We are all completely unique. There is no one else exactly like us, there never has been and there never will be. We may be similar to some people, we are similar even to some animals in some ways. But our bodies, our thoughts & ideas, our dreams, our needs—they are uniquely ours. So, why do we think we should all be able to do the same things and have the same results? Eat the same way and have the same results? Live our lives like someone else and have the same results. We can’t really. We’re led to believe that we can, even that we should be able to. We are marketed to and sold things that may work really well for a number of people, but if they don’t work for us, we feel bad, feel like they should work for us. But that isn’t right. There are some things that are true for most of us, like the general way our bodies work, how our hearts pump, how our digestion works. But some of us might be able to eat more meat than others. Some may not be able to eat meat at all. Some of us might be able to digest dairy and some of us may not. Some of us may be able to eat a lot of salad and raw food and some of us may not. And that makes sense, when you think about it, doesn’t it? If we are all unique, it makes sense that the same food, same lifestyle, won’t work for all of us.
We understand that not everyone is meant to be a teacher, a doctor, or a construction worker. If we apply that to health and nutrition we should be able to understand that we each have different needs and finding balance for ourselves is a unique endeavor for each person.
Why is it so hard to do this? We live in a world that attempts to homogenize everything in order to sell it to the masses. And in doing that, we are told that this one thing or that one thing is THE thing for us. No wonder we feel badly when that is NOT the thing for us! And confused about why it doesn’t work. They said it would work, there’s research to support it. Does that mean there’s something wrong with ME? No, it doesn’t. NOT ATALL. And, I’m here to tell you, what does work for you is out there and you can find it.
So, I encourage you not to give up. If you’re someone who is frustrated with all the conflicting and confusing information out there, or someone who has tried certain things and not gotten the desired results…don’t give up…the answer does exist. It may take talking to different people. It may mean just getting extra support to help you figure out what makes sense for YOU. Maybe you know what you need to do, but just have trouble doing it. Friends, holistic healers, health coaches and many others can be a valuable resources in figuring out how to achieve your goals and making your life exactly how you want it in order to thrive, not just survive. Remember, we are all unique, there’s no one formula for everyone.
If you would like more information on how I can help you achieve your health goals, please contact me at http://longevity-living.com/pages/health-coaching for a free consultation.