Self-Care is the new HealthCare!

by Ayo (Pat) Hinds-Bankole on September 13, 2012

"Give simple life saving gifts to YOURSELF and feel better than you've ever felt in a long time!"

African American lady with eyes closed, smile on face, hair blowing in wind in a field






Now is the time to really do a self assessment and ask if you are doing all you need to do when it comes to taking care of YOURSELF. 

Are you doing all you need to do to prevent or reverse yourself from developing imbalances in the body classified as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, ADD, depression, etc? Are you doing all you can to prevent or reverse allergies, acne, migraines, stress? OR are you sitting back and popping pills, taking injections, having surgery, AND complaining about how much it all costs?

Even if all of that was free, would you really want to live your life popping pills or taking injections? Given some of the horrific side effects of many drugs, very often you wind up having to take more drugs to combat the side effects!!

Listen to your body

Perhaps you don't have any immediate health symptoms manifesting themselves as a dis-ease. But please note simple signs like repeated rash, pain, gas, excess mucus, is the way of the body saying "Hello..<knock, knock> there is an imbalance somewhere". Be aware, that many little things like living in or working in/near an urban city, using toxic personal care products, drinking little or  bad water, lack of exercise, carpet in your home, or eating mostly cooked processed food puts much stress on our organs.

When I simply gift my body sufficient hours of sleep, I am energized, focused, have a better workout…and the big plus…weight release! Whoo-hoo!

Just by giving up soda and drinking more water one of my aunts released weight and had less swelling in her ankles.  Yeah, she drank a lot of soda!!

My Dad was able to raise his good cholesterol level (HDL) by simply gifting his body 30+ min of walking 3 times/week.  He was pleasantly surprised.  He's 81 by the way!

Gift your body

So, what simple gift will you give your body so you can feel better than you've felt in a LONG time? Consider doing ONE, yep, just one change for 14 days or even better 30 days, and you WILL feel better than you've ever felt in long time.

Here are some examples to DO…not try… DO!  (remember…just ONE):

  1. Optimally, you should drink 1/2 your weight in ounces of water daily.  (eg. if you weighed 150lbs you should drink 75 ounces = 2+ liters = about nine 8oz glasses). I'll talk about good quality water in another blog post.
  2. Walk more!  Take the stairs instead of elevator.
  3. Eat organically grown food. (See to save money with organic foods)
  4. Optimally, you should get 7-8 hours of sleep daily.  If your daily sleep is less than optimal, increase your sleep time by an extra hour…before you lose it in the spring 🙂  Need help?, see

Leave a comment here and share what you will gift yourself TODAY!! Note, if you have a challenge with finding a gift, let me know here or email me personally at and we'll talk about it.

One Love,

Ayo (Pat) Hinds-Bankole

Ayo(Pat) Hinds-Bankole, owner of Conscious Living Care, is your ultimate Wellness Expert & Coach, helping people ignite and re-ignite their passion for great health from the inside out! Serving Men/women/children/pets nationally and internationally.

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Adisa Olubayo Bankole September 16, 2012 at 8:21 pm

This an informative, very helpful piece when one is seeking other alternative health remedies.  Ms. hinds-bankole demonstrate a knowledge of alternative health remedies and she come across as sincere in her desire to bring knowledge and assistance to those who desire to travel down the path of healthy living.  I like the simple examples that she lays out and her interjecting some personel antidotes in her piece.  I recommend that all those health enthusiates who desire a more wholistic approach to health to visit this wonderful website and be ready to soak in some knowledge and perhaps seek some guidence in a more healthier approach for your well being.

Y P September 20, 2012 at 7:49 pm

This is great!  Well, I am going to meditate daily.  I will start today and keep it going.  I am saying this publicly so that I have accountabilitiy partners.  Feel free to ask me how I am doing.  Let the healing begin!!!

Ayo (Pat) Hinds-Bankole September 23, 2012 at 1:22 pm

OK YP! That's a wonderful gift!  So, how's it going?!!

Ayo (Pat) Hinds-Bankole September 23, 2012 at 1:23 pm

So, how’s it going YP?

marilyn hammond April 13, 2013 at 10:38 pm

I suffer from stenosis, sciatica, fibromyalgia etc.  I have difficulty walking/standing long w/o my cane.  Pat put me through the relaxation w/essential oils.  Wow, when she finished our session I felt like dancing.  I walked 4 blocks – something I haven't done in about 2 yrs.  My mood and energy levels changed for the better.  Her knowledge of the human body/mind is amazing.   I'm looking forward to doing it again when Ayo(Pat) comes up  to visit.  Thank you so much Ayo.   Marilyn

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