There are probably a lot of things that we are fearful of. One of my fears is snakes. I don’t even know why I’m afraid of them but I am. However, I don’t want my son to be. So, I need to be courageous for him so that he doesn’t grow up to be fearful of them.
One of the ways to turn your fear into courage is to do it for someone else. Have there been times where you have been fearful to speak up about something for yourself? Perhaps it was for a raise or to a bully. How about if you had to speak up to protect someone else? I’m sure you could find the courage to do that.
If you can’t do it for you, find someone else that you can be courageous for. Your family, friends, animals who may not be able to speak for themselves.
Another way to get through your fears is to break them down into smaller challenges. If your goal was to climb a high mountain then your task would seem daunting if you were at the bottom. If however, you just asked if you could take the next step or two, your challenge would then become easier. Over time, you will climb your mountain.
One thing I like to do is to give myself challenges. For instance, if I wanted to try a new way of eating. I might commit to it for 30 days and give myself and 30 healthy eating challenge. 30 days is something that I can track and it’s a short enough time vs saying that I had to eat a certain way forever.
If finances scare you, why not try a 30 day challenge where you track your spending.
Commit to a 30 day challenge for something, and write below what you are going to do.
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Healing can take on various forms. It can be as simple as healing from a papercut to living your best life with a complex and chronic illness such as Lyme disease.
Either way, there are 5 commitments that you can make to your health and healing that can speed up the process of getting to your goals.
Let’s first start by the definition of health. The World Health Organization says: “Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” This means that the goal of health should not only be getting rid of pain or physical symptoms but should include how you feel emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
It also means that sometimes, you may have to live with a disease for your life or for long periods of time. Does this mean that you can’t be well? No, it does not.
Here are 5 Healing Commitments that can lead to better health:
If you have any other healing commitment suggestions, write them below!
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Sometimes we may want to know what will happen in the future. While it may be helpful for us, we would then ruin life’s surprises….and boy, does life know how to surprise us!
Here is one of life’s funnier surprises.
I was cutting up fruit for my kids and placed my youngest on the floor. I could see her and she was playing quietly so I thought nothing of it and continued to cut up fruit. After a few minutes, she was still playing, I looked up and her back was to me but she was still sitting there.
A minute later, my husband sees her and calls out my name...in that way that you know something is wrong.
I ran over to my daughter and laughed. She was covered from head to toe in white, pasty, diaper rash cream! As I was about to leave for work so my husband put her into the shower to try to get it off but it wouldn’t come off.
As I went to find my 2 year old to say goodbye, I saw that he had rolled a paper towel roll down the hall like a bowling alley. I laughed and laughed, all the way to work.
What surprises has life given you? Tell us below.
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Even in stressful and uncertain times, there is opportunity. Do you see the opportunity?
Around the world right now, people are being told to stay home, practice social distancing, businesses and schools are closing and our normal way of life is interrupted.
While there is anger, worry, sadness and fear, there is also hope.
Normally, I’d be writing my blog on my break at work. Today, I am writing from my living room while the kids are watching a movie. They are young so I’ve already been interrupted 20,000 times but I’ve also had more cuddles that I would if I were not here with them.
With activities, school and work being disrupted, families are spending more time together as a unit.
While seniors and those that are immunocompromised are told to self isolate for their safety, we are also making a conscious effort to check in on them to see if they need anything and to connect with them in some way.
Small businesses, including mine are being forced to close without notice. There is an opportunity here as well. While the majority of my practice requires placing my hands on someone, there is another portion that does not. This part includes teaching a person body connection and breathing exercises. It teaches someone how they can communicate better with their own body. How their body stores and releases stress. This aspect of my business will be shifting online.
My workshops that I have always wanted to try to conduct online will now occur online for the first time. Difficult times force us to change! If your body is primed for change then this is an exciting time for you. If it is not, fear will cause tension in you and stay there.
With the break aka lockdown in Wuhan, some of the smog in the city has started to clear. People were noticing the sounds of nature returning. Mother nature is getting a chance to heal. This is an opportunity.
It is an uncertain time and there is also opportunity if you can take action on it.
We are all in this together. We will get through it!
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Dr. Amanda is a non-traditional chiropractor who focuses on Neuro-Optimization Chiropractic in Ottawa, Canada.