CLEANING TO COMBAT CANCER
Learn what you can control and control it!
Your home is the best place to start in creating a healthy environment.
With these simple and ideal reminders, you have a great place to start. I use essential oils, in a few different mixtures, depending on what room and what I'm cleaning.
Mixed with just a few ingredients such as baking soda, rubbing alcohol and distilled water, I can confidently sanitize my home for myself and my family without having the worry about contributing to cancer or other health ailments!
Here are a few simple tips to get you started on the healthy (and deliciously scented) path to cleaning:
CLEAN UP TOUCHZONES
Some germs are short-lived, others live long times. Regardless, it’s important to clean those areas that are most prone to being holding cells for them. These are areas that your hands come into contact with most frequently. The commonly touched, yet overlooked places of the home: doorknobs, light switches, fridge/oven/dishwasher handles, cupboard knobs, dining room chairs, faucets…..and the toilet flusher!
Clean these places up with a quick spray of a highly effective essential oil blend and swipe them with a cloth and you can be sure to not spread germs throughout the house. Hard surfaces love to invite germs to stay awhile so be sure to give a good scrub to these areas.
Remember, we are here to make healthier homes and bodies. Using toxic chemicals to kill these bad germs off will not get us ahead in this game. No bleach or heavy chemicals needed. Make yourself a solution in a spray bottle and that will certainly do the trick. If you really want to get fancy, you can add isopropyl alcohol to the spray bottle for a boost of germ fighting action.
THE KITCHEN IS GERM ZONE
I’m sure you clean the kitchen often so you are probably thinking your kitchen is good. However, seemingly clean and clean beneath the surface are two different topics. I’m talking mold, mildew, food-borne pathogens, all the yuckies we can’t necessarily see.
To start, you are going to have to deep clean the kitchen! No fun, I know - but necessary.
Moisture is not your friend in areas that can be breeding grounds for germs: the sink, the fridge. Wipe everything down with your homemade EO kitchen spray. Keep pets off of the counters and tables. Use natural dishwasher detergent and don’t let water sit anywhere in this room. The moisture will quickly and surely become a problem.
Something that has become a handy-dandy cleaning tool for me in the kitchen (and sometimes lends itself in the bathroom: shower) is a steamer. It blasts gunk with steam, pretty fascinating. Saves me from scrubbing. I coat the area with a good layer of kitchen cleaning spray and steam away!
When you are cleaning up produce, meats and other foods – don’t forget they may have brought in food borne illnesses that will make you feel not-so-good. Keep the kitchen clean, always!
ONTO SCRUBBING THE BATHROOM
When we think of where the grossest of germs lives, we typically think about the bathroom. While cleaning sinks, toilets and floors thoroughly is a given (I hope), don’t ignore germ-harboring areas such as your toothbrush, personal care products and makeup containers. In addition to keeping them away from the flushing zone, the toothbrushes should be changed at least every 2-3 months.
Mix up a special blend just for bathroom cleaning and be sure to make that first scrub session a very, very thorough one. Another idea is to re-caulk tubs, windows, faucets to seal up any leaky areas that can contribute to growths that you don’t want growing. From there, you will be on maintenance mode.
Remove all piles of laundry and towels to prevent mildew. Don’t forget to wash the shower curtain. It’s so easy to go months and months with the same curtain hanging, just think of what that thing is housing. Eww. Make it a habit to wash it weekly. Have a spare on hand to swap out so you don’t feel the laundry pressure!
Spray hairbrushes, combs and styling tools with your general bathroom spray. Hey, you never know what’s living on those things!
My other bathroom tip is to always use new cleaning towels, mops and brushes. Don’t store them without their own cleaning between uses, otherwise you are just shuffling germs around the room. Sprinkling some baking soda to the mix gives an added roughness for the grimy buildups that tend to occur in the bathroom.
Total cleanup on slaying germs while staying chemical free!
Another tip that I do in my own home that I’d like to share, which is also such a simple solution to a regular cleaning schedule is to use a bag in the garbage can. Certainly it isn’t attractive and my leftover grocery shopping bags don’t match my décor, but it saves me from nasty cans and having to touch whatever my family and invited guests have tossed in them.
Pull the bag out when full, give a few spritzes of the pre-made bathroom spray, and stuff a new bag in the garbage can!
IF SOMEONE HELD IT, IT NEEDS TO BE CLEANED
I’m talking about all of the handheld devices. There are so many of them: phones, tablets, game controllers, remote controls, firestick controllers, keyboards, accessories, and on and on. They get overlooked in the cleaning process in most homes.
A good spray with your general, clean-all spray and a quick and gentle wipe down will do the trick and kill germs so they aren’t being spread by the most commonly touched objects in your home!
How many times have you cleaned your cell phone? Personally, mine gets cleaned several times per day because every time I go into the bathroom, I spray it with my general cleaner and wipe it down quickly. (guilty – I take my phone to the bathroom with me. TMI, I know!).
This particular device, though, is a haven for germs. I’ve caught suggestion (but not proof) that they may even be home to more germs that public restrooms. For something that is a constant gateway to your face: mouth, nose, eyes, ears, it deserves all the extra cleaning love you can give it to prevent the spread of viruses and illness.
I’ve never been that parent to let my kids play with my phone or handheld devices, but for those of you who are – kids are germ bombs! Clean those suckers. A LOT!
WASH THE DIGITS
I’m referring to your hands and feet. Now we don’t have to overdo it here, but we need to keep up with our cleanliness. The most effective way to prevent the spread of illness is just by washing with soap and water. I have the most awesome hack in taking the general cleaner and turning it into a foaming soap!
Do you wash your hands good enough or really good? Are you singing the alphabet and getting the tops, bottoms, and in-betweens? Under the nails and around the wrists? If you are, you will need to sing that alphabet song two times!
Alert: antibacterial soap is toxic! I can’t tell you what to do, but I can recommend that you use the Thieves soap and put my twist on it for a foaming wash!
Now that we’ve covered hands, how about feet? No, I don’t expect you to wash your feet like you do your hands (unless they stink like my teenage boys, then I will ask you to kindly give a few courtesy washes throughout the day)!
The overlooked germ culprit: wearing shoes in the house.
Just yuck! We wear our shoes in public places: parking lots, gas stations, RESTROOMS, we walk through oil, bird (and who knows what other kinds of) poop, pee, squashed insects, fertilizers, chemicals, and all the other grossness of the world. Why – oh why – do we all not take our shoes off in the home?
One of the best ways to keep dirt and germs including allergens and dust at bay is to ask absolutely everyone who steps foot in your house to:
Please remove their shoes!
This also makes cleaning so much easier. Lay a rug down or put a boot tray by the door to allow people to keep their shoes orderly, by the entryway.
“Things” can also live in your bedroom. It’s a really good idea to wash your bedding weekly: sheets, pillowcases, blankets and comforters. They are the kind of germs that spread around town, but they certainly challenge your immune system and have the power to make you feel like crud.
Pet bedding, too!
And, I’m sure we’ve all tried to wash a pillow or two only to pull it from the dryer deformed and never to be the same again. Replace pillows like you do your toothbrush. Or, consider getting a silver pillow
DIFFUSE "CLEAN" AND "HEALTH" INTO THE AIR
First, be sure to change the filter on your furnace. This can immensely improve the quality of your home’s air.
Next, consider an air cleaner. Check out Air Doctor. It’s like bringing fresh air into your home, every time you turn it on.
Finally, and my favorite, diffuse essential oils into every room you inhabit during the day. The blends and benefits are endless. I would love to welcome you to my group to share recipes, tips and tricks in diffusing essential oils in your home!
If you have kids or grandkids or babysit, chances are you have toys that need to be cleaned. I’m not talking about wiping down each and every single toy down on the daily, but I do recommend taking that general spray blend and after you (or the kids) have layed out their toys (or before they clean their messes) spray EVERYTHING!
Play time is learning time and that’s great but we don’t’ need to spread germs in the process!
Want my essential oil tips and tricks? Join my private facebook group to give and take all the suggestions regarding essential oils, including CBD.
Cancer recovery takes up so much time. Your day can feel overwhelmingly controlled by all-the-things that contribute to recovery. Many people feel like all they do, all day long, every single day, is something in relation to cancer recovery and it becomes taxing on your emotional status.
Would you like to have freedom from that?
Then, you MUST plan your day, and live by those plans if you want your time to go the way you wish for it to go.
Yes, I'm asking you to sit down and fill your calendar with absolutely everything you know you have to do.
Spending time filling in your calendar WILL give you the opportunity to breathe, relax, and also afford you time off from what seems to be constant cancer recovery strategies!
This might sound backwards or upside-down, but the more you plan your treatments, therapies, juicing, enemas, supplements and office visits, the more freedom in your schedule you will find!
Want to know how?
Because when you are planning all of your recovery strategies, appointments and sessions, you are also planning for the things in life that have NOTHING to do with cancer!
Just the act of WRITING your activities in on your calendar is empowering. As you plan, you are in control of what your day looks like - giving you opportunity to create a day designed...BY YOU!
You are the one who sets forth the parameters of your day. I'm sure it's full to the brim, but knowing you are the one who filled it in is freedom in and of itself.
With a cancer diagnosis, we tend to make everything we do about the disease. All of our waking hours are spent overcoming, learning and researching about it. conversations are spend discussing it. Visits are utilized to talk more about it.
We wait for those breaks in our schedule that allow for something enjoyable to fit in and they never do. Yet, when any extra minutes happen to open up - healers guilt tends to creep in and we feel like we should spend them on something in relation to: healing. And, we all know that guild it not healthy.
You have to schedule in the FUN time so that it happens with intention and guilt free. This will allow your body to feel at ease when it is doing something other than engaging in an anti-cancer strategy.
Sounds easy enough, but it takes time and practice. That's why it's such a HUGE part of our Cancer Recovery Technique program. We keep our clients accountable to their calendars!
Want to learn more? Go to our "contact" page and request a call to find out how the Cancer Recovery Technique can help you take control of your cancer journey!
Is the 'be comfy in your own skin' movement contributing to cancer?
Risky and sensitive question, I know!
This may seem controversial, but that's ok. Sometimes people need to have a nerve struck to make a very important, life saving change.
When you open yourself up to learning how foods and lifestyle can truly be medicinal and healing, (most) will never go back.
That's not to say there will never be indulgence for cravings...once and a while...but once you know how nutrition serves your body, heals your tissues, and fuels your cells, it's nearly impossible to not want to eat healthfully.
I'm constantly hearing people say "don't diet", "don't deprive yourself", "eat what you want"...
...and the worst one, "let the kids be kids and enjoy treats". Of course I agree, but unfortunately these parents/people are talking about items they are ingesting that aren't even foods - they are processed, genetically modified organisms, laden with chemicals.
They cause inflammation, contribute to the development and spread of disease with ABSOLUTELY ZERO BENEFIT TO THE HUMAN BODY. Actually, they HURT our bodies and are one of the main contributing factors to a cancer diagnosis.
Nope. We shouldn't feel deprived, or dieting, or suffering over any of this, but when you give yourself the gift of information and knowledge and really understand what is going into your body - what foods are doing for your body - and how food is either healing or hurting your body, we can lean towards more of a balanced emotional-psychological connection to food.
"Know better do better", right?
I'm a life-long learner. The house rule for my family is: did man create it or did God provide it? Now, make your choice!
THIS is why we spend a good portion of nutrition talk in the CANCER RECOVERY TECHNIQUE. Food is medicine, if we make the CHOICE for it to be.
Disclaimer: it may seem easier for me to live this way because of my Dad and sister. However, regardless of their diagnosis - I/my family makes choices with every bite we take.
I don't judge as I don't want to be judged, but I know I am and that's ok. I can overlook the insecurities of others as they are only projecting them towards me.
Remember that as you make shifts and changes. Those who think you are "weird" or "extreme" are having an internal battle that you have no idea about. Let them be them and YOU be YOU.
I get the whole be comfy in your own skin movement. I also know that cancer, diabetes, and obesity doesn't look good on anyone.
Married, with cancer?
For couples who are facing cancer, there are often changes in relationship dynamics and the roles and responsibilities that each person has. Some may be for the better (as in changes towards better health for both of you) and some may feel like they are .... not so good.
Depending on treatment choices, the spouse with the diagnosis may face physical challenges, but are likely to experience a wide range of emotional challenges ....
Like, grieving the loss of "how things use to be."
Like, "Why is this happening?"
Like, "How is our relationship going to be effected for the long term?"
Let's not forget the caregiving spouse and the potential physical demands now required of them. Certainly, there are emotional traumas to deal with. Left unchecked, we have the perfect storm for an overwhelmed, misunderstood, tired, frustrated, aggravated couple.
I see newlyweds, new parents, seasoned parents, grandparents, retirees, and couples entering this new stage in their lives who are 'suddenly' overtaken by a cancer diagnosis.
For most people, it is shocking diagnosis and they weren't prepared for the road ahead. So many people have the, "it happens to everyone else, not me" mind frame.
-What treatment should I accept?
-Will I be able to work?
-Can we afford my therapies?
-What do I do about my nutrition, supplements, stress, bills, pain, concerns, personal care products, and all the other things buzzing around on the internet?
The heaviest wonder that couples are left thinking is, how can we get through this together, and still like one another?
Is it possible to come out on the other side even stronger and more connected?
Many couples have shared with me their challenges, thoughts, and resistances. We can't possibly expect our partners to understand what we are going through and unfortunately, the caregiver (a lot of times) becomes the sounding board (or proverbial whipping post) for the cancer patient. Who else do you express your devastations and utmost upsets with?
While there are a number of challenges that you and your partner are up against when dealing with a cancer diagnosis, many of them can be overcome with support programs designed specifically for the spouse (with cancer) as well as support programs for the caregiver as well. You both have very unique needs and they are all in need of being fulfilled.
Various therapies and integrations are a necessary part of cancer recovery, for both members of the relationship. With a few (or possibly many) new lifestyle techniques geared for each of you, a world of difference can be made.
It is our mission to help every person with cancer have a comprehensive and holistic (physical and emotional) cancer recovery plan. Contact us so we can share with you how we can support your relationship, and ensure both partners to continue to feel loved, valued and connected to one another during and beyond the cancer chapter of your life together.
Stop asking friends with cancer, "How Are You?"
When you ask a friend with cancer, "How Are You?", what are you really asking them? Furthermore, do you really want to know what they are going through and how it is making them feel?
Their seemingly never ending to-do list of therapies, supplements, treatments, doctor appointments, medications, drinks, shakes, juicing, meditation, mental anguish, uncertainties, financial stability - or instability - security of their job, lack of support from family, loss of friendships, sleepless nights, worrisome thoughts that swirl constantly through their head, nausea, lack of appetite, funky bowel habits ..... it can be an awkward response. Those are questions for their cancer healing team, not a co-worker, neighbor or friend.
The answers can be so awkward, actually, that most of the time the response you will hear will be a quick: "fine, everything is fine". Nobody wants to lay out their fears, concerns, and questionables on their friends plate.
Instead, change the question to: HOW IS YOUR HEART TODAY?
Let your friend who is working to overcome a disease that is plaguing this country respond with feelings that are deep in their heart. Releasing these feelings is therapeutic in and of itself.
By this small, yet powerful question, you will open the gates for discussion that have substance and meaning. Putting a simple twist on an overused question will provide an opportunity to talk about what is really weighing on their shoulders rather than just providing the standard space for them to give the robotic, machine-like response of, "so far so good."
The words: 'You have cancer', are incredibly powerful. Those three words can wreak havoc on your emotions and too often of times they get stuck on auto-play in the mind.
In everything you do: work, eat, exercise, shower, travel, visit, relax - this person is now doing so as someone with cancer. --- that is a heavy weight to carry on the heart.
Being asked, "How Is Your Heart" allows them to express how they are really feeling: joy, gratitude, sadness, aching. Perhaps their heart is craving human touch and connection and they just need a hug. Maybe their heart feels isolated and lonely and they need to find support and just don't know how to express this.
The next time you are presented with the chance to ask someone you know with cancer (how they are doing) ….
Look them in the eye, put your hand on their shoulder and ask: HOW IS YOUR HEART TODAY? Touch, connection and community are basic human necessities and you will have fulfilled all of them in this basic act of kindness and thought.
You could be the light of their day and shift their energy in a positive direction for days to come!
While you're at it, actively training yourself to ask this alternative question to an old age way of opening conversation, remind yourself that you are human, too/
You are more than a human doing, you are a human BEING!
Examine your heart, your soul, and your state of being in connection to both.
We are not machines that are meant to stay constantly busy. We are getting lost in the busyness of life: technology and connection to community is being forgotten and thrown aside.
This disconnect and stress load is part of the dis-ease of cancer itself and it is a known contributor to fueling its growth and development.
Part of human life is to LIVE with meaning: we are supposed to have a balanced existence. It's not just about fitting more on the to-do list, our mind-body-spirit-soul is meant to be LIVING life.
"How are you DOING" is the perfect example that we are programmed to be in never-ending (doing) motion, leaving E-motion out of the equation, or tucking it deep down inside. Stop that.
PAUSE, TOUCH, LOCK EYES, and ask your friend with cancer:
HOW IS YOUR HEART TODAY?
Embrace this human to human connection and listen to the condition of your own heart in the process. In addition to contributing to a friends healing, it could be just the cancer prevention ingredient that your very own soul is desiring!
Employees want their employers to bring their health coverage up to date!
Every year everything becomes more ‘on-demand’ and healthcare is no different. We’ve seen a rise in the availability of doctors’ appointments through phone calls or video chats and technology has helped patients reduce the amount of time it takes to get attention to their health needs and concerns.
Cancer in the workplace is an increasingly important issue, but research shows managers lack awareness of appropriate health benefits and good practice when communicating with staff.
A good range of health and wellbeing benefits is a must for 2020 as holistic healthcare advances and employee health, both physical and mental, becomes more of a responsibility for employers.
Not only are our workers being diagnosed with cancer, but they are working with cancer. Health insurance companies have reported that the chronic disease is the biggest cause of long-term sickness claims, accounting for almost one-third in 2015.
Research findings on cancer in the workplace
Research was commissioned in February 2016 among 500 HR professionals to explore how employers are responding to the cancer epidemic, the plans being made, changes being introduced and views on the readiness of their organization.
The most common finding was the lack of planning among companies to manage the risks relating to cancer. Seventy-one per cent of the HR managers surveyed said they do not have any policies in place for communications and management of employees with a cancer diagnosis. This figure rises to 89% among small firms.
NONE OF THE COMPANIES HAD ALTERNATIVE OR HOLISTIC REFERENCES TO OFFER EMPLOYEES SEEKING SUPPORT OUTSIDE OF THE CONVENTIONAL MODEL.
When it comes to cancer survivors returning to work, 61% of HR managers say they do not have any policies in place for communicating with and managing employees.
Extreme lack of awareness
Cancer in the workplace is an issue that is suffering from a lack of awareness and clarity. Access to a cancer coach, supportive programs and therapies, group support and caregiver support is becoming a must for physical and emotional well being among employees with cancer.
It should not be a luxury to have information and resources to maintain and improve quality of life. It is a right.
Do you feel like your cancer recovery plan is leading you to the same state this house is in - falling apart piece by piece with no support, no direction and no know-how to repair it back to the beautiful state it once was in?
If you were to rehabilitate your current house, would you just randomly gather whatever tools you had on hand and start "fixing" things? NO, you wouldn't!
You aren't (I'm assuming) an architect, a builder, or even a handy(wo)man. You don't know all of the intricacies involved in home building. So, why would you take the same approach to your cancer recovery? You think you might have an idea, a vision and some great plans, but they just don't seem to work if you don't have the experience needed. You might try and try and try and waste money on supplements, therapies, food and still end up as frustrated as you were in the beginning.
Then, you watch a fantastic documentary. Or read a book with break through, top secret tips. Or, even worse, purchase yet another program promising to help you "heal" your cancer. And, after all of the money and hopes are gone, you are still just as stuck and falling apart as you were in the beginning. Sound familiar?
When we have extraordinary repair work needed for our homes and cars, we hire someone that is capable and knowledgeable. When it comes to our health, though, we attempt to DIY our bodies back together - a nail here, piece of plywood there, paint all over that, shiplap in this. YouTube videos galore for the how-tos and latest tips. The end result is still: a falling down shack.
Now even though your time, energy, and resources have been wasted, YOU CAN STILL DO THIS!
Want to know how it works, schedule a chat session with one of our cancer recovery technique advisors to MAKE SURE this is a good fit for you. Our program involves massive action, from you! You have to be willing to make incredible change and commit to consistency if you want to build a systematic action plan.
Contact us: www.thetaliving.com to get started ASAP.
If commitments, meetings, appointments and social gathering to-do's are creating stress in your day and interfering with your healing schedule - simplify your life.
Many of times we find ourselves imprisoned by the bars of "too much" and it becomes suffocating. We are a society of doing-all-the-things. I'm no exception. Saying no is hard and takes thought and effort (a lot) on my part. I want to do it all, I want to help, I want to attend, I want to expand - but, I've learned to not do-it-all at the expense of my health.
Doing LESS is MORE fulfilling, actually. When your day allows you to complete whatever it is that your treatment protocol calls for - and you still feel like you can take a deep, refreshing and relaxed breath at the end of the day - you've mastered your action plan. Each and every cell in your body will thank you by working as hard as they can to eliminate the cancer because they aren't weighted down with the stress of "too much".
DANGERS OF TOO MUCH
The stress and overwhelm of TOO MUCH: information, things to do, people to please, activities to complete, events to attend, documentaries to watch lead to overstimulation of certain areas of the brain signaling the cascade of messages that fuel cancer. It's not helpful and the load needs to be lightened to make room for relaxation, growth, inspiration and healing.
WHERE TO START
At home. Pick a room and declutter. Having less allows you to slow down and be present in the moment. Society increases speed by the day and it's not doing us any favors. It's contributing to disease, actually. YOU are in control of you fast and complicated your life is - so start making changes. Decreasing clutter increases capacity for positivity and freedom. It feels lighter and calmer.
SCHEDULE DOWNTIME, EVERYDAY
Living in a frenzy of getting to the next place to do the next thing creates chaos emotionally and physically. Your body is required to respond to every demand that is placed upon it: MIND and BODY. When we are physically drained, so we are emotionally. Reduction and simplification creates the space you need to FOCUS on your health. NOTHING is more valuable.
AN ONGOING PROCESS
Just as your cancer didn't develop overnight, you won't make these changes in one afternoon either. Habits and change take time and require understanding. These new rhythms you create will make changing your direction to the healing path more comfortable and will set your cells at ease.... ease + calm = healing.
What can be measured should be measured. Whether it’s profit margin, employee attendance, weight, blood pressure or your cholesterol - improvements mean progress, but in terms of what and ….says who? In terms of a business strategy, wellness and prevention programs should provide real information and evidence of its effectiveness. So in the world of wellness and disease prevention, where’s the real data?
Biometric screenings, Health Risk Assessments (HRAs), Apps that track lifestyle habits are some of the most common programs used by employers. Of course, these initiatives serve an important purpose for organizations taking steps toward a culture of wellness and providing actionable steps for employees to engage in. The drawback is that it’s so very hard, if not impossible, to determine the impact of the prevention and wellness programs. Honestly, all we can prove is how much financial investment was provided and who participated.
Return on Investment
It is almost crazy to attempt to measure ROI in wellness programming. How much does the cancer diagnosis that never happened spare the company? Or the emergency room visit for a heart attack that didn't occur or the diabetes that never developed? We need to start including additional programming that serves all staff members, those that can be measured. Chronic disease recovery coaching. With this type of offering, we can ask questions that provide measurable results with disease recovery programming. What are the lab changes? Is quality of life sustained or possible improving. Are tumor markers improving? Were there reductions in benefit utilization? For most wellness / prevention programs, the answer is a resounding “no”. However, for cancer recovery programs, we can actually show progress and identify what efforts are working. Ultimately, is the employee dealing with cancer able to work, able to return to work after treatment...or is their state of health declining and medical bills increasing? These are very apparent and measurable metrics to track.
Disease Recovery Based on Data
Outcomes-based programs are becoming very popular. Less missed work, improved emotional stability and decreased mortality rates are essentially making people more accountable for the state of their personal health. Evidence-based medicine (where doctors make decisions about care using mathematical estimates based on measured treatment of large population samples) informs decisions about health care treatment. Integrative approaches to disease is making great strides in this category.
Focus on Creating an Impact
Concentrate on High Risk, High Cost: The strategy isn’t based on population health. Specifically, employers should concentrate on cancer, it is on the rise and with 1 in 2.4 Americans projected to receive this diagnosis, it is sure to weigh heavily on the corporate platform. Cancer will be the top suspect for claims reported to insurance companies. This disease is scaling the workplace, medication prices are climbing, research is creating more expensive drugs and all of these drivers are likely to place the highest percentage of your workforce at risk for catastrophic health issues. And, to be the number one reason for death in this country.
Having a cancer coach on your team to support each employees progress is the dividing factor in demonstrating what works and what doesn't. When people do not know they have treatment options, one of two things happen. #1. They blindly follow along with the status quo, which is not improving cancer outcomes nor is it efficient for restoring health. #2. People become overwhelmed with so much information, they are unsure what is applicable and in fear, sit back to traditional practices (see #1).
It's true. Programs that are out of sight - are out of mind. Most wellness programs are either presented at certain times of the year or are are ongoing for those who take initiative to inquire. The impact is slight, if at all for these approaches. A longer term program, one that is repeatedly reminded to team members will be more sustainable as the reminder of choice and options for disease care can severely impact the ability to make an informed decision. Knowing there is support and guidance should a life threatening disease strike will make employees and their loved ones feel comforted and secure if they receive an unfavorable diagnosis.
Are you looking for a way to improve the state of health for those who have already been diagnosed with cancer? Email us for your options.
Compare your list of to-do's, with this list of to-do's.
How do they compare? Does yours account for LIVING LIFE?
-prepare for the morning the night before - don't rely on memory, write it down - practice preventative maintenance - make duplicate keys - say "no" more often - avoid negative people - use time wisely - simplify meal time - plan a weeks worth of meals - go for a bike ride - go for a walk by yourself - go for a walk with a friend - always make copies of important papers - anticipate your needs - treat yourself to a MASSAGE - put yourself FIRST - repair anything that doesn't work properly - ask for help - break large tasks into bite sized pieces - look at problems as challenges - look at challenges differently - unclutter - SMILE - be prepared for rain - don't know all the answers - offer to listen, instead of advice - look for the silver lining - say something nice to someone - give a compliment - teach the kids to fly kites - get ADJUSTED - walk in the rain - schedule play time everyday - use essential oils - be aware of decisions - BELIEVE in yourself - stop saying negative things to yourself - visualize yourself WINNING - enjoy a sense of humor - don't procrastinate - VISION - dance to your favorite song - say hello to strangers - give a HUG - ask for a HUG - look up at the stars - practice deep breathing, slowly - read a poem - write down your favorite motivating quote and post it in the bathroom - read personal development articles or books - do a brand new thing - ditch a bad habit - take stock of achievements, write them down - work at being optimistic - STRETCH - think of 3 things to be GRATEFUL for before getting out of bed - display flowers in the house - be responsible for your own feelings - take responsibility for YOU and your mistakes and keep going - EXERCISE - clean a closet - write a note to a friend or family member and mail it - FORGIVE someone - forgive YOURSELF for something - recognize the importance of UNCONDITIONAL LOVE - keep a journal (or two) - remember you ALWAYS HAVE OPTIONS - quit trying to "fix" other people - get enough SLEEP - LAUGH - go on a picnic with homemade healthy foods - talk less, LISTEN more - be thankful for everything you have at this very moment -
Take time each day to REST.
...you have the rest of your LIFE to LIVE. It's not about counting the moments, it's whether or not we make the moments count <3
The most powerful tool we have to ensure we make better health and wellness choices in the future is KNOWLEDGE.