What is Your Definition of Health?

There’s a firehose of information about health soaking us with different approaches, practices, diets, detoxes, lifestyles plus technologies telling us how to be healthier, technologies that deplete us and others that protect us from the technologies that poison us.  We’re in the midst of a health revolution with billboards demanding our well-being. And the more choices there are the more confusing it can become. What’s right for me? What does my body need? What is in my energy field that needs clearing? What does my liver need…my kidneys….my fascia…..?  .… And the list goes on and on.

The great news is the health revolution ignites a new opportunity for our   in-volution: to turn inward and connect to our higher intelligence, our deeper knowing and create a relationship with our bodies, minds, hearts and spirits. One of the benefits of building the relationship is a heightened awareness of when we are in sync with our natural health and when we are veering off course. By developing a practice of communication with the different aspects of our makeup, we can gather valuable information to inform and guide us toward what we need in order to live and sustain a healthy life.

One of the most powerful approaches for in-volution is through a gentle dialogue sparked through questions which open us up to possibilities beyond what we think we already know about ourselves.  Try these inquiries to check into each aspect of your HEALTH and see what each of them has to offer to help guide you in making the appropriate choices for living your life of

Harmony: When I am in balance and harmony what does my life look like? What am I experiencing? How do I feel? 

Energy: On a scale of 1 – 5 (where 1 is numb or depleted and 5 is inspired and joyful) where is your energy level? What would be the benefit for taking it up a notch or keeping it where it is now? 

Attitude: Our attitude is how we perceive the world. It’s our filter creating our version of reality. Circle the words or phrases that best represent your current attitude towards your health.

  • Concerned or an attitude of Whatever
  • Low priority or High priority.
  • I’m not OK the way I am or I am the best I can be now.
  • There’s nothing I can do about it or I take responsibility and action for my health.
  • I don’t have the money to spend on my health or There’s always a way to pay for my well-being.
  • I don’t have enough time to take care of myself or I find the time no matter what.

Listen: How do you listen to yourself? What’s your relationship with listening to yourself? What gets in the way of listening to yourself?  What thoughts attract you and what thoughts repel you? If you were to expand your ability to listen to yourself, what would you have? 

TendernessHow do you tend to treat yourself (circle all that apply): judging – blaming –  demanding – over-scheduled –  spontaneous –  self-caring – spaciousness –  kind – patient –  self-compassionate –  self-loving.

Heart: Pause for a moment. Take a deep breath. Focus on your heart. Take another deep breath. Ask yourself: if my heart could speak what would it tell me now?

What insights have you gained about your definition of HEALTH? What aspects of HEALTH would you like to experience more of? What is one thing that you could do today to experience more HEALTH in your life?

According to the World Health Organization, health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. In Africa the definition of health is full participation in life.

What’s your definition for your health?

Comment below and let’s start a dialogue about what health means.


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