RELEASE

“Meghan, you had that cervical spinal disc herniation in your neck but now you seem fine, how did you heal it?

Meghan, how did you recover after finding out about infidelity?

Meghan, I just found out my baby has a brain injury and I can’t move, how did you go on with your life?

Meghan, you seem so happy.  I, too, am going through a divorce and I’m so angry!”

Trauma affects all of us at some point in time but for others, it all seems to bear down at once.

I have learned to cope with what I call “Emotional Releases.”

Let me tell you something, some days I’m barely hanging on by a thread.  Some moments I can’t breathe.  Sometimes I get in bed and the bed is vibrating, but it’s not: I’m just shaking.

Trauma.

I don’t like having moments of loss, panic, and utter despair, so I’ve tried not to feel them at all.

All intense feelings are time-consuming: we relish in the good ones, like falling in love or earning a promotion, but we hide from the ones that hurt.  And I don’t mean “hurt” like the anger you feel when you get a parking ticket or the sadness you feel from your favorite dress being too tight.

I mean mind-numbing despair.

Fight or flight stuff…

FLEE FLEE FLEE.

Flee until your neck hurts so bad you need two epidural steroid injections and daily muscle relaxers and nerve-blockers just to be able to function before your scheduled surgery.  Flee until your wrist swells up so big that you can’t carry your kids.  Flee until you get a terrible cold (but you NEVER get sick!), flee until you start to develop new food allergies.  Flee until your gut health is so off track you become scared to eat anything that’s not completely bland.

And then stop.

It’s time to stop doing the fleeing you don’t even know you’re doing.

Your brain has emotional pain, yet you are allowing it sit there and fester in the hidden caverns of your mind.  It has nowhere to go despite its need to be released: your pain releases in physical ways so we learn to PAY ATTENTION.  Yep, that was me with that neck pain.  It was a real problem: an MRI showed my disc was so severely herniated it was impinging almost half of my spinal cord (see pic).  THAT IS CLINICALLY REAL.  All of this is.  I am not denying that.

I took the drugs and I scheduled surgery.

Two weeks later I went off all of my prescriptions cold turkey (not even an ibuprofen!) and cancelled surgery.

How?

I paid attention to my brain because it’s smarter than me.  I let it guide me.

Let’s back up: At this point my marriage was rocky, I had three very small children, I just stopped breastfeeding, I knew in my gut that one of my children had a disability but the doctors couldn’t figure it out and they looked at me like I was crazy (but I knew something was wrong, but I felt crazy… but I still knew.  This was a back and forth mental see-saw nightmare.)

What did I do?

I read a book that changed my life. 

I’m not particularly fond of self-help books and as the daughter of a lawyer and a nurse I have been raised in the street-schools of logic and western medicine so woo-woo stuff doesn’t vibe with me.  But this book was written by an MD – a neurologist – so I gave it a go.  I forced myself to reach one chapter a day (there’s 9 chapters).  I finished it in two days.  By the fourth day I was off all meds.

I have never felt more in control of my health EVER.  Mark my words: I will live to be at least 100 years old and will be a healthy, vibrant old woman until the day I die.

As long as I always do my Emotional Releases.

How to do this:

At first I started with writing.  I’d recklessly list everything I was pissed off about… even dumb stuff.  I’d become my “inner child.”

“I’m pissed off they can’t figure out what’s going on with my son! I’m pissed off I quit breastfeeding after only 5 months! I’m pissed off my stomach looks like I had twins!  I’m pissed off that I have to clean my house!  I’m pissed off that I stubbed my toe!”

Everything.  Let it go.  That’s it, that’s ALL I’d do in the beginning.  I did it multiple times a day for weeks until my neck felt almost normal.

Fast forward to today.  11 months and MANY more traumatic events have occurred in these months, but I was equipped to deal with them.

 

Why?

 

I know of the power of my mind.

My Emotional Releases have evolved from just being my “inner child” to following it with a long, long, prayer of gratitude.

GRATITUDE.  Then more gratitude.

Gratitude for the trauma I’ve experienced because it helps me grow, learn, and empathize to help others.  Gratitude for the wrongs that have been done against me because they’ve allowed me to grow in my faith to become a more centered individual.  Gratitude for the complete shit-show of my life because I now understand how to thrive under pressure.  And, of course, gratitude for all the little things (that aren’t little): my kids, Hart’s incredible progress, my health, and the best friends and family in the entire world.

Finally, I finish my Emotional Release with affirmations of what I want in my life. <I am keeping my affirmations to myself for now.>  Please, please, PLEASE know this: the sky is your limit!  DO NOT limit yourself in what you deserve!  And recite your affirmations all the time.  Write them on your mirror: “I love my body because it is perfect.” Or “I will not talk badly about my body today.”  I write them in my planner sometimes when I’m feeling low and I VERY OFTEN say them out loud in my car (so if you see me talking to myself now you know what I’m doing!).

Big Emotional Releases are very taxing for me and I rarely look forward to doing them.  To be honest, I am at a point in my relationship with myself where I only do releases if my body is forcing me to do so (I’ve done 3 in the last week once because I woke up with TMJ, once I felt like I was getting sick, and once because my disc herniation flared up.  Each time each ailment entirely disappeared.  Full disclosure: I should’ve done 4 releases because I got terrible abdominal cramps one day but I very consciously skipped it and took Ibuprofen instead.  Even after 11 months I’m a work in progress.)

With my big Releases I always go outside… I love to feel the elements – no matter the weather or temperature.  (Even writing about this brings me a sense of quiet peace.) I always look at the sky, I always speak out loud, and I always hold out my hands and open my palms (as you see in the photos). More than anything else I love doing my Releases at night:

There’s something about talking to your God – or the Universe – that becomes so beautiful when you lean into the night sky.

Other than everything I’ve written thus far, one of my biggest lessons – and best coping mechanisms (other than the book The Game of Life And How To Play It) – is giving it up to God.  Literally.

You guys, many, many days I cannot possibly bear the thought of knowing I will have to be separated from my children due to divorce; I visualize this burden and then – as silly as this sounds – I visualize handing it to God (or hand it over to the Universe, but just give it away to something bigger than you).  I say, “I can’t handle it anymore because I can’t go on with my life with this burden.”  So I give it to God.  (Promptly followed by asking the angels to carry me because I cannot move, I am paralyzed with pain.  But I must.  And I will.)  This has been IMMENSELY powerful.

I made up my mind that I refuse to carry anger.  Therefore I am not angry (although I do have many moments of anger).  And I refuse to allow my ego to make decisions.  (But I still have an ego, I am human afterall.)

GIVE YOURSELF GRACE and celebrate your human moments.

Try an Emotional Release.  Why not?  It’s gotten me through the depths of hell.  And who knows, the next time we talk I might’ve shaved my head and become a reclusive monk… oh wait, that means no more designer bags, let’s not get carried away here…

Love and Light to everyone reading this with tears of solidarity, empathy, or pain.  I have your back.  You got this.

124 Comments
  1. I absolutely loved this. Angels are a huge part of my life… I think I need to do these releases and do more visualizations. I have a gratitude prayer hanging in my closet. I need to say it more often. Xo Meg

  2. Absolutely beautiful. I feel you. I’m going through a divorce with a narcissistic husband and it’s been quite the roller coaster ride. But giving it all to God and knowing I’m doing what I can every single day is what helps me. Going outside and looking at the birds and the wild life in my backyard is my release. Keep going mama. You’re doing the best you can. 😘

  3. You are inspiration !!!!! I’m exited to try something new to get through my challenging stages of life. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Love love love this. Definitely reading these. Thank you for sharing so much personally but also to help others. Thank you!

  5. Reading this made me see myself and pain, anxiety and depression I’ve been dealing with. I know God has us go through things we can’t explain but he gives it to us to test us on making it through his Faith. Thank you for writing this. God Bless you 💙

  6. I think this may be the best and most useful thing I have ever read and it is just what I needed to be reminded of at this point in my life so thank you. I have such admiration for you for how you handle yourself and how you prioritise your children despite everything you have gone through (and are going through), you are amazing.

  7. Thank you for writing all of this. I’ve been feeling the weight of the world for a while now. I will try this release method. I am also very sorry for al you have been dealt but wow you are stronger and wiser for it ♥️

  8. Divorce is awful. My biggest fear was how am I going to do this on my own. I missed the kids when they were with their Dad. What I know realize four years divorced is I’m proud of myself I chose to be happy. We had the kids in counseling (kids in the middle) which was very helpful for all of us. My ex and I have a good co-parenting relationship. Our kids are happy and loved. I’ve been fortunate to find love again. It’s wonderful that you are speaking and writing about separation/divorce. You will help a lot of people.

  9. I sobbed reading this. I’m divorced 18 months now and I think I have so much to release but have kept it so pent up. I’m going to read these 2 books and put into practice some of what you did. You should publish this piece as a printable article. Wishing you God’s grace as you continue on this journey.

  10. I love this Meghan! I have been living in pain for several years. Searching and searching for a cure…and it’s in me to heal it. That’s what I have learned on this journey. I listened to Dr. Sarno’s book as well and a few other books or people who talked about this very thing, listening to your body and feeling your emotions. I love that you shared this and I still have some letting go to do, but releasing has helped! I need to start the affirmations and getting out of my ego brain so much!! Thanks for sharing!

  11. You’re an incredible inspiration. You really are! I’ve been watching you and rooting for you every step of the way. I admire your vulnerability. I admire your honesty. You are making many of us inspired to be better versions of ourselves. Thank you. 🙏🏼

  12. So beautiful-thank you for sharing your journey. You are helping and inspiring many, many people. Wishing you joy, peace, wisdom and the best life…

  13. Wow! Thank you Mehan. Thank you! I needed this more then I could have ever imagined. I had this long thing written out, but I really just want you know that you helped someone today. I’ll be trying these in my life. I will be trying to release. I will try affirmations. All of it, wonderful!
    You’re an amazingly strong, smart, fierce woman. I wish we were friends (I’m sure everyone says this..) you’re just very likable and genuine. I admire that.
    I wish you all the love, peace and strength. Thank you again for sharing this incredibly powerful work!
    You got this! I have your back 😉

  14. Wow, I love this.

    Still ten years after my divorce, and my children were grown, I still have so much anger. You are truly a very strong lady.

    I wish you so much health and happiness!

  15. Loved this post!! I even jotted down a few notes 😝 I appreciate you sharing what works for you. I can see you’ve had a lot thrown at you the last year but you seem very strong. I know your children will benefit greatly from that and they’re lucky to have you ❤️

  16. So beautiful, meaningful & rewarding! Meghan you are a super influential woman with great strength & mental awareness that some have not yet reached in their lives to date. With your post you have given others hope to emulate what you have done!! Many blessings to you & your children. I pray you continue to grow in your faith & strengthen your relationship with God in heaven. As a mature woman (age wise) I too have been through some things I’d never wish anyone to experience, however it has given me the tools I needed to win in this thing we call life!! Your scars have now become your story, sharing your experiences are all the better & allow you to heal on a deeper level!! God bless you always beautiful girl!! ❤️

  17. Omg. So eye opening. Bells going off in my head right now. Thank you girl. You have been thru so much and conducted yourself with grace and class. I know divorce with kids and it’s, to say the least, like being kicked in the stomach to be away from them. But you are so right…Give it to God. Send it up the food chain! Get it out. Makes total sense. Very relevant Meghan. Thank you for sharing. I agree about the handbags! 🥰

  18. Meghan, this is beautiful. I’m so much older than you but I understand everything you are saying. I have learned that you can get through anything if you can give it to God. And months or years later you look back and wonder how you got through all of the terrible things that you went through and you know that it was Gods Grace that helped you through. I wish I would of known what you know now at your age. God bless you and your sweet babies. ❤️🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼❤️

  19. I’m going to read the Sarno book. I’m on a healing journey too after 30 being abused by a sociopath. The last 15 after I left were the worst bc he went through our kids. I can see myself letting go of it now. It was killing me. You inspire me w your realness. Keep talking. You’re helping us. And making us laugh at ourselves and our kids. Best to you and yours.

  20. This is absolutely beautiful and an inspiration to so many. Absolutely amazing for you to share! You are brave, you are strong, you are love and you are light! I want to read the Mindbody prescription. Being in a space of peace is so incredibly powerful and feeds the soul. God never gives us more than we can handle. Trust his path. Many blessings to you and your family!

  21. How amazing and generous that you are sharing your hard won wisdom and insight with strangers you will never meet! You are one kick ass lady who will have the strength and vision to create a beautiful life for yourself and your loved ones, turning lemons into lemonade. Thanks for the inspiration, and keep on striving and thriving in your own special way!!! 💖

  22. Sorry but that photo is not an MRI??? I get then at least 5 MRIS every 6 months of my C , T, L Spine & my Brain due to MS…….
    U r a millionaire..& have help ( nanny’s & staff)…
    & I love your inspiration & insight… but U have no idea what incredible chronic pain is like…& now I found out I need Anterior Cervical Fusion & Scoliosis Surgery cause my Back is so crooked now at 54…& I can barely walk at times..& I’m all ALONE ( no husband) & barely survive on my disability income….& also have to care for my 80 yr old Mother who’s very difficult & she suffers fr extreme pain as well…
    Please tell me which book might help me..
    Please give me ur thoughts…
    Thanks
    Debra

  23. Thank you for sharing this. I really needed it. I appreciate your openness in sharing your difficult life’s experiences. I think you are such a brave and amazing woman and an incredible mother. Your children are so lucky to have you a mom and you are blessed to have such beautiful children inside and out.

    Thank you again for being so open and honest. I admire that ability so much, and I am working to be able to do the same.

    You truly are an inspiration and an incredible human being.
    Thank you 🙏🏽

  24. Ohmygosh! A couple of weeks ago …instead of saying my prayers…I started writing in a notebook a letter to God. I am still timid asking for help….I still have a hard time asking because I always thought I would never have to ask if I was deserving….so I must not be deserving. Reading your post is a sign that I need to keep at it and not be afraid. Thank you!!!

  25. You’re an amazing woman! I’m rooting for you and pray that you are restored. You’re a beautiful woman and a great mother. Thank you for sharing your life with us all. You’re truly an inspiration!❤️❤️❤️

  26. Thank you. I needed to hear that and I needed to know that I am not alone with these feelings. Some days , I can barely get myself out of bed. My head is spinning and I can’t function. Thank you for not making me feel crazy. Thank you. 💞💞

  27. Beautiful! You are sharing a true gift to those who suffer. Thank you for being yourself, candid, perfectly imperfect and a warrior! Your children are so very fortunate to have you as their Mama.

  28. I love this….I have had so much anger and been so pissed off for the last 5 months since my mom passed away!!! This helps alot. I need to read that book too!

  29. I cannot begin to tell you how much I needed to read these words at this exact moment. Thank you for being so raw and open. I needed this lifeline.

  30. I’ve been in your shoes…. although (and I think it must be excruciating for you to ever be without the kids) without children. So, I only had ME to think about. I, too, had to give it up to God. It was a process….. a LONG process. I was able to love and trust again. I have two beautiful, intelligent adult children. Let me tell you, the things you learn about yourself when you are forced to deal with life’s ugliness, are so valuable. You are an inspiration. You are a remarkable woman and mother.

  31. Very touching, real, raw and inspiring! I knew you were the coolest and smartest of them all (HW). I continue to have the utmost respect for you And was so touched by reading your journey of pain, anger and anxiety. Thank you for sharing your vulnerability and most importantly how you are coping with it! 🙏❤️😇👏 We have your back too! Love and light back! Your fan. Ps. Write a book!

  32. Your life story has been a beautiful lesson in resilience and strength of
    Spirit.
    May the light of this universe continue to shine on your sweet family.

    D.nix

  33. Thank you for your always being so open and honest. I have lived with so much trauma that started at the age of 5 and I am 56 years ago. My family and Society as a whole has abandoned me and throw me out like the trash. I am really struggling because my heart is broken 💔. I really needed the information you shared today hopefully I will find some peace one day.

  34. Beautifully written. I concur with all. I too have had the same experience and after years of peace I have detoured from attending my emotions and I am back to being a stress all. I have made it a point to go back to my old meditating, monk loving ways because those practices DO make a diffeenice. God bless you!

  35. Meghan
    You have opened my 62 year old eyes, to having hope again. I supported so many people in my days; first graders for 22 years, a husband who climbed his own career ladder, and raised a family. Gave to where I didn’t give a thing to myself except stress. I’m reaching out to the Universe for messages and grounding. Loved reading your philosophy and was empowered.🙏🏻

  36. I have no family or friends. It makes it so hard. I am in awe of your strength buy envious of the support you have

  37. This was beautiful! While I’m so sorry that you have had these things happen in your life, I applaud you and appreciate your raw emotion and honesty.
    We all try and navigate life the best we can or know how and I sincerely hope and pray that your openness helps not only you but so many others as well.
    Bless you Meghan!
    ❤️

  38. Such a helpful blog. TBH yours is the only blog I’ve ever read. I just saw a functional Dr for the first time and much of this was discussed. It’s amazing how the body reacts on the ways it does due to emotional stressors! I never thought of myself as being in a constant state of flight or flight, but it makes so much sense! Keep healing and keep sharing!

  39. You are so strong! To share your story & all you have been through takes so much courage. I truly admire you & wish you nothing but happiness in your life. Please remember, you have so much to look forward to… the Best is yet to come. You got this!

  40. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing. I’m also going through an unexpected divorce, with a child, just a month being you. I remember watching a live Insta story you did literally a week before my husband walked out on us with no warning and you talked about finding your own strength and the silver linings along they way and I think about that alone every few days and it helps. Your strength inspires others and thank you so much for sharing your vulnerability because it gives others such hope x

  41. You are an inspiration and a powerful force. Totally get this and will get the book. Wish you continued peace. Namaste

  42. Thank you Megan for sharing your journey in transparency. I never looked at the perspective of healing traumas. Im a full time working mommy with Department of a social services and I mommy of 7 kiddos. Age ranges 13 yrs old, 6 years old, 2-5year olds, 2-21 months old and a 16 month old. I had the scare of my life last week and was sent to ER. I left feeling so irresponsible and let that trauma dig me a hole. I appreciate your time to share your process of healing and today feel encouraged after your post to be proactive about my emotional well being.

  43. I needed exactly this today. It just helped me validate what I thought was happening to my body and knowing why. Thank you for being so open and honest. I am amazed by your strength.

  44. Meghan, thank you SO much for sharing your journey and precise details as to the specific actions and resources you’ve been utilizing to overcome your pain, both physical and emotional. I’ve recently started on my own journey of self healing physical illness and a lot of significant emotional trauma. I wish these tools had been available 30 years ago! *When the Body Says No* by Gabor Maté, MD is another EXCELLENT book for healing. If you haven’t already seen the Netflix documentary *Heal*, I strongly recommend it! Also, if you follow *Heal Documentary* on IG, you’ll see a registration for a free series of videos on healing. Starts 3/16.

    I adored you on RHOC and have been following you on IG with much respect and love for you, your heart and your beautiful family. Continued support on your journey.

    Love, Julie Henry

  45. This is my first time ever commenting on one of these things. In fact, the completion of reading a blog post is a rare event for me. You see, I, too am a mother. I have a two year old daughter, Margaret and a 10 year old step daughter Sadie. Between these two, and being a full time college student AND being the wife to my own Jim I find moments for myself very hard to find. Therefore, I feel grateful in this moment. Your words connected to me. I feel happy moving forward to know that there are releases out there for when life appears to be a little more overwhelming than I’d like. I am a recovering addict. I have three years sober thus far and have full faith and am hopeful with emotional releases and techniques I will be able to say that in the many years to come.

    Anyways, Thank you. 😊

  46. Meghan, everything you said is soooo true. I do believe it is healthy to grieve, and feel emotions, however, after, we must release! I lost my daughter, and you can only imagine the emotions I felt and still do. but it is so important to feel the gratitude of the time I had her, and to openly hand her to God. Negativity is a form of sickness (I believe). We are powerful beings and it is so important for us to understand that and practice perseverance. Sending love and light. A Scism

  47. Thank you so much for writing this. I have multiple health issues and I have felt so down about it. It’s just so hard with this damn virus 🦠 they keep talking about to not worry. But you have great advice and you’re right, to release, give it to God, and the universe. You’re a inspiration for all of us!

  48. Really lovely. I’d buy your book 🧡
    The mind is a powerful tool, and you are using it to its full potential!
    XO

  49. Very powerful. Thank you for taking the time , your time to share this with us…very inspirational lady xx

  50. Wow, just Wow 😯 I feel so blessed to have read this! Thank you for sharing. I have been rooting for you since these traumas have been happening to you. From your neck injury, to marriage, kiddo challenges, pregnancy and post pregnancy, I have been rooting you in and have had so much compassion for you.
    I’m also so happy for you that you found a way through all these traumas, praise God!
    I too have had traumas in my life (haven’t we all). I’ve been praying for a way through them. I stand as close as I can to God asking him to shield me and protect me. But I know this is life here on earth and it is broken so we will face trials of many kinds, what I really need is guidance through these trials and traumas.
    I’m excited to read the book you started with and begin to release, admit my sadness and anger and physical pain, be grateful for all my blessings and Release these negative emotions and physical pains etc.
    Thank you Meghan!
    Love from Texas

  51. I’m so sorry your dealing with this…I am 40 years old so I’ve been divorced for many years bc of similar situations….most men cheat….I’m just glad you were smart enough to marry one w $$…I didn’t know anything at 20 ab men….we are struggling financially to send the kids to college…you more than likely won’t have that issue…most cheat…it’s NOT about YOU hugzzz

  52. You are an amazingly strong woman! You have been through so much and have dealt with it with such grace! You have held your head high and been an inspiration to so many! I have been a huge fan since housewives and follow you when ever I can! Loved the podcast with Heather DuBrow! Thanks for always sharing and being so open about all you go through it helps other women have the courage to do the same!

  53. You have shown an enormous amount of strength for everything that you have been through! I love your writing….it really shows what you are capable of when faced with such big obstacles! ❤️

  54. I love this! I think you are amazing! Know each and every follower sends you love ❤️ and Light💫. For those haters that don’t 🤷🏼‍♀️ Hand their asses 👆🏻 To God gurl!

    Remember, we may not be perfect but we are perfect in our children’s eyes. I know this! Parents who care for and love their children are perfect! We give our best everyday to our babies (even when they’re not babies).

    I don’t have money (although we live ok), no fancy bags and I’m ok with that. We try to give our kids happy and healthy lives. It’s no easy feat. There’s a lot up against parents and kids. More than we ever had to deal with.

    Love following your journey. Love listening to your advice and struggles. I think it helps people. Thank you for sharing. May God continue to Bless you and your beautiful family! 🥰🌈

  55. As an almost 40 year old mom of 2, going through a divorce, just moved into my own place, sharing 50/50 custody of my precious kids – I can relate to everything you’re thinking, feeling and going through, my sister. This shit is HARD, it SUCKS, but by being true to yourself and sharing yourself with others, you are reminding those of us also struggling to find our footing again that we are not alone – thank you. And you are not alone either! You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    xoxo
    Megan without an H 😉

  56. This sounds amazing. I live with nerve pain (fibromyalgia, chronic migraines & herniated disk) every day. I’m going to try what’s worked for u bc I’ve done almost everything else. Thank you for telling ur story. May God bless u and ur beautiful babies!

  57. This was so poignant, raw and honest. Our emotional pain totally manifests into pain. Having 1 child with brain trauma and another that is type 1 diabetic for 16 years has definitely taken a toll. I have a great husband but I still have had the brunt of the girls stuff ok n my own shoulders so he could work and provide. He actually has lived with tremendous denial about their illnesses for most of these years. I dealt pretty well until my baby was recovering from brain surgery and then I slowly started falling apart. It was like everything caught up to me, like a tidal wave! My migraines and cycles were out of control. My hands started hurting last year to the point I couldnt even make the bed, pulling the sheet up was horrible. The dr thinks RA, and I had a hysterectomy 4 months ago to stop the pain. My xrays are bad but mainly from riding horses and training my whole life. We moved, like you for better therapies and opportunities for our little girl with Duke and Chapel Hill nearby. I’m hoping the move, healing the family and healing my body will flow into my mind and heart as well. I cant wait to get this book though! My faith is strong but I need to create a habit and routine of starting to letting it all go and your words have inspired me so much today. My husband lives 7,000 miles away while we are here and it is hard but I know this is the place for us to heal. You are an incredibly talented writer and you have done good using your experience to lift other women. Love and light mama!

  58. Such positivity. God bless you and your beautiful children, your doing an amazing job raising them .I have MS and can’t walk without assistance but when I’m feeling frustrated I yell a lot but also thank God for a new day where I’ve awoken .

  59. Thank you for this helpful info. My neck and back of my head has been tight and hurting for about a month, especially when I wake up in the morning, and I never thought it could be connected to emotional trauma or negativity.
    I will look into this further. Thanks again! Peace 🙂

  60. Meghan I commend you for evolving and for sharing your journey with us. I am sure it both hard and cathartic. It has helped me to feel more “OK” on those days that I spin out or just cannot handle life, but also in taking care of myself in the best way I can, even when nobody else gets it. Thank you.

  61. Meghan, this is so powerful and I’m so proud of you and in awe, really There was so much anger (and reasonably so) but you found a way to navigate it and relax through it. I will definitely read this book. Thank you so much for sharing this really important part of your journey. Nothing is too much to let God handle on your behalf. Amazing. Keep at it, girl. Your children are so lucky to have such an adorable incredible mommy.

  62. Thank you for being so open..I struggle daily with my pain and some days it truly gets the best of me I think I will take ur advice and wish you peace during the storm..You deserve better than whats been dealt…I wish you nothing but the best..much love

  63. I love Dr. Sarno and I love you! I love that you chose to become the hero of your story! I had lots of pain and anxiety after my dad’s suicide, but I also chose to become the hero of my story too! I enjoy The Tapping Solutions app. For my emotional release! Keep on giving it to God, he will bring your greatest gifts out of your deepest pain!

  64. Wow! Your such an inspiration! Thank you for sharing I’ve been a fan or yours since day one on the real housewives! Your way too good for that man! Took a while but you finally saw through all his bull. Keep using your platform in this form ! I love your authenticity because some of us can relate as mothers !

  65. Thank you for this. Immensely helpful and thoughtful.. just to know someone else is feeling the same way and that there is light, hope and happier days.

  66. Thank you Meghan, I need this…we all need this! I have neck and back pain and this makes so much sense. But, even more importantly, I need to strengthen my relationship with God and give him all the glory along with everything else as I can’t do it alone. And I’m not supposed to.

    Thank you for reminding me, you are AMAZING 😍

  67. Meghan, I have always thought you were wise beyind your years. I’m 54 and nowhere near as wise as you. Although, I suppose today I’m wise bc I chose to read your blog. You have given me an “AH HA” moment. The paragraph about giving it to God, really sounds like the thing that just may help me. So I just wanted to say THANK YOU! I wish you love and light in your life! You’re a great Mom and that’s what I admire most!! I look forward to reading more! 💗

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