Angela Dobson is a health coach. She knows all about how to put the right fuel into the human body so it can repair itself and fight disease. She teaches her clients how to fuel their body so it can perform all of its functions properly and feel good. She can tell you what time of day to eat and what to snack on so you’ll feel strong and vivacious. She’s a source of information and strength for hundreds of people as she guides them toward living healthy, enriched lives. I call her approach to health the “Dual Fuel Philosophy.”
One day, as we were conversing about using and viewing food as fuel for enhanced living, she taught me about the second component of Dual Fuel.
“You’ve heard the term ‘comfort food?’” she asked.
“Yes,” I replied.
“People often talk about seeking comfort by eating food,” she said. “As I work with people, they’ll often say that they eat to fill an emptiness they feel inside. That’s when I ask them an important question: After you eat the food, have you paid attention to whether it truly filled that void?”
I assumed that she meant stopping a hunger pang. But she had set wheels of inquiry spinning in my head. “I’m a little confused here! We were just talking about using food to fuel the body. Could she be broadening our conversation?”
Dobson then went on to explain the difference between fueling the body and fueling life.
“Eating the right foods at the right time will give your body the fuel it needs to function as it was intended. And, that’s important! But, it will never fill emptiness of the soul. Only strong personal relationships will eliminate internal emptiness! Food fuels the body and strong personal relationships fuel life.”
Her words taught me a little about the dual nature of the way we live. We have a physical body and it’s important. At the same time, you and I are so much more than just our physical nature. We — you and I — are complicated creatures. We need more.
Dobson says we need each other. Dobson is a health coach. She knows all about how to put the right fuel into the human body so it can repair itself, fight disease, and fuel the human body and soul. If you talk with her she’ll tell you eat the right foods and importantly, to spend time developing and strengthening personal relationships. Using both in combination will fuel your body and your life, so you’ll feel strong and vivacious.
Could Dobson’s Dual Fuel formula begin fueling your life toward increased happiness?
Lynn Butterfield lives in Erda and is a managing broker for a real estate company.