People make changes at their own pace whether these changes are what they imagined for themselves or not. For some, change is as simple as making a U-turn in the middle of a busy four lane highway. For others, change is more complex and takes a bit longer, like trying to work your car out of a tight parking space, making what seems to be a 20-point turn. At times, these changes appear to be "impossible", frustrating, and beyond our grasp.
I've Done Both....And Some In-Between Maneuvers
At the beginning of my Health Changing Journey, I found myself making simple, yet very effective, changes in my diet and lifestyle. Simple and easy are not always equivalent, however. Breaking a sugar addiction can be very difficult, to say the least! (Did you know that sugar can be up to 7 times more addictive than cocaine??? Seriously, studies have shown this to be true.) Overlapping with the sugar busting was a period of time eliminating much of the processed foods that were in the pantry.
June brings to mind summertime, weddings, vacations, anniversaries, fresh produce, family time, working in the yard, and being out of school. Speaking of weddings and anniversaries, I have become acutely aware of how couples interact with one another. Perhaps it is where I am in my own life, but I have become The Great Observer. Recently I have encountered a variety of patients, male and female, who are in different stages with their relationships. Some are blissfully happy and are still married to their first spouse. Some are equally blissful in a second marriage. Others are “stuck” in a marriage whether it is the first, second, or third. Dating, marriage, work, and other interpersonal relationships all require attention, cultivation, and nurturing. What happens when stress and health imbalances take a toll on a relationship though?
Many of the imbalances that people live with day to day have a health component. Either their hormones, brain chemistry, nutritional status, sleep pattern,...