Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Even though I'm a ketogenic lifestyle coach and most of what I talk about is centered around food, I would be remiss if I didn't talk about the personal development side.

Often times, change is born from desperation, at least that's been the case for me. I didn't get into this lifestyle because things were great in my life. 

Quite the opposite, in fact. I was in a deep, dark depression and felt out of control. I couldn't take one more day living that way.

Over the last few years of living in the light, I forgot how bad things had been until I experienced a little of that this summer. 

After having a nasty kidney infection quickly followed by a diagnosis of mono, I was sucked back into the darkness and despair I had left in my past (or so I thought).

It took everything I had to pick myself up and work my way out of the darkness, but to do that, I was forced to get down and dirty. I had to look at my actions, or lack of, and face some hard truths.

As scary as my dark side is, it's always propelled me into the light. 

The uncomfortable and unmanageable serves as the catalyst needed for me to transform and grow.

I'm not looking forward to the next time I am confronted with my shadows, but at the same time, I'm not going to fear them, either.