Tuesday, April 20, 2010

I'm a WHOLE person! (Strange, but true!)

I spent 45 minutes on the phone yesterday with my holistic neurologist (she's AMAZING!!!!), and I felt like I had just seen a psychologist, a nutritionist, and a neurologist among other things. Let me tell you something about naturopathic doctors (taking nothing away from traditional medicine, of course): they TRULY CARE about you as a WHOLE person! It's remarkable! I have seen so many doctors in the past year; general practitioners, gynecologists, neurologists, radiologists, the list goes on. But I have been introduced to naturopathic medicine through our amazing company, as a way to possibly find an answer to the questions that nobody else wants to hear. To start off with, Dr. Mac (the lead clinician for our company) remembers me every time he sees me (he sees thousands of people in this company every where he goes!) and truly cares about what I am doing to improve my health, how our products are playing into that, what doctors I am seeing, etc. His sole purpose in this company is to help people, and he TRULY CARES!!! (is there a pattern here?)...then I met Dr. Cohen. I was referred to her by a fellow doctor in the Trump Network. She has changed my life. She has caused me to look at aspects of my life I never would have thought of in reference to my health; sleeping and eating habits, emotional stability, relationships in my life, supplementation, medications, physical activity, etc. The list goes on. The important thing here is that she looks at them all together, as a whole (because I am a WHOLE person, not a big blob of independently working systems!). The amazing thing is that it really works. Why is it so hard to figure out? Why is our medical system set up so that we bounce from one doctor to the next, trying to figure out what's wrong, then end up taking 5 different drugs to "solve" the problem(s)? It's really a crazy thing. I feel so blessed to have found natural medicine and for the difference it is making in my life, giving me the opportunity to ASCEND AND LIVE. That's right! Get out there and find it for yourself, then send me an email and tell me how much you love it! It's all about Ascending and Living, and being the best you can be!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Every Day is a Small Success

Here I sit, tired and unmotivated. That's my m.o. lately. Holy week got me a bit off kilter, so I'm trying to get back on schedule with my supplements. It's times like this when I realize that what I'm doing REALLY IS working, and I need to be so thankful for it! Amazing that the Stress Test was right under my nose and I didn't take it sooner!!! UGH!!! Anyhow, I got up this morning and looked out my window at beautiful Pike's Peak, and I was instantly reminded: I'm alive, my husband and my two beautiful children are healthy, and this is where I'm supposed to be today! Every day is a small success. I can feel myself continuing to get better, my energy increasing, and my love for life returning. I feel so blessed to be where I am, even on days like the past few, when I am off my schedule and I feel like standing outside and screaming at nobody in particular (the neighbors might think I'm crazy...).
But really, it's not about me. It's about HIM. It's about thinking outside of the box, outside of yourself. Our society is so focused on "looking out for Number 1" that sometimes the selfless act of helping someone else is lost, overlooked, forgotten. I truly am blessed to be a part of a company that can change people's lives. The Trump Network has really helped us to refocus our priorities, to reevaluate what is important to us, to model for our children the beauty of giving of yourself, the warmth that you feel when you help someone less fortunate than you, the way a smile can change someone's day. It's not about me, or you. It's about US. According to Matthew Kelly (one of my favorite authors), Individualism is ultimately self-destructive, "The rights of the individual have been strengthened at all costs, with no regard for right or wrong." I agree with him. We need to stop thinking in "me, me, me" terms and really think "how is this going to affect society today, and societies to come?". Every day that we spend thinking of others before ourselves is a small success. But, that's just my 2 cents for the day, my small success. Get out there people, and Ascend and Live!