Fortify your holistic health and wellness goals for success in 2019.
Like many, I am taking a look at my life and setting milestones. I am planning actions that will give me experiences I desire. And, to keep me on my path, I am getting support for showing up, having impact, and strengthening my quest for health and wellbeing, authentic connection, and purposeful contribution. Here are key holistic health actions I can take to support my ability to measure and make optimal progress in the days ahead.
“What gets measured gets managed.”
— Peter Drucker
First, I am going to schedule a Thermal Imaging session to see what is going on within my body. I learned from Kerry Press, founder of Thermal Imaging Centers of America, that a thermal image can reveal signs of dysfunction in your body that could lead to diseases such as cancer or candida. Detect distress early. Prevent a problem later! I was unable to schedule my mammogram before the year-end. Now I am glad I didn’t. The squishing of my breasts is torturous, not to mention the radiation! A breast scan is around $250 while a full body scan is about $550 and can often be covered by your HSA funds. Check out Thermal Imaging Centers of America for more on how this non-invasive screening test can be your map to a healthy 2019.
Holistic health and Integrative Medicine are becoming an honored arena in healthcare. The Mayo Clinic has an Integrative Medicine and Health team to round out well-being for patients. Mayo offers integrative therapies and wellness practices for physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being. A range of services—including resilience training, stress management, meditation, massage therapy, acupuncture, animal-assisted therapy, and herb and supplement consultations—are offered to complement rather than replace conventional Western medical care. Integrative medicine doctors and health professionals work with you to understand and address well-being with the goal to provide the complete care required.
To support overall health, I plan to maintain my lymphatic health with regular treatments at Lymph Life. The lymphatic system is the part of the immune system responsible for protecting the body from viruses, bacteria, and other intrusions—for me, this is preferable to a flu shot!
DESIGN A LIFESTYLE PLAN
“You deserve your own compassion.”
― Akiroq Brost
So then, I am going to nurture my health and well-being with exercise, yoga, and holistic healing practices to soothe body and soul. I recently signed up for a class at Floo-id for hot yoga. This is an incredible session to assist detox and boost metabolism while enjoying all the other benefits of yoga. I teetered on one leg and remained poised while glistening profusely! Also, I’ll revisit Harumi Yoga, a center for authentic yoga and healing arts that nourish your whole being. Here, I can find holistic health practices and connection with beautiful people who practice with awareness.
Finally, I will fortify my life with continued self-development. I will feed my mind with inspiration, such as my recent read, Being Here …Too, by Ariel & Shya Kane. These short tales are brimming with insights for mindful living and the power of presence. And, I always have multiple books in the works. If you’d like inspiration for the new year, check out The Modern Muse: How to Create the Ravishing Life You’ve Always Wanted by Giselle Koy and grab The Universe Has Your Back: Transform Fear to Faith by Gabrielle Bernstein. What are you reading?
As always intended, I will nourish my body with healthy foods—even on the go (try the GoMacro Bar in various flavors, vegan and high in protein for an energy boost). And I will nurture my soul with arts and music in every way.
PAY IT FORWARD
“When you’re smiling, the whole world smiles with you.”
So, all of this will keep me smiling, and, that means I will have more energy to share with the world around me. It will allow me to fuel the smile train. Smile Train is an international children’s charity that corrects cleft lip and palate for children in need. This helps give them a healthy smile, and it builds a smile in my heart, too.
“It is not as much about who you used to be, as it is about who you choose to be.”
― Sanhita Baruah
What will you do to boost your efforts and achieve your goals in the new year?