Maintaining Health in Good Times and Bad

Well Being in All Aspects of Life

Part One – Introduction

As humans we all at some time if not most of the time have concerns regarding our health and well being whether physical, emotional or mental.  And we can find as many ways of dealing with health as there are people.  These can range from ignoring taking care of our selves to being overly vigilant to the point of hypochondria.

In this series I’d like to address some of the issues we can face in our pursuit of well being, health and happiness or contentment.

Most importantly this is about

  • taking over our care of our selves,
  • being self responsible and
  • about not blaming anyone or anything for our state of health.

This is not about such things as having worked or lived in a toxic environment, been injured by the carelessness of another, etc.  Yes, the companies or people that have engaged in unhealthy or dangerous practices do need to face the consequences of their actions but that is a different topic.  Regardless of how your health has been compromised your first priority must be on your health.  Working to bring resolution or correction to the situation if it is within your best interests to do so is secondary.  Once your health has been compromised put your focus on the healing not on the reason why you’re in this state.  Focussing on blame will only aggravate your condition.

Whether we are currently in a state of health and well being, have been born with a health issue or through circumstance now find ourselves facing illness we are ultimately responsible for the choices we now make in either staying healthy or bringing ourselves back to a healthier state.  This does not mean that if you have a terminal illness or a chronic condition that some miracle is going to make you suddenly healthy although that may happen.  It may mean that in this case you find ways to live in a state of well being within the parameters of your situation.

Taking care of ourselves is about

  • Working in concert with the health professionals of your choice
  • Taking the steps you need to for your best interests.
  • Self Empowerment and
  • Living in Well Being.

In part I’ll use my own journey through fibromyalgia and our family’s experience dealing with a child’s terminal illness as examples of some of what we may encounter along the way.  Next time we will discuss physical health and well being.

I would also like to invite you to share your own experiences and any comments you may have on this topic.  We can learn a great deal from each other and I hope to begin having thought provoking discussions here.


About Coach Mary

Mary is a Master Maven Coach (Maven Method™) - one of the deepest reaching and most effective coaching methods at present and is also trained in the Golden Flow™ Method of releasing blocks and flowing with life. She has completed the Mastery of Awareness and Transformation courses with Kris and Kalyn Raphael, certified personal growth guides from the don Miguel Ruiz lineage (world renowned author of The Four Agreements). Mary’s life experience has exposed her to many varied careers, many joys and some deeply painful events. She has released and healed the crushing grief from the death of her son to rediscover the love and joy of life. All have led to an inner awakening and a drive to know her Self deeply and to live life fully, consciously and with Intent. Among her dreams is to guide and support others in their journey through self-awareness and transformation.
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2 Responses to Maintaining Health in Good Times and Bad

  1. JazzSoup42 says:

    Boy, this says it all, right here, and I wish more people could see the difference between healing and revenge, real or imagined:

    “Working to bring resolution or correction to the situation if it is within your best interests to do so is secondary. Once your health has been compromised put your focus on the healing not on the reason why you’re in this state. Focussing on blame will only aggravate your condition.”

    I’m glad you were careful to point out that letting people walk all over us and harm us is also not an option — this is a very important realisation.

    I look forward to the next installment, Mary, and thank you for your thoughtful and caring work!

    • Coach Mary says:

      Thank you JazzSoup. Quite right that in being with the situation as it is we don’t become doormats. However if the focus is blame and revenge no healing can take place.

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