What In The World Is An Alchemist?
If you don’t know what an alchemist is, don’t worry you are not alone. Ancient alchemists practiced the art of turning metal into gold. I don’t know if they were ever successful with their endeavors but I liked the idea of transformation so when I decided to open my acupuncture and wellness practice in the San Francisco Bay area I named it, Modern Alchemy Acupuncture & Nutritional Counseling.
In these modern times, where the world seems to be changing ever so rapidly, one thing still remains the same. It’s not gold that is our most precious possession but instead, it is our personal health and well-being that is our greatest treasure. From our optimal health, all good things flow including our stamina to work, our ability to enjoy life with those we love, and our priceless emotional resiliency. These are just some of the many benefits that come from feeling good on every aspect of our wellbeing – physical, mental, emotional and even spiritually.
Yet many of us don’t have the optimal wellbeing we wish for and suffer because of it. A large number of people endure chronic diseases like heart disease and diabetes or emotional imbalances like anxiety and depression or feel an even deeper blockage at the level of the spirit questioning their purpose in life. To those people, I say, you are not alone, especially if you have an animal companion who loves you and who you love in return.
Our Furry Alchemist Friends
If you’ve read my book, “Dog as My Doctor, Cat as My Nurse: an animal lover’s guide to a healthy, happy & extraordinary life, you know that our cats and dogs are much more than pets. These amazing creatures can have a profoundly pawsitive impact on our health and wellbeing. In fact, they are some of the most powerful and underutilized health and wellness allies than we could ever have. When we wake up and become aware of all they have to offer, we realize they can be not only our healers but our teachers, mentors, and masters of our transformation. Our animal friends are our modern day alchemists.
5 Ways Dogs & Cats Can Help Transform Your Health …..if you let them
1. Encourage exercise
2. Promote heart health
3. Help us live longer
4. Act as stress-busters
5. Encourage us to laugh, play and love
And so, so, so much more!
What are Your Wellness Goals for 2018?
• Signed up to go the gym? Great!
• Are you excited about yoga? Super!
• Will you commit to a Meatless Monday’s? Wonderful
All of these choices are will help you feel on top of the world in 2018. But don’t forget that a free, fun, and fantastic option maybe waiting at the front door and looking at you with adoring eyes patiently hoping that you will get off the couch, pick up their leash, and unleash your own optimal health.
If you are not sure how to create your health and wellness plan for the coming year, be sure to pick up the ultimate guide to the Animal-Human Health Connection – my award-winning book – “Dog as My Doctor, Cat as My Nurse: an animal lover’s guide to a healthy, happy & extraordinary life. Your life may never be the same. Mine sure hasn’t.
As always…..Stay Pawsitive!
Ps: I am busily working on my new project – inspired by Rudy & Dakota! I think you will find it very useful in the New Year. I look forward to sharing it with your real soon!