Her Fall Built Her Resilience.
Today let’s talk about a lady who rose from trauma caused by numerous bad experiences.
She rose up with a resilence which gave her the motivation and ability not just to change her life for the better but also impact the lives of so many others.
She has inspired many to acquire the skills needed to keep rising no matter how many times they fall.
Today I will be sharing the inspiring success story of Liz Arch.
Liz Arch was born on March 10, 1982, in Kailua Oahu.
She comes from a really large Hawaiian family.
At the age of 5, her parents woke her up because they had to flee their home, due to a flood.
She grew up around abuse in relationships (not her parents ).
How she developed trauma
Liz Arch developed trauma from several experiences.
Beginning from childhood when she experienced the devastating natural disaster.
She was also bullied as a teenager.
Then when she was an adult she was a victim of domestic violence.
She recounts having frequent nightmares about floods.
The consequences of her trauma
Liz Arch recounts one of the many bad experiences she had at the peak of her panic disorder.
Once she went to see a top Cognitive disorder therapist.
She greatly needed a solution in order to be able to get on an airplane without having a panic attack.
She needed to be able to get on an airplane without having a panic attack.
During this face of her life, she had no money.
She was barely managing to afford her monthly needs.
Though it was hard, she managed to get the $200 requested by the therapist for a consultation.
A consultation she came out of feeling less hopeful than before.
He told her it will take at least 10 sessions for her to be able to handle that trip.
She felt so disappointed by the therapist’s diagnosis, so much so that she could not stop herself from crying when she returned to her car.
How she overcame Trauma
After getting opinions from numerous sources.
Therapist and lots of other research
She realized yoga was the way to go.
Liz Arch finally found encouragement when she found that the answers were already within herself.
She knew she had to find support but it had to feel supportive.
The Outstanding Benefits Of Yoga
Throughout Liz Arch journey she has noticed several benefits of yoga and at the top of her list are these 3;
- Yoga gives us the ability to start to feel again in a really safe way.
- Yoga gives you the ability to sit with uncomfortable situations and know that you can breathe through it, knowing that all sensations go a little higher, then lessens but nothing horrible happens as a result.
- Yoga connects our brain and body.
- Yoga helps to facilitate relieve.
What she does to help others
Going through the numerous challenges has inspired her to take up the purpose to help as many people as she can, have the courage to rise no matter how many times they fall.
To accomplish this goal she has
Started a Youtube Channel in which she shares Yoga videos and so much more
She has an Instagram account in which she shares her yoga videos and meals.
She wrote a book called The Courage To Rise
What To Expect In Her Book
1. Body- Connect to your breath. Where is my breath now, is it in my throat, chest or belly? Take your breath to the belly.
2. Mindfulness – Wholefully engage in whatever you are doing.
3. Gut – Start to notice how you feel when you eat anything. Track how certain meals make you feel for up to 2 days after eating it.
She provides us with a guide which makes it easier to practice preventive medicine.
Challenges she faced while writing the book
I felt it was very important to add this portion of Liz Arch’s story.
To remind us that we are all working progress and all experience challenges, no matter how successful we get.
While Liz was writing her book;
- She was pregnant.
- Her partner and she had decided to split but raise their child together.
- Then her partner went into a serious depression.
- She used to have intense fears about her ability to finish the book on time, pay her mortgage and raise a baby on her own.
Then she will look in a mirror and say to herself ” I can face anything, I have faced worst before and none of it has killed me, so I will get through it. ”
An affirmation which I plan to use when I am going through challenges.
Liz Arch Quotes
Best Quotes On Fear
Liz Arch has two acronyms for fear
a) F.E.A.R – Fuck Everything And Run
b) F.E.A.R – Face Everything And Rise
She prefers to always put option two into practice and advises us to do the same.
So all of her best quotes on fear stem from this
1. Feal fear but do it anyway.
2. Fear is wetting your pants and courage is showing up to the party with wet pants.
3. Courage is looking fear in the face and saying I am going to step into you.
4. Fear can be an ally, it is all about knowing the difference when fear is holding us back or is actually there to save us.
More Liz Arch Quotes
5. Healing is not linear.
6. The food we eat could be our greatest medicine.
7. If we can sit in the discomfort, we can start to heal.
8. It is really important to go to so many different areas and find what works for you, find where the information overlaps, what makes sense from each and then trusting in your own wisdom.
9. The tools are already there, we have them but it is just learning how to access them.
10. To live is really to feel and to feel is really to heal.
11. Most times what we are dealing with is really repressed emotions and when we repress things, our body wants to find a way to let us know that something is not right here. That might be through chronic fatigue, muscle tension, insomnia, anxiety or skin issues.
12. It is those falls that create our resilience.
13. Our pain creates our purpose.
The Bright Side Of Her Trauma
“Before I went through panic disorder and all the things that I went through, I didn’t have a lot of empathy for people that were going through something like depression but when you have gone through it yourself, you really understand and you can just say you are not alone, and I think that can be one of the most healing things that you can say to someone. You are not alone, I am here with you, I can’t do more work than you but I will work just as hard with you.”
I hope Liz Arch’s story inspires you to keep pushing in a healthier way by including very beneficial habits into your daily routine
I hope she inspred us to dig deep and work on all the surpressed emotions.
I will like to hear from you, what was your biggest take away from Liz Arch’s story?
As usual, my friends go be legendary.