Welcome (back) to the new version of my long-running blog about being as healthy and happy as you can be, enjoying life as much as you can! I started blogging in 2009, when social media was young. I took a class on Facebook, Twitter, and blogging, and it was a mind-blower. At first, I was spending 20 hours a week, learning and practicing my new skills. I learned photo selection and manipulation, and how to get those pesky titles, subtitles, and captions in all the right places. Now I’m fast at creating what I want.
I’m using the Ultimate Blog Challenge this month (look for the group of that name on Facebook)– one article per day– to motivate myself to get back in the driver’s/writer’s seat. There was a lot of family business the last several years, and I just couldn’t keep up my weekly articles and newsletters. For a couple of years, I did write monthly articles for an authors’ blog. If you’re interested in seeing those, I will be making the collection available as a pdf ebook. Now, a shift in family needs is allowing me to spend more time on what I’m called to do: consulting, healing, and writing. During the last few years, I did continue teaching and speaking. I finished two full-color browsing books: Inspirations for Peace Within and Sacred Meditation. My next planned book will likely be on stress and burnout. Stay tuned!
Some people wonder how I got into the field of natural medicine. While I don’t believe in dwelling on the negative, I will share my story briefly here. In my twenties, I was a serious, focused workaholic engineering manager. I published mightily; I had quite a publications list. One night I realized the large knuckles of my hands were burning badly. I dismissed it, since my mother had first experienced mild arthritis around the same age. Mom had never done anything about her arthritis, other than take anti-inflammatories and supplements. I look a lot like Mom and have had much the same metabolism. So I thought, no biggie. I have what she had.
Wrong! Within a year, I was burning from head to toe, and aspirin wouldn’t touch it. There was a terrible stiffness with the burning. On the worst day, it took me 2 hours to turn over to reach a telephone, to call in sick. I thought I might have about a dozen years before I would be in a wheelchair. There would be no marriage, family, or children. I took up yoga and jogging. I worked and experimented and prayed. I continued my career in hydrology and engineering.
In the eighth year of my research and efforts, a miracle was revealed: I had beaten it!! I was at a party, when a friend started talking about Her Arthritis like it was her lover. After being introduced to her new diagnosis, she bought a new car for it. We had been going on group campouts. She bought all new camping equipment for her companion-disease. She bought new furniture for her companion-disease. I listened as generously as I could. Finally, I heard myself say, “well, when I had horrible crippling arthritis… I did (these things to beat it)…” I was so shocked to hear myself speak of the horrible burning condition in the past tense, that I can’t tell you what the friend replied. Or even what my sharings were. I do remember her frowning at me. We were both struggling to be polite.
Within a couple of years, I was so involved in natural- and energy medicine, and natural pain solutions, that I was bored with hydrology and engineering. I gave notice and left the engineering firm I was working for. I opened my own holistic healing practice and have now been at it for over 30 years. I have helped many, many people with energy healing, dietary adjustments, intuitive guidance, positive languaging, relationship strategies, and understanding the “why” of their physical discomforts.
I invite you to join me on this journey of seeking happiness, health, and a love of life!
Kebba Buckley Button is a stress management expert and award-winning author. She also is an ordained minister and has a natural healing practice. Among her books are: Discover The Secret Energized You (http://tinyurl.com/b44v3br),and Inspirations for Peace Within: Quotes and Images to Uplift and Inspire, and Sacred Meditation: Embracing the Divine. The books are available on Amazon and through Kebba’s office. To email us, firstname.lastname@example.org .