Being Well

If I were to ask you, ‘When was the last time you felt well?’ What would you say?   Many of us have been taught that being well is the absence of being sick.  Is that really being well?  Until recently I didn’t even think about my own wellness.  I have worked as a Registered Nurse for 20 years and I often thought I was helping people be well by helping them feel less sick.  When I confronted my own health issues I began to question many of the “health” philosophies I have worked so closely with in my nursing profession.  Being less sick is still sick!  We want to be well!

Being well will then have to encompass a total feeling of well being.  A sense of real purpose, meaningful relationships, and good nutrition.  In order to be well we will have to be educated, and allowed to make informed choices about the direction of our health.   We will be the experts on our health.

I hope to share the many things that have incited me to take charge of my health and inspired me to have to courage to change.

 

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