I was 35 years old, and I was living the life! I was at the top of my fitness career, healthy and winning fitness shows. I was happily married, and new mom to a beautiful young boy!
Then, when my son Tristan was 5 years old, we went to see a pediatrician because we noticed he walked a bit funny. We assumed it has hip issues. We weren’t prepared for what we were about to hear.
After a series of tests, the doctor pulled us into his room: “I’m sorry to tell you this, but your son has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.” DMD, as it is known, is a terminal, degenerative condition that occurs spontaneously at conception, usually with boys. It slowly robs the body of its musculature, and eventually, all functions.
As a fitness coach and competitor, who spent her entire live helping others to build a lean, strong body, the irony wasn’t lost on me: I gave birth to a child with a muscle wasting disease. The feelings of guilt were overwhelming. 'How can this be?’ I asked myself over and over again.
My life was crashing down around me. From that moment onward, I lived with constant depression, sadness, and anger. There was nothing I could do for my son. Nothing. I felt powerless. All I wanted was to be able to help him.
For almost 10 years, my body was filled with pain every waking moment. If someone lightly touched me, I would wince in pain. Every piece of my being were in absolute agony: my body, my mind, and my Spirit. I was diagnosed with chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and severe depression. I felt totally lost, having to watch my little boy’s health unwind, as well as my own. I felt powerless on all fronts.
My once strong, healthy body was broken. I was in constant pain. I cried endlessly. I was severely depressed. I suffered panic attacks that left me house bound. I was of no use to my son, who needed me so desperately.
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B. Jour (Honours) Woman’s Empowerment Coach (S.W.A.T. Institute) Fitness Coach (BCRPA) Sports Nutritionist (CSNA – Master’s Level) Yoga Fitness Leader (Hatha) Program Design (C.H.E.K. Institute) Alberta Overall Bodybuilding Champ Masters Figure and Physique Competitor (1991 – 2013) Shaman Practitioner (studied under Sharon Van Raalte) Bach Flower Practitioner (Level 1)
Doctors couldn’t offer my son, or me, any concrete help. I knew that I needed a radical shifting of sorts, in order for us to survive. I knew I couldn’t help my son if I was in constant mourning and pain. So I looked outside the traditional medical model into energy medicine.
And so I began my long, painful journey out of the dark and into the light...
For almost a decade, I went on a deep quest of all things spiritual, a quest that would help me alter conventional belief systems that keep us locked in fear, frustration, and lack. I took classes from seers and seekers, shamans, and spiritual intuitives. I was diagnosed with chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and severe depression. I truly felt lost, but I was beginning to 'lift the veil'...
I began to see with fresh eyes. My body returned to health, and I began to see my son's journey from a new perspective, a higher place. I began to live an Empowered Life, for the first time in my life. What a joy! I knew one day I would be sharing my learning with women everywhere...
Today, I teach women everywhere the value of a strong body, and as a Certified Empowerment Coach (S.W.A.T. Institute), I am able to teach my unique Empowered Living Method to clients, a 3-pronged approach to ultimate health and healing, that includes exercise, proper eating and my emotional empowerment process to get to the root of self sabotaging, and often unconscious beliefs, patterns and conditioning that keeps women away from their Light.
If you are feeling disconnected, lost, stressed, sad, angry or confused, know that you can regain your life and your health at any moment! If I can do it, YOU can do it too!
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