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Extraordinary Wellness

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Wellness is generally used to mean a healthy balance of the mind, body and spirit that results in an overall feeling of well-being.

Therefore, we believe that wellness involves more than just being clear of the flu or other diseases. Wellness is rather a pursuit to be all that we were created to be in mind, body, and spirit.

No matter how sick or ‘well’ you currently are, our goal is to educate and guide you to better wellness.

So, what is Extraordinary Wellness?

We define Extraordinary Wellness as someone who has the following attributes:

  • Super Energy
  • Sharp & Focused Mind
  • Incredible Fitness
  • Banished Aches & Pains
  • Healthy Back
  • Healthy Heart
  • Never Giving Cancer a Chance to Start
  • Vital Living to 120!

So, are you Extraordinarily Well? If so, that’s great!! If not, don’t you want to be?

Transformation’s Extraordinary Wellness Mission:

1. ) Promote only natural non-invasive (no needles!) therapies, as God, through nature, has provided safe and natural remedies.

2.) Encourage a lifestyle that will enhance homeostasis and total wellness from the head down.

3.) View the individual as a whole person consisting of mind, body and spirit.

4.) Teach prevention, by promoting a healthy lifestyle that includes proper nutrition, rest, exercise, etc. while exploring those negative factors in one’s life that can prevent natural health from being achieved.

HOW TO GET STARTED:

STEP 1: Call (919) 845-6596 to schedule an initial Consultation. (Can be done in person, by phone, or over the internet)

Initial Consultations are Complimentary are basically a ‘Get to Know You’ session for information gathering purposes. After setting your goals and a plan of action, we can look at options that will best fit your needs. Rates are based completely on your specific program and needs.

STEP 2: Begin on Your Journey to Extraordinary Wellness!

Your Health Transformation

More Energy? Thriving Health?  Better Productivity?  A Leaner, More Functional Body?

God’s Word shows us how to live-and how to eat!

Come and discover how you can experience restored health and healing

to the mind, body and soul when you have a complete

understanding of God’s model for nutrition & wellness!

You are invited to a FREE introductory presentation by Barry Bragg, the owner and founder of Transformation, a Raleigh-based Fitness & Wellness Company.

Be empowered and educated on the benefits of natural, Biblically-based health with the purpose of honoring God with your body.

WHEN: SATURDAY, August 8 & 15

10am-12pm

WHERE: Transformation, Inc.

10941 Raven Ridge Rd., Ste#113

Raleigh, NC 27614

Space is Limited, REGISTER TODAY!

Please call 919-845-6596 or email info@transformation-nc.com to register!

Top 10 Ways to Transformation – #1 Live a Balanced Life

Over the past couple of years, I’ve counseled numerous people regarding weight loss, proper nutrition, fitness and general well-being. It’s interesting, because as I delve deeper into the lives of people, I find a general undercurrent of worry, fear and frustration manifesting itself in many physical, emotional and even spiritual ways. At the core of many health problems is a lack of balance in life. And, in the midst of trying to help others, I found that the very same issue was plaguing me as well.

This leads me to #1 in our health tip series that we call the “Transformation Top 10”. Basically, following these 10 guidelines will help you TRANSFORM your health AND your life in ways that you never imagined. The Transformation Team will be elaborating on these “Transformation Top 10” over the next several weeks, sharing one a week through our blog series. We all know that you’ll find these 10 tips extremely useful in rennovating your health and life – moving into a state of wellness.

#1 – Live a Balanced Life

Managing Stress

Stress kills. But before it does so, it will knock your life out of whack. In my case, in the midst of striving to learn to be a fit and healthy person – I severely neglected the mental, emotional and spiritual side of the equation. I was eating right for health, but was not nurturing my soul. I soon found myself overstressed, anxious and quite literally, out of balance. I constantly felt physically ill and soon found myself worrying and stressed about everything – namely work, relationships with others AND my health. It seemed that my life was spinning out of control. The interesting thing is that the more I tried to control it – the worse it got and the worse I felt. I adjusted my diet a hundred different ways; I increased and changed the dietary supplements I was taking; I did research, perusing the internet looking for solutions for everything, including work and my health; I went to the doctor repeatedly to find out what was wrong with me; and I’m even ashamed to say, I began drinking a glass or two of wine in the evenings just to relax (which I rarely did before). Ultimately, I developed a very severe case of gastritis that was misdiagnosed, resulting in a lot of pain and unnecessary intestinal surgery.

I tell you all of this to demonstrate how lack of balance in my life completely threw things out of whack and caused me a lot of sickness, pain, worry and frustration. In case you didn’t get it,

A life without proper balance isn’t living and it’s NOT good for you!

Balancing the Mind, Body and Soul

Life is a juggling act. And quite frankly, most of us are NOT very good jugglers. I know I wasn’t. In the midst of my attempts, I was dropping things left and right. No matter how hard I tried to fix things, they continued to get worse and I just got sicker and more frustrated. I was missing the big picture. For those of you who are visual, look at this diagram that I created below, which I believe to represent proper balance in life:

Life's Balance Circle

Ideally, this is where we should be – having proper balance in life between these three main areas (Body, Mind, Soul). Think of it like a wheel that rolls and bounces easily, because all areas are full and in balance.

Many of us, due to neglect to our “circle of balance”, have a mushy ball or circle, like what you see below – deflated, unfulfilled (lacking air or inspiration) and won’t roll or bounce.

A life out of balance

This was my deal last year. To put it simply, when you have a life out of balance, chances are some or many of the following issues may describe what you will experience:

  • Poor health, malaise or sickness (headaches, nausea, acid stomach, ulcers, or even worse)
  • Anxiety or Stress
  • Obesity, weight gain or even weight loss
  • Insomnia or perhaps too much sleep
  • Relationship problems (have trouble relating to others)
  • Depression
  • Self-doubt

These are just a few symptoms of a life out of balance. And, if your personal life balance is representative of the deflated, uninspired diagram above, just imagine how it must affect everything in your life.

Changing Your Perspective

If your life is like mine was, like the above wheel or ball that won’t roll or bounce well, here are three fundamental things to remember that may help inspire you. They are not so much about action as they are about your perspective. You may not be able to change your situation right away, but these may actually add some air (inspiration) to your life (tire, ball, wheel) so that it at least keeps rolling forward:

  1. Stop focusing on your problems and worrying yourself sick about them. Worrying will not change one thing about your situation, in fact, it will only make it worse. Here’s what the Bible says about it in Matthew 6:27 – “And who of you by worrying and being anxious can add one inch to his stature or to the span of his life?”
  2. Change what you can. Ok, so you can’t control everything, but there are things about your life that you can control. Many times in life we obsess and worry about things over which we have no control. Stop doing that and refocus on what you CAN control and change. Consider your diet, among other things. That’s easy to change.
  3. Focus on the good, the positive, the right things about your life. Ok, so I know I’m sounding a bit preachy here, but I am a minister. And again, the Bible does give some great advice. Here’s what it says: ” Whatever is true, whatever is good, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, focus and set your mind on these things. This practice will give you God’s peace.”

If you practice the above three suggestions, your ball will be rolling in no time. Meanwhile, keep working on solving the problems in your life, and

Don’t forget to get plenty of rest and relaxation!

Before you know it, balance will return and joy will abound.

Next week, we’ll discuss why drinking lots of pure, alkaline water is number 2 on our Transformation Top 10 List.