Today, we otherwise healthy women can find ourselves exhausted at the end of the day. We are often asked to do more with less, to give more than we have and to create more than is required. Between what’s expected of us and what we expect of ourselves, the twenty-four hours of each day are simply not enough. At the end of the day, it feels like there is very little available to help us recharge, and slowing down is not an option for most of us. So what is the answer?

Many women practice what used to be called Alternative Medicine or Holistic Health, which is now being called Complementary and Integrative Medicine. Both stay-at-home moms and women who run major businesses describe similar symptoms of exhaustion. No matter how they spend their days, the experiences and feelings women report are the same. It seems that their bodies and minds are constantly in overdrive, and they are overwhelmed. It doesn’t have to be this way.

By simply paying attention to the three basic areas of our health, any woman—no matter how busy she is or how much money she has in her checking account—can arm herself with what she needs to manage the expectations, obligations, and commitments that fill her days and nights. These three areas include:

  • Mind (mental and emotional well-being)
  • Body (proper diet, supplements, and activities, and hormonal balance)
  • Spirit (feeling love for herself, others and her Higher Power)

By focusing on these three areas, we women can take control of our well-being and be the very best versions of ourselves, allowing us to achieve our goals while finally having the ability to take a breath and enjoy the gifts of our lives—families, jobs, friends and personal time.

It is so important for women to awaken themselves to their highest selves and the amazing powers of creation that lie within them, and to know that to thrive in life is more than having a lot of money, a physically fit body, and great relationships. Thriving is a spiritual experience. It knows who you are and why you are here. It remembers that you are not broken. It knows that you are already whole and have everything you need within yourself to be happy and healthy. It is striving to be healthy physically, emotionally and spiritually. It is definitely where we are going in the 21st century. It is our destiny to thrive on all levels and in all ways in our lives. And it is up to us to initiate this creation in our lives. It is available to everyone, and it is time.


“It’s amazing how well my day goes. It is as if the Universe knows who I am and what I want, and things flow to me in such a timely way. It is as if I am dancing with the Universe. When I wake in the morning, I am infused with the energy of well-being. I am glad to be alive. I am so appreciative of all the wonderful people I have in my life. I love knowing I can deal with anything that comes up. I love knowing the benefit I offer to others. I love the inspiration that comes to me effortlessly. I love knowing that I have infinite choices.”

By Dr. Patti Felici