Do You have Pesky Aches & Pains

Sharon J Cole

Do you have Pesky Aches and Pains?


Are you troubled with migraines?

Sinus headaches?


Intestinal issues?


Aches and Pains for no reason?

Panic attacks?

Do the “bugs going around” usually find you?

Are you frail?


Have you found a medicine that eliminates it?


Through the years, do these problems get worse, or better?


So, is there an answer??  Is there something that could stop it (without attacking your body in other ways)?


The Pillars of Health are:

1.     Good quality sleep

2.     A Managed Stress Level

3.     Good quality nutrition

4.     Regular exercise for your body, and

5.     Good relationships.


What leads to a long, healthy life?


Do you believe good health is “the luck of the draw”? Or “your genes”?


If you don’t have a healthy life, is there a reason?





Did you know that:

According to CNN Health, ⅔ of the people on our planet die from an unavoidable disease.


Did you know that for the first time in a century, life expectancy is dropping? (According to Forbes Healthcare)


Of all the people in America that eat a healthy diet, work out at the gym religiously, and take specific supplements… lots of them live longer, and enjoy a healthy life… but it is rare for them to have reached the point of excellent health into old age.


In referring to the Blue Zone documentary, I am in no way minimizing the great, healthy things I just mentioned.  They are absolutely VERY important.  But it appears there is more to it than eating properly, getting the right nourishment, and exercising.


If you’re not familiar with the Blue Zones, let’s see what we can uncover about them…it just could be that we need to learn more about “how to live”.


Dan Buettner is a National Geographic Fellow, New York Times best selling author; he is an explorer, cyclist, educator, and public speaker.


In 2004, he teamed with National Geographic, the National Institute on Aging, and other longevity researchers, and produced a documentary (Live to 100) based on the “Blue Zones”, where the largest number of people live to be over 100, and were in good health, mentally and physically.


In his research, he visited the “Blue Zones” of our world.  He not only used data in his research, but he talked with the people, and families, who live there—lots of them.  He was searching for the conclusion he could find for so many in these places to live healthily to be over 100.


So many of those conversations were actually in small groups of people, socializing, and with families comprised of multiple generations.


Some of the things he believes make the differences are:

●       Eating real, whole food—not packaged food.

●       They prepare the food themselves, in their homes.

●       When there are widows, or someone who has no one to care for them, there are self-appointed women who take it upon themselves to support these people to make sure they feel love and value.

●       Gathering in small settings to visit and play games seems to be “the norm” and looked forward to.

●       They walk most places they go.

●       Nursing homes are few, if any; the elderly stay in the family home with the children, and are valued for their wisdom.

●       They prioritize laughing and fun.

●       They prioritize “calm”, and not getting angry.

●       They prioritize good health.

●       They prioritize helping others.

●       They also prioritize talking! (Now, that’s pretty cool!)

●       Some of them, as a normal practice, repeat a song/chant before eating, that basically has the meaning of “eat until you are 80% full”.

●       They almost look like they live longer without even trying.


These places: Are they located away from “standard” civilization?  Some of them are.  Some of the places, they walk everywhere they go, and everything is mostly uphill or downhill. 

          But one of the places is in California.  Not “away from it all”.


I believe you can eat the best food possible, in the best way possible, exercise just the right way and right amount, and still be sick, and still be tired—I think we need to think more toward prioritizing the actual “living” and “loving” and “caring for others”, and just loving life in general.


I believe our lives were meant to enjoy.  It took me many years to learn this, but it’s my true belief that this is so.


We’ve heard for years that “Stress is a Killer”.  These Blue Zone people believe that too.  Their lives are simple.  And if feelings come up that are stressful, they get rid of those thoughts and feelings as soon as they can, and replace them with good thoughts and feelings.


How in the world could we replicate all these things in this fast-paced life that we live in?


I think “fast-paced” is the key here.  It’s probably according to how important it is to you, to have the peace and health in your life.  In order to make room for peace, you’ll probably have to get rid of some of the “push” from your life.  Is that possible?  Only you know…




Since I left real estate, after being in that world for a whole bunch of years, I didn’t ever stop being busy, as I used my time to plan my coaching sessions, and coaching classes, to learn more about coaching and also took on the challenge of a very in-depth class on how to set up a coaching class online.


I’ve taken on other new responsibilities, teaching other classes, etc.  So I feel like I’m just as “busy” as I always was…But there’s a difference…I’m not pushing! (Well, mostly not).  It was harder at first, and I felt those stresses creeping in, like they were normal! Lol

          It was an adjustment for me to slow down on the “pushing”, but for the most part, I don’t feel that stress.

          And what I do feel, is more calm! More open with people; More caring.  I had those feelings before.  But I didn’t feel so much freedom to express those things.


Do I think I’m healthier?  Yes, I do.  In spite of lapsing into eating some of the foods I shouldn’t eat.  I do feel healthier…and more alive.


Do I feel I will live longer?  Yes, I do.  My brain feels more free to think; my heart feels more free to “care”.  Again…I feel more alive.


My exercise goals had gone to nothing, pretty much, in these past couple of years.  So I joined the gym several weeks ago.  Scheduling my time isn’t any easier for me than it used to be, and I’m pretty sure it’s no easier for me than for anyone else.  I’m struggling a bit with the timing.  But I’m dedicating myself to continuing it, so even though I don’t have a lot of “natural” exercise, I’m getting good workouts, and my body is stronger and more confident.


Do I want to live to be over 100?  Only if my mind and body are healthy.  Yes.  I do, in good health.


Do I believe that’s possible?  Yes.  Yes, I do.


Let’s focus on living long, healthy lives, and enjoying the journey…caring for the people around us.


Is it possible for you?


Yes…you may have to make adjustments in your life.  Almost certainly.  The Standard American Lifestyle doesn’t prioritize very many of these things I’ve listed.


So, it’s up to you to decide what you want for your life.

●       Health, Energy, Feel good, Peace, Calm? or

●       The status quo.


Are you up to it?


Do you want things to feel (and be) different?


It truly is a choice.


Let’s Choose to Enjoy!  To Feel Good!  To truly Live!


Let’s Change our Lives!!


It’s Possible…it can be done… It might take thinking outside the box, but it can be figured out!  And YOU can do it!!


I wish you the Very Best on making decisions for your life.


Thank you for reading…if I can help you in any way, please message me.


Also, come see me at the Health Fair at the Ouachita Center this Saturday morning!



Meet Sharon

Sharon is the founder of Where is Your Calm, and is dedicated to the wellness of every client she has. She graduated from the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy in 2019 and has been doing group coaching and individual coaching since then.

Sharon is a caring haven for people of all ages to address their overwhelm and overwork, helping them to improve their life with small changes in their lifestyle and nutrition habits. She regularly attends classes and training to keep up with the most innovative practices to address her clients' needs.  

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