It’s the long July 4th weekend, celebrating the holiday of freedom and independence.
I’m not sure how a historical event, which was filled with strife, has turned into three days of barbecues, going to The Shore (my East Coast roots shine through), and just hanging out with family and friends.
However the transition occurred over the last 240 years, I’d like to take this moment to reflect on the concept of freedom and independence – as it relates to your health.
Recovering from illness is not an easy process, and it’s often filled with strife, just as creating the United States was. It’s difficult to separate from habits that no longer serve you, to let go of relationships you’ve outgrown, to get rid of stuff that you no longer need.
In the office this week, a woman with several serious medical conditions talked about how she was unable to consistently embrace the new lifestyle habits she knew she needed to do in order to turn her health around. At some point, I said to her, “You know, it takes as much energy to do unhealthy things as it does to do what you know will help to make you feel good”. A light bulb went on for her! From that moment on, she had a much easier time following her healthy lifestyle protocol.
You never know at what moment the “healthy light bulb” will go on for you. I believe it is there for every one; it’s just a matter of not giving up the search for the right combination of practitioner, plan, and life moment. Independence from illness takes a dedication to the path and it helps to have the support of a qualified practitioner to guide you.
So on this Independence Day weekend, I encourage everyone to make the best choices for your independence from illness on your road to health!