Olympic Thoughts.

Fundamentally what do you believe? Watching the 2018 Winter Olympic athlete makes me believe that anything is possible. They are passionate, they believe in themselves, their common message is don't ever give up. The USA silver medalist Chris Mazdzer exclaimed he was in a good place mentally, physically and emotionally. He had been through tough times and felt confident to do his best. He had the love and support of family and friends, no matter the outcome. He believed in his own abilities.

To make great jumps and leaps, one must have confidence in one's abilities.

So, as the author of the Healing From Within Blogpost, I must ask:
"Do you believe in your own innate ability to heal from within? If you cut your finger, will it eventually heal on its own?" 
What are your beliefs? Do you believe the multi-million-dollar advertising campaigns that dis-ease is the absence of a synthetic chemical that your body is lacking? Do you believe the television and radio ads that you will be happier and healthier drinking coca cola and eating artificially manufactured chips, and if you get heartburn, no worries, just take the latest pharmaceutical drug for the latest ICD 10 diagnosis code GERD for gastrointestinal esophageal reflux disorder?! Do you believe in your man-made diagnosis?

OR do you believe the message from the latest Functional Forum/Evolution of Medicine Conference in the UK where the message from the Medical Doctors was,

"The Doctor of the Future, is the Patient."

What do you believe? Do you believe that your symptoms are a sign that you are flawed and that you need a pill for every ill? 

OR are you ready to begin to believe in yourself? Are you ready to take personal responsibility for where you are today? I'm not saying that it's your fault that you've received a cancer or other chronic disease diagnosis. Perhaps you were unaware of the toxins in your food, water, air, or thoughts that may have contributed to the dis-ease. Perhaps you are unaware that most of what you are eating is void of necessary vitamins, minerals, enzymes and cofactors for healthy mitochondria (cellular) function. Perhaps you are unaware of the toll that chronic hidden stressors have, and the role it plays in dis-ease. Maybe you never thought of creating a different medical mantra; focusing on love and self-care rather than the "war on cancer".

What I am saying is that we all have a choice now, and every day, how we react to these challenges. No matter the current course or the defeat, you can choose to feel beaten, trodden, depressed, and discouraged...Or

You can believe in your innate ability to heal from within. 

You can stay paralyzed in fear and believe the naysayers, or you can rise to discover newfound inner strength and wisdom. 

To discover Olympic Thoughts.

Do you have the courage to take an honest personal assessment to explore what might be at the root cause of dis-ease?  Do you have the confidence in yourself to seek a health coach to co-create a personalized plan for yourself? Will you make this commitment to self?

Marketing myths attempt to convince us of the quick fix, of instant gratification.

Instead, these athletes inspire us. They demonstrate the power of consistent, holistic, dedication to their goal; touching all areas of their lives.  Consistency, commitment, perseverance, even when the first US Gold Medalist 17-year-old Gerard admits that he didn't feel like getting out of bed this morning.  Food for Olympic Thoughts...

With Love & Gratitude,


About Lisa Jackson, RN, CHC, RYT-500, AFMC

Lisa is an author, functional nutrition and function medicine trained health coach, yoga teacher, and retired Registered Nurse with the mission to "Inspire, Educate and Empower" individuals to heal from within.

Lisa's book, Savvy Secrets: Eat, Think & Thrive is a self health book offering her Seven Steps to Optimal Health.

When she is not coaching, speaking or advocating reform, you can find Lisa joyfully sharing Carpe Diem Dance or playing with her two grandchildren. She is the mother of four adult children and believes, "Optimal health should not be a secret."

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