Kinection Holistic Health

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Happy November!

Amberleigh CarterComment

This month, get out in nature, be silent, release your fear of change, and take the first step toward letting go of old patterns that have been holding you back from achieving what you truly want in life: to heal, to be healthier, to be stronger, to be more fulfilled at work, to feel more love and connection with yourself, with others, and with the earth....

Who you are today is only the outcome of who you were yesterday. So let today be the actions of who you want to become tomorrow.

What is Holistic Health, and is Kinection Holistic Health for me?

Amberleigh Carter2 Comments

Contrary to all of the misconceptions surrounding holistic health, I don't prescribe ginkgo biloba and medicinal marijuana.  In fact, I don’t prescribe anything at all.  This is the beauty of holistic health.

I don’t ring a gong over your head while singing kumbaya either, although who couldn't benefit from that? 

Holistic health involves viewing the body as a whole, including mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects. Each of these affects one another, making up your entire experience and leading you up to this point of your current condition of health. 

If you have high blood sugar, for example, what stressors are being placed upon your body throughout a given day and over time?  Maybe you eat cakes and cookies and/or processed carbohydrates, but what is driving you to do so?  The root of the problem could be metabolic in nature, but maybe we should look deeper. 

What do your sleeping patterns look like?  Are you sleeping soundly between the hours of 10:30 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.?  Are you consuming enough magnesium and potassium?  Do you know what food sources contain these nutrients?  Are you wondering what these nutrients even have to do with high blood sugar?  What about your eating patterns?  Do you skip breakfast?  How often do you feel the sunshine hit your body?  Are you happy?  Do you enjoy life and have fulfilling relationships with others and yourself?  How often do you speak or think negatively?  Do you have a constant babble or to-do list in your head?  Do you ever feel fully rested or relaxed? How much do you move your body?  Do you sit for most of the day?  How many breaths do you take within 60 seconds?  Is it more than 8?  Are you hyperventilating and don’t even know it?  Are these questions making you hyperventilate?

Sure, I can look at your pancreas, liver, and hormone levels, and they would tell me exactly what they are telling you: YOU NEED TO CHANGE.  These aspects are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to your health. 

If you’re looking for a quick fix, I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not the one for you.  I’ll also admit that some people probably refer to my business as, “Holy Sh*t Kinection”.  I'm not going to lie to you: It’s hard work.  But if you’re looking for an overall better quality of life, an entire lifestyle change is required. 

My job is to assist you in creating the health that you desire through real food, as well as behavior and lifestyle modifications.  I will teach you how to keep up with the demands you are placing upon your body, how to listen to your body, and how to respond accordingly.  This can help reverse the aging process, repair the metabolism, and regenerate your health and well-being.

I should give you some warnings: If you’re looking for someone to tell you that it’s okay to drink a bottle of wine or whiskey every night before bed, I’m not the one for you.  If you want someone to tell you that your current lifestyle and destructive behaviors are conducive to creating the health that you desire, and the answer is that you have a pharmaceutical drug deficiency, I’m not the one for you.  If you’re looking for someone to not see through your exterior into the depths of your interior, I’m not the one for you.  If you’re looking for someone to spend 5 minutes with you and not know your entire background and current lifestyle, I’m not the one for you.  If you’re looking for someone who will give you a pill, a cleanse, a detox, and a quick fix, I’m not the one for you.  If you’re looking for someone to do the work for you, I’m not the one for you.  I cannot help you more than you are willing to help yourself.

I can, however, promise you that this journey may be frustrating, but will be extremely rewarding.  If you’re up for the challenge, I am with you every step of the way and will be your biggest cheerleader.  So if you’re looking for someone who will invest in you as much as you’re willing to invest in yourself, I’m your person.  The fact is that YOU are in control of your health.  You will no longer need to look outside of yourself for the answers that you already have within you.  You will know your body better than anyone else, simply because that’s the way it was always intended to be.

The Law of Action

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Vision isn’t enough unless combined with venture. It’s not enough to stare up the steps unless we also step up the stairs.
— Vance Havner

No matter what we feel we know, no matter what our potential gifts or talents, only action brings them to life.  Those of us who only think we understand concepts, such as commitment, courage, and love, one day discover that we only know when we act; doing becomes understanding. 

Action is not easy in this world.  Still, we must act. Turning all the words, concepts, and ideas into action requires energy; it requires sacrifice.  We have to overcome insecurity and hurdle past self-doubt, lethargy, apathy, excuses, and a hundred good reasons not to rock the boat, to stay the course.  But we keep getting the same message from life: It’s better to do what we need to do than not do it and have a good reason.  This states, as well as anything, the Law of Action.

Still, most of us take action only when the emotional, mental, or physical pain gets so bad that we have to.  Let’s change this.

Let’s acknowledge that action and change require initial discomfort, effort, and energy.  Even if we are ready to take action, it boils down to actually doing it: Just do it.

Most of us wait for permission from our insides to do anything.  We wait to “feel motivated”.  We wait until fear is looking the other way, until self-doubt and insecurity step aside and give us permission to act.  But action is stronger than subjectivity; there are times when we have to act with strength and courage no matter how we’re feeling or what we’re thinking.

Our mind may whisper, “Wait, you can’t do this.  You’re not up for it.  You’re not ready.  You’ll make a fool of yourself.  You’ll only get hurt.  You’ll fail…and then what?”  All of these voices may pass through our mind, but act anyway.  Soon, these voices or feelings stop coming around so often…and then you’ll wake up one day to find that you’ve done it: You’ve made the change.

What Is Holding You Back?

Amberleigh CarterComment

What is holding you back from creating health in your life?

Most people would tend to say, "lack of time", "lack of money", "lack of resources", and so on. The truth is that it's not about something you're lacking. It's about familiarityHuman beings like routine and familiar things, which also happens to be within our comfort zones.  The fear of immersing oneself into new behaviors is enough to hold someone back from achieving their goals. 

Although changing routine behaviors can be challenging and a bit scary, the results are well worth the effort.  It does take commitment, but once the new behaviors become routine, you'll be creating health on an everyday basis with ease and within your newly-created comfort zone.

So, with that said, it's time to become comfortable with feeling uncomfortable in a new routine: one that will create health, not dysfunction.

Filling the majority of your life with repair and regeneration, rather than destruction and breakdown, is the key to preventing or reversing dysfunction.  You have everything you need; all it takes is that first step. (And if you want a guide, that's why I'm here).

The Secret of Your Success Is Found In Your Daily Routine

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Your "diet" should not be a temporary, crash weight loss system, with a quick end in sight and fast goal in mind. Your diet needs to be part of your everyday lifestyle.

You didn't get to where you are today, overnight, and you cannot expect to reach optimal health overnight.  Achieving a healthy lifestyle takes little changes, each day.  These little changes are not just about dieting and your food. 

It involves every aspect in your life:

  • Your time schedule
  • The way you think
  • How you treat yourself and others around you
  • How you allow others to treat you
  • The amount of love you have for your body
  • How much room you give yourself to relax and breathe
  • and so much more.

Sometimes you need to slow down, stop trying to be a perfectionist, and try to make small, but important decisions, each day, to help you live a better life.  It may be a slow process, but it will become easier to maintain over time.

After all, it's not a race to lose weight and get healthy.  Your body needs your patience.

You must get healthy to lose weight; You cannot lose weight to get healthy.

So make positive changes a priority, every day, and it will become your way of life.