I finally had my initial herbal / wellness consultation. My computer and I were just getting started over the weekend. What I love about my initial consultation form is the detail. It looks at my health concerns from the physical, mental, emotional, and energetic levels, our lifestyles, and the patterns of behavior that have the ability to throw us off course. Let’s face it, we all have distractions and it’s okay!!
Last year my goal was to shed 13 pounds. I would have made it if not for the holiday distractions where I gained back 4 pounds. But I did shed a solid 9 pounds.
This year I’m going to shed the final 13 pounds, but I’m not doing it by why of any diet plans. I want a plan the builds a loving relationship with my body and strong overall vitality. That way as those pounds mysteriously disappear, so might other aches, pains, or annoying issues that I might be taking for granted. My favorite comment from clients: “Well everyone else in my family has this so it must run in the family.” I really do think we can overcome that story.
As I reviewed all aspects of what is going on for me it became clear that my biggest issue to start with is stress. I have very good baseline health, but I live in a very stressful environment. My day job in the medical field (which I passionately love) has me talking with people in sometimes dire situations (my heart goes out to them). I am also helping a family member who lives two thousand miles away. On top of those two, I am working on my very big vision for my retirement business. I’m not someone who wants to retire, but would rather continue supporting the health of people in a different way. When I feel stressed my first tendency is to reach for some type of food that doesn’t serve me. Can I discount chocolate?! Antioxidants?! haha
So I decided to pull out my wellness tracker form that I created a few years ago. Today I took the first copy with me to work. I can’t tell you how many things I didn’t eat because I would have to list them on this page. But even better, I decided I would review the form briefly each night so I could make those subtle shifts. Maybe some extra protein instead?
I have so many healthy herbal, flower essence, sound healing, energy medicine, food, etc etc etc things to share for stress that I’m almost amused that stress is an issue. For the next couple weeks I’m going to consistently work on these until they are habit and share my insights and results along the way.
First one is in bed with lights out by 10:00 pm (an uplifting book or sound healing music if I make it early … nice). I’ll keep you posted. Tonight it’s going to be Pure Rest by USANA Health Sciences. It’s the best Melatonin product I’ve every found. I fall deeply asleep and wake up about 10 minutes before my alarm at 6:00 am. Check it out at my Be Vibrant product partner website: bevibrantproduct.usana.com.
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What’s on your wellness plan?
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