A Surprising Perspective
As a nurse, yoga teacher, meditation and stress reduction educator and health consultant, I have long believed the keys to a healthy life were found in wise nourishment, regular exercise and strength training, and getting plenty of sleep each night. I still believe these elements are very important to a healthy life. Yet, what if true health and vitality depended on something more foundational than personal health habits and more ancient than modern medicine? What if these components play a part in health but are trumped by something much more important?
Lissa Rankin, M.D., believes healing the mind and being healthy in all aspects of life are essential to true wellness. In her work with patients, she encourages health and authenticity in relationships, work, creative expression, spirituality, sexuality, finances and living environments. She invites her patients to tap into the power of the mind to heal the body and not to settle for merely “well”, but to strive for living a vital, joyful and authentic life – full of happiness, connection and exuberance.
Are you doing everything you can to become healthy yet something is still wrong? Do you lack energy, sound sleep, healthy blood pressure or a normal weight? If you are curious – or if you sense an inner calling to enhance your relationship with yourself: your mind, your heart and your soul – take a few minutes and listen to Lissa’s TED Talk “The Shocking Truth About Your Health”. It just might change your life forever. After viewing, I’d love to hear your thoughts. How did this talk impact you? What was your experience as you heard Lissa speak?