The verdict is out. Self care is so important for our health, wellbeing, and ultimately how we show up in this world.
But sometimes I think among all the turmeric face mask selfies and rose petal floating detox baths the message gets lost. Self care is essentially a form of prevention. It’s a long overdue shift in our culture towards a lifestyle that prevents disease, mental illness, and a low quality of life in contrast to our previous (and still very alive) model of health care - one that’s reactive. I.e. wait until your sick and tired then try to recover your health instead of proactively preserving it (and even improving it) with a healthy diet and lifestyle. I don’t know who said it (maybe I’m listening to too many podcasts these days 😜) but I heard a functional medicine practitioner say, “Health is the enemy of health care.” If we are taking care of ourselves while our health is still vital, instead of waiting for illness, health care becomes a lot less significant in this world.
Self care is also a lot more affordable, and enjoyable, than wandering the halls of a stark hospital in a drafty gown that doesn’t cover your derrière. Just sayin.
Life by Design was born out of a need for my own self-healing after decades of unresolved illness. It wasn’t until finding the courage to look within that I discovered it was my own belief system holding me back from experiencing a truly thriving life. We all have access to that thriving life. We just need to rediscover our power and ignite the healing-self. Only then can we unapologetically live a life by our own design.