Health is not a destination...
It's a way of life. If you are feeling a little lost, that there must be more to life than your daily grind, or just have a nagging sense that you don't quite fit in...
Allow me to introduce you to a friend of mine:
There was once a boy named Milo who didn’t know what to do with himself — not just sometimes, but always.
When he was in school he longed to be out, and when he was out he longed to be in. On the way he thought about coming home, and coming home he thought about going. Wherever he was he wished he were somewhere else, and when he got there he wondered why he’d bothered. Nothing really interested him — least of all the things that should have.
"It seems to me that almost everything is a waste of time,” he remarked one day as he walked dejectedly home from school. “I can’t see the point in learning to solve useless problems, or subtracting turnips from turnips, or knowing where Ethiopia is or how to spell February.” And, since no one bothered to explain otherwise, he regarded the process of seeking knowledge as the greatest waste of time of all.
As he and his unhappy thoughts hurried along (for while he was never anxious to be where he was going, he liked to get there as quickly as possible) it seemed a great wonder that the world, which was so large, could sometimes feel so small and empty.
“And worst of all,” he continued sadly, “there’s nothing for me to do, nowhere I’d care to go, and hardly anything worth seeing,” He punctuated this last thought with such a deep sigh that a house sparrow singing nearby stopped and rushed home to be with his family.
Without stopping or looking up, Milo dashed past the buildings and busy shops that lined the street and in a few minutes reached home — dashed through the lobby — hopped onto the elevator — two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, and off again — opened the apartment door — rushed into his room — flopped dejectedly into a chair, and grumbled softly, "Another long afternoon."
-Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth
Can you relate to Milo? Do you feel as though you are just going through the motions without feeling any real SPARK or ZEST? Can you remember the last time you felt truly inspired, energized, and vibrant?
You see, health is not the destination.
Health is the vehicle that helps us reach our destination.
When you feel less than 100% physically, it's harder to live life to the fullest. It's more difficult to reach our goals. It's like driving around in a car that needs some minor repairs. You may be getting where you need to go in life, but are you getting where you truly want to go? When your car needs an oil change, a new muffler, or new tires, you might drive around the neighborhood, but you wouldn't consider taking a long road trip! Whether your car just needs a trip to the car wash so that you can see more clearly where you are going, or some minor repair, tuning up your car increases its efficiency and gas mileage, and makes for a safer and more pleasant driving experience. The same goes for your body. If you want to go places in life, I can help get you there!
When you live life uninspired and disconnected from your true purpose and passion, your physical health also will deteriorate. Many approaches to health dwell on counting calories, carbs, fats, proteins. However, the path to total wellness is not paved with these nutritional building blocks alone. It is true that the foods we eat have a profound effect on our moods and our physical health. But instead of creating lists of restrictions and good and bad foods, I coach my clients in making holistic and sustainable lifestyle choices that result in increased physical health, vitality, and emotional wellbeing. Removing blockages in one's physical health allows a greater sense of peace and purpose to emerge.
It’s rare for anyone to get an hour to work on their health goals with a trained professional. As a Holistic Health Coach, I create a supportive environment that will empower you to achieve your personal life and wellness goals. I use practical and creative lifestyle coaching methods to guide you in discovering which approach works best for you.
If you would like to experience a powerful conversation with me, schedule a free Discovery Session today!