What does independence mean to you?
the health that you want in life and shooting for your dreams involves
independence on a very personal level. It takes asking yourself what is
most important to you, knowing you will back yourself no matter what
happens, and---remembering that you exist. Many things
in life can tempt you to pull away from yourself, whether it be stress,
work, social pressures, or just about anything. When this outside
pressure presents, you know it and feel it on some level, but it takes
honesty to face it. It can't be underestimated, in the face of life
pressures, the courage that it takes to uphold existence itself.
What does it mean to exist?
That isn't a question someone else can answer for you. When times get
tough, you can dig deep to find out what you're really made of, and that
is a loud gesture of how you exist. But even day to day, the act of
upholding individual existence helps you face challenges that will
inevitably arise on your unique path. On the level of health,
remembering that your body exists and paying attention to it no matter
what happens externally is a big part of preventive medicine. When you
stay in tune with your body and pay attention to what it's going
through, you'll be more than half way toward your optimal health!
of us has a unique vibe, and this vibe can echo as strongly as the
reverberation of fireworks. You just have to pay attention to it. What
does your body say, what does your mind tell you, and what does your gut
feeling spell out is right for you? This is real independence. It starts with an individual, and it ends with an individual.
the fireworks have left a soft haze and buzzy quiet in the air, ask
yourself how you'll exercise your own independence this week. Which
parts of your life have been waiting for a dose of independence? Which
parts of your health have been asking for it? And where in your own
independent life will you erect a flag to say: I came, I saw, and I conquered my own challenges?
Happy 4th of July!