My mother died at my current age.
She died from a lack of self care (lung cancer).
Now at 57, I am healthy and deeply in love... and I teach self-care.
Why? Because my mother's self-care habits, caused her to suffer excruciating, unnecessary pain.
- My mother smoked unfiltered cigarettes every day from age 11 to 57.
- My mother drank black coffee from 5am-10am every morning.
- My mother drank red wine every day from 10am-3pm.
- My mother drank dry sherry every night from 3pm-10pm.
- My mother was poverty level poor. She worked hard and struggled every day.
- My mother gave up on love and never dated again - when she was 37, after 2 failed marriages.
I have decided to pay tribute to my mother by embarking on a 57-day cleanse in her honor. I feel that, if I am given the "gift" of additional time to live beyond 57 years and 133 days; then I choose to fully live.
Unfortunately my mother did not fully live. She didn't have the support or knowledge to overcome her circumstances. I have spent my whole life figuring out how to overcome "our" circumstances and to fully live...
Because I choose to be an example, as well as a guide... I would like to share my personal journey with you, as I pay tribute to my beautiful and dearly missed mother, Lois Doreen Dejean (affectionately known as Wayney).