Why RED — and not orange, blue or green?
"When I was four, I covered my bright RED hair with my hands. I hated all the attention
it brought me. I wanted to fit in and be like everyone else.
Now I am grateful for
that hair, and all the other ways that I am different, unique — special. I love
that one of my greatest lessons in being my best self was sitting on top of my head
the whole time. RED heads are thought to be fiery and crazy and wild, traits many
women suppress. I want all women to discover their inner RED head so they too can
get healthy, be bold and feel beautiful."
Becoming RED starts with understanding that your physical health and emotional wellness
are equally important and dependent on each other. Addressing the true needs of
both your body and your emotional heart will help expand your belief system about
the concept of real health.
As busy, stressed women, we often overlook the unbreakable link between our bodies
and our minds and treat them as separate entities. But they are joined eternally
which is why emotional stress causes physical symptoms, and vice versa.
RED is a three-pronged approach to creating real health and finding genuine
Reinvent your health through incremental changes and increased
body awareness. Learn how to hear — and listen to — the messages your body is sending
you so you can feel better, stronger, healthier and more energetic. Choose exactly
where you want to start and how fast you will move from one concept to the next.
Work on a single improvement indefinitely, or decide to mix it up regularly.
Explore emotional and spiritual obstacles that have been
blocking your happiness, perhaps for a long time. So many of us haven't had the
energy, or the time, to put our emotional needs front and center. RED's simple methods
and fun exercises lead to more joy and satisfaction every day as they help reveal
your hidden passions, your unshared dreams, and your heartfelt intentions.
Discover your new RED life as you take actions — both
small and large — that bring you into the world around you as an active participant
instead of a side-lines bystander. From sharpening your communication skills, to
feeding your senses, to recognizing opportunities when they present themselves,
living RED is a glorious celebration and an experiential journey.
Your personal RED path is influenced by the goals, targets and health issues that
matter most to you, along with your level of motivation to make changes. Being RED
supplies the energy you need to move forward in life while remaining grounded and
connected to the earth, your personal history, and most important, to your spirit.
As you transform your health, you will notice yourself becoming REDer in all aspects
of your existence. You will feel and be RED when you make a mindful meal, when you summit a mountain, and when you lie wrapped happily in your lover's
Dr. Sharon Stills, NMD, created RED, but she reminds you that she's not the "guru"
for your life and how to live it. The guru is you.