A podcast about health, which is a complete state of social, mental and physical wellbeing, not merely the absence of disease. We aim to bring you real life content focused on helping you become the best version of yourselves.
Storms of Life
Mental health is a hot topic in today's climate. Did you know that recent estimates from the suicide hotline suggest that 1 out of 4 people under the age of 30 have contemplated suicide in the COVID crisis. I don't blame them and wouldn't be surprised if this was actually higher. However, just because our daily life has been disrupted doesn't mean that we need to end our life. A smooth sea never makes a skilled sailor. I like to think about today's situation and compare it to the storm on the sea of Galilee. The disciples are afraid, full of doubt and anger, they are sailing into the unknown and not sure what is going to happen while Christ is asleep on the boat. They wake him in the midst of the storm and they ask him to save them. Like Christ always does, he says oh ye of little faith, why did you doubt me, and calms the storms. The truth is, storms come in all shapes and sizes and they will always challenge you in your life. Whether it be the storm of silence in a calm sea or the waves of a Cat 5 hurricane, they will happen. The question is, how do you choose to engage the storm? How do you calm the storm?
Balance is Overrated...but is it
It is a common theme in the field of self help to talk about the top 5 strategies to achieve balance in your life. We all know that is a load of crap. Balance is something that many people will every achieve. In fact, it is a terrible word for the way life is truly experienced...organized chaos will definitely be a better word. However, there is one area of life that we cannot sacrifice balance, your health. You see, your central nervous system is responsible for organizing and maintaining your body in a perpetual state of balance based upon the factors your body is exposed to. When your nervous system is out of balance, it causes chaos in your body which can manifest as an unending litany of symptoms that impede your performance as a human! Keeping this in mind, today we dive into what causes the nervous system to become out of balance and how upper cervical specific addresses this issue to restore balance to your body to allow you to continue to thrive and operate as the best version of yourself.
The Complacency Trap
How many of you dream? I can imagine that there are many of us that have dreams of health, success, and what our life could potentially look like. I think this is something incredibly common in this social age as well when we see what everyone else is doing with their life through our tiny idiot box we keep in our pocket. However, the question I have is, how many of you take actions on your dreams? How many of you are willing to make the sacrifices? How many of you are willing to step into the storm of being uncomfortable? I'll say, it is probably less than 2%. A majority of people are all talk and no action, this leads to nowhere. As I said on my last podcast, there is a difference between winning and losing, especially in life. Winners take action. Losers watch from the stands. What type of person do you want to become? Remember...complacency kills.
The Vocabulary of Winners
In health, we have winners and losers. There is a big difference in the actions, words, and media consumption between the two. Losers typically follow the fad diet, the 30 day challenge, the next shiny object. They are obsessed with comparison and letting everyone know they tried the most recent cool thing. They are the people who never commit to a long term process and typically rebound into the next MLM. They are the ones you cringe at when you see them at a social event because you know they are going to sell you on their next health trick! They chase followers and likes and embrace a shallow life. They never achieve health because what they consume they become. Winners on the other hand are a different story. They are people of action, discipline, commitment and courage. They focus on the now and the today. They don't let yesterday's choices impact today's focus. They don't sign up for the latest and greatest smoke show because they already know it is another shiny object. They consume media that directly applies to their life and that will help them become better. People of health take action today. They execute on the information given to them and make a decision now. They get their nervous system fixed today, not when a symptom pops up. They take vitamins today, not just in flu season. They take care of their spiritual life today, not when everything is falling apart. They eat health today. They work out today. They get quality sleep today. They drink 100oz water today. They continually execute on being the best version of themselves day in and day out, and what you see is the product of 1000 days of action. But for those of you who want to stay sick...there is always tomorrow.
Health is not something that you suddenly discover. You have to develop it, nurture it, cultivate it. How many times a day are we exposed to an ad that shows us what we dream of becoming. A dream of what health is supposed to look like? Most commonly its a fit male with rocking pecs and a killer 6 pack or a woman who is wearing a scantly clad bikini showing off her body that she has worked so hard to achieve. How many times have you seen this ad in conjunction with the idea that in 30 days you can achieve it? The lies of today are designed to trigger emotion and to get you to take action, but the question is, what happens on day 31? Do you have a consistent habit of execution that will keep you from falling back into your old ways when you suddenly realize that it was nothing but a smart marketing system sold to you? Health is a battle day in and day out. It is developed over time. Much like disease. You don't just suddenly become sick. The choices you make today create the version of yourself that is shown tomorrow. Which version do you want to sell? The version of health? or....the version of Disease?
If I were to ask you about your life over the last 3 years, I am sure you would have a rather rich story to share, especially with the last 5 months we have been exposed to in our brief period of time here on earth. However, If I asked you a different way and said, "over the last 1000 days, have you made every choice possible to help create the best version of yourself?", I guarantee you that 99% of people would answer that question as no. One step further, I would guarantee that if you said you have, and you are not where you want to be, then you still have not made that commitment. What I seek to challenge you on in this podcast is the concept of choices. Let's say you dedicated 750 days of the next 1000 days to working on 5 very specific tasks each and every day, do you think that your life will greatly improve? My challenge to you is to start document this change today. If you accomplish the 5 tasks that are designed to help you improve your health - you get a W. If you don't, you get an L. Then, on May 22, 2023, you get to add up the wins and the losses and see what your average is for improving your health. The choice is yours. Are you a winner or a loser?