Resilience is one of my favorite topics. Mostly because of the experiences I’ve learned, grown from and now have as skill sets. Here’s a few pointers I can share with you. Resilience in today’s growing and changing world is a necessary skill to have. Many …
They thought I was crazy. “Who would need or want what you have to offer”, they said. I was determined in my ethics, clear in my feelings and actions. I knew without a shadow of a doubt my head and heart were aligned, in integrity, …
Your endocrine system is made up of glands found throughout the body. These glands, which produce hormones, send hormones into the bloodstream or into the fluid around cells, and receptors to be distributed among organs and tissues, and “programmed” to respond to the hormones.
Essentially the endocrine system performs many roles that your body is dependent on, such as producing hormones that regulate metabolism, growth and development, tissue function, sexual function, reproduction, sleep, and mood – and along with other functions. The endocrine system physically consists of:
- Pituitary gland
- Thyroid gland
- Parathyroid glands
- Adrenal glands
- Ovaries (females)
- Testicles (males)
An unhealthy, or unsupported endocrine system result in an assortment of unwanted conditions such as hindered growth and development during puberty, difficulties getting pregnant, problems managing stress, putting on weight easily, having weakened bones or being low on energy because an excess amount of sugar remains in your bloodstream instead of where it should be – moving into cells to be used for energy.
Here are some common signs your endocrine system is not hitting on all cylinders:
- Insomnia and other sleep issues
- Dull or puffy skin
- Low energy
- Low sex drive
- Alopecia (hair loss)
- Weight gain
- Heightened fear
The first step in supporting your Endocrine System is through Nutrition, Vitamins and Minerals. Check out these products below to support your health, body and endocrine system.
- Vitamin A Needed for our immune system, hormone synthesis, and the production of the thyroid hormone triiodothyronine (T3).
- Vitamin B12 Found in every cell in the body, it is needed for cellular metabolism and energy production.
- Vitamin D Levels of vitamin D often significantly lower in patients with hypothyroidism, although a direct connection still not determined.
- Glutamine Our body’s most plentiful amino acid, modest amounts can increase human growth hormone a lot.
- Iodine An iodine deficiency can thwart the body’s natural detoxification and lead to hypothyroidism.
- Licorice root Can help the thyroid and adrenal glands for those who have adrenal fatigue (low cortisol).
- Selenium Helps in the normalization of the thyroid hormone balance.
- Zinc Contributes to immune modulation.
Learning to implement and apply good habits in every area of your life can be challenging especially with so many time commitments. It takes discipline, focus and a plan that works for you. Overcoming disruptive eating patterns, excuses for why you’re not working out, finding …
Moving forward, leveling up all has a foundation in change. Albert Einstein stated, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
Simon Sinek a thought leader of our generation teaches about Finite and Infinite. “Finite players play to beat the people around them. Infinite players play to be better than themselves.”
With knowledge and wisdom you can unravel the limits, past programming and negativity which stands in your way to better your life, personally, professionally, and intimately.
Your experiences have been grounded in either lack, fear, survival or love, contribution and belonging. They are the 2 sides of the opposite, also seen as the finite and infinite. The finite sets out to have a winner and a loser. The infinite wants contribution and belonging. Simon states, “The trouble comes when a finite player gets into an infinite game. Then the finite player will eventually run out of the will or resources to compete and ultimately concede the game.”
“Infinite games have no winners or losers. Rules often don’t exist, and if they do, they are fuzzy and open to interpretation. The playing field is undefined and progress is hard to measure. Opponents change frequently, as does the game itself. There are no clear winners or losers in the infinite game. Competitors drop out of the infinite game when they lose the will or resources to stop playing. The goal is to outlast your competition.”
To the original point, the foundation of moving forward, leveling up and growth is change, which must come from being an infinite player. Being rooted and grounded in your beliefs, talents and desire to contribute and play by giving your best. To always work smart and work hard. Strong ethics and positive mindset.
This rocks the core of the finite game where change was not an option, focusing on winning at all costs and whatever it takes to win.
When you understand polarity and where you are grounded in your foundation, you can see your own energy at work. Red is the color of your foundation, your roots and sense of belonging. You live here, within your own soul trusting in your work and your mission. Your actions are stable, calculated and precise based on your own goals and inclusive of the well being of others.
You find passion and purpose in your work.
Change comes from your desire to increase, improve your results and consistently give your best. Change incorporates bringing in new people, a well versed team and individuality. Here stability partnered with mobility move you forward, growing and change while maintaining flow and balance.
Intellectual Stimulation breaks you free of the glass ceiling you hit up against every time you’re looking for greater gains in health and well being.
Health isn’t an option. Health is an investment.
When it comes to building success, moving forward, growth and sustainability, learning to apply lifestyle skills of mental clarity and emotional strength are the greatest assets you can have. Everything in life is either growing or dying. Nothing stays the same. To be in the realm of growth requires consistent and practical habits of letting go and focus with intention.
Building a life for yourself has you focus on what’s important to you and acting on that. This will challenge boundaries, others ideas and the status quo. You can see, having strong mental focus and emotional strength will be proactive in providing you a solid foundation for success.
Prior systems were set for people to follow, no one questioned emotional and mental health. Now, as generations are choosing to create business, step into personal leadership, guarding, sharpening and building mental focus and emotional strength is key. This also is a breaking down, a shift in current models, empowerment, a release to reinvent, inspire the new.
Breaking free from limiting beliefs, outdated processes and dissatisfied ways of living is a journey. Consistent practices and habits of health, clarity of mind, emotional stability make for a strong powerful human being.
Fitness, Mindset, Emotional Resilience are not options. Supporting your health through practices which evolve and build your strength and power in each area of health, you create a more sustainable, impactful and fruitful way to manage your own life. Learn to take initiative with your own well-being through placing importance of time, money and energy towards your health.