Danette May's Lotus Journal - January 2020

Welcome to 2020, Sister!


Welcome to the start of a new decade! I am so excited to continue this journey with you into radical self-love through healing foods, healing movement, and a healing mindset, and I cannot wait to watch you continue to create true, authentic lives for yourselves.

When I reflect on the last decade, I’m in awe. I was in a completely different place than I am today.

In 2012, I was in the middle of one of the lowest points of my life. I had lost my sweet infant son and had spiraled into the deepest, darkest depression. I felt trapped in a marriage that didn’t support me and my truth. I was facing financial ruin, unsure of how we were going to survive each month. My soul was crying out, and when I finally began listening to it, I knew I couldn’t keep living the lie I was living. I couldn’t keep living a truth that wasn’t mine. To make matters worse, during that time, I didn’t have the support of a personal tribe of sisters. In fact, I didn’t have any sisters! (I was raised with brothers.) I had a supportive family, but they were supportive of the girl they thought they knew. They supported the girl who was married, had little children, and was a personal trainer. They supported the girl who was in their religion and believed in their mindset. For so long, I was going through the motions of this person I thought I was supposed to be. But deep down, I knew I wasn’t living my truth. I imagine your story is quite similar — or at least, some of the deeper challenges feel familiar. I bet you’ve felt at some point (and maybe even now) like you were living something other than your truth. I bet you’ve wondered if there was anyone out there who would really get you, accept you, CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 ...

January 2020


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