Let's be honest, this world is a rat race. It's designed for us to value worldly success over love, morals and ethics. Just look at the diet and beauty industries that spend billions in marketing each year telling you how you shouldn't look and what you need to look better, so you can feel better. The things we learn in childhood teach us about expectations, belonging, and how we are 'supposed' to fit into this world. I see it in my life, my friends and family, and in what my kids are being taught at school and in their social circles. So we begin making up stories about ourselves and talking to ourselves about who we 'are.' But the truth is, you wouldn't talk to your friends the way you talk to yourself. I don't have what it takes, I am so stupid sometimes, I'll never get there. Much of what goes on in our lives is all about the stories...the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves and the expectations we set for ourselves that we cannot possibly fulfill.
At some point, though, whether it be now or on your death bed, you will realize that your value does not and has never come from this world or outside your body. It's always been inside. What makes you you? What drives you? From where do you get your motivation and strength?
You must tap into your source of positive emotion. We are not designed to do life focusing on the outside circumstances. The little self (ego/brain) wants to rule your life, but will never provide fulfillment. The big self (soul/spirit within) is patiently waiting for you to tap into the peace you have within. The more you open up to the sense of internal abundance, you are going to see it in the outside world.
The truth is, we have the power to change our well-being. Having a mindset of self-love, compassion and service drives changes in our biology that make a huge difference in our health. So, START WITH ONE, one thing you will add into your life that will impact you for the better: vow to talk nice to yourself, volunteer somewhere each week, practice meditation 10 minutes a day, pick up a lost past-time you loved like drawing or dancing. Make a commitment to yourself and your family that you will bring your best self forward each day. But it's not going to be found in a bottle or a back account, it's going to be found in your heart.
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You, alone, get to choose your day, week, year and life, regardless of any 'circumstance' you may currently be in.
What do you see, what do you choose? Do you focus on what's wrong or do you see the beauty in everything that is exactly as it should be?
"The eye is a lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light." -Matt 6:22
An integrative doctor–whether a primary-care physician, an ob-gyn, or an oncologist–enlists Western approaches when appropriate and then complements them with other treatments.
The health of Americans is steadily declining despite the amount of money spent on health care, high-technology medicine, and educational efforts. Hypertension, Diabetes, auto-immune disease and obesity rates continue to sky-rocket among adults and children.
Unless we wake up and take responsibility for our own health, the pattern will continue. An integrative health coach will listen to you and guide you in making choices that will improve your health.
Here are the top 7 reasons you need an integrative health coach now:
1. Many people don’t follow through with their New Year’s Resolution to lose weight or get healthy.
80% of people who make New Year’s resolutions break them. When you break your 2017 resolution, don’t wait for January 1, 2018 to follow through on what you need to do for your health. Make a resolution every day when you wake up to improve your health. A physician who focuses on prevention will show you how to make small changes that will build up to a lifetime of good health.
2. You don’t understand why you have gained the weight.
Over the years the extra few pounds have stayed on you, but you are eating better. There are many dietary changes that you need, but you don’t know where to start. An integrative health coach will help you identify the easiest changes to make today that will make the biggest impact on your health. An integrative physician can also factor in the impact that insulin, cortisol, and other hormones are having on your health.
3. You have cravings that you don’t know how to handle so you end up eating.
You figure that you don’t have any control over the cravings so you just give in, every time, year after year. An integrative health coach will help you identify the cause of the cravings and enable you to beat your cravings or binge eating using a combination of natural and/or prescription methods.
4. You have cancer, diabetes, or heart disease in your family, and want to a plan to prevent them.
We can use genetic information and family history to develop a plan to reduce, delay, or eliminate your chance of getting a chronic illness. In the long run, it saves you money…. and stress.
5. You want to lose your sugar addiction, cigarette craving, or curb your appetite for alcohol.
What do smoking, eating disorders, and texting all have in common? They often result from stress and anxiety. These behaviors often develop as ways to modify a person’s “fight or flight” response to stress triggers. Stressed by work? Fighting or fleeing may not be options—but calming your nerves with a cigarette or drink is. We explore the triggers and possible herbal and prescription medications that may be of benefit.
6. You are confused about whether meat, protein, carbs, dairy, produce, or GMO foods are healthy.
A new diet book is written every day. How can you tell what is healthy for you? There are various ways to evaluate your “inflammatory foods”. An integrative health coach will help you determine what foods are healthy for YOU and what will work for YOU.
7. Nothing has worked before, so you continue to gain weight or have chronic health issues.
Chances are you have given up because nothing you have tried before worked. If you have gained weight, or if you are suffering from chronic health issues that are blood sugar-related, high cholesterol, blood pressure, inflammation or arthritis, or other health issues, you may be able to improve your health with herbs, vitamins, or nutrition. A health coach can help you wade through the mountains of research to figure out what works for you and your health.
Do something for yourself today and talk to an integrative health coach! Your life and health could improve, and you could feel better!
Hi, I'm Teresa. I am an Integrative Holistic Health Coach. I help you clear the clutter and live with intention so you can live happier and healthier lives.
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