I have spent a good portion of my life dealing with various major health crises and with that comes some depression and difficulty in accepting limitations.
With a Bachelors degree in Psychology I often make the mistake of thinking that I can counsel and take care of myself. Why should I go see a counselor when I know all the things that they are going to tell me to do? I have tried journaling and feel silly that I am talking to myself.
I am missing my large intestine due to severe ulcerative colitis and have an ileostomy. Chronic inflammation in my gastrointestinal track and other complications mean I am unable to absorb or make all the B vitamins that we humans need for most of our metabolic pathways –at least at the level I need them. Some of those metabolic pathways that need B vitamins include those that make energy and those affecting mood. I have, in the past, intermittently taken B Vitamins and found that I get a slight boost in energy but experience little effect in my mood.
I began taking a sublingual B complex a couple of weeks ago and noticed an improvement in energy, but when I began wearing a Citrine necklace I noticed significant improvement in my mood. I immediately began feeling lighter and happier. I have been working with these gemstones for a few years now and have seen results in other people but haven’t noticed really big effects on myself. I can’t believe that this is really working on me with in such a noticeable way!
I stopped wearing the Citrine for a couple of days. I don’t know why, I just did. I kept taking the B vitamins, though. Slowly over two or three days, my mood began to return to its previous lowered state. I didn’t notice it, but my family did. I realized I hadn’t been wearing the Citrine. After putting it back on, my mood began to increase within just a few minutes. (Wow, magic gemstones!)
I am now taking my B Vitamins and wearing my Citrine necklace regularly when I need both an increase in energy and a better mood.
Happiness is not a fish
That you can catch”
- Happiness & The Fish by Our Lady Peace
Music Player, Health Science Educator, Storyteller with degrees in Naturopathic Medicine, Psychology, and other training in medicine that help not at all when building Greenhouses and Solar Systems and off grid saunas, hot tubs, showers, and barns.