RANT: Wants and Needs

Sing it with me! “You can’t always get what you want…but if you try sometimes… you get what you need”
Awwww yeah.
mick jagger
Sometimes what you need and what you want coincide:
“I need a vacation” and “I want a vacation” or
“I want to take a nap” and “I need a nap”  (hypothetically, of course)
But more often than not, what you want and what you need are diamterically opposed:
“I need to work out, but I want to go for cocktails” or
“I need to go to work, but I want to stay in bed”.
 “I need to drink more water, but I want a mocha frapacino”
What are you not doing for yourself because of wants?
Are you letting your family suffer as your wants supplant need:
“My kids need more vegetables, but I don’t want to hassle with them, so I’ll just let them order fries”
“I need more sleep so I won’t be so moody, but I want to keep facebook stalking”
Check in with what you truly need and why you want what you want.
A lot of time we want something because our needs aren’t being met.
(I want an ice cream sunday, but really I need a glass of water, or more sleep, or to feel loved)
What we want is not as important as what we need
Meet your needs first, then entertain wants!

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Madeleine Vanstory attended Duke University and began her post-graduate journey at The Elaine Clark Center working with special needs children. She went on to work as a Clinical Research Scientist running clinical trials for the CDC and developing medical devices for Welsh Allen, Abbot Labs, Roche and Johnson & Jonhson Her work included non-invansive cervical cancer detection, continuous diabetic glucose monitoring, non-harmful infant bilirubin level detection and studying Vitamin C's anti-aging effects on the skin. Madeleine attended Medical school at The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and completed a residency in Family Medicine at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro NC. Dr. Madeleine Vanstory is a board certified Family Physician who has practiced all over the world. She has lead medical missions in Kenya and Honduras. She has participated with Operation Smile in Russia, she has patients in North Carolina, Maine, Oregon and New Zealand. Dr. Vanstory has worked the medical tents in the Marine Corps marathon in Washington DC and at the Kona Ironman World Championships. And Dr. Vanstory has marched with the Surgeon General promoting "Exercise is Medicine" at the World Congress Sports Medicine Conference. Disillusioned by the current health care system and armed with the realization that culture, nutrition and emotional well-being have a profound impact on health, Dr. Vanstory now motivates clients and patients to discover the healthiest versions of themselves through humor, counseling in her "Upgrade Your Health" Wellness Program.

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