Skip to main content

Persevering Through Change

By September 20, 2020September 23rd, 2020Uncategorized


How do you thrive when culture is in chaos?

How can you be Resilient? Weather proof? Anti-fragile?

How can you weather a storm and come out stronger on the other side?

It all comes down to Health.

Today we are putting the word HEALTH under a magnifying glass.


What is Health?

In our linear culture, it can be defined as the “absence of disease”. But that is a shallow definition that falls short of what the term “health” actually is.

According to the Organon of Medicine, Health is defined as the:

Elements and Forces comprising the Human Entity on the Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Planes of Being….

Now that’s what I call a robust definition of health. It is holistic and comprehensive. It includes all the pieces of who we are as humans.

I would argue that our health is the most valuable asset that we have.

Culture would lead us to believe that health is a community based decision but it isn’t.

Health is personal.

There are personal decisions that we make each day that positively or negatively impact our health.

There is a LOT we can control when it comes to health.

The key to Persevering through change is having good health.

Let’s look at the different areas…


Physical –

Things that directly improve physical health include;

Food… make it a point to eat at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables daily,
Exercise…working out at least 4 times per week with light weights builds muscle so you burn more calories at rest. At the very least go for a 20min walk daily.
Hydration…your body doesn’t’ know the difference between hunger and thirst, so reach for a glass of water before you snack.

Seek medical advice to help you uncover the causes behind your symptoms. Consider working with a health practitioner to assist with hormone balancing, nutritional supplement recommendations, and self-care strategies to enhance this piece.

Mental/Emotional –

Set the intention for each new day with a Mantra: Some of my favorites are:

“Every day is blessed I already won.”
“I intend perfect safety, health and well-being.”

Emotional Health revolves around connection. Actively reach out to deepen relationships. Good quality relationships are made in the trenches, going through life. It is the vulnerability and struggle that builds meaningful relationships. If you haven’t had a date night in a while it may be time to set one up.

Building time into your schedule that includes things that bring you joy is important. I call this self-care. When we take care of ourselves it allows us to happily give more to those around us. There is a difference between happily giving and giving from resentment. We feel resentment when we are denying ourselves from self-care.

Spiritual –

Now is the time to flex those faith muscles and surrender to God’s plan. The greatest personal trainer you can ever have on your journey to find faith is found in the best-selling book of the year, every year, the Bible. They say that Faith begins where understanding ends…if this year has been especially tough and you’re struggling to find meaning in it all then it might be a good time to take a leap of faith.

When we actively strengthen each individual area of health then it enhances our overall health.

The key to Persevering through change is having good health.

I want you to know that you are not alone, often our greatest mistakes are made in isolation. If you are struggling in any of these areas it’s time to think about getting a mentor.

Once you have the foundation of health in place it becomes easier for your mind to pivot towards solutions and remember that no matter what is happening on the outside you get to decide how you are going to show up in response.

We are all moving through a time of massive unknown… Things have rarely gone as planned this year…

Being present in the moment allows for empowerment… because PEACE is available on every step of the journey.

Wishing you the Best of Health,

Dr. Purcell
[inf_infusionsoft_inline optin_id=”optin_12″]

Dr. Andrea Purcell

A trusted and well-respected Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Purcell has been in private practice for over twenty years. Dr. Purcell is a published author and has a women’s specialty practice for hormone balancing, weight loss, mystery illness, and gastro-intestinal concerns. Dr. Purcell assists her patients by identifying the underlying cause of disease and removing obstacles that impede the body's natural ability to heal. Drugs and surgery are used as a last resort. She believes that increasing health on the inside shines through to the outside.