I had a journey with this app that was less easy than I anticipated. Still, it taught me more than I expected after the first few weeks, especially in the final sessions. You can read the journey from the beginning here, followed by part II and Part III. This isn’t quite a farewell post, but I did get to the end of the sessions for the first time, and so have a better idea of how to move forward.
I think it’s worth saying that between the latest update and today, I have been to Italy and, while there, have been to get a blood test my GP in London was refusing to prescribe and a few other checkups that also were dismissed as not needed. It goes without saying that were, in fact, very much needed and they have brought up some issues. One of them was the migraines I was struggling with, and that Pathways did not help with. After addressing the root cause of the most difficult and frequent of them, the Pathways method has actually helped the remaining situations.
At time of writing, I still have an easier time with the pain in my back than the
One positive side effect of the app has been, in fact, for my mental health. A huge difference in my life has come from not seeing myself as a hopeless case, but also the mindfulness principles on which the journey is based. I have a love/hate relationship with mindfulness as a concept, as many of its popular variances are just Buddhism in disguise (an accusation that has been made against even the book Mindful Catholic, which I’ll look at some other time). However, as someone with a tendency to
Discovering that my fatigue is likely made worse by the lack of vitamin D picked up by the blood test, mixed with higher levels of inflammation than desirable and asthma which is both affected by vitamin D levels and a medical error in a course of steroids I wasn’t weaned off has given me a more positive view of life, and over time the energy to enter into the exercise routine that the
I feel, in a way, that I may have begun this