Archive for April, 2011

Cost of Illness vs. Being Healthy

April 30, 2011

When we look at taking action on our health, “is that covered by insurance” is the most common response I hear when making a recommendation to take action on natural ways to improve or prevent health issues.  My question to you….  Just because insurance “covers it”, does that make it cheaper???  Does taking a pill for high cholesterol or high blood pressure or diabetes equal a cure?   (Guess that’s two questions….)

With rising health insurance costs and increasing copays, do we really save money by using our insurance for everything with regard to keeping our bodies in tip top shape? Lets look at treatment vs. prevention:

Treatment lasts a lifetime whereas prevention is a lifestyle…

Treatment side effects = Not fun and doctor visits

Prevention side effects = visit where you WANT TO and more chances for fun!

Prevention costs may include personal training, natural supplementation, chiropractic treatment, massage therapy or other muscle work, nutrition therapy or even acupuncture.  While the cost of these things certainly can add up,  you can do so many things to improve your health for FREE!  Remember those copays for medicines and doctor visits do add up over a lifetime.  While some health issues certainly are not preventable, most of us can do a few things to improve our health on a regular basis.  Make small changes and pay attention to how great you feel, mentally and physically!

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Begin with the End in Mind

April 25, 2011

For those of you who read “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen Covey know this habit!  One of the things he talks about is sitting back and reflecting on what you want to say you accomplished in life.  If you’ve never done this, it takes being honest with yourself but can be a great, eye opening experience.  Think long and hard about what means the most to you, your passions and things you want to experience.  Begin to write them down on paper.  Do this part!  Often we simply think about things but never take the time to write them, to commit to them…

Once you know what you want to achieve in life, use these as regular reminders as you make choices throughout your day.  Do your decisions line up with your goals and life vision?  Believe in yourself and DREAM big……. Anything is possible…. We all posses unique gifts and often forget to let them shine through.  Take time today or this week to envision your life as you would like to see it!  Then take action and make it a reality…  Email us your dreams and goals.  We’d love to support  you and see you move towards living the life you want.

When is Enough Enough??

April 20, 2011

When is enough enough?

The murder spree in dc lately, the San Francisco giants fan in a coma due to an altercation over the outcome of the opening day baseball game, the alarming statistics on our poor health, the negativity in our news programs, the fact that more people know about Charlie sheen’s antics then where a carrot grows, the “terrible” economy, athletes that make millions while teachers get laid off, the government budget issues and the list could go on…

When will we finally say enough????  Enough of the negative, doom and gloom…. Lets accentuate the positive!

Sometimes it feels overwhelming and that changing the American culture seems almost impossible.  It will be enough …. When being that parent brings back the meaning of an OCCASIONAL treat because they care enough about the future of their childs’ health, when we as adults begin to actually practice healthy habits instead of preaching them, when we begin to bring back the meaning of family by actually sitting down and having quality time together, when we bring back the meaning of community by realizing that we are stronger together supporting each other then as individuals working so hard to make sure we get our point across to prove we are “right”.

This can happen…. Not overnight but one person, one decision and one step at a time.

My challenge to you…. Take one week during May FOR A MEDIA (MEANING TELEVISION, NEWSPAPER, RADIO, INTERNET) FREE WEEK.  Outside of work, leave these “things” off… See what happens.   Set aside one or two nights to have a meal with your kids or your neighbors or friends… Spend quality time together.  What brings passion in your friends or family?  Find out someones hobby or their family heritage or their favorite childhood memory.  Read a book… buy a new cd…

Let me know how it goes!!!

Comfortable = Happiness?

April 2, 2011

Ever sit back and reflect on different situations in your life?  Relationships, your health or friendships?  Do this when you have some time…. See what you come up with.  Check in and be honest with yourself.

Are you in a situation because it’s comfortable but not healthy or positive?

Specifically with your health… Do you find it difficult to start or stick with a routine?  Sometime the fear of failure and having to live up to different or new standards and expectations hold people back from making a change.

Ask yourself… do you let comfortable take priority over happiness?  Isn’t it time to finally be happy!?

Make the change!