Allergic To Life by Kathryn Treat

Do you suffer from allergies? Have they taken control of your life or health? In your life do you make choices that aren’t always the healthiest for you? If you’re struggling with health issues or other aspects of your life, then this is a fantastic and inspirational book for you!

I’m thrilled to be hosting Kathryn Treat’s book for her blog tour! Please check out her work! You’re in for a treat! 😉

Book Cover Kathryn Treat

 That Funny Little Voice in Your Head

Out of nowhere I would be driving to work and start crying as I was about to turn 

onto the street where my office was located.

How many times have you had that feeling deep in the pit of your stomach that tells you that something you are about to do is wrong? Maybe it’s just a little thought that passes through your mind or a voice that is trying to get your attention. How many times do we listen to the “little voice”? I was an independent person and I knew what was best for me. I don’t remember ever allowing that voice to keep me from doing what I wanted.

The crying on my way to work after I had become sick was my body telling me to stop going there; it isn’t safe for you. Yet I refused to listen to that voice. Was there a voice that told me not to start working in the first place? If it was speaking to me (and I think if probably was), I wasn’t listening. I was going to go to work.  I was going to get dressed up and get paid for my daily efforts. I was going to have extra cash to do my hair, have manicures, and meet friends for lunch or shopping. No voice or funny feeling in the pit of my stomach was going to stop me. 

After years of being sick and working through my depression, my anger, and my reactions, I learned how to listen to my body. I learned if I was very, very still I could ask my body if something was right or wrong for it. My energy balancing sessions helped to calm my body. I learned to ask questions of my body.  During an energy session, I purposely asked my body if I could have a banana which I knew would cause an anaphylactic reaction. I immediately had this strange feeling in my head.  It felt like an electric current going back and forth between my ears. I then asked if I could have something I knew was safe like a piece of buffalo for dinner and I didn’t get this sensation. Over the next few weeks I continued to test my theory and the signs my body would give me depending on the questions asked.

It isn’t always necessary to ask my body if something is right. I know now that when I get the feeling in my stomach, hear that little voice in my head, or just feel unsure about something, I need to listen. It isn’t always easy because I am still stubborn and don’t want to listen. Despite that little voice, I still want what I want.  Not listening always gets me into trouble. Had that little voice been talking to me and I listened, I would not have written my story or used my voice to help others.  I don’t believe in coincidences and I believe things happen for a reason.  I was supposed to tell this story and bring awareness.

Listening to your gut feeling can serve you well in all aspects of your life.  Should you go to the store and do shopping? Should you attend a special event? Should you join a club or promote your work with a particular promotional agency? 

When has listening to your intuition paid off?  When has not listening got you into trouble?

Allergic to Life can be purchased at  HYPERLINK “” Amazon and  HYPERLINK “” Barnes and Noble.  Signed copies may be purchased at Kathryn’s  HYPERLINK “” website.

Kathryn Treat 

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About jvcarrwriterauthor

Everybody has realistic dreams, ones that start with a seed in the heart, are watered, then grow. Well...I finally published my dream, my young adult novel entitled Username: Bladen. The idea to write it literally struck me in the darkness of the night. I began this project not too long ago, though now it feels like forever. This book, in its original manuscript form, meandered down a typical publishing path in many ways, until it recently settled (Yay!) on the shelves of cyberspace. Soon, I hope it will find a happy home on the shelves of many book lovers, in a real home not just a virtual one. After all who doesn't like to see their dreams come true? Today, with the technological advances that we enjoy, dreams of publishing are well within a writer's grasp. Every mom, much to their chagrin, experiences sleepless nights. With six kids, I honestly can't remember the last time I slept through the night. Typically, when I wake up and can't fall back to sleep, I think too much about things, meditate, or pray. One night as I was praying, the plot for Username: Bladen literally flooded my thoughts. I got so excited about it that I decided to sit down and write and write and write. I spent a lot of time learning about publishing. I joined forums and writers' groups. When I finished my manuscript, I entered it into The Sandy Writing contest, which was a terrific learning experience. I didn't win, but one judge loved my story and gave me almost a perfect score. That gave me a lot of encouragement. I also queried it a little, and am amazed by how much I learned and loved the process. I know nobody likes rejection letters, but I appreciated the personal letters I received from agents that gave me insight into why they rejected my manuscript. Then finally, after I learned that publishers don't have a lot of shelf room for young adult novels with a male protagonist, I decided to stop querying and publish through Westbow. I found an extremely talented editor, and rather quickly finished the process of publishing my book. I couldn't be happier with the final result. If anyone has a story to tell, are willing to be diligent, and have a dream to be a published author, you can do it! Believe in yourself and make your dream come true!
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18 Responses to Allergic To Life by Kathryn Treat

  1. Thank you J.V. Carr for hosting me on the last day of my Rave Reviews Book Club “Spotlight” Author blog tour. I have had a blast being in the spotlight. I have relished in the wonderful support you and other members of our club have given me.

  2. Great post, Kathryn. We should always trust our intuition. Thanks for hosting, J.V. Carr.

  3. Stephanie says:

    That voice is right. When I start questioning how long I can endure an environment, I know it is time to leave.

  4. jsherwin2013 says:

    Thanks for hosting Kathy. Kathy: Your post is a reminder to all of us to pay attention and to stay in the moment. Paying attention to our bodies is a way of learning who we really are. And it really is as easy as you describe. Taking time to feel how the body reacts can give us so much information.Thanks for sharing. Congratulations on a great blog tour as Spotlight Author! Jennie

  5. Thanks for hosting! And Kathryn, very nice post!

  6. Deb Peabody says:

    I am paying the last week for not listening to my body and pushing ahead to do something I really wanted to do. What was it? Why getting a library card in my new city in a new state. The moment I opened the door to go in I noticed the smell from rubber backed matts out to keep the floors from becoming slick on that pouring rainy day. At the desk where we signed up for our cards I noticed what smelled like new carpet smell and was getting a headache, croaky voiced and foggy brained. But again I chose not to listen and instead to take a quick look at the digs and a week later still dealing with sore swollen joints, angioedema in my face and headaches. So next time I hope i pay attention to my intuition, my body and run the other way!!


    • Thank you for stopping by, Deb, and for sharing your story. I think most of us are busy and don’t always take the time to pay attention to what our body is telling us. May this be a reminder for all of us to listen to that voice in our head. And thanks again for people like Kathryn who have taken the time to share their story!

    • Thank you Deb for stopping. What is it that just makes us push forward and not listen to the “little voice”? There is always going to be the “other voice” that says sure go ahead and do it!

      • Deb Peabody says:

        I think for so many years I could go and not pay the piper. My hubby has jokingly called me the EverReady Bunny – just keeps going and going and going…
        That all ended four years ago as the MCS and chronic leukemia decided to tag team me. I find its hard to end old habits and end up pushing beyond my limits to many times. This old dog better learn some new tricks!

      • Sounds like you can use some rest! Health problems are difficult, but take care of yourself for you and those who love you! Thanks so much for your comments!

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