Archive for October, 2020

Self-Care – Most Important and Most Misunderstood

By Lisa Marini

Self-care is one of the most important and at the same time, misunderstood concepts. Do you self-care? When I ask my Denver clients this question I usually get a scrunched up face and a comment along the lines of “I don’t have time for that.”

Self care might seem like such a simple concept but when it’s viewed through a functional medicine lens, it empowers you and your practitioner to really laser target those lifestyle considerations that often lead to chronic conditions or serious illnesses.

“That’s a principle of Functional Medicine that runs through everything we do…”

At Omnia Health, you’ll often hear us use phrases like “dig deeper” or “deep dive.” That’s a principle of Functional Medicine that runs through everything we do to help you break through the old patterns and discover the roadblocks to your optimal health – we seek to understand what’s really going on by digging deeper!

So, let’s take a deep dive into the practical meaning of self-care. I have spent many hours on this inquiry and I personally have divided it into three categories:

1) Self Maintenance

2) Self Pampering

3) Self Investment

Self-Maintenance – This includes all the things you need to do to have optimal health and hygiene. Think of the maintenance you do with your car’s oil changes, tire rotations and wash and clean.

The things we do for ourselves are things like brushing our hair, seeing the dentist and eating. We sort of “have” to do this category. It’s more of an obligation than a choice.

Self-Pampering – This is more of a choice than an obligation. This category is what most people think of when they think of self-care. This is about doing things like going to get massages or getting a mani-pedi.

This category is why a lot of people say they don’t have time or money for and why so many people say they don’t – self-care.

Self-Investment – This is where the new take of self-care comes in. I call it “self-investment” because there is definitely a return on your investment!  This helps shift the mindset from doing something selfishly for yourself and seeing that action as more of an investment in yourself. When you invest in something it grows and becomes better.

Think of a financial investment. You do this so you can grow your money and have more resources.

Shift your thinking – If you can start thinking of investing in yourself in lieu of self-care, perhaps the results won’t appear or feel as selfish and it won’t end up delayed on the back burner. 

What’s Included in Self-Investment 

But what kinds of things are included in the category of self-investment? Well, what I will say is I cannot answer that for you. This isn’t a “one size fits all” answer. And it’s not about “what” you will do, it’s how it will make you “feel”. 

What we are looking for are things that have you feeling a sense of relief, a sense of saying “ahhhhh” as you take a long exhale. That will be different for different people. It may be playing Candy Crush for 10 minutes or taking a slow walk in the sunshine.

“It may be playing Candy Crush for 10 minutes or taking a slow walk in the sunshine.”

Essentially what we are looking for is to take things off your busy plate so that you can have a… pause. And in that pause, you have time to recharge your battery – even for a few minutes. And recharging that battery is the investment you are looking for.

Think of how differently you will approach people and things in your life when you aren’t running on empty. You will be more present, aware, attentive, and energetic.

And THAT is the best investment you can make in yourself.

Want to learn more? Ready to dig deeper to discover how to live your best life? Let’s talk!

 

Call Lisa Marini to schedule a health coaching session to work on your specific needs.

Call: 720-229-4809

What is Functional Medicine? Learn more here. 

Omnia Health Treats These Issues With a Functional Medicine Approach:

  • Allergies including food allergies and sensitivities
  • Autoimmune diseases including arthritis, Hashimoto’s disease, celiac, and multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Biotoxin illnesses (mold illness)
  • Chronic reflux
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Fatigue and feeling “foggy”
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) issues including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), small intestinal bacteria overgrowth (SIBO), and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Health and Wellness optimization and disease prevention
  • Heavy-metals toxicity
  • Hormones- PMS, menopause, peri-menopause, and hormone replacement therapy.
  • Hyperuricemia
  • Metabolic diseases including Type 2 diabetes
  • Thyroid diseases
  • Weight management challenges

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Lisa Marini – Brain Health Coach, Certified Hypnotherapist

Medical degrees and certifications:

  • Certified Hypnotherapist – American Board for Hypnotherapy ABH-NLP, registered in the State of Colorado, CHt
  • Certified Brain Health Coach – The Amen Clinic, CBHC 
  • Certified Integrative Health Coach – Institute of Integrative Nutrition, INHC 
  • Certified Neurosculpting® Facilitator – Neurosculpting® Institute, CNSF

Learn more about Lisa here.

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What is Your Why?

By Lisa Marini

Oftentimes we look at our health as a response to a problem. Such as, when you start gaining weight out of the blue or you suddenly have digestion issues you didn’t have before.

Then we go to a doctor to treat the symptoms. But there is a great new way of thinking about our health and that is from a preventative standpoint. What if we were able to do a full snapshot of the body and its functions BEFORE you started feeling symptoms?

This is why Functional Medicine is so different. We are here to support you in your prevention of having issues in the future. “What is your why” is not a rhetorical question, it’s a life-changing question!

“Functional Medicine is the Medicine of Why”

Functional Medicine starts with the question of Why because to resolve a long-term issue, we must go deeper than your symptoms. At Omnia Health we challenge our patients to ask the question, of themselves – WHY!

Why?

Why do you want to be healthy?

Why do you want to prevent any potential issues?

When we start looking at what drives us, then we are much more motivated to actually follow through with the lifestyle plan given to us.

Again, Why…

Do you want to play on the floor with your grandkids?

Do you want to throw a football with your son?

Or perhaps you want to throw a football with your daughter?

Or maybe you finally want to take up those salsa lessons you’ve been really wanting to do for years!

Instead of seeing a doctor when something breaks or the symptoms become unbearable, let’s support you in your WHY. Let’s find a way of supporting you in doing all of the things that are profoundly important to you – the things that make your life incredible.

I recommend you start asking yourself –

“What would I do if I felt incredible and had no health limitations?”

Once you narrow it down to one or two things that really light you up, print them out and put them everywhere. Stick those reminders on your fridge, in your car on your  screensaver, on your calendar, on your… well, you get the idea!

Think about how this new perspective will then be a new lens of how you view the decisions you make and the actions you choose!

Do you really think you will mindlessly eat those cupcakes on the counter when you see a note about your goal of the awesome swing dance you have planned as a surprise at your son’s wedding? Or how about the temptation to drive past the gym on your way home when you see the note about hiking the Fourteener with your spouse?

Your Motivation is Your WHY! 

Once we start pursuing our why, the lifestyle plan to limit carbs or to exercise more, suddenly have deeper meaning and a stronger commitment. They aren’t done with the excuse “The doctor  told me I have to”, or seeing it as a punishment or a void of things you can no longer have.

Instead, these lifestyle plans are here to help you achieve all of your WHYs and to help you live the life of your dreams.

So the question is not WHAT are you waiting for, but WHY are you waiting? Ready to get started? Let’s talk!

 

Call Lisa Marini to schedule a health coaching session to work on your specific needs.

Call: 720-229-4809

 

What is Functional Medicine? Learn more here. 

Omnia Health Treats These Issues With a Functional Medicine Approach:

  • Allergies including food allergies and sensitivities
  • Autoimmune diseases including arthritis, Hashimoto’s disease, celiac, and multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Biotoxin illnesses (mold illness)
  • Chronic reflux
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Fatigue and feeling “foggy”
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) issues including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), small intestinal bacteria overgrowth (SIBO), and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Health and Wellness optimization and disease prevention
  • Heavy-metals toxicity
  • Hormones- PMS, menopause, peri-menopause, and hormone replacement therapy.
  • Hyperuricemia
  • Metabolic diseases including Type 2 diabetes
  • Thyroid diseases
  • Weight management challenges

lisa marina head shot functional medicine denver

Lisa Marini – Brain Health Coach, Certified Hypnotherapist

Lisa Marini loves bringing an understanding of the brain and the critical role it plays in ALL decisions from weight loss, goal setting, stress relief and every area of life. After leaving a demanding, stressful career that was taking a toll on her health, she founded her practice to aid individuals in health, performance and personal development. If you want to find your “Why,” it’s time to call Lisa!

Learn more about Lisa here.

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