Sometimes people have poor health habits, such as smoking, a poor diet, or lack of exercise, and not until a diagnosis like diabetes or asthma are they motivated enough to make changes necessary for health and well-being.

Many cultural environments support misguided priorities, such as poor food quality, medicating the public, and rewarding greed. And just as with personal health, our communal well-being often needs to become extremely unhealthy before necessary changes become a prime concern.

My guides have always told me to stay current to address issues as they arise. But when problems and imbalances are left to develop over time, consequences have an enormous impact on us individually, collectively, and our environment.

Over the years, I have observed that many people feel overwhelmed by personal, political, and global concerns and as a result avoidance becomes a primary strategy for coping. Avoidance causes small problems to turn into large problems.

What do we do? The first step is to look and not avoid. Whether this means getting on a scale to monitor your weight, or being mindful of how you spend your money. All our thoughts, words, and actions have an impact. We all vote with our feet every day.

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