Health is underrated. We take the sensation of feeling good for granted, and that good enough feeling propels us to keep going beyond reason like the Energizer bunny. A. J. Reb Materi wisely observed, “So many people spend their health gaining wealth, and then have to spend their wealth to regain their health.” Looking at health holistically, we must understand the importance of maintaining or reclaiming health in mind, body, and spirit.
Living a healthy lifestyle is one of self-care. I am not talking about bubble baths and pedicures—although both are great fun—I am talking about loving yourself first before you take care of others. This is especially challenging for many of my female clients, because we are nurturers and helpers by nature. However, helping and nurturing requires you have a source from which to extend. If you are empty, how can you give or help?
Remember, this is not a dress rehearsal. This is it! Live well.
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