A lousy day on the golf course made Pete realize how much pressure he was under at work and at home, but it took a lousy day on the golf course for him to finally realize that he better take a good look at his life and make some changes. He was stuck and had no idea what to do. He knew his weight was up, his cholesterol, and blood pressure were too high, he wasn’t getting enough sleep, and his wife wasn’t happy with him.
He had no clue what to do or where to start. He didn’t want to take medications. He was afraid! He had no idea what his possibilities were!
One day when he was at the supermarket, he saw a magazine about complementary and alternative health services. He had no idea what it was all about, but he was desperate enough to pick it up and read through it. Most of the services he had never heard of – funny names like Feldenkrais, Tai Chi, and Ayurvedic.
The more Pete read, the more interested he became. Most of the magazine had to do with the benefits these services provided. It was hard for him to get his brain around this way of thinking, but he was desperate and kept investigating these new concepts that restored health in a natural way.
One ad caught Pete’s attention. It had to do with Wellness Coaching. He called the number listed and got answers to all his questions. There were so many possibilities! He now felt hope for a healthy future!
The Coaching helped him realize that he needed to learn to be aware of what he ate, how he ate it, and to be responsible for his health on many different levels. He called his wife all excited because he signed them up for a “food preparation” class. That was a start – something for them to do together to improve both their health.
Pete continued with his “wellness journey.” With the Wellness Coach and other practitioners, he addressed his diet and eating habits, sleep issues, and stress and anxiety. Today Pete is at a healthy weight, his blood pressure is normal, and he is able to manage his stress. These were his possibilities and he took advantage of them! Life is good and so is his golf game – now!
Gale Maleskey, M.S., R.D.
Greg Schweitzer, MBA, D.Ay.