Have you felt like life is passing you by as you sit behind a desk day after day doing work that doesn't challenge you? Do you feel like you're aging too rapidly because your job is so sedentary?
It sounds like you need to change careers. Don't you remember those years back in college when you were ideological and wanted to change the world by helping other people? Didn't the thought of giving back something to your community and society make you feel invigorated and purposeful? Obviously the rather vague notion of helping others was a bit more complicated once you had to earn a paycheck to support your family. Although making a living helping others may not be as easy as finding a nine to five job, the rewards you'll receive by making the extra effort should be much more fulfilling.
Many careers in alternative medicine allow you to earn a living by helping others. Think about it--alternative medicine covers a lot of territory including nutrition, herbal remedies acupuncture, massage therapy, yoga, Pilates, etc. All of these different aspects of alternative medicine offer relief to people without the use of prescription medication or invasive medical procedures. By teaching people how to prevent disease and keep healthy, you'll ultimately help them live longer.
If you want a career in alternative medicine, you'll have to spend some time in training. There are a number of reputable alternative medicine schools that provide certification programs for a number of different disciplines. Some programs take longer to complete than others, so you'll have to check with the school for more specifics. Once you become certified, you could potentially find work in health clubs or alternative health clinics. To add even more freedom to your life, you could even open your own studio and set your own hours.
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