Webster's definition of resilient reads like this:
1: The capability of a strained body to recover its size and shape after deformation caused especially by compressive stress. 2 : an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change
When people are aware of situations, their own emotional reactions and the behavior of those around them. In order to manage feelings, it is essential to understand what is causing them and why. By remaining aware, resilient people can maintain control of a situation and think of new ways to tackle problems.
Resilient health is all of the above. In the myriad of health solutions that we teach about, we can't underestimate the strength we have when we know ourselves; how we react to certain events, people and circumstances. Knowing ourselves in this way, and taking the time to learn how to humbly consider our own shortcomings actually prepares us for those life crises that are sure to arise. It can prepare us to call on friends or family for assistance, let offense go so we can deal with the real issues or know how we need to communicate and to whom in an emergency. It causes us to have the ability, as in #2 above, to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change.
Although change is not always easy, we live more and more in a world of change and unknown futures. That's why learning opportunities are always beneficial and the more we are open to learning new things, the better ability to adjust we will have. Throwing off fear which leads to stress is a big roadblock to many. Take time to spend with friends who will pray with you, considering what God says about you, spending time in natural surroundings, reading inspiring words of wisdom, finding fun and laughter in the things you love, even celebrating the many successes you have whether large or small. Remember "Laughter is good medicine".
Resilient health means that when we find ourselves sick or rundown, we have learned what to put into action to recover and adjust. That can apply to a winter cold virus or a battle with a chronic disease or condition. Our battles for health can be real warfare to think positively, know the resources to get the answers you need for each situation, and adjust to the circumstances. Knowing what to do before it happens is part of winning each health battle and finding times of joy and celebration even in the midst of a cancer diagnosis can make the difference between life and death.
Please join us on September 17th as we hear from a Parkinson's patient who is recovering and adjusting in the midst of her health crisis. Whether you have a chronic problem or just want to learn, all are welcome. Call Cathy at 802-683-1785 or email email@example.com