Health is a Journey

I know that I can help a LOT of people to be healthier & happier but I also know they have to be READY for it. Many years ago, a coworker of mine would talk to me about natural/alternative health. She talked to me about this for a whole year and I was intrigued but not really ready (or willing) to try anything she mentioned.

worried-girl-413690_1920I finally hit rock-bottom and had no other options.

I lost my job, partially because of my health (not to mention my negative attitude). When I lost my job, I also lost my health insurance, and ability to pay for all the medications I was on. Nothing was helping me anyway, and I knew I had to make a change. At that point, I was ready to try anything.

I bought all sorts of supplements and herbs, started practicing restorative yoga, received acupuncture… I booked sessions with a somatic psychotherapist and an Ayurvedic practitioner and a naturopathic doctor. All these things added up to quite a large chunk of change and I was also working only part time during these years.

But my priority was to heal and feel better. Therefore I made it work, I came up with the money. I sold my car and did not buy clothes unless absolutely necessary. I remember one summer ‘stocking up’ on $3 tank tops, 5 different colors, for my ‘summer wardrobe’! I stretched my food budget as far as possible, never eating out and even grew some of my own vegetables.

I made it work, I made it happen.

And it did work. I did start feeling better. It was slow at first but things were getting better instead of staying the same or getting worse. I started feeling hopeful for my future, and that kept me committed to my journey. Years later, here I am, healthy and happy (and in a much better financial situation, to boot).

Improving your health is a journey.

Creating change in your life is a journey.

And it is one that is completely worth taking.

But before a person is willing to commit to the journey, s/he has to be truly READY. And most people seem to be looking for a quick-fix. A pill or procedure or diagnosis that will make it all better. This is what we are promised and it is what we expect. But that didn’t work for me, and it doesn’t work for so many people that I talk to.

Think of your life and how things will be in 1 year, 3 years, 5 years, if you do nothing….

Think of the medicines you are taking and ask yourself if they are truly helping you and improving your health….. think of the foods you eat and reflect upon how they truly, really, honestly make you feel…. Think about how you want your life to look, how you want to feel, what you want to experience. If you aren’t living as vibrantly as you could be, maybe it’s time for something to change.

If you feel READY to make some changes, let me hear from you in the comments section below. What is the one thing you know you could change, TODAY, in order to start your journey?

Peace and health,

Jocelyn

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