Beauty Eyes DoorwayGetting to the Heart of What Matters

You may or may not know this…before becoming a Healthy Relationship Coach, I was an invasive Cardiovascular Technologist (CVT). Inspired by channels like Discovery and Science, I found myself drawn to helping people improve the quality of their lives through their physical health.

Out of all of the education required to become a CVT, learning about the physiology of the heart was by far the most fascinating. I ended up writing my final paper on how people’s emotions (“good” and “bad”) affect their heart health, which continues to be helpful for what I do now!

My experience as a CVT was amazing, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. But after getting into that field, I felt called to help people heal their hearts from the inside. And this relates to YOU!

Even though modern medicine can help people in great capacities, I saw first hand that, unless patients were willing to get to the heart of what was causing their disease, it wasn’t going to go away.

Sure, doctors can prescribe medications that reduce symptoms, or put stents in coronary arteries to keep them open, but that doesn’t mean that the cause of the symptoms disappears…instead, it’s just temporarily masked.

Why am I sharing this with you? Because what I just described correlates to how the symptoms of your romantic relationship affect the health and quality of your relationship and life.

Although I’m sure there would be a huge market for a “magic pill” to cure relationship problems (or, at least, make it appear that they’ve gone away), it’s not that simple.

In order to get the heart of what really matters in your relationship, especially when trying to resolve unexpected conflict, you have to go deep.

If you want relief from the symptoms of pain, grief and heartache  (which, by the way, have a HUGE influence on your heart’s ability to function well), it’s imperative to reveal what’s causing these feelings and take steps to heal them.

This is not easy…I know! However, much like the patient who claims they want to feel better, but chooses to continue engaging in an unhealthy lifestyle, chances are, the symptoms will only get worse.

Yes, getting real about an unfulfilling relationship is difficult. But the consequences of remaining stuck, with no hope of healthy change, are far worse. This may sound discouraging, but I say this to inspire you!

  • If you’re not happy in your current relationship, it doesn’t have to stay that way. 
  • If you don’t know where to begin, you’re not alone. 
  • And if you’re feeling defeated before you even start, know that there IS hope!

Elaborating on last week’s message about “home is where the heart is”, I share with you this beautiful quote by Audrey Hepburn: “The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.”

So please…recognize the beauty within you. Know that you matter and are worthy of a healthy and loving relationship. And if your existing relationship is causing you pain, take the necessary steps to make positive change. You CAN do it, and when you’re ready, I am here to help you!

Stay tuned for more mindful messages. Giving you helpful tips and exercises to improve the quality of your life and relationships!

With love and support,

Catherine Dietz
Healthy Relationship Coach
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