Self care tips for maximizing health & wellbeing
What If… We Made Selfcare the Center of Our Healthcare!
We at Amber Wellness Group are here to help change the selfcare/healthcare paradigm. We understand and prioritize selfcare, so that we can help ourselves and our patients live a more balanced and healthier life. It is sometimes easier said than done, and there are often physical, emotional, and mental health conditions that can get in our way. If we start with the basics, and then begin to unravel some of our health barriers, we can take control to achieve a healthier and more balanced way of living. Ultimately, what helps us to feel better, as we prioritize self care into daily living, will be able to be the center of your healthcare as you live a healthier and more fulfilling life.
So much of our healthcare is modeled around urgent care, surgery, and medications. All of these are very important aspects of our healthcare system, however when they become the sole focus of care, the balance of self care in medicine is out of balance and our health priorities are given up to others to control.
The physicians at Amber Wellness Group have a passion for and a breadth of knowledge in mind-body medicine techniques to share. We provide suggestions, meet patients where they are at, and help to incorporate tangible bite sized self care practices to build a life based on confidence in their self care. If you have been struggling to incorporate selfcare into your daily practice, that is okay, you are not alone. We will help you every step of the way.
Dr. Lisa Dickinson has been adding to her training in mind body medicine, holistic pelvic care, holistic counseling techniques and is also in a 2 year meditation teacher training program. Dr. Meghan Bennett has extensive training in mind body medicine and uses her holistic pelvic care practice to support patients in a compassionate and heartfelt way. Dr. Meg Chmelik has a breadth of mind body medicine training in holistic counseling techniques as well as a deep understanding of how the body works, through her former career as a professional ballet dancer.
- 5 minutes of movement: walking, stretching, or even dancing around the house
- Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day
- Prioritize Sleep: minimum of 7 and ideally 8 hours a night
- Eat 8 fruits and vegetables a day
- Eat protein bites throughout the day to stabilize your blood sugar
- Take 5 deep breaths at some point during the day, notice how you feel before and after
- Do one thing daily that brings you joy
- Recognize your stressors and strategize ways to work around them so they become your teachers
When we incorporate a little bit of these each day we have the opportunity to refill our cups, prioritizing our self care and thus improving our health and resiliency. We have so many more ideas to help you feel your healthiest self. If you would like an individualized assessment of how your adrenals and hormones are really doing and a specific plan to help you feel better, schedule an appointment
with us today.