When your health’s gets you down in the dumps there are things you can do for yourself to make your day go better.
I do this by seeking out the people who are having a good day. Friends and family sometimes aren’t enough.
Getting connected via the internet is a useful tool to make connections via social media, networking and blogging sites. If you can’t talk or leave the house this can be the only way to get ‘empowered’.
There are lots of people out there who have insight into wellness, holistic and mind -body medicines. Remember you are not alone in being unwell and that the nature of the human condition means that this won’t change.
If you have been somehow hoodwinked into thinking that poor health is something that happens to other people or that you are unlucky enough to be alone in your suffering then it’s time to look around!
EVERY BODY NEEDS BACKUP!
Remember – no man is an island! 🙂
The current medical model does not include a pep talk at your doctor’s from a wellness warrior. This is a great shame because getting us into shape when we are not at our best can need military strategy.
Don’t just rely on your doctor.
For this reason some of my favourite blogs are from ladies and gentlemen who in their own way are driven to educate us on our health and well –being. Either by sharing their experience or by providing information about how to improve your physical, emotional, mental or spiritual health.
I have some regulars that I stream directly into my life and some of these I would like to share with you.
In no particular order I give you;
This lady is clearly THE ULTIMATE aptly named ‘wellness warrior’. She survived cancer and so to be honest every word she writes I cling to like a limpet; because you don’t know how good you have it until you read about someone else’s misfortune. This lady is very positive and provides me with a little ray of sunshine even when I feel like a glow slug.
Following some truly awful experiences around ectopic pregnancy Sierra went on to write ‘Goddess to the core’ and brings to America ‘Boot-camp for goddesses’ with yoga and empowerment teaching, in particular aimed at women.
I have not read the book but I find Sierra’s weekly updates on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies very insightful. My in -box would be empty without her and I would like to meet her one day.
Bruce is not a man who is afraid of ‘out of the box thinking’ and for this reason I could kiss him!
Even if you don’t share any of this maverick biologist’s research views you should check him out for sheer positive collective thinking.
It’s all down to experience at the end of the day. If you read this man’s research you may realise it’s NOT just down to your genes.
This man is the ultimate warrior for ‘Mind over matter’.
Another Bruce on the warrior list, this time a real life martial warrior. Bruce’s blog updates are very much tai chi orientated but his life experience is well worth researching.
Bruce suffered severe back injury following a car accident and spent many years re-training his spine.
As a person who suffers from back pain myself I respect him for not only his immense skill, knowledge of Tai Chi and martial arts, but also as a survivor of back injury!
I found it necessary to read his books to really benefit from his experience and understand how he has overcome problems with – training. You don’t need to be doing tai chi to listen to his meditations which are available to download in some cases.
Phylis Feiner Johnson
Everybody has their specialist subject and this lady is the ultimate ambassador for mine. I have not managed to find any other blogger with such a rich encyclopaedic knowledge of epilepsy. Phylis is using her life experience to educate and inform others about epilepsy. I only wish I could ship her to the UK to meet my consultant, because I think she knows more than he does.
Dr Frank Lipman
Last but not least Dr Frank Lipman the newest addition to my inbox. Promoting alternative wellness on a grand scale in New York. This link is to his blog about ‘big pharma’.
Even though I do take medication, there is a good argument for all things in moderation.
It’s important that we don’t neglect the whole.
Without medication I would have seizures, but it is worth noting that even with medication if I neglect the whole body – Mental. Physical, Emotional and Spiritual then I get sick anyway.
Meditation is my medication.
It is important to keep learning about your body.
Don’t be blinded by science it hasn’t got all the answers.
It is important to look for ‘Back up’ and depending on what health condition ails you, your personal reading may lean towards specific health conditions. Facebook, twitter and specialist websites exist to take us to other people when we are not able to leave the house.
Don’t be alone when you need help.
Get conneted, get smart, get empowered and get well!