I became interested in health in my late teens. I gained an enormous amount of weight in a short period of time. I had just moved to the United States and had quite a variety of sweets available to me that I had not been previously privy too. Needless to say, I went crazy over this new found treats.
I hated the way I looked and felt. I knew I had to do something. I wasn’t that disciplined. It took years of frustration to accomplish the goal of getting back to my desired weight.
While visiting a family member in Canada, they gave me a book called ” The ABC of Yoga” by Kareen Zebroff. That did it. I lost the weight and kept it up to this day, forty years later. Passed it on to the next generation my daughter.
The exercises not only helps with weight. They help with a variety of illnesses and ailments, such as high blood pressure and painful periods. My daughter and I could attest to the latter.
We found out that my daughter had a disability nearing her third birthday. Her diagnosis was “Other Health Impaired.” She was not specifically diagnosed with Autism until she was a Junior in High School.
With the help of my mother ( who was a Psychiatric Nurse) and Autism Speaks, we were able to receive a lot of help.
My daughter is now a graduate of our State two-year college with a degree in General Studies. She plans to work a bit before going on to receive her Bachelor’s Degree.
At the beginning of her Freshman year in High School, her teachers did not expect her to receive a general certificate let alone go on to further her education. With a lot of encouragement to her and her Teachers seeing progress together with us constantly making them aware that she is capable finally allowed them to challenge her.
This gave me the opportunity to encourage other parents to help their kids also become a success. I’d like to reach and encourage other parents, children or anyone who needs encouragement to push forward. Don’t be afraid to fail. We learn from our mistakes. And even if we do fail, we get to know our capabilities and our weaknesses.
Our goal is to provide the tools necessary to help anyone with autism, weight and health issues.
If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help.
All the best,