Manifest (Your Own) Destiny

Over the years, I have consciously and intentionally become a more spiritual human being. By that I mean that I’ve come to trust that there is a deep, flowing, always present current of energy and knowledge that pulses all around us and knows what we are meant to do in order to live in alignment with our true nature – love.

I spent many years labeling myself as agnostic, mainly because I feel that organized religion does more to separate people than bring them together (my God only loves you if you do these things that humans made up…. that doesn’t work for me). Further, I didn’t know who I was. Now I understand that I don’t need any man-made labels or denominations to define who I am and what I believe in – I am love and I believe in love.

I have become mildly adept at the art of manifesting, and synchronicities – what also may be interpreted as “coincidences” – are a major part of my everyday life. They are signs letting me know that I am heading in the right direction. Instead of being surprised when they happen like I used to, now I just experience intense gratitude for the guidance each time it happens.

Not only has this practice of letting go of my ego and trusting in the Universe allowed me to have an even more loving relationship with myself, my diabetes, and everyone else I encounter, it has served me in my business growth as well.

About a month ago, my husband Bill and I were having a conversation about the future. And although we know what we want on a large scale, we were both feeling a bit stuck regarding the next best steps to take.

One thing I said (that I was crystal clear on) was that I wanted to do more consulting work. I really enjoy the process of helping a company that wants to help the diabetes community in some way to figure out if what they are proposing will actually be helpful to the people in the diabetes community, or if people in the diabetes community simply don’t care about what they’re proposing.

It is a fun and interesting process, and I enjoy it. I’d like to think it helps clear up some of the business-y BS that often gets in the way of clear, simple, directed actions that can be collaboratively approached that have the very real outcome of improving the lives of people with diabetes across the board.

I offer a perspective that business executives that don’t live with diabetes simply cannot see on their own, and I am grateful to represent the diabetes community since I’ve spent thousands of hours and have dedicated my career to speaking both one on one and in groups of people with diabetes who are working to improve their lives over the past eight years.

All that being said, in the past week, I’ve received two separate offers – seemingly out of the blue, but I know that it’s the Universe supporting me to fulfill my desires since they are aligned with my true nature of love – from two major insulin manufacturers to come in on a consulting basis, and getting paid what I feel is appropriate.

This is very important to learn and understand – the Universe isn’t going to go out of its way to support you if you don’t feel you deserve to be supported – I learned that the hard way!

Your self-worth is directly proportional to the Universal support you receive. 

My hope is that you will set aside thirty minutes to get crystal clear on one thing that you want.

Journal about it, meditate on it, take a walk in the park with the question “what do I really want? holding space in your mind. Don’t judge what comes out – often what comes out may seem absurd or grandiose. That’s usually a good indicator that you’re on the right track.

What do you want? Will you practice manifesting it? Will you trust in the Universe to support you? Will you support you?

I know I will, and I hope that you’ll join me in the practice of surrendering your ego to the collective conscious knowing of the Universe. It’s not easy, but it is certainly worth it. 🙂

Diabetes Adulting Hack

A few months ago I was invited to a local T1D meet up. About ten or so hungry peeps with diabetes met up at a restaurant in Philadelphia, and I was grateful to be among friends.

One of the fun and interesting things about sitting at a table with a bunch of other T1Ds is that my Omnipod PDM was among many on the table. My friend Roz picked mine up and when she hit the home button and the screen came up, she realized it wasn’t hers – and she noticed something else, too.

She noticed something that I have always done with my Omnipod PDM, which she called a “diabetes adulting hack,” and she encouraged me to share it, which is what prompted this post.

One time in my beginning stages using Omnipod about six years ago, I left the PDM (essentially the receiver needed to bolus, change sites, and everything else that controls the pump) at a restaurant.

Since there are no tubes connecting the pump to my body, I have to be very mindful to make sure I have it with me at all times (although the Omnipod will still continue to deliver basal insulin no matter whether the PDM is near or far, which is a feature I like.)

As you may know, the feelings of dread and anxiety involved when a piece of your pump or CGM equipment is broken or lost is palpable to say the least since you will have to either find it, replace it, and/or go back to manual injections until you are able to get a hold of a PDM. Either way, not having your PDM will be taking up ALL of your thought cycles until you get it back!

I am a particularly proactive person in general and intentionally do whatever I can to make my life easier in the case that something does go wrong, and in this case I had done something prior to this occurrence to help ensure that if I ever did lose my PDM, anyone who found it would know exactly what to do:

I put my phone number on the front screen which is always the first thing you see when you press the home button to operate the pump.

We received a call from the restaurant saying they had found my cellphone (LOL – most people would have no idea what the PDM was if they found it randomly) and boy was I grateful they did.

Since then, I highly recommend everyone who has an Omnipod does the same thing. First, enter your phone number, then your name as shown in the pic. That way you have an extra layer of insurance if you ever leave your PDM somewhere out in the wild.

This has been your diabetes adulting hack of the day, because, well, adulting with diabetes is hard! Diabetes on, my friends! 🙂

Please share this with anyone who could benefit from doing this for themselves or their kids!

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