The Perfectionist's Lie
Today I was listening to a podcast from Brendon Burchard, author of The Charge: Activating The 10 Human Drives That Make You Feel Alive. He was talking about something he calls, "The Perfection's Lie", the lie we tell ourselves to keep us from following through on something that is important to us.
It reminded me of my work as an acupuncturist and Chinese medical physician. Each day I meet people trying to change some aspect of their health, and often they are paralyzed by the fear of trying something new, something different, something crazy like letting someone put needles all over their body! I understand this. I've been there.
But inherent in this is the fact that if we continue doing the same things we've always done, we're very likely to keep getting the same results - often the ones that we want to change...
Does your diet reflect your life?
There are many ways in which we nourish ourselves. We breathe air, drink water, develop relationships, our senses, and of course we eat food. In this article, I would like to take a closer look at how our diet is intimately related to a healthy, balanced life.
Ancient Chinese medical wisdom teaches us that nourishment depends on two aspects: our ability to receive and our ability to transform. In terms of eating, this is represented by our state of mind and the vigor of our digestion.
Ben is an author, speaker, and coach who is often sought for his expertise in traditional Asian medicine and martial arts.