Thrive: How YOU can choose your experience of Health

Posted by on Aug 9, 2012 in Denver Community, Work Life Balance | 1 comment

Thrive: How YOU can choose your experience of Health

In Denver, as in the rest of the country, we’re in the middle of a paradigm shift, one in which YOU can choose how your experience of health plays out in you/your family’s life…

This is about evolving our understanding and expectations of experiencing “health”…

This is about activating our own power and innate abilities to be/feel healthy and to heal ourselves…
•    Your body knows how to take care of itself. “Medicine” — be it food, exercise, meditation, or a pill — is meant to stabilize a condition of dis-ease so that the body can gain some traction and do the work it knows how to do. Some conditions take more stabilization, are more fragile, and need more vigilance; but nothing can replace the wisdom that sits within us. Our body’s natural state is to be in a state balance; all we need to do is help keep the river clear of driftwood so the pathway can flow. When our internal systems are given the right fuel, are metabolizing that fuel and processing out toxins properly, when our systems are online and talking to one another, the river stays clear. Energy moves; the body can do what it’s designed to do, which is to seek balance. But it doesn’t do this without you. It can’t. You, your conscious self — the one that makes decisions — is the steward of your own body. You make the choices that determine, in large part, how effective your internal healing wisdom can be: you feed it fuel, you choose which environmental/social/mental conditions you’re exposed to over and over again; you, basically, are the river-keeper. So… how clean is your river?
•    Symptom management isn’t enough — it’s great when an issue comes up and needs attention like, say, a broken arm, spots of chicken pox, or even things in the river we’ve missed: rising blood pressure, an irregular mole on the shoulder, too many pounding headaches over too few days. But health begins well before the symptoms occur. And symptoms manifest differently in different people, meaning: it’s too challenging to determine the root cause (aka make a diagnosis) by mere symptom presentation alone. My depression and your depression — or my sleepless nights and headaches compared to yours — are likely rooted in very different causes of dis-ease. All we know is that something is out of balance and maybe we even have a clue as to what ballpark that something is in… but we need to rewind, before the actual symptoms appear, and really LISTEN for when our internal balance starts to get thrown out-of-whack. Just because heart dis-ease runs rampant in your family, or varicose veins, or alcoholism — doesn’t mean you’ll die of a heart attack, too. It just gives you some clues about where your hidden weaknesses are, like your own Achilles heal. If you know where your river tends to get clogged, then you’ve got some pretty powerful information about how/where where your attention for dis-ease prevention needs to go. A clogged river means stagnation, which creates a build-up of energies that eventually start to turn sour and putrid and… rot. Rotting creates dis-ease. Once there’s rot in your river — a symptom — that’s usually the time we spring into action. But what about cleaning the clog before things begin to back up? Imagine how much better your body could respond to the everyday turbulence and toxins we face in the daily world! Instead of cleaning up vats of spilled milk, barely able to keep up, we could be cruising along the current, enjoying the experience of living in this river of ours…

It’s about moving away from SURVIVAL towards “THRIVAL”…

We acknowledge the value of a FULL CONTINUUM of healthcare, and are designed to bridge and build upon the system that is already in place, the one most of us already know…

THRIVE is for everyone, even if you don’t know it, think you can afford it, or believe that it matters…

THRIVE is beyond partisanship, politics, or positioning. THRIVAL belongs to everyone; it’s a universal state-of-being that anyone can welcome for themselves or their family…

Thrive! Feel better.

Mya Strasser

 

 

A valued part of the Thrive Community, Mya Strasser a professional activator, leadership & wellness coach, and social enterprise consultant. Check out her blog at myabea.wordpress.com/

One Comment

  1. LOVE your explanation of dis-ease and the body. Great job!!!!

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