After a chronic illness diagnosis earlier this year, and a few less-than-ideal encounters with conventional medicine, it was clear to me what I *don't* want my life to be all about: impersonal, cold, cynical, rushed, tactless and based on fear.
I have since refused treatment and chosen a path many have successfully walked before, a road less travelled called holistic medicine.
Enter Dogs Trust. Or put simply, dogs.
Every dog that I've ever known, including my own, has taught me the things I now value the most and decided to base my life on: mindfulness, presence, curiosity, openness, strength, authenticity, kindness and unconditional love.
This journey has been a gift I'll never be able to put a price tag on. It has enabled me to turn my life around, stay strong in myself and my protocols, and see results and improvements my doctors can't explain or understand.
It's the reason I believe in myself enough to train for and run a marathon.
I'm happy to report these past four months have been the best of my life so far. I have no reason to think the future will be bleak and terrifying, quite the contrary. And I would like, with all my heart, to help secure a brighter and better future to as many doggies out there as I possibly can. So they can continue to inspire and encourage many of us to live life on our own terms.
Let's do this together.
With love and thanks,
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