Why Do We Need To Be Well?

This isn’t a question, and it isn’t a statement. I’m not trying to convince anyone that they should need to stay healthy, as much as I am trying to help people come to a realization that being around other people who are ill or physically handicapped causes them to become a little bit sick to their stomachs. This can be hard, but there’s no reason for us all to suffer. We can help each other, but we have a shared responsibility for each other’s health.”

It’s easier to be a person with a disease than a person without one…. and, yes… even a healthy person.

I’m not going to tell you not to eat, or to avoid doing so. If you don’t eat, you can always eat more fruits and vegetables. It may even be unhealthy to have a lot of sugar and junk without being mindful about it, but I’m going to tell you a few reasons why you are all right to eat.

First : You don’t need to starve or sleep hungry just to do your best by yourself. This is a lesson learned by a lot more people over time than we care to remember.

Second : You can’t eat everything. It’s easy, but it’s also an indulgence. That’s not what it’s for, and it hurts your body. No one can help you to stop eating what might be your own personal worst-case scenario . Your best-case scenario will never be as unhealthy as a bad choice. When you’re eating because you’re really hungry, it’s not because you’re being unhealthy, it’s because you want to eat.

Third . If your diet is the reason you’re not exercising, it’s also an excuse not to see a doctor . It’s like watching movies and thinking “I’d like to work out, but I need a cookie or something to make it interesting.” I’ve been there.

Fourth : Not eating when you don’t need to is a sign of laziness and lack of self-awareness.

I realize that not eating is the easy path to being unhealthy, and this is not a sign that you’ll be healthy at any point in time. But your health is on the line, and a good decision to make at any point in your lives is to eat something nutritious. If you don’t eat when you’re hungry, you’ll just lose more fat. It’s also a great time to practice self-talk and find ways to motivate yourself to do what makes you happy… as long as you’re eating.

5. The World Is A Small Place And You Are Almost Always Alone

This may sound terrible to you, and it’s not. I won’t lie to you, it sucks. You’re alone in the world, with people who like you (and not just people who like you for the first two weeks), and that sounds like something to be ashamed of. But, I hope you realize that you are safe, loved and supported. You’re not alone, and you’re not to blame for the world’s bad habits and attitudes.

I’d love it if you would come to me and ask for help: 1) if you’re still hurting from your own self-image of yourself, and 2) if you’re scared to ask. I will help you realize that you have a gift , and that there is good out there. I have so many stories of people who have come to me, who’ve been outed with their illnesses, who’ve come to me who were ready to die and I saved their lives.

No one said that things were going to look easy. No one said it wouldn’t be hard. Maybe you didn’t think that they’d end up looking good, or that they’d end up going to the gym, or that you’d be able to get healthy (maybe you have!). Maybe the things that hurt us can start to turn into things that strengthen us.

I hope you can find a few things in me that can empower you to find some support.

6. The People You Work With Will Treat You As They Treat You. 

You don’t have to be told this, but I will tell you. They may not always do it, but it’s probably not something that will make you feel better about being in their life. I hate the idea that I’m giving this message, but it’s true, and I can say that with confidence.

You can’t make a commitment where everyone is on the same level, but they are.