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How committed are you to your health?

By Jodi Cohen

A professional woman outlining a list of important points on a clear screen with a marker.

How committed are you to your health?

The answer will determine how quickly you heal.

If you don’t feel great, but you are not willing to change your diet, your lifestyle or remember to take a few supplements or apply some essential oil blends throughout the day, you will likely not start feeling better as quickly as someone who is more open to making those shifts.

When I am asked how quickly you will experience results from our essential oil blend, I always try to ask other questions to assess how committed are you to your health as that and that will significantly impact how quickly you begin to feel better.


How to enhance your commitment when you feel stuck?

I have complete compassion for and experience with feeling stuck.  Feeling like everything is too hard or too overwhelming.  Feeling like every day is a sisyphean journey of pushing a boulder up a mountain, only to have it tumble back down every time it nears the top.  Unlike the Sisyphus, you do NOT need to repeat this pattern for eternity.

I am here to help you interrupt this pattern.

To help you optimize your energy to heal and identify and remove the energy drains that are keeping you stuck.

In fact, I created an entire Resilience Roadmap summit to help you shift the physical, mental and emotional patterns that are keeping you stuck.   You can watch it here.

My goal for this summit was to share strategies to help you get unstuck.  To empower you with easy, actionable tools to help shift your body, your mindset and your mood so that you can strengthen your commitment to your health so you can start to improve your health.

You need energy to heal and energy to work through anything that feels challenging and keeps you stuck.  You might think of your capacity resilience as a battery.  To enhance your energy, you need to do more that feeds your energy and eliminate the things that drain your energy.

Here’s a fun fact to motivate you: 5% loss of energy in the brain can cause anxiety, depression, headaches and seizures.

This means that if you listen to one talk and glean one strategy that helps increase your energy by as little as 5% you can feel an immediate difference in your mood, focus and physical health.

One thing. One strategy.

I will share three of my favorites:

  1. Shifting Your Mindset – Marci Shimoff shares an easy, actionable strategy of looking for and savoring joy with her “Happiness Game”.

Here’s how you play: pretend you are on the Academy Awards Committee and you have to give out five awards every day. You might award the cutest dog, most colorful sunset, or funniest joke. If you aim to give away at least five awards each day, it helps seek out and savor the good. Marci advises you look for “extraordinary smiles, good service, or brilliant solutions to everyday challenges.”

Once you’ve gotten the hang of looking for and noticing the good, you can take it to the next level by savoring the good. Savoring simply means taking the time and space to let an experience really sink in. The longer that experience is held in your awareness and the more emotionally stimulating it is, the more neural pathways you’ll build. Research shows that it takes at least 20 seconds for a positive experience
to stick long enough to create a new neural pathway in the brain, which is much longer than it takes
for a negative to take hold. That’s why the practice of savoring is important. You want your positive experiences to stick!

  1. Turn on Your Mitochondria – Mitochondria are the cell’s powerhouses. Dave Asprey shares how you can train your mitochondria to be more resilient in just 30 seconds a day – by blasting your face and chest with freezing cold shower-water for 30 seconds.  He recommends that you make the water “as cold as you can tolerate.”  He recommends working up to 30 seconds over the course of 4 days, starting with 10 seconds the first day.  He also warns that it might originally make you feel worse, with symptoms like a headache as your temperature sensing mitochondria send out a panic signal.  Asprey notes that if you stand there a little bit longer each day, by the end of the fourth day it feels good because your mitochondria have adapted to the cold and started producing more energy to warm you up more quickly.   It is an easy 30 second 4-day strategy – a total of 2 minutes – trigger intermittent hypoxia training that help your mitochondria be resilient.
  2. Reduce Your Toxic Burden – Toxicity drains your energy reserves. Maintaining effective detoxification frees up energy for resilience – this means supporting your organs of detoxification like your liver, gallbladder and lymph.  I often talk about how the gallbladder is one of the most important and under-rated organs to support in detoxification (more here).  I really try to remedy that in my interviews with Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman, Dr. Christopher Shade and Dr. Todd Watts.  They all share actionable and easy strategies – like a castor oil pack before bed – to help support the gallbladder and its role in detoxification.

The more you detoxify the food, chemicals and emotions that are draining your resilience, strength, energy and vitality, the more you free up energy to be used in a positive fashion. To enhance your capacity for resilience, you need to not only reduce your exposure to environmental toxins, irritants and negative energy that deplete your resilience, but also support your innate detoxification systems – the organs that help eliminate the toxins stored in your body – to help free up your physical, mental and emotional resilience.


The Resilience Roadmap Summit includes over 50 speakers who share hundreds of strategies to support your resilience so you can enhance your capacity to commit to your health and expedite your ability to heal.


About The Author

Jodi Cohen

Jodi Sternoff Cohen is the founder of Vibrant Blue Oils. An author, speaker, nutritional therapist, and a leading international authority on essential oils, Jodi has helped over 50,000 individuals support their health with essential oils.