A few years ago, Mental Olympian was started as a community/blog that was intended to help others achieve self optimization. Like many others, I was apart of the “biohacker” community and had a very entrepreneurial driven mindset.
At the time, I didn’t realize that I was starting this website to try and solve my own health problems. My headliner symptom was chronic fatigue, so I set out to figure out why my health was not improving. In between many doctors appointments, I was trying to “hack” my health. I exercised 5 days a week, ate a healthy diet, slept like sleeping beauty, and tried to manage my mind. I felt like crap on a daily basis, but was living the epitome of a healthy lifestyle. It wasn’t until a few years later that I was diagnosed with ME/CFS, Dysautonmia, & Small Fiber Neuropathy. These diagnoses challenged all the plans I made for my future self, my attachment to who I thought I was, and what life was about. My health, among many other adversities have now shaped how I see life and have taught me to live in the present.
The obstacles show us the way and allows us to derive meaning from our life. It is our responsibility to manage our mind, emotions, and interpret life in the best way possible to live a 100% authentic and intentional life.