Updated: Jul 27, 2021
I'm calling this Lessons Learning because I believe we are not over the hump yet and I think things might get worse before they get better. So I'm just sharing my thoughts as we go along these un chartered waters trying to navigate the anxiety of life right now. Here are some lessons that I hope are hitting home for you too. I'd love for you to reply to this email and let me know. What are are the lessons you're taking away right now? 1. People are watching you. This is an opportunity for you to be a role model for your family and community. Whether you have little people in your life or not, we don't live in a vacuum. How you react in all this will be witnessed by those closest to you and they will take their cue from you. Are you in command of your emotions? 2. Health matters more than we care to admit. Most people are worried about their immune system these days. But your immunity isn't just about what you eat or how much you exercise. Health is a mind-body-behavior experience. Are you taking care of your mind? Are you allowing yourself a brain break from all the news and negativity? Are you moving your body? Are you getting enough sleep? Are you strengthening your social bonds? Are you in touch with your spirituality? Wellness is so much more than food and exercise--although those matter too! If you need an easy button (don't we all), get started on my favorite fruit and veggie supplements. Backed by a ton of peer reviewed gold standard studies, it's truly the easy way to get the nutrients of 30 different fruits and veggies in your diet for less than $3.00 a day! I can't think of an easier way to boost your health picture. 3. I need a break. This time has given me a break that I didn't realize I needed. My body knew it but I tend to operate going 100 miles an hour. I don't like to slow down. It's just not in my nature. My mind is always going and I like it that way. Despite my hard charging lifestyle, I think I manage it pretty well. But sometimes, I need to take a breather. Slow down, get grounded, be mindful. That's exactly what I've been forcing myself to do. It feels good. 4. Learn something new. In my case...learn something old that's new again. I've taken up the piano again. I learned piano as a girl many years ago. We had a piano at home but it was never my favorite instrument. I've committed to spending 20 minutes a day re-learning something that I knew as a girl. Why? Because it helps me to focus on something new and I'm making new connections in my brain. That's all good stuff. We were made to learn and grow and explore. What are you exploring these days? 5. I'm just one person. I'm learning that I'm just one person shouting wellness and prevention into the white noise of your world. Competing voices make it challenging to share this health message with you. Only a percentage of you will get this email and actually open it. That percentage of you that opens and reads the email is the reason that I continue climbing the hill of prevention. If I can touch one life, change a person's lifestyle for the better then it's worth the steep hill that's in front of me. I've got awesome people in my wellness community and I wonder why more people aren't committed to joining the healthy living movement. I honestly think people don't know what wellness feels like. They think taking a handful of prescriptions is normal. Getting a cold or flu every year is normal. Aches and pains as we age are normal. Well, let me tell you--it may be common, but it's not normal! If you don't have your health you don't have anything. It would be easy for me to get discouraged, but this virus has just fueled my commitment to you even more!
What you are you learning through all this? I'd love to hear what's going through your mind in these trying times. Send me an email or text. Let's chat!