Unveiling Authenticity: Rediscovering Your Authentic Self in a World of ‘Wellness
Who am I?
Who are you?
Who are we?
I have sat with these questions for quite some time.
It seems like every time we open a social media app or marketing email; we have someone screaming at us that we aren’t where we need to be, doing what we need to be doing, taking what we should be taking…
It’s exhausting, honestly.
You know that saying, once you see, you can’t unsee…
I started to understand that on a new level.. and once I saw how many industries and the companies that exist within them “market” to the masses it was like Groundhog Day.
Same tired message (see above for the who, what, why, and when of the shoulds)
After a while… I got bored…
- So bored with the repetitive nature of much of what is shared within the health and wellness space.
- So bored with the toxic swaps posts
- So bored with the seasonal detox posts
- So bored with the instead of this use/consume that
- So bored with the snarky banter of health and wellness professionals when they come across something they don’t like or disagree with
- So bored with the basic bitch nutrition information
Not bored because any of this is wrong.
Not bored because this information shouldn’t be shared.
Bored because it’s all we talk about when it comes to health and wellness.
I want to remind you that you are a UNIQUE and EVER CHANGING ecosystem.
This means that your needs today, even in this moment, are going to look completely different in the next hour.
And yet, MUCH of what MANY do is calculated off of a moment’s need.
Ya wanna know what else I am also SO bored with… Labels.
- You have parasites
- You have heavy metals
- You have overgrowth
Yes, you do.
In fact, we all do, to varying degrees.
And much to the shock and dismay of some, without many of these microorganisms, we wouldn’t have evolved.
It’s not that they are bad, and we are good. It’s that we have created an environment that is favorable to them calling us home.
So, just like many of you, I have had ALL of these and carried the label that comes with them, and ya know what these labels did… 2 things…
Scratched my never-ending intellectual need to “understand” everything going on (let’s be real, so I could work to “control” the outcome)
Placed me in a box that I eventually identified with.
I didn’t notice the identification; it was subtle… until it wasn’t.
Now, I can spot it in someone else a MILE away… cause I’ve been there, done that, and was completely suffocated by the person it morphed me into.
Have we looked around…
Yes, we are probably all carrying some form of toxic load, if you will…
AND identifying with it and carrying that load (of which is so heavy) is also toxic and limiting.
I AM SO BORED.
Instead of diving into deep and meaningful conversations, I have spent the better half of my time as a practitioner and educator talking about how to optimize your
- Air Quality
- Water Supply
- Cleaning products
- Personal care products
And this is a short list of the things I have educated on.
And all it took was ONE question to completely change my trajectory as someone in this space.
“Taylor, if you walked into your office, presenting as you currently are, what would you do with you? What would be the “protocol” you would give this person”
Insert my deer-in-the-headlights moment.
I have literally done it all.
- Peptide therapy
- Meyers cocktails
- Bind, kill, sweat
- Detox (after detox after detox)
- Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy
- Glandular support therapies
- Coffee enemas
- Castor Oil packs
- Carbon/Hydrogen based therapy
- Cold plunges
- Entirely too many plant medicine therapies
- Every type of body-based soft tissue manipulative therapy
I COULD KEEP GOING…
And I would have A LOT MORE money in my bank had I just started simple…
Yet, we aren’t taught that simple is really effective and also really hard to keep at.
- Most of us have NO IDEA what actually makes us happy.
- Most of us have NO IDEA what our hobbies are
- Most of us have NO IDEA what the REAL potential of the body is WITHOUT all the input we are offered (cough SOLD cough cough)
So, I am committing to only offering up the BORING stuff when someone has radically committed to the simple rules of the body and being human.
Because the reality of it is that none of the pivots actually matter (long term) if you are slowly dying inside because you have NO idea who you are, what makes you happy, and how to navigate sitting with the uncomfortable truths that come from reflecting on the fact that your life has turned into a series of assuming identities and participating in roles the constructs of society have imposed upon you.
Loves, if this is hitting home for you, I AM NOT knocking on you.
The ONLY reason I can actually put this into words is because this last year has been a complete and utter deconstruction of my identity of which was tied to ALL of the things mentioned in the first half of this email.
And what I can tell you is… sitting with these hard and uncomfortable truths … has changed and continues to change my life, my business, and my personal relationships FOR THE BEST (not better, BEST).
I want to see the best for you too.
Cheering you on from afar
Big love, T
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