Teaching what you need to learn…
February 8th, 2011 by

It is through our life experiences that we gain knowledge, wisdom and strength, and if we didn’t struggle or suffer, there would be no way to learn from our mistakes or appreciate what’s really GOOD.

I once came across a very profound quote, “You teach best what you most need to learn”. Some people use their past traumas and life experiences to be able to help as many people as they can. Think of the addiction counselor that was once an addict or the cancer survivor that counsels cancer patients… the list could go on, and who better to help than someone who has gone through and sincerely KNOWS what it feel like! Even better is that these people not only know what it feels like, but they know how to survive, thrive and make the best of their lives.

I have been through so much in my short life and the truth of the matter is that everyone struggles and suffers at some degree, and everyone has a story, a journey that they went through from the time they were born until now. I’ve learned that the answer truly lies in HOW YOU REACT to the hurdles that come at you, how you handle them that can make all the difference in your world.

I am by no means perfect, in fact, I struggle quite often! But going back to, “You teach best what you most need to learn”, is that I believe I am so incredibly drawn to holistic living, nutrition, fitness, yoga, meditation, positivism and imagery because I, beyond a doubt NEED it. And I believe with all my heart and soul that EVERYONE needs these things; you don’t have to be a hippie or “metro-sexual” or religious to practice yoga, meditation & holistic nutrition!

“Wellness is not a luxury, it is a necessity.”

Everyone in his or her divine right deserves to live the very best quality life possible & after all, why wouldn’t you want to? We all deserve to thrive with energy & glow from the inside out. If given the tools to look your absolute best, feel healthy & vigorous and truly BE the very best version of yourself, would you use them? We shouldn’t need any convincing, it should be a priority! Like I said, IT’S YOUR DIVINE RIGHT to be the person nature intended you to be… disease & stress free.

I have overcome physical obstacles that so many people suffer with such as severe acne, allergies, lethargy and stomach troubles to mental obstacles like abuse, addiction, anxiety and depression. These things are extremely common and believe it or not some of which, RELATED. I have learned the correlation between issues like these and so many others as well. There are simple changes you can make to your diet, your lifestyle and your thinking that will have a tremendously positive impact on you AND on those around you.

I have dedicated more than 10 years of my life to reading, writing and re-searching so many health topics and concerns that I or someone I knew has endured.  It is my passion to figure out the rhyme or reason something physical or mental occurs and how to fix it. Am I medical doctor? No. Did I go through many years of expensive colleges? No. I did, however go through the school of life. I learned from every experience and re-searched the cause and effects of my experiences obsessively! And whenever a topic comes up that I’m not familiar with, I make it a point to learn as much about it as I can.

There was a time that I thought I would be a substance abuse counselor. There was a time I thought I was meant to help troubled teens and abused women. I then discovered holistic living and all of the amazing benefits it brings. Year after year, chapter after chapter of my life, I went through different things, struggled, endured, learned and thrived. I love how the school of life has taught me so much and how no matter what I’ve gone through, I’ve ALWAYS known that I was meant to help people, I was put here to LOVE.

“Nobody in this world is perfect, but we ARE all perfectly beautiful human beings and we ALL are in need of a little guidance.”

All we can do is make it a point to do our very best every day (and some days our best is better than others and that’s okay!).  If the day ends and you’re not happy with the way it went, all you can do is LET IT GO. Right now and tomorrow you have a chance to change your life. The choice is yours. We all deserve to live a truly vibrant, relaxed & peaceful lifestyle, no matter what walk of life we come from, no matter what our jobs may be & no matter what traumas we may have been through. It IS achievable… sometimes all we need is a little guidance.

In Love & Health,

Tara Marie ♥