There are no do overs, but you can start changing today! – Day 86

August 26, 2010 1 Comment


365 Days to a Balanced Life Journey – Day 87


Quote of the Day

 “If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.” -Mary Engelbreit
If I had a do over, I would probably train as a doctor and a naturopath so I could help people live better lives by providing them with comprehensive advice on nutrition, medicine, lifestyle choices and natural cures.  This is my fantasy and my passion (sad isn’t it?)    I remember my mother talking about all this 40 years ago and urging us to take vitamins and put strange looking seeds and powders on our cereals.  We looked at her like she was nuts.  The same way my kids (and friends) look at me today.  Sorry Mom, I should have taken your advice.

In reality I did not get interested in lifestyle and alternative health choices until I had my first health crisis (a burn out) after following my previous passion for business.  Even then I did not take it seriously enough so 7 years later a second health crisis happened.  After my stroke I woke up and listened to the message my body was sending me (usually I’m quicker on the uptake than that).  The message my body was sending? Stress is bad, do something about it.

I cannot change the past so I will not beat myself up with “what if’s”.  My 365 Days to a Balanced Life Journey has opened my eyes to the power of intention and focus.  I set a goal of one year to make these significant changes.  I did not initially realize how important that would be.  Giving myself a “due date” had enormous impact on the strategies that I would use to implement the needed changes.  Isn’t that what we all do naturally in our business lives?  Do we ever start a project without assigning a completion date?  I do not mean to say that by the end of these 365 days that I will be resorting back to my old habits.  I fully appreciate these are permanent lifestyle choices that I am making  but I didn’t want to limit myself by calling it 10,950 Days to a Balanced Life Journey. :)  In the meantime I find it fascinating to watch myself really absorbing these changes for the first time in my life.  I am like a lab rat in this giant experiment.

Since I am not a trained professional in most of what I write about I content myself to finding out who is and guiding people to this information.  I don’t believe in reinventing the wheel.  My vision for my website (coming soon), was always to provide relevant information to people who do not have the inclination and/or the time to search for it themselves. (And when they do find it how do they know if it is accurate???)   I am a seeker of information and a story teller.  In this way I hope to improve my life not only through making healthy changes (experimentation) but also through the gratification that comes from helping people live longer, healthier, more fulfilling lives.

You can heal your life!

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