What is “it?”
A Doctor of Naturopathy degree, that’s what!
I have spoken about my interest in holistic health and longevity many times. Those interests led me toward wanting to help others via my blog to learn more about living a great life.
Holistic health encompasses more than just exercise and what you eat. It’s about your social circles, your religion, your attitude, your job, finances and more.
Some of you may be saying, “Finances? Really?” Yes, because if you’re concerned and worried about paying your bills next month, it will have an effect on your health.
I may have told you this before, and if so, bear with me. My husband is heavily involved in conservative politics. He thrives on it.
For me, though, the negativity of politics goes against everything I am as a person. I do not enjoy the constant attacks and accusatory rhetoric coming from either side of our political aisle.
However, I do care about my husband and when he started a business which held conservative politics at it’s center, I did what I could to help him. He held a huge event about a year into his business and because I was a stay-at-home mom and he had a “regular” job, most of the work fell on my shoulders.
By the end of that event, I had 4 cysts on my right eye and 3 on the left as well as a strange rash crawling across my chest. I was in bed sick as a dog for 3 days. Finally, I went to the doctor.
Want to know what she said? She motioned with her hands and said, “All of THIS is from stress. Whatever you are doing, it is not in line with who you are as a person and whatever it is, you need to stop.”
I told my husband that afternoon I could no longer help him with his political site. A week later, all of those symptoms disappeared and never came back.
So you see, your emotions and what you are doing directly affect your health.
The other day Kathy Freston posted on her Facebook wall the following:
I smoked until I didn’t. I ate massive amounts of sugar until I didn’t. I ate animal stuff until I didn’t. I was dysfunctional in relationships until I wasn’t. I was lazy until I wasn’t. I was insecure until I wasn’t. I was careless until I wasn’t. For me, change always came gradually… until it settled in. Things may have looked like they happened in an instant, and there is always that one magical moment of shift (the instant!), but the change settled in over time. Enough about me! You?
#LeanIn #change #inspiration #quotes
It reminds me of something Maya Angelou would say, “When you know better, you do better.”
Life is a progression and as you learn more things, you grow and change and become the person you were always meant to be.
Life is a journey. Experience it, learn from it and enjoy it!
Have a fantastic day! Make it great!