My Wellness Awakening
I experienced a Wellness Awakening in January 2017, after a horrible hysterectomy that haunts me to this day. It was a wake up call. I began researching how to create my own wellness practices.
For three years I explored natural remedies, the power of the mind, and learning how to move my body to stay well. I don’t live in fear of illness because I am proactive with wellness!
Grateful for my personal wellness journey, I went from a total lack of hope in 2017 to empowered freedom that has served me well during the 2020 lockdown.
Have you experienced an awakening during lockdown?
Have you taken inventory on what you hold as essential during this time of isolation? What is on your list? Here are a few of mine….
Hugging loved ones is at the top of my list! Funny, because I’ve never been a touchy-feely type person, at least not in public.
Freedom to go about a “normal” life! Movies, restaurants, coffee shops, trips to the beach, having a party, going to hear live music, etc.
Spreading the truth about wellness! It is essential that I share the freedom of a managed mind, eating well and a body in motion with everyone.
We only control a few things….
The truth is we control very few circumstances. Lockdown has driven this truth home to me.
A friend of mine shared an article with me that rocked my lockdown world. Patience during a pandemic: What we can learn from a POW and a Roman slave-turned-philosopher
This article reminded me that the human spirit has the power to overcome the darkest, worst side of humanity. And that people really do have the ability to write their own story, even when freedom is stripped.
A tug of war between what is inside and outside of control
In the article, Sara Israelsen-Hartley describes The Stockdale Paradox. James Stockdale, a Vietnam vet, survived 7.5 years as a prisoner in Hanoi Hilton. “Stockdale’s approach was to come up with a way of actually functioning in the circumstances in which he found himself so he could deal with that day in, day out, for as long as it went on.” Israelsen-Hartley goes on to explain how Stockdale survived using the Stoic philosophy of compartmentalizing what can be controlled and what can not be controlled.
“In the 30 seconds before he landed and was pounced on by more than a dozen waiting Vietnamese soldiers, Stockdale accepted that soon nearly everything would be outside of his control — even his own body.
But his opinions, judgments and attitude, his grief and joy? Those feelings and emotions were entirely within his control.”
There is hope in an Awakening
So, what can you control? Your mind. Your wellness.
I want you to be empowered by this! Your mind is in your control, therefore wellness is within your control. Simply put, you can be proactive instead of reactive.
While freedoms have been surgically removed by a mysterious virus, people all over the globe are awakening to the importance of health and wellbeing.
“Your thoughts and beliefs are the single most important indicator of your state of health.” Dr. Christiane Northrup, M.D. (From her book Goddesses Never Age)
It is science! “Studies by researchers such as Richard Davidson of the University of Wisconsin show that mindfulness practices rewire the brain, resulting in greater immunity and improved ability to manage stress and emotions.” Dr. Chistiane Northrup, M.D. (Goddess Never Age)
Has the COVID-19 been a wake up call for you?
Self-aware is the first step in self-care. Let self awareness empower you to create an audacious wellness practice!
Instead of waiting for a health crisis, why not live a lifestyle that prevents it in the first place? Awaken to the idea that you can control your state of wellbeing. You have choices. You can decide to be well.
Maybe you have never took time to think about your wellbeing. Time is definitely a commodity that is abundant during lockdown. Lockdown is giving you time to awaken to the idea of audacious wellness!
Now is the perfect time to create daily wellness practices and strategies to get through the pandemic for however long as it lasts. A life of Awakened Wellness can be yours!
Self-awareness is investing in thought work that can uncover limiting beliefs concerning wellness.
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Here’s to the Wellness Awakening!
And the birds fluttered around her writing “YES” in the sky!