Thank you for stopping by.
I’m not sure how you found me but what I do know is that there’s no mistake that we were meant to connect in some way.
After all, there’s a vast cyber Universe out there and you landed here.
Just know that your presence on my site is received with gratitude. I’m blogging for YOU. Otherwise, I would just be writing in my journal and nobody would ever know the inner musings of my mind.
I’m excited yet I must admit that it all feels so vulnerable.
More exposed because it’s not just about food.
Although kale and quinoa is what most want to discuss when they find out I’m a wellness expert.
Don’t get me wrong, I love kale! Actually, kale and quinoa (pronounced keen-wa) make me happy but that’s an entirely different blog post.
Back to my resistance.
There’s a particular vulnerability and transparency with words. After all, I can’t choose a more favorable filter, crop or use an app to modify the image.
A blog post is more than 140 characters as per the maximum allowed in a tweet.
Through the various social media platforms, I’ve been able to share certain aspects of myself but not wholly.
Doesn’t seem congruent, after all, I’m in the field of holistic wellness.
Since we’re on the subject and I often get asked…what is holistic health? Let’s get that squared away because it is a word that is quite popular nowadays.
I even saw a holistic doggie spa the other day. Yes, I do live in LA.
There are several components to a holistic approach to wellness so let’s start with a basic definition.
1. Characterized by comprehension of the parts of something as intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole.
2. Characterized by the treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the physical.
Despite a booming multi billion weight loss industry; true wellness does not come on a plate and there is not ONE “right” way to eat.
It’s important when discovering your holistic path to optimal health, that bio-individuality is also taken into consideration.
There’s no one-size-fits-all diet – each person is a unique individual with highly individualized nutritional requirements. Personal differences in anatomy, metabolism, body composition and cell structure all influence your overall health and the foods that make you feel your best. That’s why no single way of eating works for everyone. Your healing potion is another person’s poison. Let’s face it, if there was a panacea to wellness, then our beloved Oprah would have discovered it and she would be thin.
Another very important piece to the wellness puzzle that I cover in my approach to optimal health are primary foods.
Primary foods are defined as:
1. Relationships-With yourself and others
2. Career-How are you using your time and talent on a daily basis?
3. Spirituality-Do you feel a connection to Source? A power greater than you and I?
4. Movement Practice-Do you exercise regularly?
5. Sensuality-How connected are you to sources of pleasure in your life? (This is not about the bedroom!)
When we are fed by the ‘primary foods’ listed above then what we eat with our mouths actually becomes secondary.
Have you ever been in love and suddenly your hunger dissipates? His affection, attention and words seem to feed you.
When there are imbalances or deficiencies in these primary food arenas then typically we seek solace in secondary foods.
Ben and Jerry’s anyone?
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I look forward to sharing more about my journey and learning about you along the way!
Please post below and let me know what is your biggest health challenge at this time?
I will address concerns and questions in future blog posts!