Posted in Personal Conviction

Going to the Mat for your Health

Each of us have a bottom line that once crossed either makes us mad or sets us in motion.  It’s important to consider when it comes to your health where will you throw your weight, not literally.  It’s important to know what you’ll take a stand for because the day may come when a doctor makes a suggestion or gives you news that you don’t want to hear.  Take it one step further, you receive news that you think is defeatist and now it’s time to take a stand.

 It’s important to take a stand because when we do we feel empowered.   We all have that one issue that makes our blood boil and we want to change.  Such is the case with a basketball coach in Indiana.  Coach Ron Hunter didn’t understand how in the 21st century, children in Africa could be walking around without shoes.  He decided to take a stand in honor of the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

His goal was to get 40,000 pairs of shoes donated that he could send to the children in Africa.  He had  a lot of help along the way, but he did something that surprised everyone.  He decided to coach a basketball game without any shoes or socks.  That made headlines and brought attention to his cause.

Not everyone needs to consider how to change the world, especially when the biggest challenge of all is creating a safe and healthy environment for you mind, body and soul.  What will you do to take a stand for your health?  How will you go above and beyond to prove that you’re serious about the changes that need to be made to increase your quality of life?  Don’t wait another minute…do it now!


I've lived my life in service to others. I'm focused on mental health and how it impacts our relationships, culture, and society. Through creative expression and narrative I believe we can impact change.

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