What happens when this cost doesn't align with my lifestyle?
Working for a non-profit has always aligned with my values, but my health costs don't align with my paycheck. It's a catch-22. Work more, to afford my health, sleep less and degrade my health.
Either way, my checkbook and my body remain unbalanced.
I am far from alone in this vortex of health woes--our society has its priorities all wrong. We eat on the go, valuing convenience over nutrition. We skip out on check-ups, valuing the extra cash over a clean bill of health. We opt for the quick fix, the band-aid of prescriptions that treat the symptoms because the cost of finding the root cause may be out of our budget.