Episode One Synopsis – “Put The Focus Back On You”
In episode one of Life in Harmony, Dr. Bernadette encourages viewers to be intentional about living life to their fullest. This embodies living responsibly, abandoning self-sabotage, gaining clarity and choosing to have a positive mindset. She also emphasizes, “You are the author of your own story.” Life is not just happening to you; you are actively or passively creating the life you live. In this episode, Dr. Bernadette shares her FOCUS Principles: Forgiveness, Ownership, Consistency, Understanding and Simplicity. She ends with a journaling exercise designed to help the viewers take action to achieve specific goals and desires.
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Life in Harmony
Life in Harmony is an innovative, action-oriented approach to well-being that encourages people to adopt the principles of lifestyle medicine for a more meaningful and fulfilling life. The system moves beyond medication to consider the whole self, and takes individuals on a life-altering journey to health, healing and happiness. Equipped with a healthy mix of traditional western medicine and holistic practices, Life in Harmony empowers people to take immediate action using an arsenal of simple strategies for shaping the life they were born to live.
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Dr. Bernadette is the creator of Life in Harmony. A medical doctor, thought leader and visionary, she has devoted more than two decades to developing, teaching and educating people on the principles of health and lifestyle medicine. She created Life in Harmony for people who are ready and willing to enact positive change in their lives and she offers them the strategies, tools and inspiration that make it possible.
Grounded in a fresh yet effective approach which is both innovative and doctor-tested, the Life in Harmony system encompasses three important areas: healing, health and happiness. It is important to understand that these are not mutually exclusive but instead work in tandem to help individuals achieve the life they desire.
Healing: Spiritual health is the cornerstone of the program, and emphasizes the need to address inner healing as the pathway to freedom. Although Life in Harmony is not about religion, it acknowledges that spiritual health is dependent on a relationship with God.
Health: Physical health focuses on an individual’s lifestyle and how it affects their health and well-being. It includes everything from fitness and nutrition to stress management, proper sleep habits, chronic illness and maintenance or screening exams.
Happiness: Mental health is an essential component of overall wellness. Dr. Bernadette gives people the courage to talk openly about mental health without the stigma that often accompanies it. She helps people uncover their own definition of happiness.
For the Life in Harmony system to be effective, individuals must be willing to do their part. Fortunately, Dr. Bernadette’s strategies, which encompass everything from journaling, prayer and proper nutrition to exercise, deep belly breathing and unbridled laughter, take into consideration that everyone is at a different place in life. This makes it possible for individuals to focus on different aspects of the program based on their immediate needs.
Keep in mind that Life in Harmony is not an extremist approach to well-being that promotes outlandish ideas such as not taking blood pressure medications. It is, however, important to get to the root of any problem and adopt strategies that will alter the course of illness and disease. Whether that means 15 minutes of downtime in the local coffee shop or a half hour of yoga, the tools are readily available and they can be specifically tailored to each individual. At the end of the day, Life in Harmony was created to help people connect with their inner voice, to become champions of their own health and well-being – and perhaps most of all – to live the life God intended for them.
About Dr. Bernadette Anderson, MD, MPH
Dr. Bernadette Anderson, MD approaches life with a grateful heart, a spring in her step and a smile that extends from ear to ear. It’s hard not to be inspired by her. In addition to her work as a family medicine physician and the co-owner of Faith Family Health in Columbus, Ohio, she is also the creator and founder of Life in Harmony, an innovative, action-oriented approach to well-being. Dr. Bernadette believes positive health outcomes are not exclusive to traditional western medicine, but they are best achieved and sustained with a holistic approach and patient participation. Her philosophy is grounded in more than two decades of experience in healthcare as well as her personal battle with obesity, which served as the impetus for her lifestyle transformation and the founding of Life in Harmony.
A native of Saginaw, Michigan, Dr. Bernadette earned an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She completed a master’s degree in public health at the University of California, Berkeley and a doctorate of medicine from the Medical College of Ohio. She continued her clinical studies at the Mount Carmel Family Medicine Residency Program in Columbus, Ohio. Today Dr. Bernadette is a family medicine physician and the co-owner of Faith Family Health, also in Columbus. Both in her work as a physician and as the founder of Life in Harmony, Dr. Bernadette is committed to providing individuals with the tools they need to become the primary care provider in their own life.
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