After a long period of less-than-optimal health, I am moving forward on my healing journey. No longer content to be just a survivor, I am making a shift “from surviving to thriving.”(1) I am envisioning health.
To envision means “to form a mental picture of something, typically something that may occur or be possible in the future.”(2) What would it feel like to be as healthy as possible?
What would it take to be as vital and vibrant as desired?
Dr. James S. “Jim” Gordon, founder of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, “regards self-care — particularly through self-awareness, relaxation, meditation, nutrition and exercise — as the true ‘primary care.’”(3) Stay tuned for more on self-care; I’ll be blogging about it again soon.
What comes to mind when you envision health? What help do you need to thrive?
2. Merriam-Webster online dictionary
3. Gordon, J.S. (2009). Manifesto for a new medicine: Your guide to healing partnerships and the wise use of alternative therapies (p. 17). Reading, MA: Perseus Books.