Tools to Help You on Your Journey
Based on years of experience and innumerable interactions with individuals who have been diagnosed with a long-term disease, the Caring Ambassadors encourage you to explore an integrative model of health.
There are many factors that you may want to consider as you make the choices that will shape your journey. And you alone will decide how far down the rabbit hole you want to go.
To help you develop your plan, we have divided these areas that affect your health into the following categories, each of which is described in detail as you explore the site:
- Western Medicine
- Stress Management
- Support System
- Complementary Medicine
- Spiritual Work
Throughout the site, you will see these categories contained within the loops of our Integrative Health Ribbon. The symbol chosen to represent My Journey, My Choices. Each loop contains an area of opportunity for improving one’s overall health and quality of life. The Integrative Health Ribbon is a reminder that all of one’s choices affect one’s overall health and that all aspects of wellness are inextricably intertwined.
After you have spent some time exploring My Journey My Choices, you may want to start creating your own Plan. This site has a number of tools that can help you to do just that. Make a folder, collect things on the site that speak most to you.
We encourage you to fill up a folder on your computer with as many good things as you can. Include some big things, like the treatment plan you’ve mapped out with your physician, or an intention to exercise daily, or a vow to stop eating fast food. Put in some smaller things as well, like getting together with friends more or taking time just for yourself once in a while. Also, make sure you throw in some things that inspire you or simply make you laugh. The fuller your folder gets with positive things, the better for you and your health.
As you fill up your plan, or anytime you come across the Integrative Health Ribbon throughout your journey, remember that every choice you make affects your overall health and that all aspects of your wellness are inextricably intertwined. Let this thought comfort you as your journey unfolds.
And for those who want to start with something a bit simpler, we have tools that you can print out and complete offline, including a version of your plan that incorporates an integrative model of health.
So start exploring.