Are You Depleted?

I’ve been thinking lately about how depleted we are as women.  We can be depleted in a lot of ways. 

  • There is nutritional depletion, resulting from things like dieting, stress, birth control pills, hormonal changes and imbalances, or pregnancy.  

  • We can also be emotionally depleted.  Sometimes a rough time in life will take its toll and we have no tears to cry, no feelings left. 

  • Or we can even be energetically depleted.  I’m not talking about being tired, although that can be a part of it.  I’m talking about when we feel like we just have nothing left to give.  The people and circumstances in our lives have just sucked all the life out of us.

 I’ve worked quite a bit on replenishing myself nutritionally.  I spent decades dieting, then had four babies and dieted some more.   

Nutritional Therapy has helped me figure out where my body is nutritionally depleted.  And now I am addressing those areas. 

It takes time, but I can tell my body is getting better.  I have energy again.  I’m much more optimistic.  And my symptoms of thyroid dysfunction and adrenal fatigue have improved dramatically.

And I know about emotional depletion.  I’m a single mom of four kids.  Parenting is emotionally exhausting.  And how I ended up single…. well that was emotionally exhausting too.  I’ve learned a lot over the years about how to build myself back up emotionally.

It’s understanding energetic depletion that is new to me.  I’ve learned a lot over the past year or so about my own energy and how I respond to the energy of others.  It’s been an interesting journey.  I’m learning how to manage my own energy – how to conserve it and how to replenish it.  I’ve learned how to say “no”, how to set better boundaries, and how to protect myself from people who are energy vampires.  You know those people, the ones that just wear you out and suck all the life out of you.

So I’m on a mission.  I’m going to help the depleted women who cross my path to find abundance and energy so they can get their spark back. 

There are many paths to take on the journey from depletion to abundance…physical, emotional, and spiritual.  I’m here to help primarily with the physical, although the emotional and the spiritual have a way of sneaking in there too.

So where do you start?  How do you replenish your nutritional deficiencies so that you can feel better?  It all begins in the brain.  Stay tuned…..

 But for now, give this a try.  Before you eat your next meal, take a moment and try this:

  1. Close your eyes and take three deep breaths.

  2. Have a moment of gratitude for the food you are about to eat.

  3. Take a minute and experience your food with senses other than taste before you eat – what does it look like?  How does it smell?

  4. Then eat, chewing your food thoroughly and experiencing it as mindfully as you can.

 

These simple steps will help your body extract the nutrients from your foods so that you can begin your journey from depletion to abundance.

Kathy Kiger