At the risk of sounding judgmental, I'd like to take on the challenge of addressing a very visible dichotomy in our current healthcare system. A significant number of healthcare workers are dealing day-to-day with disease, pain and mental health issues. While this may not obstruct the ability to carry out what health professionals are trained to do regarding patient care, it does speak to the example set in living a lifestyle of health. We all know that how we feel is significant to the choices we make each day. We also know that we, as humans, go to great lengths to hide, cover and conceal discomfort as well as train ourselves to push past our limits to get the job done. It also could be considered that we trend toward pleasures versus pain. However, over time, ignoring the most basic of human needs such as proper nutrition, rest and exercise can yield detrimental consequences. The unrecognized voice inside strives to keep us whole as we navigate the ever-changing struggles of our daily existence.
I ultimately speak from a position of experience. In fact, my health challenges as an Allied Health Professional at the start of my career led me to create CORE Fitness LLC. What I've learned over the years (and still learning) is how to listen to my body through embracing a daily "perfectly imperfect" wellness practice; step by step. It is in the journey toward wellness that's so desperately missing from our healthcare system.
The goal of creating various complementary and alternative medicine initiatives (CAM) using various holistic views continues. It's through this interdependent merger that optimal health can be more fully realized. Healthcare is changing and it's up to us to continue committing to the education and implementation efforts for change.
What we're left with in the meantime is us. We each have a purpose-driven opportunity to be the change we want to see. Connect with our community in health. It is in each experience that we build our best life and promote moments designed to renew and restore.