By Ann Zimmerman, LAc.
There is a wise saying, “the only constant in life is change”. This is certainly true when we look at our health and what it takes today to feel good verses even tomorrow.
Despite our best efforts to try to settle into a certain pattern of exercise, diet, rest or self-care our needs are always changing and what we are naturally drawn to is always changing. This is often in response to the season, stress, growth patterns or just plain aging.
The needs of a sixteen year old are very different then those of a 60 year old person. Yet, we become very attached to our certain ways of living, whether healthy or not.
In our clinic, nothing will get a quicker defensive reaction than suggesting someone change their diet….even if they know it is making them sick. We are quite stubborn in our ways and forget that nothing is static. Just because you have always eaten pizza or have worked out 6 days a week does not mean that is what you can do now. It is actually quite a “bummer” and quite beautiful! It keeps life new and keeps us present with self-study of what is working for today.