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The Weekly Fill: How You Heal
4 minute read | I thought health was the opposite of healing, being so healthy you don't have to heal. But I was wrong.
I thought something was wrong with me.
Like my body had some hidden curse, I couldn't get well no matter how hard I tried.
I was broken, and that's all there was to it.
If I'm honest, my passion for the health space was to prevent the need to heal. It was to prevent healing by arriving at a place I thought was healthy.
I associated healing and health as hate is to love.
They were on opposite ends of the spectrum.
I wonder, do you as well? If you question why you're doing what you're doing or what you fear, could it be because you want to avoid healing?
Even the current definition makes us assume that healing is not health. As Websters Dictionary states, health is:
"The state of being free from illness and injury."
It seems so logical, so natural to assume that health is a place we can arrive where we'll forever and always be "healthy." While simultaneously assuming that if we're not there, then we're not healthy.
If you get sick, unhealthy.
If you have a symptom, unhealthy.
If you have a weight problem, unhealthy.
If you have anxiety, unhealthy.
If you have a bad day, unhealthy.
The checkboxes of what is unhealthy seem to outweigh the healthy ones by far. What constitutes something as being healthy is often a state of supposed perfection. And that will be hard to come by on this side of eternity.
We're all broken and aging. We're all going to die.
I don't mean to be morbid. But when my health crashed, I was forced to stare down my mortality. I was forced to heal in the place I thought was unhealthy.
I thought healing was unhealthy. Health was the place you didn’t need to heal.
When I started the healing journey, I realized all the years I had prevented healing had led to my crash. Because healing doesn't mean you're unhealthy.
Healing is health.
Health is the daily act of creating balance within your body, supporting it to heal. You will get sick, injured, have annoying symptoms, become overwhelmed, and perhaps get a little pudgy. Things you do and should want to change. Things you are capable of changing.
But to change, you must shift your view from "fixing" these things to healing them.
Fixing is the opposite of healing because fixing implies broken. And when you believe you're broken, you have no option but to seek an external solution.
Fixing leaves you with no option but to:
Invest in the diet.
Put your body through another grueling workout.
Ignore your biofeedback signals.
Chase programs and solutions.
Believe the marketing schemes that make you think 'their way' is the only way.
The "fix-it" option leaves you swimming in a sea of scarcity. Never quite enough. Never quite there. Never quite healed.
You are broken, but it's not your job to fix it. Your job is to learn how to grow through it - to heal.
It's not shaming you or guilting you.
It's not forcing you or ignoring you.
It's embracing you.
It's coming home to your body.
It's trusting that it is for you and not against you.
Healing is learning how to support your body through daily acts of healing.
You might not be where you want to be, but you can create something different.
You can heal.
New Podcast Series: HOW YOU HEAL
Monday, I release a brand new podcast series called How You Heal.
It's an 8-part podcast that shifts health from an external chase to an internal healing. This series will bring wholeness to health, helping you create balance in your mind, body, and soul while releasing what harms you so you can create space to thrive.
It's a lot about safety, specifically the acts of safety you can control. What you think, your posture, energy field, and nervous system response.
I want you to get to the place where you see your body, understand your thoughts, and feel your soul while providing the tools to support and heal them daily.
I want to teach you tools that heal so no matter what life throws your way or how much stress you face, or how out-of-balanced the world makes you. You have what you need to thrive.
Inside the first podcast in this eight-part series called How You Heal, I help you understand the story your current life revolves around and how that is changing your biology. In the process, you will learn to shift that story, opening up to an internal approach to healing.
The new episode drops on MONDAY!
Subscribe here to get notified when it is released! Next week I'll be back with practical action steps to change your health story and start healing.
Your weekly fill reminder:
Health is daily healing, and that means daily doing. Food and exercise matter, but healing happens throughout your entire life.
Pay attention to what heals you. It might change based on the day.
Your Weekly Action: Create body awareness.
Outside of what you see in the reflection in the mirror. What do you feel in your body? What do you feel in your mind and soul?
When was the last time you paid attention?
Take a five-minute break and sit with yourself. Lean in and ask yourself, how do you feel? What do you feel? Where do you feel it?
You don't have to do anything with it. Today, I just need you to pay attention to it. A lot of healing can happen by feeling heard. Your body, mind, and soul are included.
Stay tuned! The month of July is filled with the tools you need to heal!
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