Today I’m featuring Caryn Webb, an amazing woman who I have been in contact with throughout the summit and beyond. Caryn is such a kind soul and has made some pretty incredible changes since the summit began. Here is her story.
Today, I’m sharing a story from Denzel Dion So, one of the listeners from my Sweet Sleep Summit.
I saw your post about the challenge and I didn’t have second thoughts to share my own experiences to you.
Honestly when I saw the title of the summit from the beginning, I got fascinated. Why? Because it says “sleep”. I have joined plenty of summit including the Food Revolution, Anxiety Summit, Tasty Life Summit, Healthy Traveler Global Summit, etc. Nobody has ever done a focused topic on sleep, meditation, and topics relating to it.
I am only 21 years old. I don’t know about other members of the summit, but I believe I could be one of the youngest. And to me, it’s sometimes hard because our society often wouldn’t listen to someone at my age. But I have a high inclination with holistic health in general and just really inspire people to improve health not because I want people to physically look good, but feel good. I want people to enjoy moments in their lives while having good health.
That’s why I also asked you about being a health coach because I already see myself fitting in as a health coach, working as a public health professional, and a doctor of naturopathic medicine. I want to achieve all of these because I just want to change how we live really. The world is really sick and human beings shouldn’t live this way. It’s depressing actually, and I am fortunate enough to understand why health is of utmost importance at this young age.
I could not really pick a specific topic on your summit that I like best because everything is interrelated. Basically, it talks about working in. I believe so much in the principle of the yin and yang. The world has been so obsessed living the “yang” life, and one of the biggest percentage of hospital visits is depression/fatigue/stress. Not to say that we shouldn’t work or exercise. They are also very important. But there is a lack of information as to why we should also cut back and rest.
We are so busy running the dark tunnel, doing big things daily, and as we get out of the tunnel seeing the bright light, we shy away from it because of too much brightness. It’s not really sustainable. We must allow life to happen to us, and not really make life happen to us. It’s a journey really, and that is why we must find balance in everything.
With meditation, sleep, yoga, these are just some of the topics I really love and get chills during the summit because I know and understand where the speakers are coming from. For me, practicing these is not purely for physical health. It’s really for spiritual and emotional growth. More than the sense of calmness, it allows us to find ourselves and set us in a different environment which we are unfamiliar with. And it is in this unfamiliar territory where we can just allow life to happen to us, see where we are really headed and be humble.
There are times when we have to stop doing things that we often associate ourselves with to evolve ourselves and to constantly find ways to come back stronger. Life is not all about go, go, go. Only a few people make an effort to work in. Sleep, do nothing, meditate, rest, yoga, walk, pray. We wake up in the morning and literally rush to the closet, check emails, and our day transforms into a stressful day. This is not how a human being should live. One must appreciate the beauty of life, the beauty of the sound of the wind, the dancing leaves of the trees and just literally be sensitive and aware of life.
That’s it really for now Lianne. I’ve expressed my feelings about the summit.
In happiness and health,
Denzel Dion So, Philippines
I’m loving all of these testimonials and it’s incredible to know that there are so many people who are trying to make the world a better place! I can’t wait to share with you the other testimonials I have received over the coming weeks. If you had a chance to watch the series, and would like to submit your testimonial, please send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I would be happy to feature you!
Although the Sweet Sleep Summit is now over, you can still register at www.sweetsleepsummit.com to receive news about future projects (Hint: I have something coming in a few weeks!)
It’s been FOREVER since I’ve written a blog post, but I have a very good reason and I’m going to tell you all about it today…
Since February, I’ve been cooking up this HUGE project called the Sweet Sleep Summit. I interviewed 26 experts in the field of sleep, stress, nutrition, energy, yoga, meditation, and SO much more! These experts provided tips and tricks that you can implement right away to help you get deep, restful sleep, reduce your stress, and increase your energy!
The Sweet Sleep Summit launched on Monday, May 11th, and we have had more than 5,000 people sign up to watch! And let me tell you, the response has been far beyond anything I could have ever hoped for. I’ve received hundreds of messages about how the summit has already changed lives, and how much value these interviews provided, and all of this for FREE!
I’m writing to you today not to boast about the success of my summit (although it has been a HUGE success!), but rather, to share with you some of the stories I’ve received from listeners. I put out a call for testimonials during the summit and I’m so excited to share them with you here on the blog!
Today, I’m sharing a story from my friend, Christina.
My name is Christina. I’m a Portfolio Manager, CPA, and have worked in the finance world for 17 years. For the past 10 years, I’ve struggled with sleep. I get up every morning to go to the gym and teach spin, muscle, abs, and myofascial release classes before work. Most of my days start before 5am and end at 9 or 10pm. When I don’t sleep, my days are even more exhausting. I feel emotionally fried and it spills into everything I do; my mood, eating habits, how efficiently I work, etc. I’ve tried so many things: benadryl, Chinese herbs, Ayurvedic herbs, and so many other remedies. One common thread between most of the lecturers is quieting your mind through meditating. Although, I’ve tried meditating in the past, it was through independent breathing techniques. The experts seem to encourage people toward guided meditations to get started.
It’s hard to choose one of these lecturers on the sleep summit. They’ve all provided such wonderful advice. After listening to Yogi Guridev Amritji’s lecture about Yoga Nidra, I followed a Yoga Nidra video on utube and slept the entire night! I realize that I need to incorporate slowing down into my daily life.
This sleep summit has been so helpful. I’ve taken so many valuable nuggets and suggestions so that I can customize what works best for me. Thank you, Lianne for being such a skilled interviewer and asking all the questions that were on my mind!
Wow, what an incredible story! It’s wonderful how just one lecture can change someone’s life. I can’t wait to share with you the other testimonials I have received over the coming weeks. If you had a chance to watch the series, and would like to submit your testimonial, please send me an email to email@example.com and I would be happy to feature you!
And of course, if you want to sign up to watch the Sweet Sleep Summit, register at www.sweetsleepsummit.com
You may or may not know my transformation story. I’ve told bits and pieces of it here and there on my blog and other social media platforms. But here it is, from start to finish. I’m actually fighting back tears as I’m about to write it.
When I was 17 years old and a month away from graduating from high school, I was diagnosed with a grapefruit sized tumour in my abdomen. At the time of diagnosis, the doctors were unsure whether it was cancer. They scheduled a biopsy for the week of my final exams (which I missed). They scheduled my first chemotherapy treatment for the Monday after the surgery. They scheduled an appointment for me to have my reproductive organs removed and stored so that they would be protected from radiation and/or chemotherapy.
I had another blog post written and ready to go when I woke up this morning, but it just didn’t seem fitting to have that post as my first of 2015. I thought it was more important to tell you a bit about the past year so that you can learn a bit more about me, and at the same time, think about your own journey.
This is going to be a long one, so hold tight.