ProHealth lyme Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

IV Ketamine Infusions for Lyme Disease Now Covered By Insurance

What Makes You Forget?

Motivation: It's Not What You Think

The Opioid Painkiller Clampdown – Will it Lead to Better Drugs?

Study Shows That Essential Oils Are Effective Against Borrelia and Biofilm

Top 10 Gifts to People Living with Pain

An Alternative to Goals and Resolutions: Intentions and Extreme Permissiveness

VIDEO: Dr. Holtorf Discusses 10-Pass Ozone, a New Antimicrobial Treatment for Lyme

TOUCHED BY LYME: Books for your own shelf, or for gifting to others

Black Cumin Seed May Improve Memory, Attention and Cognition in Neurodegenerative Disease

 
Print Page
Email Article

Resolutions: It's Time for Change!

  [ Not Yet Rated ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
By Paula Jackson Jones • www.ProHealth.com • December 29, 2017


Resolutions: It's Time for Change!
Reprinted from LymeTimeWithPaulaJacksonJones.blogspot.com with the kind permission of Paula Jackson Jones. To read the original article, click here.


 
As 2017 nears its end, many reflect over the past year, embracing the good times, thankful that the difficult ones have past and consider some necessary changes for 2018.
 
I have been known to make a resolution or two, as I’m sure have many of you and most of those either never came to fruition or fizzled out. It wasn’t because my heart wasn’t in it. Maybe it was because I was more comfortable with the way things were that I couldn’t bring myself to commit to the idea of change. Change can be hard, even painful at times. Change requires a different mindset. You must stop thinking of things the way you always have and start thinking in the way you want to see come about. You must commit to something that hasn’t yet happened but that you have a great desire to bring to fruition.


 
The definition of Resolution is as follows: 1) a firm decision to do or not do something; 2) The action of solving a problem, dispute or contentious matter
 
Hmmm…contentious? Definition of contentious:  Controversial, heated argument or likely to cause an argument
 
Ah yes, there it is ~ my three year old resolution ~ “a firm decision to do something, solving a potentially controversial problem, at times likely to cause an argument”
 
I didn’t consciously start out to live out this resolution. I just wanted to get better and get my life back on track. But the battles that I had to fight just to get the medical attention that I deserved and the hurdles that I had to overcome to be listened to, fighting for validation against a broken system where Lyme and tick-borne disease are concerned, hurled me into it head first. Nobody likes to stir up controversy and its not an easy position to be in. You have your support system in one corner and adversaries in another, trying to discredit you and bring you down. But I pushed through all the painful moments because this resolution was not only important to me but to my community and Maine’s Lyme community. Somebody had to stand up and say, “This is not right” and I was no longer willing to remain silent or accept the status quo.
 
So why is it so hard to stick to a resolution? We want a favorable outcome but sometimes the journey is just too difficult. Sometimes we get half way there and we are willing to settle.  Sometimes life side tracks us. But all too often, we fail because we become complacent.   Definition of complacent: marked by self-satisfaction accompanied by an unawareness of danger or deficiencies.
 
 
 
 
So, we become comfortable doing what we’ve always done without any awareness of the dangers or deficiencies that lie in wait. For example, failure to keep our commitment to the gym could lead to the onset of health issues. Well, what about practicing medicine without regard to newer evidence-based testing, diagnosing and treatment protocols? How does that best serve the patient? But more importantly, why is there such an overwhelming resistance to change, refusing to accept something different from what has always been done, especially in the light that it no longer works? Therein lies the danger. When you always do what you’ve always done, you will always get what you always got…and that is not always good.


 
I recently spoke to a local medical provider who shared with me all the change notifications to medicine that have come about. Back in medical school they were taught one thing, then twenty-some odd years later, medical journals spotlight problematic issues to said training and recommended a different direction, that now is being challenged yet again.  Why? Because things change. New and improved sciences find those dangers or improvements but if we’re not paying attention or are resistant to change…well...that’s not good either!
 
Initially, change can be difficult. You must think and act differently. You must push through the discomfort until you reach the new change and it becomes comfortable. But be wary not to become complacent!  Whether we like it or not, change is the only thing we can truly count on and change is going to happen, it’s what must happen for things to improve or go away.


 
 
I am considering a change, or rather an addition, for 2018 and it is going to require taking a leap of faith, finding balance, harnessing my passion and staying the course, no matter what difficulties come my way. But knowing that the outcome could change the lives of hundreds of thousands of people, I am willing to commit to this resolution, to give it 100 percent of my focus and energy because somethings are just worth fighting for.  


 
 
I wish you all a Safe and Happy New Year and whatever change you wish for the coming new year, may you find the dedication and stamina to see it through. God Bless ~
 
~ Paula
 
 
 
 [Paula is the President of the MLDSE, the Maine-partner of the national Lyme Disease Association, a member of Maine’s CDC Vector-borne Workgroup and active in Maine’s Lyme legislation. You can reach her at paula@mldse.org]



Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Magnesium Plus B-12 Extreme™ Pro-C Complex™


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
Optimized Curcumin Longvida with Omega-3

Featured Products

Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Vitamin E with Mixed Tocopherols Vitamin E with Mixed Tocopherols
The core antioxidant for everyday health
Vitamin D3 5000 IU Vitamin D3 5000 IU
Give Your Body a Boost With the Sunshine Vitamin
Magnesium Plus Magnesium Plus
Natural mineral for nerve & muscle function
Acidophilus Pearls Acidophilus Pearls
Guaranteed active cultures for better digestion

Natural Remedies

Coping When Colds or Flu Catch Up with You Coping When Colds or Flu Catch Up with You
SAD? Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder SAD? Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder
Energy Breakthrough - One Fibromyalgia Patient’s Fortuitous Discovery Energy Breakthrough - One Fibromyalgia Patient’s Fortuitous Discovery
Eating Fat is Good... Maybe... Could Be... Sometimes Eating Fat is Good... Maybe... Could Be... Sometimes
Natural Relief for Soreness, Pain and Swelling - Putting Out the Fire Natural Relief for Soreness, Pain and Swelling - Putting Out the Fire

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2018 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map