“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” - Nelson Mandela
Education: the foundation of everything. In the years I’ve spent devoting energy to helping people achieve optimal wellness, what I’ve found is that at the end of the day, if I help someone achieve such wellness and they are ignorant to the facets of their lifestyle that brought them to me in the first place, they will simply return to this unchanged lifestyle and we both will be back at square one. My end goal has shifted from helping and treating, to educating and healing.
“Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.” - James Thurber
Awareness: the first step toward change. Whether I’m delivering a presentation to a large crowd or speaking with someone one-on-one during wellness coaching, the first thing that occurs is the creation of awareness around Integrative Medicine and the type of work that I do; around holistic wellness and the type of health I’m striving to help people achieve; and around lifestyle enhancement so people are clear on the fact that their day-to-day choices have a huge impact on the presence (or absence) of disease.
“You were put on this earth to achieve your greatest self, to live out your purpose, and to do it courageously.” - Steve Maraboli
Self-Empowerment: taking control of your life through a positive lens. Our bodies were designed with powerful healing capabilities. We each have the ability to take control of our health; we were not created to experience chronic pain or to be controlled by disease. The key to knowing how to enhance your body’s healing capabilities is your exposure to proper resources and tools designed to empower you to do this on a daily basis.
Health is a large word. It embraces not the body only, but the mind and spirit as well;…and not today's pain or pleasure alone, but the whole being and outlook of a man. - James West
Balance: the harmonious order between your physical, mental, spiritual and financial wellness. It’s been my utmost pleasure to team up with Mr. Octavais Walton and Dr. Oluseun Olufade in order to bring you Balance U, a wellness educational business within Returning to Nature! Through this nine-week seminar series, Balance U presents practical steps to help participants achieve a healthy balance of mental, physical, spiritual and financial wellness. Help us achieve our mission to educate, raise awareness and promote self-empowerment around holistic health. Help us achieve our mission to Balance U!
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Katherine Igah-Phillips, MD, MHA
Returning to Nature, LLC. | www.returningtonature.com
Balance U, LLC. | www.abalanceu.com
Mind Body Spirit Wellness, Inc. | www.mbswellness.org