This week’s interview featured Dr. Alex Ford, Functional Health Coach and Wellness Consultant! She shared tons of great information about holistic health and wellness. She works with clients individually, speaks to groups, holds workshops, and takes care of her daughter, all while doing awesome things for her own mind and body! Check out her Instagram to see the delicious and nutritious food she makes for her daughter @flourishandthrivewell, or send her an email to talk further at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Here is a recap of the 10 insights she shared:
1. Anytime we are striving for wellness, we need to be consistent, but we aren’t going to be perfect. We need to have grace for ourselves!
2. Find something that you enjoy. Wellness is life giving! If we are doing things that are not life giving, then we aren’t going to stick with them.
3. Wellness needs to be simple in order to be sustainable. There is so much advice being given about wellness, and it can be overwhelming. Go back to the basics!
4. Dr. Ford sometimes struggles to make decisions when it comes to wellness. She has a daughter at home, and it can be tempting to rest rather than take the time to workout or make a meal. To combat this, she has to make sure to schedule time for exercising and cooking. Planning is key!
5. Dr. Ford also shared that she makes a mental note after exercising or doing something that she didn’t necessarily feel like doing, but was good for her! Often times, she is really glad to have made the decision that she did! She can tune into these mental notes the next time she is in a similar situation.
6. Myth: Wellness is one size fits all. Wellness is dependent on the individual. We are all uniquely created. You need to have a personalized approach!
7. If you only have one minute for your health, establish your wellness vision. If you don’t have a foundation, it will be a lot more difficult to make decisions for your health.
8. Dr. Ford’s favorite quote: “Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit, soul, and body become blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful, and he will surely do it.” 1 Thessalonians
9. “Our lives begin to end the day we’re silent about things that matter.” -MLK
10. Final value bomb: Wellness is holistic. It involves all aspects of our being: social, mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical health. If we approach wellness from a multidimensional perspective, that takes some of the pressure off in each individual aspect.
Now it’s your turn…What was your favorite takeaway from this interview? Who would you like to see as a future guest on Lyons’ Share 10/10?