Mast Cell 360 Hugs with Our Words Project for people with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome and Histamine Intolerance

Mast Cell 360 Hugs with Our Words Project for people with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome and Histamine Intolerance

When I was really sick with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome and Histamine Intolerance, I felt alone much of the time.

This was when I started a spiritual practice daily to try to send people “hugs with my eyes”.

I make eye contact and say something pleasant to the people I see throughout my day – the mail carrier, the cashier, people out walking, etc.

My intent is to send compassion and create a brief moment of connection. And maybe brighten someone’s day. I really find this practice nourishing for my soul as well.

It helped me get through those difficult days to show someone some kindness. And I continue this practice today.

But I’ve noticed it’s been much harder this year. Neighbors don’t stop to say hi as much. Delivery people don’t make as much eye contact.

I had a package delivery a couple days ago. I was outside. And the delivery guy walked up my driveway. So, I looked at him and said hi. I was working on my spiritual practice of sending a hug with my eyes.

He stretched his arm out to hand me a small but heavy box. He awkwardly handed it to me while trying to stay as far away as possible.

I know he was doing his best amidst everything we’re dealing with this year.

But because of the awkward reach, I almost dropped the box. I’m still not sure if he was protecting me or was worried for himself – probably both.

It felt kind of empty, though. And a little sad. It wasn’t really a “hug with my eyes” kind of exchange.

It got me thinking, too, about just how it feels in many ways, we’re more disconnected than ever this year.

This got me thinking about you, dealing with your Mast Cell Activation Syndrome or Histamine Intolerance. And on top of it, during THIS crazy, weird year.

So, I thought, how can I help foster more love and connection in this strange, odd year where people feel so disconnected?

I had an idea that we can involve our whole community.

Because our community is more powerful than me alone!

How can we all help brighten the days of others with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome and Histamine Intolerance?

We can’t really send hugs with our eyes. But what if we sent hugs with our words?

Here’s how it works…

The Mast Cell 360 Hugs with Our Words Project

Just go down to the comment section below and post something positive for someone dealing with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome or Histamine Intolerance

Let’s each post 1 encouraging comment for people in our Mast Cell 360 community suffering with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome or Histamine Intolerance who need a pick-me-up.

Here are some ideas:

To you with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome or Histamine Intolerance – I’m sending you a big hug today!

To everyone having a hard day today – I’m holding you in my thoughts and heart.

When you read this, know that I’m sending you lots of compassion today!

You can post anything positive you want!

Let’s get as many loving messages up there as we can! I can’t wait to read what you post! You can read mine below!

Thank you so much for being
a light in the world!

Big hugs and lots of love,

Beth

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Comments

  1. Hi there, you with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, I wanted to tell you that you aren’t alone! And send you a big hug today. Keep remembering that your answers are out there. You can do this! 💗💗💗

    1. Janet Antonini

      Step by step, little by little. We are all in this together, friends, family, loved ones and MCAS/Histamine Intolerant friends! Share a virtual hug of warmth and good cheer, 2021 is near!

    2. Leslie

      This is a journey to a better life. Small simple steps, with gratitude, DO make big changes, one day at a time. I have lyme, mold, anxiety tinnitus, and stress from dramatic life changes being a Mom, Wife, parent to an autistic child, executive, etc. Conventional docs patted me on the head. You are not alone. Love yourself. Follow your inner voice. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Don’t take anything personally. Nothing others do is because of you.
      Don’t make assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Simply do your best. Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. You can and will be in a better place. Many Xoxo’s.

  2. Joyce

    May God keep you in His prayers. You can beat this and I give you a big hug!

  3. Kathy Hunter

    To all with histamine intolerance and MCAS, I feel a sense of community, hope and have experienced success through this site. I have hope that all of us can heal and live life to the fullest!

  4. Annie MacDonald

    To all of you suffering during the holidays, hang in there, it will get better. Sending you all my positive thoughts, love and hugs!

  5. Barbara Herbst

    Hugs to you 🤗. Hope 2021 is a better year.

  6. linda blatt

    Hi beautiful people, I want you to know that even though we are separated right now by many factors , we ARE all in this together! Let’s keep the faith that we will all heal and that in doing so we can help others in future to do the same. Sending huge hugs out to you all from Australia. You are not alone. I see you, I hear you, and I care. 💖🤗

  7. Jody Scotchmer

    To the kindest doctor with the biggest heart:
    This post was so needed and made me tear up. Thank you. We’re under quarantine as our son came home from university and tested positive for CoVID, so Christmas is a write-off. C’est la vie! Here is a quote that I love from Pema Chödrön — “You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather.” Best holiday wishes to the whole MCAS community. Hang in there.

    1. Suz, Mast Cell 360 Team

      Hi Jody,
      Wishing your son a speedy recovery!

  8. Patty Hinckley-Kilmain

    Please be easy on yourself. You’re doing the best you can.

  9. Fran Groves

    I’ve looked for all the positives this strange year – there are many and I thank Beth in particular for pointing me in so many right directions (her webinars in particular and Gupta program being just a couple). Gratitude is a big hug in a thought. I send this to all who are struggling or searching. We can definitely do this.

  10. Karen

    Sending hugs and hope to all today’! You are loved!❤️

  11. Fran

    Just a little PS…. I wrote this for my Xmas cards this year having re-engaged with joy in living in Nature….

    This year there were bugs back on our windscreens, the sun shone for days on delicious days, we all found ourselves having a re-think and my beloved curlews were back in seemingly unprecedented numbers. Their explosive, thrilling cries filling the skies once more.. pockets of hope in an otherwise weird year. All good wishes for the coming year

    There’s a curlew out there for everyone. Just go looking.😍🥰🤗 xx

  12. Olivia

    Sending my love to everyone with MCAS. I know it can be really hard but I also know we can do really hard things and come out stronger than before. Happy Holidays to you all ❤️🎄

  13. Sherry

    “My flesh and my heart faileth: but GOD is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.” Ps. 73:26

    “…and in the NIGHT his SONG shall be with me.” Ps. 42:8

    Sending a “hug-song” and a bit of nature to each of you today that are struggling also!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOFQpnwWVQI&list=PLAE574B43EBBD2154&index=2

    God is my “treasure”, and if you’d like Him to be your “treasure” also, message me. 🙂 God bless each of you during this difficult time!

    Sherry

  14. Amy

    Hi everyone with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome!
    I am sending you light. Hang in there!

  15. Annette Werner

    You are a beautiful radiant soul full of so much love and light. The Universe always has your back and you are always loved and supported xoxo

  16. Marsha

    Sending hugs to everyone out there. Hope you have a better day than yesterday.

  17. Crystal Masse

    With limited opportunity for a definitive diagnosis or conventionally sanctioned treatment, I’ve been validated, educated, and empowered by the heartfelt and passionate intensity of the MCAS community.
    For this I give thanks and appreciation. In this most precious season, may we enjoy warm blessings and continued strength. 💗

  18. Heidi Marquardt

    To everyone out there who is suffering with MCAS, histamine intolerance, or really any health issues that keep you from living your best life… PLEASE remember that healing is possible! YOU CAN DO THIS! It just takes one little step each day… and some days seem like you are moving backwards not fowards, but that’s okay! It truly doesn’t matter how long it takes, as long as you KEEP GOING. Never give up, never settle. In the darkest days remember that “this too shall pass” and tomorrow WILL be better. I’m not there yet, I’m not yet living my “best life”… but I’m getting closer and that gives me the strength and courage to keep going. So during this holiday season, I wish you lots of strength, courage, and above all else peace. <3

  19. Marlee

    Hi all,
    Life is hard. Be kind to yourself and others.
    We will get through this and we will have learned something about ourselves and others in the process. That’s valuable.

  20. Tamra Gerard

    Thank you for your insight. I just figured this out on my own with out my Dr.s help. I follow you and am thankful. Happy Holidays.

  21. Sandra Reed

    To all suffering with MCAS I am sending a big hug and hopes for a wonderful healing New Year ahead. ❤️⭐️❤️⭐️

  22. Denise

    My thoughts are with all of you at this crazy, busy time of year. Acknowledge how we feel and PROCEED with each day. Tomorrow could be the best day in your life!

  23. Magaly

    Beth, you are the sweetest! Here it goes:
    Sending all the MCAS community a big hug. You are strong, you are resilient, you are worthy, you can do this, you are surrounded by a community that cares about you, I care about YOU! All the best in this holiday season. Love, Magaly 🙂

  24. Debbie

    Thank you so much Beth for your kind and compassionate heart. Hugs back to you, to your staff, and to all my fellow MCAS comrades. May we find joy and peace in the midst of our challenges!

  25. Cindy Haigh

    Aloha,
    Warm Hugs and Agape to all. Hang in there on the challenging days. Faith. We do get better.

  26. Mary

    Pain can lead to bitterness or compassion and empathy….how beautiful that this group has chosen the latter! When health returns, this gift remains, to be shared with others to help them in their journey.

  27. Kelly

    Keep trying and working to heal. Love yourself. Your answer is out there. You are AWESOME!

  28. Anita

    This is a great time of year for encouragement because there are reminders everywhere that Emmanuel, God With Us is here. The first thing the Angel’s said when announcing His birth was, “Fear not!” And our symptoms can be really, really frightening. And we can feel so alone. In all of my terrifying and baffling experiences with MCAS this year I have heard Him say again, “Fear not, I am with you.” So I share with you also the greatest gift, and the one that has been so comforting to me this year, Emmanuel is with you and He has come to bring you peace.

  29. Kay Belangia

    I hope all of your find peace and solutions to help all your Mast Cell/Histamine Intolerance symptoms. A big shout out to Beth for the class on supplements. I ordered the DAO and my symptoms improved tremendously! Thanks so much!!! Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy 2021!

  30. Beth Barber

    Sending everyone on this post very warm holiday wishes for a healthier and happier new year 🙏. Keep moving forward, one day at a time ❤️ We got this !

  31. Mary Jane Armstrong

    Best Wishes! I hope everyone is making progress. Thanks for letting me join this group. Blog and facebook lives are amazing. Happy Holidays!

  32. Emil Paddison

    I know it’s hard to live like this. The reality of that suffering is so hard. And there is so much still to celebrate: the little victories, the good days or hours, the connections and love in the air (even if not in person). Keep going! You are absolutely worth it and your body does want to heal. With love.

  33. Anamaris

    Hello, you with MCAS, I sent you all my love and compassion! We will get well!!!
    God bless all of us!

  34. Tina Joy

    Hi there everyone with mast cell..

    Please remember to stay positive and know there is some great support and information out there for you! I also wanted to send this as a shout out of appreciation to those professionals like Dr Beth who work diligently everyday to help everyone going through this! The support forums on Social media are also a great way to receive information and support. These resources really help us to understand what is going on with our specific situation and figure out how to balance the body and get stronger. Sending all of us hugs and positive energy now!
    You are not alone!

  35. Christina

    Treasure yourself. You have a resiliant and beautiful soul, each day you keep moving forward.
    Remember every morning can bring joys despite the difficulties. Choose to find them. 🙂

  36. Susan

    Sending you all love, love, love. We can get through this together. My hand is in yours, my heart is holding you. You are beautiful.

  37. Joanie

    Hi to MCAS Warriors! So many of our days can be harder than we ever expected, but always remember You are strong even when you think you’re not! and life is more beautiful with you in it!

  38. Grey

    Remember that you have made it through 100% of your worst days <3

  39. Cheryl Ruzzo

    Hello to all of my fellow friends. This is a challenging time when we already feel isolated so here is some warm wishes to you for peace and endurance to help you know we are not alone, we have one another to let us know we are strong and worth every ounce of time and energy we dedicate to doing whatever we need for our health, emotionally and physically. We got this fellow warriors.

  40. Aly

    Sending big hugs and healthy, healing vibes to all my fellow MCAS and histamine intolerant friends. Stay focused on keeping a safe, calm healing environment for yourself through this busy season and into the new year—it’s the most important gift!

    1. Levente-Károly Görög

      That’s a relevant advice to me personally and it was very challenging to do so. But the waves are calming down again.

  41. Sheilah

    Sending extra merry hugs and lots of good wishes for a happier holiday ❤️

  42. Lori Sloper

    I’m sending love, hugs and positive energy to everyone here for a very happy new year filled with health and prosperity! We are blessed with all the things that we can do and eat. Keep your faith that things will get better!

  43. Susan WINSTANLEY

    Things will get better…keep the faith and share the ❤️

  44. Carrie

    I have a very inspirational soap dish in the bathroom that says, “One day you will look back on days like this and be glad you didn’t give up.” Every night when I wash my face, I read that soap dish and I am reminded that tomorrow is another day closer to healing. Don’t give up dear friends. You are so loved!

  45. Michelle L

    Sending peace, love and healing vibes to all my fellow friends with MCAS and histamine intolerance.

    Know that life is FOR you. The Universe is conspiring for you. All benevolent energies and forces are for you and with you.
    You will be delivered exactly where you need to be to live your best life and fulfill your mission here on this Earthly plane for the highest good of yourself and for others.

    We are all amazing, beautiful beings of light and love 💗 Blessings and joy this holiday season!

  46. Ann Dickheiser

    May you all have healing and peace this holiday season and beyond.

  47. Michelle L

    Sending peace, love and healing vibes to all my fellow friends with MCAS and histamine intolerance.

    Know that life is FOR you. The Universe is conspiring for you. All benevolent energies and forces are for you and with you.
    You will be delivered exactly where you need to be to live your best life and fulfill your mission here on this Earthly plane for the highest good of yourself and others.

    We are all amazing, beautiful beings of light and love 💗 Blessings and joy this holiday season!

  48. Susan F

    Sending love, light and word hugs from a systemic mastocytosis compatriot.
    Remember – knowledge is power, and everyday you can take what you’ve learned so far to work with your mast cells in the best way available to you now. Stay well and be your healthy, wonderful, wise self.

  49. teresa

    Hi! I’m sending you all love and light and peace and joy. I’m just hoping that you find a way to laugh. To really laugh really hard well not too hard LOL it might bother some people. But to find some joy, some lightheartedness, some laughter. That’s my prayer for everybody. I love you all and I’m sending you love. Thanks Beth for suggesting this.

    1. Jaime

      If, like me, you live alone managing pain and fatigue by yourself, I am sending you a gentle, comforting hug:) Please know you are not alone. It can be challenging, but it will be so worth it once you get to the other side! So, keep up the journey and you’ll make it! The loving force of the Universe conspires to help you succeed. Even if you feel sometimes that you aren’t getting anywhere, know that you are. Every step of the journey is the journey. Blessings of strength, peace, joy and comfort to all! XO

  50. Candy Brooks

    Hi want to send out love and hugs to everyone today and hope that are having a good day..health and happiness to you always..share the love

  51. Anna

    This is not your final form.
    You are not alone in this.
    💙

  52. Ann

    to you, who like me, are awake during the long dark hours, know that you are not alone. I am sending you lots of love and hugs and know that we can beat this wakefulness in time, together,
    xxxxxxxxx

  53. Olya

    wishing everyone deep sleep, fantastic digestion, perfect health and love love love

  54. Susan

    Sending lots of love and strength to you all. You are strong enough to overcome the health challenges you face. Keep moving forward one step at a time. Life is a journey. Your health challenges are on your way, not in your way.

  55. SUSAN VAVAK

    Sending lots of love and strength to everyone. You are strong enough to overcome the health challenges you face. Keep moving forward one step at a time. Life is a journey. Your health challenges are on your way, not in your way.

  56. Louise

    When you’re frustrated and it feels like you’ve taken a step backwards, remember that we are always moving towards knowledge, light and health.

  57. Dalmara Bayne

    The following poem was my Christmas gift accompanied by seeds, sorry I can only send etheric ones here, but I trust you will find your own:
    “Eventually”
    Release these seeds
    With intent
    For what you want or need
    Prayers sent

    Upon the wings of Love
    Always find a way to sprout
    Blessed by those above
    Never doubt

    Even when we cannot see
    All words take root with time
    What you wish is what will be
    By Nature’s Divine Design

    Blessed Be, Dalmara

  58. Kelly

    What a marvelous way to connect to a community of mast cell warriors. Thank you to Beth and her team for being our fearless leader.

  59. Tim McLauchlin

    May God have mercy on each of you, and bless you with good health in this coming New Year.

  60. Bobby

    This may be my first ever comment anywhere. Thanks so much to Beth and the Mastcell360 team for your generosity in sharing about healing with MCAS. I have seen more improvement in my health in the last 4 months than in the previous 35 years and am grateful beyond words.

    May God give you grace, love and healing in the new year in your journey in restoring your health and life!

  61. Lynda

    Stay focused on your personal journey; knowledge is powerful in your quest for better health! Validate your mind with professionals who are accredited! Life changing! I am thankful for all those who have a part in my health!

  62. Dina

    Sending LOVE, HUGS and PEACE to you as you start a NEW YEAR!
    And may GOD BLESS each and everyone who is dealing with health issues; giving us HOPE and STRENGTH to continue our journeys!

  63. Syd

    Here’s wishing a peaceful, healthier and healthier, community-supported 2021 to us all. I’m so grateful for the folks at Mast Cell 360 and for this community.

    Everybody who reads this, give yourself a big, heartfelt hug from me! (And if you physically can, really do it. It feels great!)

    Syd

  64. Frances Weller

    Wishes for a New Year filled with hope and love for each one of you. Nothing is impossible and there is hope and healing even in the darkest moments. Even if you feel you are taking baby steps, you are still moving forward and you will get there.
    Love and blessings.

  65. Kandy Bernal

    Sending everyone lots of love and good energy. May 2021 bring healing and happiness. Happy New Year!

  66. Susan

    Wishing all of you a most amazing 2021, full of joy, peace, and wonderful adventures! May we get stronger and healthier!! Thank you, Beth, for providing this support forum. And thank you for your passion to help us heal and be creative in our mast cell life. Your generosity in sharing your knowledge and wisdom has helped me recover one tiny step at a time. And much gratitude to my fellow mast cellers for their guidance.

    We are a village :). A fierce, mighty, resilient village!

  67. Levente-Károly Görög

    I haven’t felt that I belonged to any community for the last good 3 years. I’ve been struggling mostly alone with my traumas and the accompanying MCAS. During these times it became difficult for me to trust people and accept help from “strangers”. But, in the end, I became aware of the healing power of human connection. It’s hard to me, with so much pain in my heart, to show up without bitterness and say, “I want to connect with you. Today I am making some effort to giving bits of my attention to you. I allow myself for a moment to put aside my own burdens and let in what you wrote. I wish that you could find in yourself whatever moves you, big or small, painful or joyful, sad or nostalgic but something you can handle right now. Connect with that within yourself and I trust that it will bring into motion something in you, even if painful, that you’ll feel more alive. And if you don’t have space for that right now, hang on till you will.

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