Hello SOTGC Community,
In my last post I introduced the hope-filled experiment called Rhythm of Life. Now I want to focus on the neurological advantage this experiment provides for you.
When your brain is healthy, you are the most true you, more often than not. Implementing a rhythm of life invites your brain to experience safety, fulfill social needs, and fire healthy balanced chemicals. The rhythm allows for whole person care.
What the Brain Needs:
1. Safety: When the body is threatened, a typically healthy functioning brain will move to protect itself by initiating an anxiety sequence. If you already have a plan that is implemented more often than not, your brain will allow you to remain out of the anxiety-protection state. Or, at least, slow the sequence until you respond from a less anxious state. We can then use anxiety as a sign to honor our emotional responses while choosing reactions that enhance relationships. Things like chronic stress, panic attacks, and unsafe environments are toxic.
When do you feel the most threatened?
Now consider what are some healthy responses to help you feel safe?
2. Interaction: Our brains are naturally social and neurologically diverse. According to Dr. Cozolino, a neuropsychologist, one’s social brain is fundamentally shaped in interaction with other people. As such, healthy individuals rely on others to change and develop their strengths and capacities. This idea is consistent with a number of current psychological theories, all which emphasize the crucial nature of mutuality in growth enhancing relational endeavors. Things like gossip, complaining, and unresolved conflict are toxic.
Who is in your life now that helps you be you?
How can you help others in your life be who they truly are as well?
3. Chemical Balance: Maintaining brain health requires that we provide our body with what it needs in the current life stage. Visiting with a nutritionist, dietician, endocrynologist, or skilled internist can give us insight into how our physical needs might have changed with the current life stage. Women’s bodies have ongoing changes but we are highly adaptable. Capitalize on those strengths by getting professional input, and then integrate those steps into your daily rhythm of life. Supplements and medication can be valuable allies for us to be our true selves. Things like an untreated mental condition, high sugar diet, and high caffeine usage are three toxic items.
Have you noticed a slip in your optimum average capacity and ability?
Who could you visit with this week to do a little evaluation?
When I hit 35, my body hit one of those shifts, and I created my own treatment team. Having been a child athlete, I knew my body was capable of more than what I was experiencing. After visiting with a nutritionist and an internist we determined I needed a full detox, a change in my supplement strategy, and a slight alteration in my workout routine. We also discovered an old gymnastics injury could be resolved with chiropractic adjustments. A few acupuncture sessions enhanced my adrenal support for the current stress, and I was ready to roll.
Lovely ladies of SOTGC, your brain is a valuable asset and gives you a significant advantage in every arena. Let’s partner together to be the women we were designed to be! Take a look at the above needs and take any needed steps today.
Stay tuned for my next post on the psychological advantage.
Hugs to each of ya’ll.