I know you.
You want to connect the dots.
You want to understand why everything suddenly fell apart.
You want to know if you can rewind all of this and feel better than you ever have in your life.
There’s a path to healing – physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually that has nothing to do with all the noise.
The noise of the news media, government agencies, mother, father, preacher, teacher, advertising… and even your doctor who’s generally practicing medicine by consensus and heavily influenced by pharma. Perhaps not even your integrative or holistic doctor if they are more committed to their process and products than they are to collaborating with you to support your best thinking.
Fear (and shame is just the fear of being found out) is at the root of all dis-ease causing us as a society to live small. To stay trapped in our story. Trapped in the noise all around us.
In fact, the path to healing is so far removed from the noise it’s like an alternate universe. Something that is there, right beside you, but you can’t see it… until you do… and then it’s everywhere.
So what’s a girl to do?
What’s needed today is more healing and less healthcare. And healing always incorporates the whole you. The you that integrates all parts of your life to lead you to the best solutions for you at this time. In this moment.
Self care is a tired term. Overused in a world where it generally means something outside of you. Something others do to you or you do for yourself. These things can help… exercise, massage, acupuncture, spa visits, nourishing your body, relationships, community, and more… more things on your task list.
How do you know the difference?
“Self care” that leaves you depleted is simply another task on your list.
If you feel frazzled, pulled in too many directions and anxious then you want to evaluate if what you’re doing is truly feeding your soul or is it something you feel you “should” do. In fact, the word “should” and the statement “I have to” are clues that you’re reflexively continuing with behavior that’s not really serving you.
What we’re really talking about is personal resilience… a knowing and a trust in your ability to find your best thinking… your answers. Building space in your life to learn the skill & practice the skill of listening to your heart… your intuition.
The good news is that this is a skill that can be learned. And once you have it, you are empowered to own your health journey.
Sincerely, Dr. Elizabeth