Aloha, ohana! I’m writing this from the beautiful island of Maui, where I’ve been so fortunate to be attending a naturopathic medicine conference for the past four days. We’ve been eating freshly prepared, delicious local food, enjoying the company of like-minded folks, and of course learning and sharing knowledge with each other. It’s been glorious and my batteries feel fully recharged! That brings me to the topic I want to address today: what recharges your batteries, strengthens your purpose, and brings you together with your support community?
I personally want to help each and every patient at our clinic to do just that — learn to stoke the inner fire that drives them and gives purpose to their lives. My driving purpose is to be of service to others, especially in helping them to achieve excellent health. What’s yours? Maybe yours is in serving others also, like caring for your kids, your aging parents, or the disadvantaged in your community. Maybe it’s building a thriving business, increasing your net worth, and providing for your family’s financial security. Maybe it’s striving for excellence in your sports performance. Maybe it’s staying healthy and fit into retirement so you can travel the world and have adventures, which is another big motivator for me! If we don’t have something emotionally powerful to motivate us, why bother putting in the vigilant effort it takes to be truly healthy in this complicated and stressful world?
I encourage you to take 20-30 minutes today or tomorrow to sit down and write out a list of four really strong motivators that work for you personally. These are the things that you want to achieve so much that they’ll help you find the inner strength to go the extra mile in self care when you’d really rather just phone it in.<><><><><><>Continue Reading >
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