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Being Respons-able for Your Life and Health is Not About Blame
What I have been sharing about the mind-body connection is about empowerment, and being respons-ABLE for your life and health, which is very different from feeling responsible.
You are not to blame, but you ARE “able to respond” differently. When you respond differently, you create a different outcome.
Medical care has its place, and is necessary at times.
None of this is intended to be a substitute for necessary medical or mental health care.
A holistic mind-body approach, can be a great complement to your chosen methods of health care by streamlining your process, and enhancing your quality of life. In some cases, when you are being respons-able for your life and health, mind-body medicine CAN suffice.
I encounter many people who are living the same patterns of pain and stress repeatedly. They desire a natural approach to their care, and wish to avoid the unpleasant side effects of medications, and the risks of surgery. Yet, they are chasing symptoms without getting to their underlying causes.
They simply have accepted their diagnoses as the “cause”, numbed the pain, or surgically removed the end results. Familiar?
You CAN get to the causes ……… naturally.
Have you tuned in to your own inner wisdom for guidance and solutions that feel right for you?
It helps to:
- fully realize how your mind and body relate,
- connect the necessary dots, and
- respond accordingly to create a new, healthier outcome.
Are you being respons-able for your life and health? Or, not so much?
Maybe this is you: You have learned that only medical doctors can tell you what is going on with you. You prefer to leave that to your doctors, and do not take the time to learn about how you really “work”. And/or, you don’t believe you can change your situation.
Yes, doctors have extensive training in diseases, anatomy, physiology, pathology, etc. They can be very helpful in understanding, quantifying, and summarizing where you are in this moment – the end results. They can offer treatments.
Medical tests can provide insight into your current status. However, there is much that cannot be detected by current tests, despite all of today’s advances and technology.
Much of what influences your health and well-being is individual, and subjective.
When things are measurable and objective, it is much easier to say, “Here is exactly what is going on and what you need to do about it.” But, your health and well-being are neither simple, black and white, nor objective.
Medicine is a still-evolving, somewhat experience-based guessing game vs. exact science.
There is also a misconception that elimination of symptoms = elimination of the cause. However, there are ways to eliminate symptoms without addressing their root causes.
A diagnosis is really a synopsis of symptoms and overall condition, which are the effects, or end results, of the causes.
When was the last time you and your doctor took the “deep dive” together?
When did you dig through the “why?’s” to get to the roots of the situation?
When, for example, did you go back in time to explore what was going on for you when you were in your early 20’s? You know THAT time. You were out on maternity leave, mothering a toddler and a newborn, being a wife, cleaning house house, planning your return to work, …. and neglecting your own needs.
What seeds were planted then that created what you are experiencing now? How could you have handled things differently so that you were healthier and happier and creating an even better future for not only you, but your family? What can you do differently now?
Getting to the roots of your issues requires that you attend to yourself, and your life. It is a journey in being respons-able for your life and health.
The causes are “just the right combination” of many factors.
Your diet, environment, traumas, insults, injuries, exposures, etc., throughout your history all contribute. Some may be so far in the past, or have been so seemingly insignificant, that they elude your memory.
Your genes play a role as well. Studies now show that environment plays a role in whether or not genes are activated. The environment also includes your thoughts and emotions, as shown in well-known work done by Bruce H. Lipton, PhD (Biology of Belief, and Dr. Candace Pert.
Fibromyalgia, heart disease, arthritis, migraines, gall stones, and even cancer are, in essence, “symptoms”. The right combination of underlying factors has come together to create these results.
What if you could change some of those factors? Couldn’t you change the outcome?
Being respons-able for your life and health, and willing to keep asking “why?” can lead you to the underlying patterns which can help your situation, and may even eliminate your symptoms (depending upon many factors). At the very least, you can improve your quality of life on some level, and ease your stress.
Your clues to the root causes are there for you to discover…..
They lie in: your life, habits, patterns of thought, fears, unrealized dreams and desires. The places where you hold back and deny who you truly are, i.e. your unrealistic fears, are all rich opportunities. These show you where you can grow, and gain new perspective. When you begin to make those shifts, you restore healthier energy flow and physiology in your body.
And, you can, in turn, use the clues in your health and body to make new, empowering, healthy choices in your life once you begin to connect those dots. In essence, you can use your body as a compass to guide you in your decision-making process. Hint: Watch for my upcoming workshop series in October which helps walk you thru the process of uncovering clues, and connecting the dots……
Need help discovering the root causes of your stress, pain, and health issues?
I can help you let go of the struggle, step off the treadmill, and break the symptom-chasing cycle. Together we can journey toward you being respons-able for your life and health thru helping you:
- learn to let go and relax deeply,
- gain perspective and clarity,
- turn your obstacles into resources and opportunities,
- capitalize on your strengths, and
- go forward with more confidence, energy, peace, and joy.
We begin with a complimentary consultation to explore whether it may be appropriate for us to work together, and if so, what that may look like for you.
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Not ready for a consultation, but want more support?
To begin, it really is necessary to devote time to knowing yourself, and caring for yourself. A little “ME Time”.
For a quick guide to begin easily doing that today (it IS easier than you think – I promise!), and receiving on-going support with periodic emails, grab your fr*e copy of my 1-page cheat sheet: “Seamlessly Fit YOU Into Your Busy Schedule: 3 Easy Steps & 7 Simple Ways to Create ME Time Today” – click the picture:
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“My research has shown me that when emotions are expressed – which is to say that the biochemicals that are the substrate of emotion are flowing freely – all systems are united and made whole. When emotions are repressed, denied, not allowed to be whatever they may be, our network pathways get blocked, stopping the flow of the vital feeling-good, unifying chemicals that run both our biology and our behavior.” – Dr. Candace Pert