By Tracy Bush – Nutrimom®- Food Allergy Liaison
When someone is diagnosed with a food allergy or has a child that has been diagnosed with a food allergy, there is a moment in time where your world stops suddenly on its axis.
Life as you know it will never be the same again.
All of the fears that you may have had before that moment no longer compare to what your heart fears the most now.
You begin to see things in an entirely different light and suddenly, you are left wondering how you will go forward and stay strong.
There is a saying “There is safety in numbers” – it’s a hypothesis that a person is less likely to be the victim of a bad event by being part of a larger group.
I firmly believe in this on so many levels. It is always admirable to try to be the person who can take on the weight of the world alone but why do this when you don’t have too?
You can be strong alone but you can be stronger with the guidance and support that is already in place for you.
All of us are capable of undocumented strength but all of us are also entitled to leaning on others for our power to get us through what may seem like the impossible.
All of us are allowed to be afraid and be strong at the same time. We all deserve to sleep a little easier at night.
The key to survival is finding the balances and how to use it to uplift your dark thoughts into positive structures each and every day.
Safety in numbers can be whatever you need it to be- someone to listen, a person that you know will take your call in the middle of the night or even just people who can offer advice when you need it most.
What most of us don’t realize is that a food allergy diagnosis is so much more than just a diagnosis and avoiding foods.
It is about restructuring your life but not restricting it.
It’s about finding the voice that fits your needs but it’s also about finding ways to help other people that need your help along the way too.
Food allergy statistics are frightening numbers but nothing is more powerful than fear itself. Dig down deep and find your power, find your safety and find out how many people have been waiting to help you.
After all, safety in numbers means that everyone’s family is more secure. Every parent will sleep a little more soundly and every child will grow up a bit more secure and strong.
How do you find your safety in numbers? Just ASC 🙂
Tracy is a Food Allergy Consultant, Author, Blogger, Mother & Self-professed “Kitchen Geek. Her website AllergyPhoods and media pages are a mixture of articles, product reviews, recipe creations, and advice mixed with a tinge of humor. She strives to help her community in any way that she can. “I write, I cook and I laugh and I aim to make everyone else do the same”.
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