Ability and Community

Respect Your Body

“The first wealth is health.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Health comes in many forms, like physical, mental, and spiritual.

Physicians, specialists, therapists and others can be good sources of guidance and information, but as no two people are alike, you need to get to know your body, your family history, your environment, your strengths, and your limits.

I am grateful to that population of people who have studied, taught, and dedicated their lives to help others, but you can do a bit of “self health” by checking in with yourself. Are you feeling well, mentally and physically? Do yourself a favour and take time to know your body and mind. Never be embarrassed or ashamed to tell a professional how you feel. They have taken an oath and are not supposed to judge. However, we have the option to obtain other resources if you feel one is not fit for you.

Maintaining regular appointments is a key component for health. I, for one, am not a big fan of visiting the dentist, but when I have the option of grinning and having no toothaches, it pays for itself.

Your body is your vessel – show it respect, and it will respect you!

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