One of the biggest obstacles on the journey of achieving full wellness is the brokenness of our dreams.
I was recently asked if the upcoming “A Functional Medicine Journey; 5 Days to Optimal Wellness” would be focused on the “why” of lifestyle change.
I replied that it was focused on the “who”.
When was the last time you searched for who you are? The “who” you were when your imagination was active and created our world. Do you remember who you dreamed you would be when you were 4 or 5? And while the dreams of astronaut, movie star, paleontologist, doctor, fashion model or millionaire we chose then might not align with the “who” that now shows up each day, the archetypal roles that were important, meaningful and valuable to that 4 or 5-year-old are likely still important motivators for us today. The courageous little girl or boy wanting to excel, conquer the world, to help others, still exists in each of us, though it may be hidden. For many, this personal touchpoint for creating optimal wellness has been lost.
Perhaps you can take a moment to consider these questions:
— What do you hope to accomplish today and each tomorrow?
— What causes you to smile? What makes you happy?
— What were you proud of today?
— Can you remember the last time you laughed?
Contemplating these questions may prove helpful in defining what is especially important, meaningful and valuable to you. This exploration might provide insight to the real you, the person you are truly meant to be. Your authentic self is the person you are at your core; the person you can be if nothing holds you back. Imagine the person you believe yourself to be right now. Imagine using all the tools at your disposal to be this authentic you. Using each of your strengths, beliefs and values, create this self.
Your authentic self is the best judge of whether a specific lifestyle change makes sense for you. Is it functional? Does making that change support expressing your true self and allow you to simply be you. The “one you” you chose when you were 4-5 years old.
Our Functional Medicine workshop will facilitate this exploration and provide you the tools to make meaningful lifestyle change. Re-creating and visioning is the first step on a successful journey to optimal wellness.
Join Michael Stone, MD and me on April 24th, 2021; Facebook Live at Joseph Lamb, MD, 9 AM PDT for “90 Minutes of Re-Creating and Visioning”.
And then I hope to see you at Feathered Pipe Ranch in July!
ABOUT DR. JOSEPH LAMB:
Joseph Lamb, MD is the owner of the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Clinic by Metagenics in Gig Harbor, Washington. He works in partnership with his patients to create optimal health and well-being by using Functional Medicine approaches including lifestyle modification, herbal and nutritional therapies, and cognitive therapy approaches. Past clinical experiences include nearly 17 years of private practice in Alexandria, Virginia at the Integrative Medicine Works and 4 years in Nashville, Tennessee at the Hypertension Institute.
Dr. Lamb is the Principal Investigator of LIFEHOUSE, a Lifestyle Intervention and Functional Evaluation – a Health Outcomes Survey. Dr. Lamb is doubly board-certified in Internal Medicine and Holistic Medicine/Integrative Medicine and is a Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner. He has lectured internationally, authored book chapters and recently co-authored a text book on vascular biology and published numerous academic papers outlining his work as the principal investigator in over 75 clinical trials. He is a director of the Commonwealth Consultants Foundation, a regionally recognized Middle Atlantic charity chartered, to provide unique educational and social experiences and opportunities for economically deserving children and young adults.
Learn more about Dr. Lamb: josephlambmd.com