Sunday, September 27, 2009

Knowing Isn’t Enough

At a women’s ministries convention this past weekend I had the opportunity to hear Dr. Monica Reed, CEO of Celebration Health at Florida Hospital in Orlando and author of the book The Creation Health Breakthrough. (Available at Over the next 8-10 days I want share with you some highlights from her presentation, along with a few thoughts of my own, in which she outlined a very simple but effective framework for health, based on the acronym C.R.E.A.T.I.O.N. I’ll tell you more about that later.

Because of my passion for health, along with the fact that Dr. Reed is a delightful presenter, I naturally lapped up everything she had to say. But it was her opening words in her afternoon seminar that really struck a chord with me. “I’m not going to tell you anything you don’t already know,” she said. In other words, the reality is, most of us know what we should be doing to be more healthy. But the question is, Are we doing it?

That thought aligns very closely with something I heard in a seminar on health ministry coaching that I attended a couple years ago, when the presenter said something to this effect: “People have been bombarded with health information,” she told us. “But studies show that soon after going through a health education program, most of them return to their old bad habits. What they really need is someone to encourage them to make and maintain behavior changes and to point them to a power—God’s Word—that can help them to provide the context, basis, and motivation for change.”

And that’s where I come in. Perhaps you’re wondering why I started this blog and what motivates me to keep it going. My purpose isn’t just to share information with you—although I certainly plan to do a bit of that. More importantly, I recognize that we all need encouragement, someone who takes a personal interest in our health and wellbeing—a coach—someone who is willing to go the extra mile to cheer us on to success. I hope that’s what this blog will do for you. Probably the best way I can express my desire is in the following words from the Bible: “I pray that you may prosper and be in health” (3 John 2, NKJV). That’s my wish for you today!


The Wellness Lady

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