Well Being You might be wondering “What is a “Well Being” page doing on a financial services website?” A good and very valid question.Here is the simple answer. Most of the things that cost money in life are actually very ‘cheap' and can be replaced. Things that are free in life (the air we breathe, our very lives, hugs, the beauty of nature, shooting stars, happiness, our senses, family, love, etc.) are actually irreplaceable.Most people agree having good health is a very high priority in their lives. Most people believe that health is more important than money. Striving for ‘good health' or ‘well-being' involves not only the physical but the emotional, mental and spiritual as well.Several years ago I experienced some severe health issues. Not being familiar with how the body worked I did what most people do…I went to my primary care physician to “get better”. Over a period of several years I eventually became aware that the traditional medical model could not tell me why I was experiencing the pain I was experiencing and had no solutions to offer me other than prescription drugs to deal with the symptoms but not the cause. I then decided to look at alternative and more natural forms of healing.I feel very grateful to what I can only describe as having been ‘guided' to unconventional ways of healing that worked and got rid of my pain by healing the cause of my pain. That experience took me in a new direction.In 2007 I completed the course work through The Institute of Certified Natural Health Professionals to become a Certified Natural Health Professional (CNHP). My intent was not to make a full time living as a health care practitioner but more to learn very simple and practical things that I could do immediately to improve my health and share what I learned with others to help them with their health challenges.I found the education priceless and the results satisfying without the adverse effects of pharmaceutical drugs or surgery. However, what I find even more satisfying is when someone experiences improvement in their “wellness”, be it physical, emotional or mental as a result of some very simple introductions made to them.Having said that, I do understand that the traditional medical model, in some circumstances, plays a very important role. Sometimes it is the only option to keep someone alive. But, in many other circumstances it is not the only option to become healthier. There are many alternative, non-surgical, non-invasive health modalities that assist in removing the blockages and allow the body to heal itself.Over the years I have experimented with over 50 different forms of natural, holistic, alternative, integrative, or complimentary care modalities. I am very open to learning new modalities of wellness. Some modalities didn't work for me while others I found to be very beneficial. All were natural and non-invasive.Although I have no “patients” in our Holistic Financial Life Planning practice I do offer very reasonable consultations for those who are looking for someone to help them “bridge” the world of conventional medicine and other natural methods of healing. From my personal study and experiences I have introduced organizations, modalities, natural products or natural health care practitioners to family, friends or clients. Although I offer to introduce others to various natural methods of healing, for legal reasons, it is important to know that I am not a medical doctor and cannot diagnose or prescribe medications or medical treatments.This section provides some links to some professionals or organizations that I or other health care practitioners have personally used and found to be effective. You are welcome to explore their services. We are not endorsing any practitioner, company or service. We are simply making people aware of their existence. Even though these modalities are, in my opinion safe, for your own sense of comfort it is advisable that you consider consulting with your loved ones and perhaps with your health care practitioner before trying any of these modalities.My experience is that if a medical doctor is not aware of some of these modalities and even if they are skeptical as to their efficacy that they generally will not object to a patient trying it so long as it is harmless. Often times, if improvement is experienced they will advocate to “continue doing what you are doing.” So, ultimately the choice and decision is yours.Feel free to contact me if I may be of any assistance.The links contained on this page are provided for informational purposes only.