In my own life, silence is very important. Freedom from the noise and business of this world is found in silence for me personally. In stillness and quiet, I can hear and connect with my soul. I can cultivate my identity and heart. Prioritizing this silence is very countercultural. What we use as entertainment can end up being our escape and distraction. I see this so much around me. I have even been guilty of using the business or various forms of entertainment to distract myself. Although relationships, entertainment, work, school and hobbies can all be beneficial and fulfilling, the amount and extend of time being spent in these activities is what can drain me. I have learned over the years to find comfort and confidence in silence. With healthy boundaries, I can participate when necessary, and then take my own personal space to be refueled. It really is an intentional disciple to be silent.

I found this article online that clearly explains the importance of solitude as well. This is something I need to continue to develop in my life. I am learning to love silence and solitude! 

The Importance of Lifestyle Modifications

Pills can't fix everything

For most challenging health conditions, it has been proven that lifestyle changes are more than enough for effective treatment and prevention. 

Lifestyle is medicine. 

Making healthy modifications to your daily lifestyle will provide functional healing and amazing health benefits. Discover how to let your food and exercise be your medicine. Eat healthier and exercise more effectively.

A few years ago, I was encouraged to get some blood work done due to some painful symptoms I was experiencing both mentally and physically. To my surprise, test results revealed I had a mild form of the condition called PCOS. All the difficult symptoms I had been experiencing finally made sense. Having a proper diagnosis and effective treatment plan is everything for healing! I began implementing healthy, healing changes in my life for the better. Weight gain, acne, depression and anxiety are some of the symptoms I struggled with before the proper treatment. It wasn't until I started making the healthy modifications in my nutrition, sleep and fitness routine, that I started to experience healing and good health again. 

      "The optimal treatment for PCOS is a multifactorial approach involving diet and lifestyle modification and medications."

      "The No. 1 treatment for PCOS is not metformin or clomid or birth control pills or spironolactone; but attaining and maintaining a normal weight through a good diet (low glycemic index) and regular exercise," says Dr. Serena H. Chen, the director of reproductive endocrine and infertility at St. Barnabas Medical Center.

Whatever your health conditions or concerns are today,  I do know that anyone wanting to grow and change to become the best version of themselves physically and mentally, should consider integrating daily healthy habits into their lifestyle. 

Healthy living habits naturally provide a healthy life.
I encourage you to be intentional and make life giving choices for your healing and wellbeing! 

You will not regret it. 
Love yourself enough make choices to live well.
Let your healthy lifestyle be your medicine. 

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