Health for Negotiation; Negotiation for Health

I had just come back from a week at the Hoffman process.  After learning about the cycle of transformation, I had a choice. Would I live a right road or left road life?


I decided upon my return that I was going to choose to live a “right road” life. My life was my own responsibility. It’s not a perfect life but it’s authentic.

For me, I had struggled with work addiction and overeating since I was a child.  Being a good student, working a lot, and unconsciously eating too much was my coping mechanism. The awareness that I acquired at the Hoffman Process allowed me the ability to look around my cupboards and refrigerator. I sat back and observed my families eating habits.


Ironically, or through Divine Intervention, my husband Chad and I stumbled upon a beautiful woman named Ashley Darkenwald. She had just published a book called Living Wellness. We signed up for her “sugar addition” classes. The title was called. “Are you addicted to sugar?” Huh? Maybe?

To be honest, I really didn’t have any idea what she could possibly talk about for an hour about sugar. Wow! Boy, did she open our eyes. *$*$*$*$*$ *$*$*$


Now, why am I talking about nutrition as a part of being a better negotiator? To be at the top of your game, we all must eat nourishing foods, sleep, exercise, laugh, and build a community of friends. I call it the balanced “pie” of life. If you are tired, lethargic and full of sugary foods, your body doesn’t have the energy and fuel to sustain you through the negotiation process. As stated in Living Wellness’s Living Affirmation:

“I look at the physical body as the temple of the Holy Spirit, who empowers us from within. The body is not only relevant in the physical realm but also as an expression of what is going on in the unseen, spiritual realm. Without the soul, the body dies, and without the body, the soul’s purpose on earth is useless. Therefore we must take care of both the body and the soul because they are fully connected.

Many people think of the physical body as a mere “temporary container,” inferior to the soul. Out of that mindset flows the attitude that we do not need to pay much attention to the body, that we can stuff it with whatever food comes into our hands, and ignore the body’s need for daily physical activity.” We cannot lead our lives in ignorance about the connected role of physical and spiritual health.”

—–Living Wellness, Christina Zaczkowski, MA, CPT

Looking for a resource that can help you maximize your health? Check out Ashley Darkenwald and Living Wellness, and learn to negotiate for your health.



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