I never will understand why the men in my life rarely discuss their health.
We might worry privately about my father, who experiences shortness of breath a little too often and has a difficult time just walking from his house to his car. And we might take some notice of my brother’s new healthy diet and sudden weight loss. But we wouldn’t ever discuss it with them directly. It simply is not done.
Perhaps this is a “guy thing,” to never admit weakness or share about their several visits to the doctor recently. Because that would mean something is wrong. And even admitting something is wrong would mean they actually aren’t equipped with Superman powers.
But more and more, I realize it’s crucial to discuss health issues with the men who are most important in your life.
Not long ago, our Akers Media family was blindsided by the news that one of our beloved team members suffered a stroke. It came out of nowhere and was a complete shock to everyone because this person had always appeared to be extremely healthy.
All of this goes to show that you never should take good health for granted. Even if everything seems normal, a routine checkup or round of tests recommended by your doctor may reveal things you never knew were there.
If you are one of the lucky people with impeccable health, know that you are blessed and do everything you can to maintain optimal health. Many people do not have that luxury and would give all their personal wealth and belongings just to feel good again.
I leave you with a quote from A.J. Reb Materi: “So many people spend their health on wealth, and then have to spend their wealth to regain their health.”
I hope you enjoy this month’s issue. As always, please feel to provide feedback or comments via Facebook or email me directly at Kendra@akersmediagroup.com.