We keep hearing about healthcare.
It’s in the news.
It’s on our social media feeds.
It’s a major topic.
Most of the conversation focuses on access and affordability.
Often such discussions refer to managing chronic disease.
Yet what if we’re looking in the wrong place for a solution for these problems?
What if there’s a difference between “medical care” and “healthcare”?
What if we’ve been gradually outsourcing more and more of our own responsibility?
More and more of our own power?
That’s not to say that our medical system isn’t critically important.
If we get hit by a bus.
If we fall down the stairs.
If we’re in pain.
If we have serious symptoms of concern.
Medicine can be freaking awesome.
Doctors are awesome.
Is there no difference, however, between treatment and prevention?
Particularly for chronic disease?
Why do we talk about “healthcare” as if “medical care” is our first and only line of defense?
Healthcare happens outside of the doctor’s office.
How we eat.
How we move.
How we sleep.
How we manage stress.
How we love, share, and connect.
What if we looked to self-care for healthcare?
Obviously, medical treatment has its place.
But we might explore what we can do before we seek it.
What steps are we taking outside of the medical system?
In our homes?
In our kitchens?
In our communities?
When will we start talking about self-care?
Self-care built on a firm foundation of self-love?
You are worthy of the best life.
A happy, healthy, fulfilling life.
What can you do to make that happen?
You’ve got this.