A journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step. You're never too old to learn. Wake up and smell the coffee. Don't you just love platitudes? There is so much wisdom buried in the old sayings. Although today's experts seem to offer better/stronger/faster solutions to our problems, we keep chasing after the next new thing because the last one didn't work for us. All the testimony in the world doesn't make the results real, if we don't experience them ourselves. Maybe looking at, and using, some of the old ways can help.
We live in such a busy, fast paced world that keeps us distracted from that which is most important - who we are, not what we do; how we relate to others, not what we can get away with and not pay the piper. The daily news gets grimmer, filled with stories of people and businesses who have lost their moral compass; who are willing to do whatever it takes and damn the cost to others. We don't know where to turn or who to trust for information vital to our health and wellbeing. It seems that everyone touting product or information has only one agenda - their bottom line.
The sad truth is there is no instant fix for our lack of responsibility for our own lives. As a nation, we take better care of our cars than we do our bodies. Maybe that's because we lost the owner's manual early on, but common sense will tell you, if you need to regularly take your car to a trained expert for maintenance, maybe the same could be said for your first vehicle - your body! I hear some of you mumbling "I go to my MD for regular checkups. My labs come back normal. I'm taking meds to control my (fill in the blank). I feel fine." Have you taken the time, or really researched the answers that float in the back of you mind? You know, the ones you want to ask your MD, but he's too busy/cuts you short/ puts you off. . .
There are many conscientious health practitioners doing their part to get the information out to us, in the form of newsletters and blogs, and they've done a wonderful job of stirring the energies from apathy to genuine interest. My personal objection to the information is that it is all rooted in the Western medical model. They can't help it; we're all the product of our training. Much of their information is valid and good, but what about the rest of it?
Now I'm not saying I have all the answers and know better than everyone else out there. My education is based on other models, my teachers come from all over the globe and my pov is definitely different. My years of clinical experience have helped me see how modification of extant information can make a big difference to the individual. It takes courage and commitment to make the changes necessary for health. It takes TIME and attention to detail. It takes willingness to reassess and modify our priorities. The payoff is feeling better, looking better, having more energy and enjoying your life, friends and family.
My offering is in the form of information relating to nutrition, lifestyle, and general health, from the Oriental and Bioenergetic perspectives, working from the ancient wisdom and the cutting edge.
Looking forward to the challenge. . .