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Knowing Yourself

What makes you tick?

What makes you twitch?

What makes you want to jump out of your skin with a surge of excitement?

What makes you feel your arms like a joyful extension of your heart?

What shuts you down like a squashed pumpkin on Halloween?

What makes your belly happy, your sleep easy and your focus sharp?


Life is a journey and just as we master one phase, the game changes.  Knowing ourselves takes time, it takes acute awareness and lots of help.  Coming to know ourselves is a process of reflection, deep listening and observation, then testing the waters.  Are we who we really think we are?

Remember a time in your life when you felt like you were so tough?  You could take anything dished at you and eat it all up.  In the food choices, daily routine and the edges pushed.  Then there is the other part inside of you that may make you reconsider, what if you’re delicate?  Sensitive?  Weak?  Deficient?  Excess?  Stagnant? Hyperactive?

We’re all of these things in the continuous and dynamic balance of our 12 organs.  Plus all the daily life choices we make to keep the pot stirring…  None of these are any less perfect, yet each state we experience needs the fine balance of everything else.  Each is it’s own place along the continuum of life.

As you navigate your journey of self-exploration, get yourself a translator.  A guide, an interpreter and an educator.  Get a few.  Different perspectives can be helpful or confusing depending upon where you’re at in the journey.  We all deserve a team of support while walking the unique path of our own life’s journey.

Naturopathic medicine is about listening to the stories, analyzing the body and interpreting the situation to come to understand the dynamics of the body.  With medical training equivalent to an MD’s education, comprehensive education of pharmaceutical and natural therapies and a holistic approach bridging the mind and body.  Choose a Naturopathic Doctor to be your guide to help navigate the journey of knowing yourself, through every age and stage of life.

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