Pick Your Challenge or Your Challenge Will Pick You!
Can you imagine… I first heard this quote in 2013 from a speaker when I was receiving training to become certified as an IN.FORM Health Coach. I really was more into learning and not so much doing, but as time went on, I saw challenges coming my way.
Meanwhile, during this time I went with my hubby, Keith, to a routine “lunch and learn” at his workplace. The gentleman there was sharing about retirement and how to prepare. He started out with a “Did you know…” concept. Paraphrased, it went…”Did you know that 60 % of all senior citizens live at poverty level and not because they didn’t plan…” (Okay, you have my attention) “… but because of health issues. Their savings and retirement are being devoured by medical bills.”
I had been feeling a little over the hill lately. I knew I was getting up there, you know when you get up from your chair and you start to creak and groan even just a little, you aren’t 30 anymore. You also may try to fake it at a restaurant and slide out of your booth and pause to share a last minute thought with a friend before you start out but in reality, the inside motive is “Oh, creak… groan, wait until my body catches up with me before I try to move. I am determined to walk out gracefully and not like an old lady!”
I decided to activate my health and get more excited about life. And that’s where it all began! We implemented the IN-FORM program in our lives. I would love to share this with you. So watch for the next steps of what we did to improve our energy and sharpen brain function.
But beware… life is not for wimps! 😉 Joshua 1:9
After being Healthy Traditions for so many years an opportunity has been given to us by a godly woman who was my natural health mentor and teacher for over 25 years. Darlene Haberer has been with Nature Sunshine for many, many years. She was retiring and looking for someone to carry on “Sunshine Herbs and Vitamins”. Keith and I were honored when approached about taking over the shop. It’s an amazing opportunity and not a day passes that we are not grateful.
We met Darlene in the early 90s when we were looking for help for a serious family health situation (10 year old child had cancer and we were given no hope). I was blown away with the simple but profound answers she gave.
I cried most of that first hour she spent with me because for the first time, I had hope! She did not diagnose or prescribe anything… she educated! Sharing lifestyle changes and facts about the wonderful herbs God had given us, we chose to apply this wisdom to our lives. (By the way our daughter is fine!)
She has taught many of us over the years while encouraging us to do the same. So I challenge all of us to carry on, as we have seen her do, as a token of our appreciation for all the hard work invested in us.
Darlene and Ted Haberer are a good example of inspiration and wisdom when it comes to health issues. The integrity and compassion they portrayed in their business only sets the foundation for the legacy they have in this part of the world. Anyone who knows them understands how hard it would be to fill their shoes. So I cannot attempt to and I won’t, but I will attempt to be the best “me” I can be and do so in a way that would be honoring to their legacy and to God.
So welcome to this next chapter of our life with “Sunshine Herbs & Vitamins”!