Do you give the same advice you give to your best friend? If your best friend said she was dirty, stupid, and unworthy, what would you tell her and why? Would you affirm his thoughts if your male best friend voiced the same descriptions? The love we feel and express comes from the inside first. How can you become your best friend? For one, you can choose to love yourself no matter your experiences. You choose your consistent thoughts and spoken words. You believe you deserve respect. You speak your truth and feel obligated to do so. You are patient with yourself and realize growth is a process. You teach others by example how you want them to treat you and are consistent as much as possible. You challenge harmful words with the truth. You realize that you are a magnificent creation, and nothing can change that.
Listen to my first Create A Generational Love Cycle podcast for 2023. Please feel free to let me know your thoughts.
Are You Your Best Friend? – Create A Generational Love Cycle With Timika S Chambers
I hope your New Year is off to a great start! I’ve recently posted an article on Diathrive, 5 Ways to Improve Your Diabetes Journey This Year. So, if you have been diagnosed with diabetes or know someone who has, read my article and share it with others.
January is National Staying Healthy Month. Choosing healthier behaviors often increases energy, overall well-being, and quality of life. But, people diagnosed with diabetes (PWD) often put so much pressure on themselves to reach diabetes-related goals immediately.
Living with a diagnosis of diabetes is a process. No one knows the exact mechanism for everyone to achieve daily normalized blood sugars, weight, and lab values. There are so many life events and stressors that surround PWD. Often guilt and self-doubt creep in when we set high expectations instead of living the journey. Everyone diagnosed with diabetes’ life journey is different. But being different doesn’t mean you can’t achieve a healthy lifestyle.
Here are five transformational ways to start the year on your individualized diabetes journey. Click here to read more.
Make this lifetime great because you can!
One of my foundational principles is to help others maintain optimal health. Check out my most recent blog on Diathrive and learn tips on turning a diabetes diagnosis into teachable moments and help break the diabetes cycle.
When you model and share health information with future generations, you can help them avoid or delay experiencing a diabetes or prediabetes diagnosis. Here are 5 ways to help break the cycle.
When I started as a diabetes educator in 2001, approximately 17 million people had a diabetes diagnosis. At the time, there wasn’t much, if any, talk or statistics gathering about prediabetes. However, over the years, diabetes diagnoses have steadily increased despite medical advances and education, and so has the number of individuals at risk for diabetes and prediabetes. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 37.3 million people have diabetes in the United States. Of the 37.3 million people, 28.7 million have a diabetes diagnosis, and 8.5 million people don’t know they have it. In addition, over 96 million people 18 years and older have prediabetes. Read more here.
Make this lifetime great because you still can!