Promoting Self-Care for Wellness
As an adjunct to therapy, learn self-care practices in wellness such as maintaining a proper diet to manage weight, qi cultivation, optimize immunity & natural healing; qi gong exercise including active strengthening & stretching with complementary meditative techniques to engender deeper levels of relaxation & mindfulness; & lifestyle practices to promote good sleep, mental clarity, stress-coping techniques, improved digestion – all based on the time-honored healing arts of Traditional Oriental Medicine & natural healing principles.
A Cherokee Legend – Two Wolves
An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.” He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”
The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”
There’s is a difference between being proactive and reactive in health. Proactive is applying simple practices in prevention to avoid illness. Reacting to an illness is difficult and sometimes too late. Like Two Wolves – which one will you feed?
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