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Healthy Lifestyle Philosophy

You can’t help those who won’t help themselves

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The hardest part of doing this work is this:  I have always been someone who loves to help people and now I have the tools to do it.  Now, this might not sound like something that is difficult, but…it’s true.  Once you have the tools and the desire to use them, it’s really difficult to take a step back when someone doesn’t realize that there’s a problem, or is too busy playing victim to try to do something about it. 

It’s even worse when this person is someone you really care about like a family member or close friend.  You see, when you eat something that is bad for you…most people don’t feel bad right away, unless you’re really, really aware of what’s going on in your body.  The effect is cumulative and happens over time, so it’s very difficult to explain to someone why a healthy lifestyle is in their best interest.

I found that when I first started learning about this “stuff” I was in “Warrior Mode” and just wanted to run out and save the world, starting with those close to me.  What I have since realized is that if I saved the energy I spent trying to drag the unhealthy “horses” to the water, I could help five times that amount of people who were ready to live up to their potential.

Life has been much more peaceful since this realization, but it hasn’t stopped me from sometimes forgetting that I have come to this conclusion (and maybe making one too many smoothies for those around me).

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Author: Chantell

Have you been wanting to make a healthy change but didn't know where to start? Well, you've found it. My mission for my counseling practice is to improve the health of those who never realized quite how important it was before. I want to show the path to those who might have wanted to find it,but got so lost with all the information out there that they didn't know where to look. You deserve to be healthy and happy - all it takes on your part is a decision to make it happen and to have a good support system in place.

2 thoughts on “You can’t help those who won’t help themselves

  1. I couldn’t agree more. AMEN!

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