Monday, November 12, 2018

What is health really?

I heard a really interesting podcast and it made me think....

Health isn't just about affordable healthcare or diet and exercise, it is about feeling safe, having a roof over your head and being able to afford food and your rent.
It is about being able to care for your family and being able to work and provide.

We are all responsible for shifting the focus from affordable healthcare to affordable housing, healthy food and safety for all. Being healthy depends on feeling safe and cared for and supported.
Many people out there do not feel supported or heard. There is so much discrimination and fear and hatred in our world and this is creating an overall energy of ill health.

Being healthy is also about your brain...thinking healthy thoughts and having healthy feelings. When you are struggling to survive, it's hard to have healthy feelings and healthy thoughts as you are constantly flooding your body with stress hormones and some are sinking deeper into depression. Deeper down the rabbit hole of being alone and scared.

When we spout out our political beliefs and continue to separate ourselves from each other we continue to spread the seeds of unhealthy energy.
When we keep hoarding our stuff and fight to protect it, we forget the fundamental truth, that none of the stuff will keep our bodies and minds healthy. A lack love and compassion for the world we live in and all it's inhabitants is UNHEALTHY.

Take a moment to put yourself in the shoes of those that have two jobs and still cannot afford to pay their rent or buy the basics things needed in life...shelter, food, warm clothes. (The ones you pass on the street and know nothing about, but still judge and sometimes condemn) Our humanity demands that we start realizing that we are all on this planet together and we are all capable of helping and supporting each other and demanding that our leaders start paying attention to the basic needs of its citizens. The basics that will improve their health and wellbeing.

What are you going to do today to improve the health and wellbeing of the people and planet you are a part of?

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