Build a Team

Let’s get a few things straight about the ability to finding wellness and wellbeing. 

First. There’s no miracle one fix does it all cure.  But there is a lot of false statements and promises to make us think that.  

Secondly. There’s no one person whose going to have all the answers to us gaining or maintaining our wellness. 

Other than ourselves!

At this point in time and heading into the future we HAVE to become far more proactive towards our own wellness and wellbeing.  We have to take ownership to give us the greatest insight the greatest advantage towards being well for our life.

Because this is how its going to be.  Research we have read for a long time and is only truly being listened to now, tells us that health and wellbeing, is only going to succeed at a personalised approach.

We simply have to step up!

Then We build a team.  

We begin to create the space in which we feel heard and seen.  A space where those who are in our team, actually are paying as much attention to us, as we are.  

And if the people we’re seeing now don’t want a team then we need to rethink their integrity.  

First of all you need a translator - someone that helps you figure out - what it is you are hearing and seeing in your body.

This is not a simple task.  It is someone empowering you to listen and learn.  Someone who is saying you are the KEY STAKE HOLDER you are the only one who truly knows whats going on.  Who then translates for you.  Body mind and soul, who can help you to navigate your way through what your body is telling you.

We need orthodox medical practitioners. Aka a Dr.  

We need someone for teeth - a dentist. 

We need then to make a choice specifically for our nutrition. A dietician or a nutritionist or naturopath or herbalist. 

We need to have a chiropractor and physio and acupuncturist who at least knows who we are, for when a time may come because alignment is essential.  

We need to choose a massage therapist or maybe you’d prefer Kinesiology.

And finally a counsellor or psychologist of some description.

All sitting at the same table 

But none of this will be effective if we aren't using our own smarts.  If we aren't paying attention and listening to our whole being.

We need to be aware and take full responsibility for our wellness. 

Because we are the subject, the lesson, the learning and the healing. We are also the only ones who knows what’s happening and we are the sole informant to the others. We have to know what’s happening to be able to get clarity on where things are going wrong. 

We also need to smarten up and starting dumping old habits like diets. 

Its time for rituals, based on good habits!

And finding ways to make our whole life healthier. 

Not just food. Exercise. Mental health. Soul healing. Everything. 

How do I use this team?

Well lets be clear, in making this list we can also find those who cross over, those who have knowledge in a few areas and may be able to assist us in a few things.  As well, we may find that certain practitioners are already connected and have a solid base as a talking team.

But here’s a basic plan.

Dentists should be seen at least once a year (and any specific time a problem arises).  We grossly underestimate the role of oral health in both preventing and sustaining our entire overall health.

Doctors should be seen at least one a year (and any specific time a need arises).  These visits check over blood pressure and blood tests for a whole array of results. I am more than happy to show the list of everything I ask for and get clients to ask for at this stage.

Chiropractors should be a yearly trip as well (and any specific time a issue arises that is skeletal).  The alignment of our body and spine is essential to the energy flow through out the body as well as being able to prevent muscle issues when we have pulled or twisted and turned our spine out of alignment.  You may prefer to use an acupuncturist at this point.

Physiotherapists are for me when I need them if any muscle injury has occurred.

Massage therapists, a good one, should be at least 4 times a year.  Its not only relaxing but it really helps to stimulate the body and its own ability to health and flow.  If you prefer Kinesiology then I would place them in here.

Counsellor or Psych  should be at the minimum 2 times a year UNLESS issues arise.  IF or when the need of increased stress and anxiety or grief and loss comes to hand then we should take the time to work through that issue when it happens.  Regardless of if we think we have things to release or talk about, you will be surprised how much we hold onto and this is a HUGE reason for many other issues to rise.


Nutrition wise, whatever person you choose, I say use them to get yourself in a space of knowing whats needed and then you will only need them IF things get out of whack.

Listen and learn!

We can never underestimate the power we hold as to our wellness and wellbeing.  

We have it all within us.

We are the hero in this journey.

The absolute only true saviour when it comes to preventing and curing our wellness and wellbeing.  

All we need to do is find the right team to work with us to help us prevent and sustain a well balanced body mind and soul.

With Love x

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Wellness is, so many things.

We all want a healthy gut right.

Its become an obsessive media pull right now, with every moment working towards our gut.

It’s new - well not really - but it’s a new revelation to our being well and it’s asking everyone to step up and into a space where we not only consider our gut, but perhaps start to consider it more than we normally would.

But in my world - from the space that I connect to in healing the whole person - I know we actually want more than this, we want to find peace and a space of serenity and function within the body and it is now that we are seeing that all of this is in tune together.  We want wellness, but not without wellbeing.  We need them both to be truly well.

I know, it sounds too much to consume. 

At the moment so many are still trying to get their heads around the GUT being more than just a feed machine that you shovel whatever you want into.

I get it. 

Where once you were asked to simply think of calories or the pyramid.  Now we are asking you to consider so many more factors.

YES

we are asking you to take responsibility, be mindful and think from your bodies needs not from your own wants.

Its a seemingly hard task, but only so until you form new habits into your already steady rituals.

The key finding of all that we have discovered, is that a Vitalistic approach - a functional approach that sees the whole being of bodymindsoul as one - can accurately work towards attaining the wellness and the wellbeing that everyone is seeking.

Which means, that we have to focus on more than one thing at a time.  Yes it is an internal form of multitasking, but you do have so many important ‘systems’ within to guide you.  This isn't a go it alone job.  It is a highly tuned listen and respond job.

The ways forward cannot simply focus on one area as it has in the past. 

It cannot simply be about what we are eating and the impacts of that because it is so much more.

Yes it is eat more fibre.  

Find the foods that are fibrous and the right way to prepare them so they not only add fibre but also gain prebiotic benefits.

Yes it is also about eating colour.  

To engage in as much variety of in season fresh and wholesome colourful foods.

Yes it is about eating a variety of grains in a variety of ways.

Not just wheat as bread - but rye and oats and rice, quinoa and foloni that you can get as a grain or flakes and makes using them more than bread.


And yes - it is about finding more options for protein.

Discovering more than just chicken pork beef and seafood.  There’s legumes and beans and they're good for you and fun to create with.

So whilst yes food has a HUGE role to play ….

…. if we continue to smoke,

…. or damage our body with alcohol in excess,

…. if we are having too much coffee daily, 

…. if we aren't exercising, 

…. if we are continuing to push our body and mind past reasonable stress levels,i

…. f we ignore the importance of sleep and rest and recuperation, 

…. if we continue to burn the candle at both ends,

…. if we continue to ignore our gut instincts and not make our hearts desires heard 

AND

…. if we cannot speak our soul truth

Then we are never going to find wellness, and without wellness, we make it harder to allow and open to wellbeing.

The answer? I heard you ask??

We need to link more towards our bodies evidence than sciences evidence - we are all unique - all things matter - everything is connected - there is no separation.

All things on a macro level are the same on a micro internal level. 

Basically we have to begin to be brave, step up and save ourselves first!

By save ourselves first I am saying we have to be our saucier when it comes to creating the wellness for our life.  we have to listen, we have to respond, we have to defend, we have to protect, we have to step up.  


Quite simply no one else can feel or hear what is happening on the inside and only we know when something is wrong, out of whack, not quite right, or even really really wrong.


And we have to begin now.


Lets quickly just talk about what happened if we don't begin now.

We stay in pain.

We stay with discomfort.

We stay with illness and dis-ease.

we stay with mental health concerns.

we stay overloaded

We stay unhappy

….

You get the picture?

If we don't begin then we will continue to have gut issues - which in turn will impeded our mental health and in turn cause disconnect from our soul and our ability to find well-being and inner peace.

And there are so many factors within our body that all of this then impacts.

Like our immune system.

The guys and gals that are running around within us everyday working had to defend our body.

And whilst once upon a time immune attention was given to the lymph nodes and the spleen and our white cell count.. NOW.. we recognise the gut.  NOW we also recognise discontent, unhappiness and shallow meaningless lives.

And the thing is - this is like the chicken and the egg scenario.  

In that we cannot separate the beginning - because it is all so intricately ONE that there is no beginning and end - it is a finite continuum that loops through us from our very beginning.


In that every aspect impacts every aspect. 

We cannot truly say where it begins, where any disruption may begin.  Is it a soul unhappiness that first begins the gut to feel anxious creating a lower immune system or is it the gut working through pathogens that intern impacts our mental health.

There is no definitive answer - and for me one is not necessary - for the cure comes in working with every aspect as ONE and not one over the other.

SO - back to the highly functional vitalistic approach to working on our bodymindsoul as one in the journey of wellness to wellbeing.  

This is the journey we take from the physical to the conscious connection.  And we cannot attain that without working on every level not as a separate entity.  It is all one - without separation and we need to work with it as such.

Your job, is to love yourself enough to step into this.  The sooner the better, because you are the only one really highly trained enough to look out for you.  And arm yourself with as much knowledge as you can about you.

KNOW YOU


Know thyself is so much more relevant than ever before!

This is a matter of health and wellness, and it is a matter of happiness and wellbeing.

And you are the beginning.

Then we will help guide you with the rest.

Always here, with love.

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The Way of Wellness

So what can we do, to be mindful of how we can consciously defend our bodies at all times?  Maintain our wellness at all times? Well you may be surprised at all the things on my list, because maybe you don't see them all as being ‘builders’ or ‘defenders’ of your wellness, but this is the complexity that is wellness - it is every aspect of body mind and soul that we need to take into account. 

This one's for you.

I get that THIS wellness can feel a little ‘fad like’ in that it seems the thing to do - but lets be really clear on this.  Its not a fad. Its been around for eons - we are slow on the uptake of how important it is in how we play out our game of life.  I am perhaps going to be even more risqué to say its been there all along and perhaps seemingly taken from our sights by the greed and power of others trying to make us move to their drum.  Its like the real pieces of truth that we are uncovering about our own self and how we must take ownership of our life and how it pans out and how we navigate it is coming back to our view now.

Planning for Wellness.

Making any changes to our life can be really difficult.  The reason wellness can feel hard is because it may be that we have been walking a path that isn’t too connected to wellness - and so it seems a long way back.  

Even those who have only a few things to change to better align their wellness can still find it difficult.  

Thats why PLANNING for wellness is the only way to make it happen.  

And theres so many ways in which we can plan for wellness.

Metaphysics and Wellness

Why do we seek wellness?

Its a great question we may answer with — for the most part — one of a few reasons.

The first may be about longevity — I want to live a long life — so I can fill it with all the places I want to go and see all I want to see.

The second may be about energy — I want to be able to move and run and have energy for my kids or my spouse and I seek to adventure I want energy!

Some people may think about it in terms of looks. That wellness represents a ‘look’.

But in truth what it truly represents is a feel.

It's in your hands

The future of wellness lies in our own hands. Simple? Maybe on the surface yes, but it requires you being called to task.

I know that this very responsible act scares the shit out of most of us — because sit is so much easier to just walk in to a DR and hold them accountable — BUT — truth behind that is — it can only be our responsibility in the beginning.

So what do we do with that?

Wellness

he way of wellness is a pathway that we all seek in life. We all seek to be well.

Wellness provides us with the ability to live a life that is full of connection and joy.

We know when our health is great, we are able to cope better with life, move more in life and enjoy every moment of life.

There is nothing that wellness doesn’t bring to our journey.