say that wellness is important to them, but
after they have achieved a health
improvement, an ideal weight, or a certain
level of increased vitality, they slip back
into their old ways of being, thinking, and
doing. Yet, wellness truly is a state of
mind and a way of life.
It can be overwhelming to incorporate
wellness practices into everyday life. Just
figuring out where to start can feel
challenging. My advice? Don't feel
obligated to make lots of permanent changes
all at once. Work towards your goals with
baby steps. After all wellness is a
journey - a life’s journey. This message
is at the forefront of my book,
"I want to emphasize that I focused on my
top three healing priorities each day, and
did the rest as I could. I share those
priorities in this book and feel that they
are the basics for maintaining health and
healing. I also suggest changing your
routine gradually, incorporating one aspect
at a time. Trying to do too much at once can
make for a stressful situation, which is not
conducive to positive health," on
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Here are some steps that have been part of
my wellness journey:
In my teens I learned about calories and how
to manage them to loose weight.
my 20s I focused on not being 'a door mat'
and being okay with expressing myself. I
also stopped reaching for the salt shaker,
becoming aware of the affect excess sodium
has on our bodies.
my 30s I eliminated fatty foods from my diet
with a goal of healthy cholesterol. Butter,
mayonnaise, fried foods, meats, and cheese
were either eliminated or eaten in careful
moderation. I also became disciplined about
maintaining a weekly workout routine of
aerobic and weight bearing exercises.
my 40s I engaged in detoxification programs,
eating lots of veggies, and meditating
regularly. I started researching healthy
natural supplements and vitamins to get the
most out of my diet and feel my best.
After my healing process with breast cancer
in 2007, I've kept a 100% organic
household. I continue to eat a diet that is
heavily alkaline. I am aware of steps I can
take and foods I can eat for immune system
and intestinal health. Weekly I
engage in Pilates, yoga, walking, Qigong,
and daily meditation.
I am not perfect. I am a work in progress.
But I believe in progress. Step by step I
continue to move forward on my wellness
journey. As each health principle is
incorporated into my routine, it is easy not
to look back because I know it positively
impacts my health, wellbeing, and
anti-aging. I am worth it, and so are
My wellness journey started many years
before my diagnosis of breast cancer, it
continues today and into tomorrow. I
encourage you not to become overwhelmed, and
focus on the small changes that you can make
each day. Before you know it, one change
leads to another, and you will be well on
your path to wellness.
Love & Light
where to start?
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their health properties, and in-depth
information on what transformed Alice's
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