I want to take a moment to visit this...Queens, I know at one time in my life when I was "going through," I could literally reach up on top of my head, better yet, the back of my head and pull hair out. The women in my family called this area my "nerve spot." Honey, that is not it at all. It was hair loss due to stress. Stress can do so many damaging things to our bodies physically. It causes, dis-ease, disease of the body. We as women internalize our stress and it takes a toll on us in so many ways such as:
- Weight loss (this may not be a bad thing!)
- Raise blood pressure
- Pain of any kind
- Heart disease
- Digestive problems
- Sleep problems
- Autoimmune diseases
- Skin conditions, such as eczema
There are two types of stresses in our lives they are categorized as external, and internal. The common external stresses are:
- Major life changes
- Relationship difficulties
- Financial problems
- Being too busy
- Children and family
The common internal stressors are:
- Inability to accept uncertainty
- Negative self-talk
- Unrealistic expectations, perfectionism
Depression runs deep in my family, and I knew that if I didn't make a change I would be next in line for depression, and maybe even death. Yes Queens, its that serious. Stress can kill you.
So in order to take control of my health, and my hair; I made mad changes! I cut all stressors (the ones in my control), started taking yoga, changed my diet, took suppliments, started massaging my scalp with essential oils, and practiced meditation. That was 10 years ago. I can say to you all confidently, and with honesty, that I am truly HAPPY!!! I know how to deal with stress now, I know how to take a time out. I know how to walk away, cut a sucka off when they are draining my energy. I am in control of my health, goals, and overall happiness.
You too Queens must do the same. I have stress, of course, but honey it don't run me! Just visit my pics and take a look at the hair. Ain't no locs falling off! No ma'am and neither should yours be.
So please find out your stressors and stop them. Take control of your life, or it
could cost you more than your hair!