Aging Is Not An Option, How You Age Is by Patricia Cassinelli
In a world fixated on health, it’s remarkable how much we curtail the sphere in which health plays a role. Resisting discomfort in your body to the point of needing a physician, ignoring certain emotions or inner conversations, claiming religion but avoiding any spiritual connection—all of these things, whether physical, emotional, or spiritual in nature, have an impact on our health.
Take, for example, the idea that with aging comes an unavoidable decline in health. Seeing the evidence of ill health in ourselves and others as we grow older, we affirm and repeat this claim. Yet the great irony is that, in believing that we will “fall apart” as we age, the thought itself lends to physical deterioration. To understand our physical health, we must first understand these two basic truths: our health is as much emotional and spiritual as it is physical, and we manifest what we focus upon.
The good news is that we can use this information to our advantage. By approaching health holistically, we can combat various diseases in our lives on multiple levels. By providing the body with nutritious food and the mind with positive images, you will be equipped to handle the challenges and sorrows of life from a fortified position. You may even find insight regarding the major illness you’re battling that cannot be explained from a purely physical perspective.
My hope is that the contents of this book will serve as both a pragmatic reference source and a possible launchpad for your own exploration—that we, together, would find the courage to take our health into our own hands and to find the peace, freedom, and restoration that only true wellness can offer.
Patricia J. Cassinelli is an ordained Interfaith Minister, active massage therapist, and traveling speaker with a passion for holistic health and healing. A graduate of Scherer’s Institute of Natural Healing in Santa Fe, NM, her areas of focus include mind/body work, massage, and herbal medicine and clinical nutrition. Patricia co-founded and is a member of A World Alliance of Interfaith Clergy (2004), now renamed World Awake and was a conference presenter for World AWAKE in 2015. She has owned and operated a private practice and ministry in Manhattan, KS, since June of 2003.
Visit her website: www.patriciajcassinelli.com to schedule speaking engagements.