I’m glad I get to write on this as I love researching the intricate and complicated gift that we call our body. WebMD and I have had a relationship for as long as I can remember plus a really great doctor I relied on. What happens to those that don’t have a doctor and or don’t know where to find trusted sources for their health?
Well, that scary time came for me about 10 years ago but that’s also when Hannah 2.0 was born!
I know everyone has their own interpretation of holistic health, but I’m sharing mine and this definition: Holistic Health is actually an approach to life. Rather than focusing on illness or specific parts of the body, this ancient approach to health considers the whole person and how he or she interacts with his or her environment. It emphasizes the connection of mind, body and spirit.
I guess my journey on holistic health began when I moved to Texas after being down-sized from a job, and in the transition of moving and finding a new job, I didn’t have insurance. The first week I was there I somehow twisted my knee and it was painful! Someone had told me to try out acupuncture. At this point I was open to trying anything, so I found one with great reviews & I went. I had a fixed knee, reduced allergies, more optimism, sugar cravings reduced, slept better…all things I discovered that acupuncture could help with. I felt amazing. I got started using essential oils, teas, meditation, Reiki & Chakra work, supplements, yoga and exercises that specifically enhanced my mind as well as my body. During this holistic journey, I was also introduced to one of my favorite authors, Louise L. Hay.
Cliff notes version of her book, “You Can Heal Your Life,” states with the right mental energy and affirmations, you can heal the physical ailments you experience. During my stent without insurance, I learned to rely on easy things I could do to help me stay in good health:
Get that heart rate up. Be active, even if it’s just a walk.
Be thankful for at least one thing a day (by the way, you can cheat and just be thankful for waking up to do this exercise).
Find something that makes you smile, and better yet, laugh.
Join a women’s health cause, learn and be a volunteer.
Read so you can learn how to be the best you full circle.
Love yourself and by doing all of this, you sure are.
Without your health, you are not able to live fully in most cases. Since we are all predestined with a reason for existence, then health is the most important to focus on so you can find and or continue to experience your fulfillment. You take care of yourself first. Family, kids, job, animals…they will have to figure it out if you are not here so lead by example and take care of you. If physical health is in check and you are just not happy with who you are now, find out why.
Everything is rooted within your mental health but I believe it does manifest itself physically.
Whatever you’re facing, take care of you on all accounts. Learn more about nutrition, holistic health, keep those doctor’s appointments current, talk to someone you can trust, vitamins are a good thing and just continue to live life in moderation and you will see & feel the difference. “I allow the healing power in my body to manifest perfect health.” – Louise L. Hay