THE JUGGLER AND THE PHYSICIAN

THE JUGGLER AND THE PHYSICIAN

β€” 𝑺𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒏 π‘·π’Šπ’π’π’‚π’“π’” 𝒐𝒇 𝑾𝒆𝒍𝒍𝒏𝒆𝒔𝒔 β€”
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We tend to think of health as not being sick. Doing enough to be able to walk the dog, run for the bus or bend down to tie up a shoe lace. Many of us spending time between sick not sick, rather than well, not well!
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To strive for wellness rather than sickness requires that we dig a little deeper.
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Varying authors quote six or seven areas of wellness, all of which if in balance produce ultimate health. That’s the ideal and certainly something to aim for even if at the outset, it appears a little unrealistic.
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A bit like juggling with seven balls. Some of us can master three, but seven that takes work and practice, bearing in mind that the world record is currently eleven. But I digress, back to health.
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When we evaluate our own health, these are the categories that need to be reviewed, bearing in mind that an imbalance in one component impacts total wellness.
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𝟏. π‘·π’‰π’šπ’”π’Šπ’„π’‚π’ – This is the body. External and internal. It runs on air, water and food. To keep it healthy it requires a sufficiency of each. To this I add structural integrity. In my career I have spent much of my time treating imbalances in the head and neck that have caused an imbalance in both soma and psyche. So oral health, a balanced bite plays an important role in overall wellness.
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π‘„π‘’π‘’π‘ π‘‘π‘–π‘œπ‘› 1.
How is your body doing? Are you happy with it or do you need to do some work?
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𝟐. π‘¬π’Žπ’π’•π’Šπ’π’π’‚π’ – Heart, gut, brain axis. These are the deeper issues of life. Not caught up in the intellect, it is the wider expressions of emotion generated not only from the mind but also from the heart and the gut.
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π‘„π‘’π‘’π‘ π‘‘π‘–π‘œπ‘› 2.
Do you listen to your heart and gut or do you rationalise everything to your own hurt?
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πŸ‘. 𝑰𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒍𝒍𝒆𝒄𝒕𝒖𝒂𝒍 – This is where the brain and heart collide. The place where our left and right brain argue. Where logic attempts to overpower gut feeling and issues of the heart. Where we make a decision to walk in lack or prosperity, health or sickness, happy or sad. While the last two appear to be emotions, which they are, they are also a decision β€” The intellect should be encouraged to engage in stimulating creative and mental activities and develop knowledge and skills. It is where your purpose which comes from the desires of your heart can be expressed and put into action. (It has also been described as the devils playground!)
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π‘„π‘’π‘’π‘ π‘‘π‘–π‘œπ‘› 3.
Are you continually using your intellect at the expense of your deeper knowing and hurting yourself in the process?
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πŸ’. π‘Ίπ’π’„π’Šπ’‚π’ – Village vibe, who you hang out with and why – This involves creating positive and meaningful relationships. With the online space growing, we must never forget the importance of a face to face, touching, feeling environment where we interact as real people.
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π‘„π‘’π‘’π‘ π‘‘π‘–π‘œπ‘› 4.
Where’s your social life, online or face to face?
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πŸ“. π‘Ίπ’‘π’Šπ’“π’Šπ’•π’–π’‚π’ β€” This encourages discovering a sense of meaning and purpose and connection with something larger than you. It relates to the capacity of being able to balance your inner needs with the needs of the world.Where the heart and the head engage, in the knowledge that it is the heart, the spirit that is the higher power, not the head, the ego, I.
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π‘„π‘’π‘’π‘ π‘‘π‘–π‘œπ‘› 5.
Are you listening to your heart. Do you hear that still small voice of calm talking to you or do you ignore it, thinking you’re making stuff up?
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πŸ”. π‘¬π’π’—π’Šπ’“π’π’π’Žπ’†π’π’•π’‚π’ β€” We rely on air, water and food, we need to keep them clean. Toxicity is a major challenge in our wellness pursuit. We need to find ways of reducing the levels of toxins we are exposed to.
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π‘„π‘’π‘’π‘ π‘‘π‘–π‘œπ‘› 6.
Are you drinking good, clean, energised filtered water? Are you removing the toxins from your fruit and veg? Are you still smoking or being exposed to secondary inhalation? Do you work in a toxic environment β€” Physically or emotionally?
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πŸ•. π‘Άπ’„π’„π’–π’‘π’‚π’•π’Šπ’π’π’‚π’ – Most of us spend more time at work than anywhere else. Choosing a working environment and an occupation that is satisfying is essential. Falling into a job rather than finding one that aligns with our purpose or calling affects our overall wellness as it is very difficult to maintain a positive outlook on life if we are unhappy in our occupation.
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π‘„π‘’π‘’π‘ π‘‘π‘–π‘œπ‘› 7.
Are you doing what you really want to do and getting paid well for doing it or did you choose second best?
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As we go over this list, it becomes quite evident which areas of wellness need looking at. We know in ourselves what we are ignoring. In an attempt to reach maximum health we need to strive for the optimum in all aspects of wellness.
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There are answers for all of this β€” YOU JUST NEED TO ASK!

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