By | 2017-12-08T13:23:42+00:00 March 17th, 2017|Daily Sha-nanigans™ Wellness , Lifestyle, Lifestyle|

My friends laugh when I say I own a wellness center and I respond  “But I Am Not Well” ! Who the hell is?

I mean I guess its kinda funny until the one day that I decided I wanted to fix it all! I began to reflect on my life and my wellness to try and see what pockets of health I might be able to improve on. I started to eliminate things. I like to refer to this as “my dieting tips” !  Sweat, tears, change, discrimination, bullying, selfishness and the list goes on! This shit happens all the time. No matter who you are, where you come from we all have lots to deal with!  

My life for the past two years has been so busy between mommy hood, marriage, and my workaholic mind! You would think for sure I am super healthy, eat perfect and have all the answers. Heck, I’m not the doctor! I am just the powerhouse behind the DASHA® brand! I am the Motivator who enjoys the rush and pushes the daily limits as far as possible. Yes it takes a strong mind, leadership, plenty of humor, courage, persistence, creativity and honesty to do what I do. Sometimes its not always fair or fun however I am all heart and I mean it from the CORE!


Gosh, I cant stomach those things. Id much rather be on Gravitron spinning around, with the music blasting while my body is literally sticking to the wall. Sounds crazy but in life our head sometimes get clouded, and this is what it feels like.  We make choices that might just seem so right at the time, yet they are just a mere distraction blocking us from the real deal of whats going on! One could never tell what someone is really feeling especially if you are always front and center, looking the part and playing the part.


It seems like I always have it together. My kids think I am perfect (when they like me), my peers and friends always compliment me. But remember the old saying “don’t judge a book by its cover”! Throughout my 30s I often felt achy and not like myself. I never could put a finger on what it was, and neither could any doctor. As a young, active woman, I wasn’t sure what was going on, but I knew I had to make a change. I took on a tremendous amount of stress which thankfully was hidden behind some savvy techniques I learned in the lifestyle industry. I started to look back even further, and I can remember being 10 years old coming home from a overnight school trip and having a tic on me. Since that point I would often get colds, developed Raynaud’s (a condition resulting in discoloration of fingers and toes after exposure to changes in temperature and emotional events) and had a brief period of Bell’s Palsy (paralysis of the facial nerve causing muscular weakness). Imagine my older brother would joke telling me I looked like “popeye”! Not funny!

I mean who would have known. Clearly the medical profession has changed, they are even smarter!I finally found out that I had an autoimmune disease. After all of these things, I was finally able to put a finger on what has made my body act strange. Since this moment, I’ve been able to regulate my health in a more stable way by incorporating vitamins A, C, E and D into my diet and health routine. When I was younger, traditional doctors weren’t able to find where the issue originated. Now in 2017, we have so many more healthcare services that can help us with our problems from head to toe, inside and out.


Don’t suppress your sluggish feelings, soreness, or exhaustion. Don’t blame your bitchy-ness on your monthly friend! Pay close attention to your body, as it’s trying to get your attention and send you a message. I would never feel as good as I do today if I had given up trying to figure out where the problem originated. All I had to do was TRUST MY GUT and find the right doctor for me. DASHA®’s preventative services and 360’ approach to wellness can help you find solutions for problems that haven’t occurred yet. I urge you this year to take control of your health, instead of letting it control you.

Healthy Regards,  


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About the Author:

Shannon Russo-Pollack has earned a reputation as an Authentic Lifestyle Expert in the Health and Wellness industry. Founder of the DASHA® brand, she has made her name known inside hundreds of corporations. Her most recent venture, DRENCHED™, is where you can find answers and tips on how to “Unlock Your Full Potential.” DRENCHED™ focuses on reframing the wellness and lifestyle content to relatable, raw & honest tone. “Get ready to drop your inhibitions and find your inner SEXY.”