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Meghan King Edmonds Shares How She "Changed Her Life" in Coping with Health and Divorce Woes
The Real Housewives of Orange County alum is ready to reveal how she healed herself from trauma.
The Real Housewives of Orange County alum Meghan King Edmonds has had a challenging year, to say the least. Her marriage to husband Jim Edmonds was plagued with infidelity rumors before it ultimately came to an end after he filed for divorce in October, one day after the couple's fifth wedding anniversary. Her 1-year-old son Hart was diagnosed with "brain damage" as a result of minor Periventricular Leukomalacia. And on top of all this, she's been dealing with her own health issues, sharing back in April 2019 that she has a herniated disc and bulging disc in her neck and "may be looking at surgery."
Fortunately for Meghan, it seems her luck is turning around — and it's not an accident. She revealed in a blog post that she learned a new coping technique called "emotional releases" and it's been a huge help to her.
She teased the blog post on Instagram, writing, "Many of you have asked how I persist through the trauma and pain I’ve encountered in such a short time; here’s my answer. Let me introduce you to a side of me you haven’t seen: RELEASE. I’ve been exceptionally strong... because to bear my vulnerability risks toppling my house of cards. But I’m ready. Four months after my marital separation I’ve made it to a place of silent acceptance and normalcy. Here’s how I’ve survived with a genuine smile on my face."
She also shared on Instagram Stories that "this is probably the realest, rawest, and most open I have been about the trauma I have faced."
In her blog, Meghan shared that she had been experiencing severe health issues, which included neck and wrist pain and gut health, as well as emotional stress from her divorce and son's medical issues, all which required her to need two epidural steroid injections and daily muscle relaxers and nerve-blockers — until she read a book that would change her life: The Mindbody Prescription by John E. Sarno, M.D.
As Meghan explained, "I’m not particularly fond of self-help books and as the daughter of a lawyer and a nurse I have been raised in the street-schools of logic and western medicine so woo-woo stuff doesn’t vibe with me. But this book was written by an MD – a neurologist – so I gave it a go. I forced myself to reach one chapter a day (there’s 9 chapters). I finished it in two days. By the fourth day I was off all meds."
That's definitely quite an endorsement! And Meghan shared there was one part of the book that really helped her to cope by using "emotional releases." She followed the technique by writing down everything that "pissed her off" as part of accessing her "inner child" and then "following it with a long, long, prayer of gratitude."
And the results? "I have never felt more in control of my health EVER. Mark my words: I will live to be at least 100 years old and will be a healthy, vibrant old woman until the day I die," Meghan wrote.