“Fear stifles our thinking and actions. It creates indecisiveness that results in stagnation. I have known talented people who procrastinate indefinitely rather than risk failure. Lost opportunities cause erosion of confidence, and the downward spiral begins.” ~Charles Stanley
“She goes from one addiction to another. All are ways for her to not feel her feelings.” ~Ellen Burstyn
“Sometimes your belief system is really your fears attached to rules.” ~Shannon L. Alder
“Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o’er wrought heart and bids it break.” ~William Shakespeare
When I first started writing newsletters and posts, I focused primarily on physical health. As an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, this seemed natural to me. However, I am also a Life Coach and Grief Recovery Specialist (facilitator).
After working with many clients, something became increasingly evident to me: until people deal with their emotional health and unresolved grief, they are often challenged in dealing with and achieving their physical health goals.
- If we don’t deal with what is causing our cravings or addictions—which could be chemical but could also be emotional—we will eventually sabotage ourselves.
- If we don’t deal with our underlying fears and the false beliefs keeping us stuck, then we will eventually sabotage ourselves.
- If we don’t release the pain of our past in a safe and productive way, then this pain will make us find ways to hide from it through addictive behaviors.
I can give you physical health tips, food recommendations and exercise recommendations for years. But unless you deal with what is internally causing you to give up and lose conviction and determination, tips will get filed away as knowledge and not as power.
Whenever you decide to make health a priority, remember to include your emotional health in the program. We are holistic beings. Trying to work on only one aspect of our being is forgetting who we are. We just can’t separate our emotional selves from our physical selves. So over time I have continued to focus on articles about healing emotionally and self-empowerment.
In his book The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, Don Miguel Ruiz talks about making assumptions. One of his Agreements, in fact, is to not make assumptions.
I try to live by this agreement as much as possible. Therefore, rather than assuming the direction I have been taking with my posts is what you the reader wants, I have decided to ask you.
What would you like to read more about? Are there topics of interest to you that I do not cover?
Let’s talk. Let me know what you would like. I tend to write about topics interesting to me, but I would truly appreciate knowing what is of interest to you.
Leave a comment and let me know.
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