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Do you have a sacred place that you go when feeling scared or sick?

My sacred retreat

This may sound like a silly question, but if you have a vestibular illness, you know exactly what I am asking.

When I first became sick, I felt like there was no where to run or hide, I had this intense feeling of "I have to flee now"!! It was such an out of body feeling. I now know that feeling was complete panic and anxiety.

For many of us Vestibular people, it takes a very long time to get a diagnosis, like myself it took years. And during that time of unknown, I needed a place that I could go when the overwhelming panic hit. I needed to be away from my family, noise and the outside world. That sacred place became my bedroom.

I changed the layout, I bought new bedding, I changed the lighting and I even got a sweet little heater that looks like a mini fireplace (thanks to my parents). I filled it with low warm light candles, a diffuser, plants, books, journals and all of the yummy stuff I love.

My bedroom has helped so much when I feel the anxiety start to creep in or if I am having a vestibular flare up.

I would highly recommend that if you are facing a vestibular illness or any chronic illness for that matter, make yourself a sacred retreat. It has made such a difference having that safe place!


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