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We all know that health is important. But being truly health is MUCH more complicated than we’ve been led to believe, especially with an ever-increasing number of threats to our health such as toxins, EMF’s, stress, etc.

Being healthy is not a passive process or just an absence of disease or illness. We must choose to be healthy and be highly intentional about consistently making choices that create and enhance our health. Education and effort are key.

But you also have to know YOUR “why” for being conscious, intentional and selective to stay motivated and on track. Without this understanding and constant drive, it’s easy to slip into default mode and choose what is easy, which more often than not, means unhealthy.

When you go into default mode, you fall in with the majority, who pay dearly for their lack of attention by losing their health, quality of life and all too often, their lives. It may sound like I’m being overly dramatic, but this is our current reality. And I highly doubt you’ve been spared the suffering of losing a loved one to a fatal illness, so I’m sure you can easily relate to what I’m drawing attention to.

You need to stop living in fear that you’ll be the next victim and take control of your own health destiny. You can’t control everything, but you can control more than you’re likely aware of. And you are the only one who can properly care for YOUR body.

My initial “why” was to be able to enjoy the greatest desire of my life – being a mom. Committing to and recovering my health is still the best thing I have ever done for myself. And enjoying my children has brought me indescribable fulfillment and joy.

While my children are young adults now, I’m still motivated to protect my health for them. This is partly so I can continue to witness the unfolding of their lives, but also because they need my continuous support. They are amazing individuals, and I have no doubt that they are now fully capable of managing on their own. But having a family that has their backs allows them greater freedom to explore who they are and experiment with different paths. I hope that will translate to them having incredibly fulfilling and happy lives, rather than having to choose the mediocrity that is sometimes necessary for survival.

My “why” has grown over time. It has brought me a purpose-driven career that I’m deeply passionate about. It has fueled an insatiable desire to be the best version of myself possible. And it’s opened my mind to the possibilities of what life can offer. My bucket list grows longer by the day!

I believe that life is a gift, and recovering and expanding my health and my idea of what health is, has changed my life in ways I could never have imagined. Now I can see AND participate in all the opportunities the world has to offer, in ways that weren’t possible before.

I believe we all have a unique purpose to fulfill if we’re willing to see and accept it. And I know, with absolute certainty, that we can only live our best lives when we have the health to take us there.

What’s your “why”? Consider it deeply and make it crystal clear in your mind. And then make healthy choices from that magical place.

I know that discovering your “why” can be very personal. But if you are willing to share it, I’d love to hear it. Hit reply and let me know.