Spontaneity, Minimalism and Fulfillment



Excerpted from March 2017 Newsletter

This month we’re talking about what is rejuvenating to us as far as lifestyle goes. When I was still suffering lots of my own illnesses, I had the belief that I had to have a house, a mortgage, leave my kids in daycare, drive to work in traffic, work several hours a day (including over-time), drive home, pick up the kids, make dinner and go to bed.

It is true that back then, I hated my life. I hated the tax on my capacity to be creative and spontaneous. I had limiting belief that I was stuck, with no options, or risk starvation and the bank calling me if I forfeit on mortgage payments. It was soul destroying.

Lots of folks I know can pull it off, but as I got healthier, I realized that I was not one of them. I had to find a better way. I began to look for work where I could craft my own hours and work from home. I refashioned my resumé to become a financial consultant and for a time, I felt better.  However, over a couple more years, that old feeling that it was not enough welled up again.

When I hit my third round of Genetic Miasms  left the government, a stale marriage, and took on the Registrar position in the newly formed Hahnemann College for Heilkunst and Homeopathy. I started my four year training as a Heilkunst Practitioner and began writing my first book. This model felt more congruent as I figured out a much more sustainable ethical center for myself.

As time marched on, I became a Practitioner, the kids started going to Waldorf and I fell in love with my soul’s mate, Jeff Korentayer. I loved treating patients, writing books and living on our farm. It was all really hard work, however, I fell into bed at night knowing that I was truly contributing to other’s lives in a meaningful way.

Now, with my kids in pursuit of fulfilling their own desires, and our international practice while also living as digital nomads, I’m truly loving my minimal and rejuvenating lifestyle. I’m learning what it feels like to play again, study the stuff I’m really interested in —  like Heilkunst Medicine, Art and Photography, natural building and permaculture.

I find that the more healthy I am, the more rejuvenating my life becomes. Gone are many of the limiting beliefs of 25 years ago. This way of being isn’t just sustaining me, it gives back in patient success stories, photojournalism articles I’m paid for, and the books I write and sell on Amazon. This model of natural living enables me to not just meet my goals but actually thrive. My hope for you is that you give yourself permission to fully self-actualize in your consciously crafted life too.

Allyson McQuinn, DMH, has been studying Heilkunst and Homeopathic Medicine for 12 years since her son was born 2 months prematurely. He later was diagnosed with chronic constipation, ADHD and Autism which led her on a mission to source out the root cause of his ills. As a result of curing his diseases through Heilkunst Medicine in 4 short months, easily with no recurrence, she wrote a book to tell her story entitled, The Path to Cure: The Whole Art of Healing.Allyson left her lucrative Financial Advisor position to pursue Heilkunst Medicine by becoming a Physician. She is now doing her Post Graduate degree with The Novalis Institute in California with Steven Decker, scholar of the romantic era and the keystones of principled medicine through Rudolf Steiner, Wilhelm Reich, and Samuel Hahnemann.Allyson lives with her husband, Jeff Korentayer, DMH, and her two amazing children on her Hobby Farm just west of Ottawa. She travels and lectures between busy days serving patients in her Clinic and working with her horses.

3 thoughts on “Spontaneity, Minimalism and Fulfillment

  1. I too found it it is much more fun to do what I love. I am fortunate Thea hair has always been one of those things. Teaching hair in a poison environment not so much. I was stubborn As Ally will recall and eventually the school closed and i was free.my life now resolved around dancing and i do hair 1 or 2 days a week. I am healthy and full of joy. Thank You Ally And Jeff for your parts in helping me find my healthier path

  2. I too found it is much more fun to do what I love. I am fortunate that hair has always been one of those things. Teaching hair in a poison environment not so much. I was stubborn, as Ally will recall, and eventually the school closed and I was free. My life now revolves around dancing and I do hair 1 or 2 days a week. I am healthy and full of joy. Thank you, Ally and Jeff, for your parts in helping me find my healthier path!

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