be your own best therapistGinny

For the last year or so I have been going through what can be considered a unique hardship. I have felt that I have been drowning in a bottomless ocean, trying to keep my head above the water and take my next breath. Things I was once confident in such as my family and many of my friends have turned away. A year and a half ago I told my family I was gay.

Since that day my life has been turned upside-down. I don't understand how me following my heart and seeking happiness could be met with such rejection and ridicule. I was feeling unable or ill-equipped to handle these hardships to the point where my body started to shut down. There is no way I could have imagined how difficult this year was going to be.

I did not know it at the time, but starting the “Smile Again, 7 Days to a Happier You” program was the best thing that has ever happened to me. I felt so powerless in my struggle. I remember the day I decided to start the program was a particularly bad day. I had an argument with my family, and the thought of leaving the safety of my apartment was overwhelming. I started to listen to the program and began tapping to clear my energy. I ran though it with you and then again on my own. Then I walked over to the door turned the handle and walked out. Since then and learning more tools, I have been able to understand that it's ok to feel this way, to acknowledge the fear and the hurt, and then work to overcome it. I have learned the body has many systems and meridians that I never knew about. Thank you Ginny for giving me the opportunity to learn, and for giving me tools and inspiration to regain my life.

Love you and the work you are doing.

Matthew Haws Salt Lake City, UT