I know these are unusual and uncertain times. Years from now we will look back on this and be able to share with each other where we were, what we were doing and how this experience changed us.
You see, the story about the Coronavirus that you will tell your friends and children, maybe even grandchildren, is a story that you are writing now. What you do today and tomorrow and the next day will become that story. And because this is a specific moment in time that we all share, it's going to be an important story.
This moment reminds us that we have choices about how we want to live our lives. And just because humanity (at the moment) can't completely control how the virus will spread, it does not mean that we have no control over our lives.
So in writing this, I'm offering you the possibility of feeling empowered. Because you, in this moment, have the opportunity to make choices that are healthier and will give you more satisfaction, more ease, more hope.
As I write this, I take a moment to check Facebook, which just so happens to provide me with this quote. (Thank you, universe!) "In the rush to return to normal, let's use this time to consider which parts of normal are worth rushing back to." Dave Hollis
How powerful is this statement? Read it again. It's a reminder of something that I've been thinking about. You can look at the Coronavirus as a crisis (which it absolutely is) and also a moment of awakening -- a moment to pause and think about what is most important for you and your life. So that 1 year or 10 years from now, you'll be telling the story you want to tell about what you did during the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic.
I encourage you to think about the story you want to tell. While I can't see you in person, I am offering my wellness counseling program called Roadmap to Health. The program is based on 30 years of life experience that includes living with and recovering from chronic illness, 20 years of practicing holistic medicine and thousands of years of teachings from healers in China and Japan who came before me and created and built upon a system of medicine that focuses on creating balance in body, mind and spirit; and our connection to the natural world.
I created Roadmap to Health about a year ago, but now is the time when it's particularly important because it's easy to forget how to take care of ourselves -- particularly when we're stressed and there is so much conflicting information out there.
At this moment, when your health may be at risk, it's particularly important to have some guidance on how to stay healthy, keep your immune system strong and protect yourself from the Coronavirus.
Using the wisdom of Eastern Medicine, you’ll learn the principles of healthy eating, breathing, movement, meditation and connection. You’ll go through the process of choosing a health goal specifically for you. You’ll receive a book to track your progress, and you'll get encouragement from me. You'll also get a chance to reflect on what your experience has been like.
Roadmap to Health is not a one-size fits all package. It's a program of wellness principles that have helped my patients, and myself, live and feel healthier. And it's INDIVIDUALIZED especially for you.
If this sounds interesting to you, please do schedule a time to meet online or by phone with me. It's a completely free conversation to see if the program is a good fit for you.
You can also get more info, at bonniediamond.com/roadmap-to-health.
Wishing you health and well-being,
In practice for over 20 years, Bonnie Diamond offers individualized, heart-centered care using a pain-free, Japanese style of acupuncture. Her work is influenced by her nine year struggle with and complete recovery from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Hours are Tuesday-Thursday, 10am-8pm
247 Northampton Street, #27
Easthampton, MA 01027
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