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Choices for Health And Healing

Following a diagnosis many facing a life-altering illness turn their life, their health and their happiness over to their medical providers.  If they prescribe the right medication, then I’ll be happy.  If they can limit symptomatology, then I’ll be happy.  Is our happiness really dependent on their actions?  If we weren’t happy before are the choices our medical team make going to release happiness into our bloodstream?

One of the people I admire is Caroline Myss,  Listening to her radio broadcast on Hay House Radio,, I heard Caroline make some wonderful statements about how we make decisions.  I just took those ideas and thought about how they apply to health.  She stated, “Life is not an entertainment system.  Choices are not made for you…Do something that puts a new energy in motion-stop being passive.”

When we are facing our illness, everything is a decision.  Whether I take my medication today or not is a decision.  Whether I seek the support of an acupunturist to relieve symptoms is a decision.  Whether I search the web for the latest research about my illness is a decision.  I can give you a checklist, but it’s your to-do list, not mine. 

Making decisions is empowering, even if the end result is not what we expected.  We get to chart our own course for happiness so what three things can you do in the next 30 days that will bring you happiness? 


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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