"It happens to me all the time" or "Story of my life …" These are two sentences that can destroy your self-confidence and make you think that you are in a circle of negative events that you can’t control. Dr. Jonathan Fader, a psychologist for the New York Mets, says that a defeatist attitude leads to a wave of losses and a significant decrease in the self-confidence of players he has worked with. When you take a deterministic approach and set definite facts that your destiny is to fail in what you try, your confidence will drop and you will start behaving accordingly. Therefore, take negative words out of your vocabulary and adopt a healthy approach that recognizes that things don’t always work out the way we want. In this way, your self-confidence can be restored and you won’t feel that the ground beneath you is shaky and will fall whenever you want to do something positive.
By training, I am a American Board Certified Pediatrician. But in my younger years I grew up with natural alternatives. As a mom I have tried to incorporate both for my kids and it has worked wonders. And finally, as I am studying natural & alternative medicines, I realize the beauty and wisdom of living closer to earth. Hence in my practice I integrate both...for acute ailments I follow American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation but for simple and/or chronic conditions I prefer natural alternatives.
In western training we were raised to think that "health is the absence of symptoms and problems". But eastern sensibilities has educated me that "Health is state that allows one to use the full capabilities of their body, mind and intellect. Therefore, healthy living is a balanced state of well being: physically, mentally, socially and spiritually." This implies that healing is not a "one-pill-fits-all", but a personalized experience.