That's unfortunate, because wellness can be such a huge part of overall health and healing... not just from diseases of the body, but diseases of the mind and soul as well.
Dr. Sulak's book is titled Should I Fire My Doctor? But, the contents of the book focus more on you hiring yourself to be your own health advocate.
Or, even a step further, becoming your own healthcare provider.
Why is this essential in our day and age?
Doctors are so limited for time. They can fit in the basics; the necessary tests and questions. But, there is little room to give advice on exercise recommendations or nutrition/dietary recommendations, let alone touch on the health benefits of things like mindful meditation.
Dr. Sulak says that's exactly why you cannot rely on your doctor, alone, to give you all the answers.
In her presentations across the nation, Dr. Sulak talks about her 11 essential elements to living well, including asking some hard questions. What does lead to health and happiness? What are the vices in your life? How can you manage both time and money effectively?
One of the biggest hurdles, she says, is to forgive. In order to be fully and completely well, you need to learn to forgive family, friends, and foes... and, perhaps the hardest, forgive yourself.
That can be extremely difficult, of course. But, as Dr. Sulak says, "If you're living in the past, you're depressed. If you're living way in the future, you're anxious. If you're living in the present, you're at peace." Reliving and rehashing things from the past brings the same amount of stress and depression as when the event happened.
Two more pieces of advice include:
- Make your goal to dump all grievances. This doesn't mean you can't be upset if something negative happens or if someone wrongs you, but let the grievances go, and quickly.
- Passionately pursue purpose and priorities. Why are you here? What are you called to do? What are your talents? There are a lot of people who are in jobs where the work isn't their passion.
Tune in as Dr. Saluk shares more about her book, as well as why wellness is such an integral part of overall health.