I offer two different, free ways for people to improve their health. One is my 7 Days to Feeling Great Challenge that people can sign up for and do on their own. They will learn some simple and easy ways to improve their diet and health.
Then for those who want more personalized information, I offer a Free Boost Your Health Assessment. It takes about 5 or 10 minutes to complete the assessment and then once I receive it I contact the person and suggest some times when we might connect by phone or Skype to discuss what changes they would like to make and what I see from their responses. Once we speak, I send them a detailed Next Step Action Plan detailing 3 recommendations they can consider.
I was at a loss as to why so many people take the time to do the assessment and then never respond to my follow up email and never get the information they wanted initially. I had a wonderful consultation with a lovely lady today and we discussed her results and some thoughts about what she was struggling with. During our conversation I mentioned to her that she obviously is doing many things right from her responses and it could just be some minor “tweaks” I might suggest that could help her see progress.
She admitted that she hesitated doing the assessment for weeks. I asked why and she said while she was excited to speak to someone and get another perspective on what she was already doing, she also struggled with feelings of fear and shame! It didn’t really occur to me that people would feel ashamed asking for help, or afraid of what they may be told – but obviously they do!
I assured her that we all need help from time to time – who does it all perfectly or never has a question? No one I know, including myself! We are human beings and God put us in relationship because many times we can see how to help someone else where we are blind to our own needs. But we have to push past those emotions and open ourselves to new ways of seeing and doing things.
Often times that is exactly when we begin to see things clearly and find the support and encouragement to take those first steps toward achieving our goals. So if fear or shame are holding you back – I urge you to push past them and make forward progress your goal!
How do feelings of fear or shame keep you from making progress you want to make in improving your health?
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