My Wellness Philosophy
I have extensive education and experience in the wellness industry. The major thing I have learned over the years in helping many different people is that there is not one approach that works for all. There are many guiding principles I follow, one such is higher quality food is always better then the lower quality equivalent. Another guiding principle is to establish a baseline level of understanding through assessments for each person so we can form a starting point. This initial starting point gets a person close to what will work best for them, whether it’s diet, rest or movement to name a few factors. From this point, I am guided by my experience which includes noticing if the results match the effort. On occasion, when the effort is there but the results are not, we need to change the direction regardless if the science, statistics or dogma says different. Therefore, how the body is responding will determine the continuing path of the program.
Developing your legacy and/or your major life goal will create the needed motivation and inspiration to live a happy life while achieving the initial and long-term health and wellness goals!
We have two forces that help us create and build our body, our family and our life. Maintaining balance between these two forces gives us the ability to live a productive and energized life. If we are out of balance with these forces it can cause burnout, weight gain, depression, anxiety and a host of other symptoms. When a person has many symptoms, I look at how balanced these forces are, often there is an issue with balance that can easily be corrected which often leads to the elimination of their symptoms!
Life is all about choices. We often feel that we don’t have choices or that we are being forced into doing what we don’t want to do. The truth is, there is very little in life which we do not have a choice in the matter. Even that which we must do as part of life, we have a choice in how we perceive it. For instance, if we look at food as a chore to prepare the more we go through a drive thru, this is a choice in perception. We can choose to look at food as a way to nourish our body and a way to increase our energy. If we truly understand what it takes to have food that will nourish our body and energize us, the drive thru won’t look like an appealing choice. Preparing our own food will like more like an opportunity rather than a boring chore! With strategies, support and guidance, this concept can be applied to any aspect in your life.
I use the CHEK Institute’s 4 doctor approach to create balance with each person and help each person achieve amazing results! The 4 doctors are Dr. Diet, Dr. Quiet, Dr. Movement and Dr. Happiness. I assess and get to know at each client, their lifestyle factors and if they are maintaining balance with each of the 4 doctors, it’s very easy for me to understand where the person is challenged and what adjustments need to be made in order to allow the person to realize his or her initial and major life goals!