Let’s talk about this beautiful organ that not only we love but also symbolizes loves. That’s the heart. With love comes compassion and protection. We do just that, don’t we? You protect the loved ones—children, parents, animals, friends.
Isn’t it intriguing that we often protect others before we protect ourselves, including our hearts?
We are so busy with an endless list of stuff to do, professionally and personally. We are conditioned and even praised to push through. It’s a sign of strength. As we keep pushing through, the body starts to suffer.
It tells us loud and clear through indigestion, weight gain, headaches, skin issues, fatigue, cramps, irritability, depression, sleep issues, mood swings, and the list goes on. But you know what, we keep pushing through and stress keeps building up. This stress impacts our decision-making abilities and it’s easier to start, or fall back into, unhealthy habits.
And then, eventually, we hit a wall.
The wall comes in different forms, mental and physical fatigue that paralyzes a person. Muscle and organ fatigue and damage, and of course, illnesses. Inflammatory and chronic diseases are often the first ones to knock on the door, including heart disease.
Have you hit a wall yet? Just in the last five years, I hit the wall twice. It’s NOT fun!!!! And although they are not fun, they contributed to my growth and helped me be a better coach as well. There is always a silver lining and I prefer looking at challenges like that, there is always a lesson.
I’d love for you to make the most out of these messages. The insights and practical nuggets are vehicles to optimize your health and body so live a vibrant and fulfilling life for as long as you shall live.
That said, let’s PROTECT the heart, shall we?