Tuesday, December 6, 2016


Finding your healthiest best self and what that means for you!
It is all about mindfulness. Not worrying about the future, ruminating about the past, it is about being present. Today, for me, that means being present with myself. Evaluating how you are feeling and what you need from moment to moment. This is not selfish, this is so important because you cannot nourish others until you are comfortable with where you are first.

What makes you happy, satisfied, turned on!

Start simply with how you move during the day. Movement is important, sitting endlessly is not healthy.
Can you stand and move at the least 2 minutes an hour? That would be a good start. Can you get outside every day to appreciate the fresh air and nature? This is considered therapy in Japan, and rightly so. Even better take a long walk or bike ride.

Next, what are you feeding your wonderful body. Just take a minute to evaluate what makes you satisfied but not “full”. Are you eating only when you are hungry, or just because it is that time. Are you eating, not because your stomach is empty but you are emotionally hungry, sad or bored? If emotional issues are the cause, take a minute to think through those and deal with those emotions rather than smothering them with food.

Lastly, take time to just breathe, or meditate. Be alone with your own thoughts at least once a day. Take the time to be quiet and really listen to what your heart is telling you. Slowly you will be more in touch with yourself and your needs. This will go a long way in dealing better with your stressors and will also help you to really listen to others and be present for them without needing to “fix their problems”.

Tell me what you know you need to feel healthy and present in the comments below.