10 Steps to Total Wellness

by Cathy

Do you want to be healthier but don't know where to begin? Are you tired of feeling drained and depleted? Are you losing your vitality, your health, your "spark" and want to reclaim it?

Most people want greater health, more energy, and vitality, but are battling with hectic schedules and no real time to overhaul their lives. Then try these 10 simple steps that will get you on your way to transforming your mind, body, and soul.

Step 1: Replenish Your Energy

Energy is essential in this sleep-deprived, overstretched, high-speed world. How do we recharge our batteries when there is a constant drain on our resources? 5 Ways to Boost Your Energy

Step 2: Care For Your Skin

Skin is the body’s mirror of our inner health and wellness, both physical and emotional. For example, prolonged stress can affect appearance and accelerate aging of the skin. 5 Tips for Natural Skin Care

Step 3: Revitalize Your Spirit

Many of us go through the day with so many responsibilities that we don't have even a minute to care for ourselves. Meeting deadlines at work, taking care of the kids, responding to that demanding client--we react and respond to the needs of others. It's time to do some kind things to honor yourself. 5 Ways to Revitalize Your Spirit

Step 4: Revamp Your Diet

We are a culture of extremes and our diets are no exception. Many people are either "on" a healthy eating program, doing everything right and going to the gym faithfully, or they're living on coffee and fast food. But there is an in-between. 5 Ways to Revamp Your Diet

Step 5: Cleanse Your Mind and Body

Our minds and bodies are constantly processing food, drink, thoughts, and emotions. In our 100-miles-per-minute world, we can easily feel overwhelmed. I'd like you to take one day every week or month to stop and clear the mental and physical burden. These helpful suggestions can keep you feeling vital and refreshed.5 Ways to Cleanse Your Mind and Body

Tip: Don't rush. Take as much time as you need with each step of the Wellness Makeover, whether it's a few days or a few months. Remember that the suggestions are here to help you, not add to your stress. Health is a journey, and every positive change moves you forward.

Step 6: Improve Your Digestion

Do you inhale your food? Are you so busy that even chewing seems like a luxury? Poor digestion is often at the root of many chronic ailments, such as low energy, pain, inflammation, arthritis, and allergies. In this part of the Wellness Makeover, I'll address some of most common culprits that can lead to sluggish digestion. 5 Ways to Improve Your Digestion

Step 7: Be Connected

The beauty of alternative medicine is that it appreciates how connected the physical body is with our minds, emotions, and spirit. We are also connected to our surroundings and to each other. Part of your homework for the Wellness Makeover involves strengthening your connections to your family, friends, colleagues, as well as to nature. By doing this, you solidify you place in this network and help others--and yourself--feel loved and supported. 5 Ways to Develop Connectedness

Step 8: De-Stress Your Schedule

You want to, but where to begin? Work stress alone has been linked to depression, heart disease, and other ailments. Short of changing jobs, how can you de-stress to help you decompress? How do you make time for friends, family, and leisure?
5 Ways to De-Stress Your Schedule

Step 9: Move Your Body

Oscar Wilde said, "To get back to my youth I would do anything in the world, except exercise, get up early, or be respectable" Do you sometimes feel like doing anything but exercise? 5 Exercise Tips for Optimum Wellness

Step 10: Be Supplement Savvy

Many people who first come into my office literally bring bags of vitamins and supplements they're taking. Some are recommended by friends and others by health food store clerks. An organized, focused approach saves time and money. 5 Ways to Be Supplement Savvy


If you've completed the Wellness Makeover, congratulate yourself. You've taken big steps towards improving your health, increasing your well-being, and becoming more resilient to stress. Hopefully, you will continue to be inspired daily to embrace and appreciate the beauty of life. If you haven't already, please take this time to join our weekly Alternative Medicine Newsletter, so you receive weekly inspiration, tools, and insights to help you stay motivated.


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