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Health as a verb, not a noun

What do you think of when you think of the word “health”?

I often think of Health as :

At least:

  • Not having disease
  • Not being in a  “pre” disease state (as in pre-diabetes or “there are some cells there, but it’s not cancer – YET”
  • Having a body that moves and feels good, strong, limber
  • Being at low risk of developing disease
  • The ability to do physical work
  • Having most of my thoughts be comfortable and able to handle the ups and downs of life

Interestingly, when  women meet me for a Success Session before they start working with me, they say the want to be healthy or  healthier so then I ask them “What does that mean or look like to you” and I get all sorts of answers.


It made me realize that health is ever-changing, or at least it’s not a single destination (cue the poster “Success is a journey, not a destination.” haha)


You don’t reach one point of “Health”, there’s no pinnacle of “ahhhhh, I reached Health!”


No, health is more of a verb and it’s sort of fluid simply because you can’t measure the how high the peak is.


You can get kind of crazy if you are always looking to be at  the “peak” , because can’t the peak always be a notch higher?


Instead, I recommend that each day, you do something that keeps your body and mind moving closer towards “better than today.”


Here are some ideas for you:

  • Get an extra hour of sleep
  • Go outside and walk your dog
  • Eat 30 grams of protein with each meal
  • Drink water: 1/2 your body weight in ounce s
  • Cut out alcohol
  • Stop smoking (or take that first step)
  • Forgive – I mean, really forgive, someone or yourself
  • Stop snacking, especially after dinner
  • Eat a vegetable
  • Practice gratitude for what you already have, even if you aspire to be more
  • Change your plastic water bottle to a glass water bottle
  • Stop microwaving your food (did you know that I do not own a microwave and haven’t for years!)
  • Read labels and don’t buy things with MSG, high fructose corn syrup, soy-isolate protein
  • Stop cooking on Teflon
  • Meditate/pray
  • Start lifting weights (I can help you with this;)    )
  • Sit down when you eat
  • Stop scrolling
  • Cook one extra meal at home
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