My audacious wellness practice
My practice of audacious wellness began in January 2017, after a horrible hysterectomy that haunts me to this day. I promised myself that I would do everything in my power to never have another surgery, which inspired my research on creating my own wellness practices.
I do not have a degree in medicine or nutrition, but wholeheartedly believe in the power of my mind to find solutions through books, podcasts and YouTube videos from people who hold degrees and have done case work on the subject. Finally, I do my own experiments on what I learn. This led to my dairy allergy discovery, explaining my constant break outs.
Although rare and not covered by insurance, there are doctors willing to create a personalized approach to wellness, before there is a health crisis.
A highly functioning immune system
Our bodies naturally fight off infection through the immune system. In fact, our bodies are always working on our behalf.
I can honestly say that I have not been sick since 2017, except for the occasional self-induced hang over, which rarely happens now that I manage my mind. I’ve learned to listen to my body and be proactive. It would be naive to think that I’ll never get sick. The idea is to provide my body resources to fight off any attack through a strengthened immune system.
The human body is fascinating and should be addressed as a whole, and on an individual basis. I don’t subscribe to a one size fits all approach to wellness. I believe one hundred percent in taking personal responsibility through managing the mind, choosing what you put in and on your body, and evaluating the products you allow in your home.
If all this feels overwhelming, let me offer you five common sense steps to practice audacious wellness. You will be surprised to learn most are free and easy.
Self-aware is the first step to self-care.
An important step to making any change in your life is thought work. Journaling is free and easy!
Regularly do a “thought download” and observe your thoughts. What do you believe about wellness? What do you want for your body and mind? Why do you believe certain thoughts about wellness? Do you like your reasons?
Just as people might discover limiting beliefs concerning money, it is possible that you will discover limiting wellness beliefs. Get curious about what you believe regarding your health and wellness.
“It’s time to remind ourselves that today’s thoughts and actions become our legacy.” ~ Brendan Burchard
Can you imagine a life practicing audacious wellness?
2. Food is medicine!
This is not a revolutionary idea. My favorite author on this subject is Dr. Axe. His book Eat Dirt was the first book I read on the subject.
Unfortunately our society has lost this awareness. Replacing immunity boosting foods with fast and fake food. A recent trip to Walmart highlighted this reality for me. People were standing in line for an empty toilet paper isle, but the fruits and veggies isles were fully stocked.
I highly recommend a YouTube search of Dr. Axe’s videos. He is a wealth of FREE information!
3. Vitamins found in natural places boost the immune system
Foods rich in Vitamin A help boost the immune system. Choose mangos, grapefruit, dark leafy veggies, salmon, ect. A quick google search will give you more ideas
Vitamin D has the power to destroy viruses, bacterial and fungi. Experts suggest that the best way to get vitamin D is to be outside midday and soak in the sunshine. This is especially important for office workers who have very little sun exposure. Thank God sitting in sunshine is a free and easy step towards wellness.
Vitamins are proven safe. If you want an in-depth lecture on the subject, tune into Dr. Shiva, an MIT Biologist PhD who studies epigenetics and systems biology. He has several video lectures on how your immune system works and the benefits of Vitamin A and Vitamin D3.
Can anyone disagree that exercise is important?
I did extensive thought work to embrace exercise. My “story” was that I hated exercise and did not have a body built for it. Looking back, that thought is funny. I’m thankful to my past self for taking the first step past resistance.
Here’s how my thoughts gradually changed:
“it is possible for me to exercise.”
“it is possible for me to like exercising.”
“I enjoy an increase in energy and the satisfaction of offering myself self care!”
Make a decision to pursue physical activity and don’t negotiate with yourself.
Start small. Walk. Get outside and walk your neighborhood, a free and easy step in the right direction. Find community to exercise with. It is always fun to do it with friends.
5. Breathe & meditate
Feelings are vibrations (energy) experienced from a thought. Habitual thoughts create the story of our lives, which produces the environment for either wellbeing or an weakened immune system.
Breathing is a form of renewal, breaking the cycle of resistance.
Test this out. Think thoughts that upset you in the moment. Where do you feel it in your body? Now think happy thoughts. How is the experience of joy different from anger?
It is unrealistic to believe there will never be uncomfortable thoughts. Anger and upset increase the fight or flight response. Breathing can calm the response and allow space to create better quality thoughts.
Taking time to breathe and meditate is a free and easy step that allows for the creative juices to flow. It really is good medicine!
Where to start
Self-aware is the first step in self-care.
“Our problem as humans isn’t that we are inadequate, wrong, or broken: our problem is that we believe we are.” Dr. Sue Morter
This list of five common sense steps to practice audacious wellness is by no way exhaustive. Can you get curious about your own wellness and research ways to take responsibility?
There is not a one size fits all approach to wellness or to addressing a weakened immune system. I believe with the abundance of scientific information available, it is possible to understand your own body and find both preventions and solutions.
Do you practice audacious wellness?
Wouldn’t you love to be the hero of your own wellness journey?
Self-aware is the first step to self-care. I’m offering a FREE mini session on practicing an audacious wellness practice. I can help you discover where you are in the journey and where you’d like to be. From there you can create a wellness mindset and strategies that will help you take creative control of your life.
And the birds fluttered around her writing “YES” in the sky.