I’m not sure which day of med school I missed, but I never learned that health is balance.
Health IS Balance.
What?!?! Where was I that day? Yes, I learned about homeostasis and our body’s attempt to maintain equilibrium, but the ‘health is balance’ pearl didn’t squeeze its way into my brain until YEARS later in practice. And I’m so grateful it did!
I explain health and dis-ease (balance and imbalance) with a teeter-totter. Imagine yourself standing IN THE MIDDLE of the teeter-totter, over the pivot. When you are happy and healthy you are able to balance yourself over the pivot of the teeter-totter. Despite the life stressors that plop on either end of your teeter-totter, you are able to adapt and remain balanced. You’re bright. BRAVE. Beautifully balanced. Happy. Healthy. FREE!
But life inevitably plops sh*t on your teeter-totter that throws you off balance: life stresses your system. Think of life stressors as if someone came and sat on the left end of your teeter-totter. Thud! If you don’t adapt, IF you don’t move yourself towards the right end of the teeter-totter, you will be stuck in DIS-EASE. You will no longer be able to move in ways necessary to balance yourself over the pivot. You will no longer be flowing, happy and at ease.
If life plops sh*t on your teeter, stressing you towards dis-ease, what tools can you use to rebalance back to health? To stay physically and mentally healthy, you need a diet and lifestyle that support a balanced body and a quiet mind. But what tools do you need to be a spiritually healthy person? When life is not going your way how do you ease your mind chatter, soften your heart and connect to Spirit?
Health is hard work. It’s hard to maintain balance. Life is FULL and crazy.
Start by taking some ME time. Sit. Be still.
In this first issue of Dr. Sue Health SoulFULLY, I share one way I quiet my mind to lean into a Divine conversation. READ MORE in Issue 01.
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Susan McCreadie, MD
Board Certified Pediatrician
Founding President of the 501(c)3 nonprofit getREALforkids.com