Last weekend I was nominated on Facebook for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
Then, when my friend nominated me, I found myself with a whole lot of resistance to participate in this campaign. It wasn’t that I don’t believe in raising awareness about chronic illnesses (anyone who knows my personal story know’s I’ll talk about my experiences freely to educate and enlighten others). It wasn’t even about not wanting to pour ice cold water on myself (I’ve been known to take a 10 minute ice bath after rigorous workouts).
So, I found myself wondering, “Where was this resistance coming from?” I decided to give myself the space to sit with it and figure out the root cause of this before I even considered participating in the challenge.