Has a health challenge been plaguing you?
Perhaps it’s something that diminishes your quality of life.
Maybe it keeps you from really “going for” what you want, or pursuing a dream.
Or it just makes you feel less than 100%.
Perhaps needing to concern yourself with your health or your body multiple times in the day is kind of an energy suck.
But you haven’t really addressed it yet.
There never seems to be enough time.
There are too many people and things to take care of!
Perhaps you’re prioritizing other people/other things first (whether kids, family, work, service projects, etc.)
Or busyness has taken over.
Don’t get me wrong. Life these days is INTENSE.
In addition to all that’s happening in your personal sphere, all the things going on in the world don’t make it any easier to focus on yourself.
It’s understandable stuff gets in the way.
But what’s the cost?
I see people in my practice all the time who have allowed this to go on too long. They’re wearing themselves down so they don’t have any energy left to give. They’re pouring from an empty cup.
And then they crash.
Depleting ourselves, or ignoring a health challenge in service of other priorities ultimately catches up with us.
I know it can be hard to carve out time to care for ourselves first, especially during busy or challenging times.
But it’s ESSENTIAL.
Imagine what it would be like to…
I recently had the chance to practice tending to my health and body during a stressful time of transition. I was moving, experiencing health challenges, in a demanding training program, and continuing to be of service to my clients. A sure recipe for burnout had I not been mindful.
Upon first glance, it might not have seemed like I actually had the time to truly take care of myself.
But I prioritized it. And I used similar approaches to those that I share with my clients.
Here are some of the things I did:
Meditation. Life just doesn’t go very well when I don’t do this. It allows my body and mind to calm, and just makes the day better.
Gratitude. Even finding just 3 things to be grateful for. Gratitude truly primes our minds and cells for healing.
Schedule self-care first. Move mountains to make it happen if you have to.
Time in Nature. Mindful connection with the land and self is so healing. (If you’re in the Bay Area join me July 23)
Eat well. Many more veggies. Little to no sugar. Limiting alcohol. Protein with every meal. And at least 64 ounces of water per day are great places to start.
Invest in health partners. I am here for you. Recently, I also sought support from acupuncturists, chiropractors, spiritual counselors, and massage therapists (ask me for referrals)
Prayer. I do affirmative prayer, knowing that the health and life I desire is already present and can fully reveal itself at any time.
Supplements. I use and recommend supplements short-term to help bodies get back into balance. Or longer term to make up for shortfalls in eating and lifestyle (ask me if you need personalized advice)
Support. Ask for support from others so you can get more time for yourself and your health. Think expansively - family, friends, work colleagues and more. It can be just as big of a gift to others to ask them to support you as you receive from them (I love babysitting my friend’s 4-year-old, and I’m grateful for all the people who helped with our move!)
I didn’t do all of these things daily, and I recommend to my clients that they slowly build into their lifestyle caring for their body, heart and spirit.
Let me know if you plan to try any of the practices I mentioned (or plan to do them more often).
It helps to have a GUIDE to help you get to the root cause of your health challenge, so that the actions you take to solve it are personalized to you. This helps you make the most of the precious time you spend tending to your health.
So you don’t have to guess about the right approach.
Or buy a bucket of supplements because you heard they might help.
And there is no need to spend a bunch of money on programs that don’t make a difference for you.
If you or someone you know is ready to naturally release a health challenge that’s getting in the way of living the healthy, joyful and fulfilling life they know is possible, please get in touch.