Change is hard. For some people making changes is hard. For others maintaining changes is hard. And no matter how many times you read “it takes x days to make a new habit” or “fake it ‘til you make it” the reality is that our brains will fight us tooth and nail when we try to do something different because that’s what brains do.
Believe me, I get it. We all have places where we struggle to ‘do the right thing’ for our health. My struggle is putting away my work and just chilling. Part of this is because I like my work, but part of it is because I’ve been working so hard for as long as I can remember. My brain will reach for what it knows.
The only way to really interrupt this is to have a strong enough why to push you to the how.
But here’s the catch.
Only you know what is really important to you. It’s imperative to work to figure out what those things are.
And if something is really important to you and you still can’t make the change you need to make, then it’s what I lovingly call a “therapy issue.” The subconscious is a powerful force.
I want you to think about one thing that you want to change. One change that you can commit to today? (more…)Read More
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I saw a patient a while back who went on a new medication that changed everything. We’d been working together for a year or so and she really, really wanted to see if she could get her health sorted without taking any prescription medications. It doesn’t matter what she had going on, or what medication was on the table because this story isn’t about the condition, or...Read More
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