Where Is Your Health Taking You?
Feeling alone and powerless when it comes to your health puts you in good company. I’ve felt that way, too. In fact, my own quest for better health led me to enroll in nursing school at midlife.
My time as a nurse practitioner in primary care taught me many things, but most importantly, it showed me a critical need for more, better, and different ways of thinking about health.
Most of today’s health information is incomplete.
The standard approach to health these days is based on a mechanistic, reductionist paradigm that addresses the failings of the body while largely excluding the needs of mind and spirit.
As a result of this exclusion, much of the everyday information and instruction we receive about our health is incomplete. I personally believe this constitutes one of the most epic health fails of our time.
This epic health fail is costing you your health.
While incomplete health information dominates our most important health discussions, the needs of our minds and spirits remain unmet. So, even though we live in a time of rapidly advancing medical technology, many of us continue to feel sick and tired… not to mention alone and powerless.
The failure to recognize and address the integral health-supporting nature of body, mind, and spirit is costing you your health by keeping you sick, and taking years off your life.
Think about it: If you remain sick and tired long enough, you may lose all hope of ever feeling better, and eventually give up. Giving up means giving your power away to the system that perpetuates the incompleteness. Do you see how this keeps you stuck in a self-perpetuating cycle of un-health?
It doesn’t have to be this way!
The good news is, you CAN reclaim your health.
When you begin to think differently about your health, you can reclaim it. You’ve always had the power within you to know what is in your own best interest, and to act on it. Doing so breaks the cycle of un-health.
Thinking differently about your health involves accepting a complete picture of health, a picture based on the notion that whole human beings are not merely bodies, but bodies, minds, and spirits as well. From this perspective, you can learn to assess your own best interests and how your personal health strategies are helping you attain them.
Adopting a holistic view of health puts you on a journey to obtaining the best level of health possible for you. You’ll be able to answer the key questions: Where is your health taking you, and where would you like to go? in a way that automatically align with your best health interests.
What tools will you need on your journey to best health?
What tools will you, as an individual need to reclaim control of your own personal health? Perhaps a map? Maybe a compass? What about a guide?
My work as a health empowerment coach and the information and resources available to you through this site are designed to help you discover some of the best tools available for reclaiming your health, and to guide and assist you along the way. No matter what part of my work helps you the most, I trust your view of health and wellness will become more complete.
I look forward to empowering you to take actions that support your personal best health interest. Once you begin thinking differently about your health, you’ll know where your health is taking you, and with a health empowerment coach at your side, you won’t have to go there alone.
No more feeling lost, alone, or powerless regarding your health.
Feel better now. Enjoy life more.
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