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What would it be like?

Doing the work of healing is a full-time job.
A full-time job on top of an already full life.
A full-time job and full life, all while feeling like shit.*

My morning routine alone:

Jump out of bed upon waking, even if it’s only 5:30 am, because laying there isn’t good for hormones and my cortisol levels.
First meal of supplements and tinctures
Dry brush
Rebound for at least 3 to 5 songs
Work out
PT and stretches
Take binder
Walk the dogs outside
30 minutes in infrared sauna blanket
Breakfast shake
More supplements
Nasal wash
Cold shower

The full-time job of healing that’s a pain in the ass and can really feel unfair. Except choosing to heal from that space only made me sicker.

So every morning, I choose the work of healing through the lens of grace, love, and the chance to serve well…myself and then the world.

*the next time you find yourself judging someone’s best, try getting curious about what it takes for them to show up in the world every day first. ?


Justine is a Licensed Professional Counselor with more than 25 years of experience in traditional mental health and personal and professional development. Justine has been certified in the work of Dr. Brené Brown for ten years. Justine is the author of eleven books, including five Amazon bestsellers covering subjects such as infertility, faith, and grief. She has been honored to do two TEDx Talks, The Permission of the And and The Donut Effect. She travels nationally and presents virtually to global audiences delivering keynotes, workshops, retreats, and trainings on topics such as leadership, courage, resilience, mental health, preventing and coping with burnout, and courageous and curious conversation, especially in creating cultures of belonging and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Justine lives in St. Louis with her husband Chad, their three dogs, and for four months of the year hundreds of monarch and swallowtail butterflies.

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