Stress blog

What's more important than your health?

By Edward T. Creagan, M.D. March 9, 2011

Need more help?

If the stress in your life is more than you can cope with, get help right away.

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Go to the nearest hospital or emergency room
  • Call your physician, health provider or clergy
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness
    www.nami.org
    1-800-950-NAMI (6264)

Reading the blog comments, I'm reminded that everyone struggles with the same sorts of issues — relationships, meaning, purpose, health and wellness.

I particularly noted several recent entries about how people choose to spend their time. When you spend more time on your lawn or picking out a car than you do taking care of your health, your priorities are probably out of whack.

Anyone who has struggled with illness or any type of health setback knows one searing truth: If you're in pain, if you're unsettled in spirit and if your health fails, everything else drops away. And so does your chance to use your gifts and skills to make this world a better place.

What better reason could there be for taking care of your health?

With

Edward T. Creagan, M.D.

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Mar. 09, 2011