Friday, January 9, 2015

Running the Race

Hello again and Happy 2015!

I hope y'all enjoyed a wonderful holiday season with loved ones. I had a great 2 weeks off spending time with family and friends, as well as doing a little traveling. I am, however, glad to be back into a routine and boy did we hit the ground running in the new year! I had 3 speaking engagements and a health council meeting this week alone, with 2 more speaking engagements already lined up for next week!

This past week I had the privilege of speaking at the Laughlin Volunteers luncheon and at the NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) support group meeting, where I gave an overview of Creation Health and the 8 guiding principles that affect our whole person health...physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. These 8 principles make up the acronym C-R-E-A-T-I-O-N and stand for Choice, Rest, Environment, Activity, Trust, Interpersonal Relationships, Outlook and Nutrition. At the NAMI meeting, I specifically related each principle area to mental health.

I was also honored to speak at the Roby Center (pictured above), where I talked about A - Activity, giving tips on how to ease into an exercise program for the new year, one that will last and have long term benefits.

I have made a commitment to make my own health and wellness a top priority again in 2015. No specific resolutions, just taking better care of myself, not just physically but mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Even though 2014 was filled with great things, it was a very stressful year for me, for several reasons, and I have never been one to handle stress effectively. I have decided to change that trend this year and I will admit that I am off to a great start balancing my busyness with healthy choices! Now, to press on!

What about you? Any goals for the new year?

Be sure to let us know if you need a speaker at your next meeting or event!

About the Author: Erin Franklin is the Creation Health Coordinator for Greene County, the Head Volleyball Coach at Greeneville High School and the Founder/Director at Worthy of the Prize Sports Ministries. Erin has a BBA in Marketing and Management from TCU and a Masters of Christian Education in Church Recreation from Southwestern Seminary. She is a published, award-winning author and poet. Purchase her book Worthy of the Prize Sports Camps: A Church's Guide to Implementing an Effective, Community-Reaching Christian Sports Camp to be used as an outreach tool for your church or mission organization, and her ebook find joy in the journey: how 12 women could face tomorrow just because He lives for inspiring stories of women who found overwhelming joy despite their circumstances. Erin is the wife of Aaron, the Minister of Music & Senior Adults at FBC Greeneville, and the momma of 2 sons, Anderson and EJ. Click here for full bio.

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