2017 was and rough year for me personally health wise. 2018 didn’t start out much better. However, today and this week I’m feeling healthier. I see doctors (primary care doc, psychiatrist, and OBGYN). My health team includes doctors yes, but also a counselor (LCSW), family, friends, & me.
Neighbors, church people, & others that have been placed as “pebbles in my path.” That pebbles in my path expression comes from one of my mommy mentors in the neighborhood. I like it.
Who are your pebbles in your path?
Who is on your health team?
It’s important to consider the people & efforts that we make toward our physical, spiritual, & mental well-being.
Friends are awesome for spontaneous or planned out chat & walk times. Yoga classes and at home stretching help body, mind, and spirit to focus. Many appointments provide on-going adjustments to my medications and/or supplements.
Presently I take 3 medications & 4 supplements (EB-P1 folate, Iron, Vitamin D3, & a food supplement from Whole Foods with lots of veggies crammed into capsules). These are all taken because of recommendation from my psychiatrist. Soon I will start a new compounded form of slow release Progesterone. There are SO many angles to approach body, mind, and soul care.
I find that it’s an eclectic & ever-changing process. There are numerous medications & supplements that hit my bin as “hold for later” & a big Ziploc bag on the top of my fridge for ones that didn’t work for me. These medications and supplements cost a lot of money.
I am truly sorry and empathetic for those that do not have access to modern medicine, supplements, or healthy foods. I give thanks for the resources via our health insurance and frugal family budget. Plus we live in the United States of America which allows for opportunities many nations/people will never have.
By reading online and in real books I find honesty & inspiration. My current good read is by Bonnie Gray on my phone Kindle app: Whispers of Rest. This book encourages self-care.
There are always many other adult & children’s books on our coffee table, bedside tables, bookshelves & in the bathroom. I have found it is good to place books, newspapers, and magazines where anyone in the house can see them. We can find snippets or hours at a time to read if we try.
I try hard to manage my physical, mental, and Spiritual health. There are days that I feel good and some days I feel very bad. It’s okay to not be okay. Lately, I try to be quiet and listen to others while also being transparent in sharing my struggles. Mental health stuff is no joke. It seems there is always more to come in terms of treatment and analysis.
What do you do for your health?
What are your go to supplements?
I’d’ love to hear via the comments.