My sister is a kindergarten teacher. I will add that she is an amazing, fabulous, gifted kindergarten teacher. So you might wonder why I was taken aback when I heard her say to my young daughter, “How would you solve that problem?” I thought to myself -“Well she’s only three, maybe she doesn’t have the solution to that problem”. Harrumph (insert pout face).
I eventually understood the lesson my sister was teaching. It is such a gift to allow children (and adults) to find their own solutions, their own path. She knew that allowing my daughter to work toward resolving her challenges would provide her with the skills and confidence to make choices for herself. This lesson was powerful in the moment and will continue to be in the future. Both children and we, as adults, are constantly required to make choices as a we navigate life.
I occasionally want someone else to figure out the best way for me to find health. The truth is, deep down I know what I need to do to get healthier. I have spent countless hours reading about health, I know a ton. All of this research has taught me that there are many paths to health but it is up to me to find the one that works for me. I will need to both decide the path and make sure I stay on the path.
Of course, I believe we can always support and learn from each other. I don’t think that my health endeavors need to be done alone, quite the opposite really. However, in the end it’s me that’s going to lace up my shoes and get out to walk. It’s me that’s going to make the decision about what I put on my plate. It’s me that is going to look for information and ideas that will push me closer to my health goals. Of course, all of this requires effort but is ultimately the best (and perhaps the only way) I will realize the vision I have for my health.
How about you? How are you going to find solutions to what you see as your current health problems? What is holding you back? What is going to push you forward?
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**Hey faithful readers, if you haven’t heard already, I am working to become a Health Coach. I am hoping to get certified in the next few months. If you are interested in hearing more about my dream or want to support me go here.