Let's Talk About Emotional Honesty

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If you’re honest about what you’re feeling, you know that your feelings tell you what you want and need at any given moment – what to fear and what to have faith in, what to grieve and what to give thanks for, what to fight for and what to surrender to. Our emotions evolved over millennia. They’re part of our intelligence. They helped get us this far. And they will help us find our way now.

So honestly, have you done everything you could to nurture and maintain your own well-being, and that of family members? And have we, as a social collective, done everything we could to nurture and maintain the public health? Healing starts with answering that question with brutal honesty.

Today, nearly 50% of the U.S. population has one or more chronic disease. That is such an astounding statistic. It is both mindboggling and terrifying. We don’t get chronic disease rates like that without lots of dishonesty and delusion. Chronic diseases are man-made.

They’re lifestyle and social disorders. You don’t catch one, and you can’t transmit it. You create it over a long period of time with a mess of environmental toxins, nutrient-deficient food, and questionable healthcare practices driven by profit.

We won’t be able to turn those rates around without equal amounts of honesty and introspection. As a society, we have not done everything we could in terms of practices and policies to nurture and maintain our children’s wellbeing, or students’, or elders’. Neither government agencies nor corporate conglomerates have really been honest with us about the effects of policies and products on the public’s health. In a culture that is sick with so much dishonesty, there’s only one cure.

Here at The Healist, we want to make it easier to choose to help yourself and your community by organizing info for you, teaching you functional principles of chronic disease prevention, and amplifying the feeling of well-being in self-care sessions. We also point you in the direction of natural brands and products committed to sustainable values of wellbeing, not just profit. Because at the end of the day, the choice is yours, and we believe you should feel it….

 

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