“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”
~ Robert Frost
I love that quote from Robert Frost. Doesn’t that entire poem paint an amazing mental picture and make you really feel you are in the woods having to make the choice?
What the heck does a great poem from American Literature have to do with a blog about healthy living?
Hold your horses! I’ll get there! I wanted to let you in on what that poem means to me and why it has made such a big impact on my life despite me recently graduating from school and entering the “real world”. So, watch the video below and then keep reading because this can have a huge impact on your health and your life.
As many of you know, I am a Registered Nurse. During nursing school, I got introduced to a big natural health news website (naturalnews.com -check it out!) by my mother who is also a Registered Nurse who is focused in on health promotion (not to the extent, dedication, and research amount that I am…don’t tell her I said that!).
Anyways, this site opened my eyes to what is really going on in the health world and what it really means to have a healthy lifestyle. This more and more I learned about natural health and the more and more I learned about the traditional medical system way in nursing school, the more and more I researched independently to find the truth.
I was amazed with what the research literature spelled out over and over in thousands of studies: the body has an innate healing capacityif you just give it the nutrients it needs and take care of it. Why wasn’t this taught in nursing school?
In nursing school, I was taught how to critically think and to practice “evidence-based medicine”, but in reality we were learning the information that drug companies, the FDA, USDA, and government wanted us to know about health.
I am not saying that we didn’t learn all the scientific based medicine, but it wasn’t the complete story. There wasn’t any focus on overall healthy living and the ability the body has to stay healthy when fed the right nutrients.
My fork in the road came when I chose to stop putting the junk in my body and leading a sedentary lifestyle and choose to get moving and eat a healthy diet focused on food such as fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and legumes.
My next fork in the road came when I was working the hospital and we were supposed to be making sick people well. However, the patients would just keep coming back. I didn’t feel I was making a difference and got burnt out real quick.
That’s when I had a choice to make: keep doing what was expected with me as a nurse or do what would give people the knowledge and support so they can actually get healthy and enjoy life!
I can tell you some people were not happy at my choice of leaving, I guess what could be considered the “corporate nursing world” and starting as a Certified RN Health Coach (a new emerging field) in order to give people unbiased health knowledge and support for their ultimate health success.
I came to two roads diverged in the woods, and I took the one less traveled by with my career choice and health behaviors and that has made a profound difference in my life!
I am here to help you regain your health.
What two roads have you come to?
- 60% of Americans are overweight.
- 20% of Americans are completely sedentary.
- 5% of Americans get regular exercise.
- 95% of Americans eat the S.A.D. (standard American diet)
- 90% think they eat a healthy diet.
All this has led to an increase in heart disease, obesity, diabetes, cancer, and digestive issues, etc.
Where do you fit in these statistics?
You are at a crossroads. What are you going to do about your health? The current healthy living recommendations by the government have only led to an increase in the poor health of Americans! I mean just look at the statistics above! We’ve got to do something about that!
Have you ever heard the definition of insanity? It is doing the same thing over and over and over again expecting different results. We need to get out of this insanity and start doing something different otherwise these statistics are only going to bet worse!
Take the road less traveled because it will make all the difference in the world!
If you have any health questions, feel free to leave me a comment below and let me know so I can answer it in a future “ask amber” video!
If you are ready to get out of the insanity that is currently your health status, but feel like you need a little support, check into getting a personal health coach. I offer free consultations.
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