you know, my daredevil son almost killed himself at the beginning of this year on a motorbike (you can read about it HERE) but he had almost succeeded another time too. When he was in his teens, he swam out after my husband in heavy surf, trying to keep up with him. My husband is a very strong swimmer and had no idea he was behind him. The waves and currents are treacherous on our West Coast beaches and are well-patrolled in the summer months. Thank goodness.
Dario soon found himself in trouble and far from the shore. His father was no longer in sight. The massive pounding waves were too close together and he couldn’t catch a breath before the next one arrived. Miraculously, at that moment a patrol boat passed close by just when he was about to give up. He raised his hand and was soon pulled from the ocean, coughing and spluttering.
Strangely enough, it was also surf lifesavers who saved his life after the motorbike accident. They were travelling to their job and saw him on the side of the road and stopped. How strange – saved twice by lifesavers in very different emergencies. They are definitely his guardian angels.
Anyway, the point with this story is knowing when to ask for help.
Why is it so hard for some people to accept help?
Do they feel it is an admission of weakness, that they are giving up their independence?
We are social beings who need to interact and help each other in order to survive. We are pack animals, and we know wild animals that leave or get kicked out of the pack don’t survive for long. Co-operation is key. Have you ever watched a pack of lions move in for the kill? It is intelligence, instinct, grace and co-operation in motion.
Thinking that accepting help is a weakness can be very ingrained in people and hard to overcome. You have to be honest with yourself and consider the consequences of not getting help. If you did this and listed the things that can go wrong and who else will be hurt if you don’t get help would perhaps make you swallow your false pride and move forward.
If your challenge is irritable bowel syndrome, then stop struggling by yourself and get help. You know that your stubbornness and need to succeed alone is not only hurting you in countless ways, but also those nearest and dearest to you – your spouse, your kids, your friends.
It’s such a downer to spend time with someone who is permanently below par. Even if you can’t do it for yourself, do it for them. Seek support. Especially since there is an answer and suffering with IBS symptoms is plain ridiculous.
How can I help you?
The cart for the Low Fodmap Diet Formula Workshop closes in a week.
Meanwhile I am putting on a free webinar in a few days on 15th November at 5 pm US EST about the:
If you have already joined the workshop HERE, then this webinar will give you a head start but there’s no way, as hard as I may try, that I can give you everything you need as an individual in an hour presentation. The Low Fodmap Diet Formula Workshop will give you the detailed information, support and results you crave. But the webinar is a great place to start.
This webinar will cover the six areas that are usually overlooked when you try to implement the low Fodmap diet. It’s a given that you will have found a list of foods on the internet – hopefully from a reputable site – but what about how to use the list and what about the rest that can’t be put into a list?
That’s where this free webinar comes in.
Go HERE to get all the details and to register.
Meanwhile, make sure you get into the Low Fodmap Diet Formula Workshop while the cart is still open. I can’t say when or if I will be doing this again.