dont leave your health at the door

Whether you are a busy mom or a mompreneur, you know that many people depend on you. Regardless if you are sick, the show must go on. But don’t underestimate how your well-being powers your effectiveness at home and work.

Good health helps you think clearly to problem-solve and be present for those you love.  Your health is your business locomotive—from giving you the bling you need to nail presentations and courage to make scary, rejection-laden sales calls to providing you with the energy you need for everything else.

To optimize healthiness, alternative and complementary medicine encourage prevention to avoid getting run-down.

Alternative medicine claims to replace traditional medical treatments. Complementary medicine accompanies traditional medical approaches. Both take a wholistic focus on the mind, body, and soul to restore and maintain health.

See how many of these non-traditional health practices you can incorporate to boost your health quotient and your entrepreneurial energy to blow out your business goals:

Mind Therapies – Psychotherapy and coaching sharpen your mind  differently.  In psychotherapy you better understand your feelings and choices and increase your self-knowledge and self-acceptance. Coaching delivers fresh perspectives on your challenges, better decision making, more confidence, and greater productivity and effectiveness.

Body Therapies – Meditation, deep breathing, massages, and reflexology treatments clear the mind and lessen anxiety. Some body approaches stimulate lymph flow to enhance your immune system. Natural Family Planning Systems like the Creighton Model Fertility Care not only help couples regulate pregnancies, but can be potent diagnostic tools for serious health disorders.  Vitamins supplement your diet by filling in for vitamin deficiencies. For example, calcium supplements increase bone density inadequate calcium in the regular diet.

Soul Therapies – Spiritual direction, prayer, Eucharistic adoration, and attending daily Mass foster a transformational  moment-by-moment friendship with God. Prayer heals, and increases your joy and life satisfaction.

Despite preventative efforts, the environment and genetics play critical roles in your health. Continue to embrace a wholistic approach in collaboration with your traditional med doctor by searching alternative and complementary medicine options.

Significant research backs traditional medicine, and the health system scrutinizes licensed physicians more than unlicensed alternative med practitioners. Realize that politics and economic power, like with influential  pharmaceutical companies, can eclipse safe and effective alternative approaches.

Research and look at alternative approaches, especially those being used in alternative medicine-friendly places like Mexico and Europe. To prevent interaction issues, always communicate with your doctor about non-traditional approaches you would like to include.

The Catholic Mom and Mompreneur’s Biz and Life Tips:  Determine what preventative  wellness approaches you use and what new ones  to add to keep yourself in peak personal performance and treat your body like the temple of Holy Spirit that it is.

Copyright 2013 Christina M. Weber