We all have strengths and weaknesses. Some people are quick to master taking care of their physical well-being. Many many others are not, which is evident.
Observe people the next time you are in a mall, at all-you-can-eat buffet, or wherever you are among a crowd. People are no longer reflecting the image and ideal of the Greek Gods and Goddesses we once aspired to emulate.
We don't learn proper alignment, how to walk or stand appropriately, nor how to care for our physical vehicle. We take better care of our cars than our own health!
A few may scoff at this as they have fooled themselves into believing that their misshapen identity is an expression of reclaiming their power.
Well, sorry, but I beg to differ.
Being overweight puts you at higher risk of several diseases, including diabetes. Making yourself look scary, or radically different with crazy chopped up and colored hair, and tons of body piercings is often just defensive posturing, more a sign of internal weakness versus strength.
To me that is not a sign of healthy living, but rather it reflects inner turmoil, insecurities, and unresolved issues, and posturing of the ego.
It also reflects a desire to distance oneself from what is perceived of as the 'norm' for which perhaps they feel they don't fit in.
If we return to the ways that our ancestors and native populations once lived, this show of defiance would not have been tolerated.
Cooperation was key to successful survival of the individual, family, tribe, and species.
To be clear, whether you choose to maintain your natural hair color, or dye your hair black, blonde, or purple is a personal choice, and not in and of itself what I am referring to here.
Healthy living is a complete package of a positive attitude + will power + self-determination that inspires a select few to desire to realize their full potential ~ steadily in pursuit of living healthier, more purposeful and meaningful lives.
It is this type of person that we desire to help support, educate, enlighten and inspire ~ and take with us on our own quest for a great, healthy life!
Many people have 'good intentions' to live healthier lives, but need external support to help them overcome the mental obstacles that keep them stuck.
I work with many clients in this category. I help people identify the many 'parts' that are operating, representing various aspects of themselves that have unhealed wounds, or unresolved issues that are frozen in time.
These parts can get easily triggered by seemingly random events, without one being aware of what is happening, thereby causing people to feel 'out of control' with their emotions.
While healthy living definitely requires effort, and a willingness to endure discomforts, the possibility for transformation and rewards are great ~ far greater in the end then succumbing to the seduction of the negative ego, and its lure towards materialism, mediocrity or degeneracy.