I haven’t always been one to practice and promote healthy living. My awakening to the consequences of my everyday choices – what I ate, how I moved my body, what I thought, how I emoted, how I related to others, and how I connected with the greater force surrounding me- came gradually. As I have awakened, I have become even more aware of my ongoing need for self-love and self-attention. And I must remember to give attention to my well-being everyday.
My book, The Art of Self-Health, Creating Total Well-Being from the Inside Out, was written for anyone, in any stage of awakening to their personal role and responsibility to Self-Health. It was written for anyone interested in creating a long, resilient life for themselves that is full of energy, joy, personal effectiveness and meaning. Can you remember your self healthy?
In the book, I share what I know and what I have and continue to practice everyday for the past several years. The course of my life has not been much different than any other person’s course of life. I too, have been in process of seeking a fulfilling career, raising children, getting caught up thinking more stuff and more activity was going to fulfill me, meeting the needs of employers, spouse, kids, community, and school demands. Not to mention the underlying stress of an ever-changing world, economic environment and family structure. Until a few years ago, attention to my self and my well-being did not exist on any regular basis. For me it took a series of big changes and loss (down-sized from my corporate job, end of my 20-year marriage, loss of my business, sudden disability of my partner, sudden death of my daughter, and my personal diagnosis of breast cancer) to really pay attention to me and my life choices. The shifts and changes in my self-health have taken years to unfold and take hold, yet the more practice and experience I have of feeling good, the easier it is to make the choices that support my self-health everyday and to be more resilient in the face of uncertainty and changes in life.
I know the practices presented in this book work, because I use them. I know that we are all different and have different desires, goals and intentions for greater well-being. I know that the combination of practices that work for me, may not work for you. That is where choice comes into play. There are no hard and fast rules for greater well-being and there are many approaches and choices. The key is to start somewhere. Pay attention. Take a step and try something new that you know is good for you. I know that today, I have more energy, focus, meaningful relationships, trust in divine guidance and support, and enjoyment everyday than I have had since I was very young. I know that this state of body, mind and spirit is what I will continue to remember…and come back to, because it feels so good!
If you are ready to remember, let me accompany you on your journey. The tools and guidance at hand are immense – from the ancient wisdom of the turtle to the bridge between the body’s seven energy centers and seven dimensions of well-being. Awaken and remember your SELF. Start where you are, take responsibility for your choices, and let your best self-health unfold!
To Your Health!