Something we can always count on in life is change.
Our body replaces itself every 7-10 years, while some of our more important cells renew more rapidly such as red blood cells that renew every 4 months, or the cells from out gut that renew every 4 days.
Written by: Susan Cacciola RN BSN WCC : Integrative Nurse Life Coach
Change is a necessary part of our personal journey and touches all aspects of life.
Internal changes can help you to focus and become the person you want to be!
Developing the ability to pinpoint areas in your life that need further development shows a commitment to progression and confidence in your own abilities.
External changes teach you lessons, make you more flexible and encourage you to move forward in life.
- Ensures variety, excitement, adventure and growth.
- Can lead to new opportunities and experiences.
- Can bring an end to a bad or negative situation.
- Can help you to move on and not remain STUCK!
- Documents milestones along your journey.
- Leaves memories of how you dealt with changes along the path. When we learn the lessons, we don’t have to keep repeating the life events that make us uncomfortable.
Change happens whether we like it or not!
Although the concept of change can be unsettling or difficult, embracing change:
When you believe in yourself and take charge of your own life, stearing your own ship towards your dreams, you discover the enormous power each and every one of us has to do GREAT things! Self-acceptance, self-care and self-love are the basics for achieving your dreams and truly being happy.
So, where do you start?
As Michael Jordan said, “You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.”
Here are some ways to clear out the old to make space for a NEW and BETTER version of YOU!
1. Make a vision board!
"If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes." - Andrew Carnegie
2. Today is YOUR day to release all that no longer serves your highest health and wellness.
3. Practice mindfulness to change your actions and behaviors.
4. Learn or participate in an alternative/integrative practice:
5. Use the MyPlate method on YOURSELF to make healthy food and portion choices: My Plate | ChooseMyPlate
In 1974, Charles E. Butterworth Jr., MD, wrote in his article titled, The Skeleton in the Hospital Closet, that nutrition remains one of the most under-addressed healthcare areas, which is true even today. As nurses, we know that nutrition is often the basis of health and disease. Make knowledge about nutrition an educational goal for yourself, your family, and your clients to maximize health and wellness.
If you want to know more about BECOMING the best version of YOURSELF, contact:
Susan at :The Nurse is IN! at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Cacciola RN BSN WCC is a Registered Nurse and an Integrative Nurse Life Coach, assisting clients along their journey in life to make informed and supported life decisions.
Butterworth, C. E., Jr. (1974). The Skeleton in the Hospital Closet. Nutrition Today, 9(2), 4-8.