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Would you rather… be healthy and vibrant or suffer from a chronic illness. Well, THAT’s a no-brainer! Of course you want to be healthy and vibrant! But the reality is that millions of people are diagnosed with heart disease, asthma, depression and/or cancer EVERY DAY. And these are just a few of the most common illnesses.

More than ever, these are 3 areas of your life that you’ll want to pay particular attention to:

  • physical
  • emotional
  • spiritual

Physically, you’ll want to make sure to focus on BALANCE. Make sure that you’re eating as best as you can, exercise within reason and get the sleep that will help you to heal. Make sure to check with your docs to ensure that you’re doing everything that you can to boost your bodies natural healing ability. More doctors are willing to look at a holistic health approach to healing. All this means is that he/she will look at all your systems to help you find balance in your life and, many times, will approach your care more conservatively.

While you may feel like crawling in bed, pulling the covers over your head and ignoring the (physical and emotional) pain, this is the last thing you want to do. OK, maybe it’s all right for a day or two. But hiding from your pain will not make it go away. It may temporarily be eased but will come back full force at a later time. Take this time to wade through the fear, the anger and the resentment and you’ll find it easier to find acceptance. By the way, acceptance does not mean agreement; it means that you have come to some semblance of peace about your new normal.

While spirituality is not the same as being religious, religion can be a very powerful spiritual experience. Whatever your belief system, find something that can support you in this way. Whether you worship God, meditate to Spirit or find your peace in nature, this can be a great time to find something greater than yourself to release your fears to.