About two decades or so ago, a construction worker appeared at my pharmacy consultation window looking for advice.
He needed help falling asleep, and he was looking for it in the form of a drug. I walked around to the front of the pharmacy, as I often did, in order to have a more private conversation. I escaped momentarily from the ringing phones, drive-thru bells, and as many other distractions as possible.
My focus was on this patient and his specific challenge, and I shifted into health/life coach mode.
The questions that I presented to him:
*What is happening in your life currently that is unsettling?
*How are your relationships?
*Even though you have a physical job, do you get any recreational exercise?
*How much caffeine or alcohol do you consume, and when is that happening in your day?
*What does your bedtime routine look like, and is it consistent?
*Does your life bring you happiness and fulfillment?
Together, we brought to light that the relationship with his girlfriend was making him crazy, which stressed him out, which sent him to the local bar, which led to an increase in alcohol consumption, which led to rotten sleep habits. His life was not fulfilling, nor was it making him happy. He was not living healthy, and he wanted a new life.
He left without buying a sleep-aid, after giving me a big bear hug of thanks.
In that brief conversation, we got real, and he found clarity.
When asked how long I’ve been practicing as a health/life coach, I realize I’ve been at it as long as I’ve been a pharmacist.
Your health is about what you eat, how much you move and so much more. It’s about your life.
The only life you have is NOW. Let’s get real about that.
What’s holding you back from being who you need to be in order to stare down those Twinkies, jelly beans, and various food addictions?
What if you could eliminate some current habits and let go of those medications?
What if…we had a real conversation so you could get really clear about what it would take to enjoy your life today, as opposed to “someday, when…?”
As we approach Easter Sunday and the celebration of new life, I’d love to help you figure out what “new life” looks like for you. Email me and we’ll schedule a call—my Easter gift to you.
“You make a new life by making new choices.”—Sean Stephenson