Flow versus Balance: Energy and Autoimmune Thyroid Disease

Living in flow… a space I can pivot, bend, flex and recalibrate my energy without ending my day frazzled and tapped out. I am deeply sensitive to energy, both my own and those around me. I easily absorb and observe that which others overlook. My reactions, pace, and physical motion all contribute to the process. To live in flow is to thrive. Outside of this realm I’m forced to balance my energy with the world around me. 

Flow versus Balance

Flowing through the day is my ability to create energy and move with abundance. I do not barter with myself and there is no balance beam. A give and take. I have worked hard on the notion of balance for many years. I strive to keep my energy contained and try to avoid situations where I am overstimulated for long periods. I am a notorious overthinker and often analyze things to the core and look for the “best case” scenario. The amount of energy I put into thought vs action is depleting. Hence, a prime opportunity for improvement.


Calibrating my energy starts with an intentional mindset. Daily life is a constant fluctuation of physical and mental energy. Allowing myself to ebb and flow with these moments keeps my energy moving. Extensive exposure to negativity and chronic stress depletes my adrenals and leads to fatigue so I try to avoid getting sucked into these spaces. Instead, I work to raise my vibration in times of necessity and to drop back in when the moment has passed. This allows me to step into all the roles my day requires without succumbing to energetic exhaustion. 


The thyroid signals energy balance and energy metabolism, therefore keeping my body in a parasympathetic state is essential to sustain a healing environment. Breathing, pausing, and maintaining focus are essential factors in supporting this process. Stress is part of daily life. However, not allowing myself to get stuck in that mode is essential to my healing path. Shifting gears thoughtfully protects my space.

It is a life-long lesson and I am learning to trust the universe. I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. I am trying to let go of my need to expend large amounts of energy contemplating why or how, who or when. It isn’t easy but I am willing to work on it for the greater good. It all ties directly into my thyroid and journey with Hashimoto’s disease. Stagnant energy creates dis-ease. Flowing energy filters through our mind and body and creates a symphonic vibration that fuels health and vitality.

It’s a journey… 

“Self-Control is strength. Calmness is mastery. You have to get to a point where your mood doesn’t shift based on the insignificant actions of someone else.

Morgan Freeman

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