Thanksgiving is right around the corner, with many of our thoughts turning to food. The popular adage “you are what you eat” is literally true, according to new research that claims a person’s diet has a profound influence on our brain function and health. Just as our eating style reflects and affects who and what we are, I believe how and where we live reflect ‘us’ even more.
Our homes are intimate expressions of ourselves.
Similar to the correlation between poor diet and disease, living in a toxic environment – in any sense, physical or emotional – also impacts our health in a negative way. The opposite is also, and perhaps more importantly, true. By creating an environment that supports our well-being, our health (and happiness) respond in positive ways. I always look at things at a deeper level and say ‘everything is energy’. This holistic approach takes into consideration all components of lifestyle; physical, mental and spiritual. When we feel good ‘on the inside’ (both body and spirit), it is reflected on the outside (both in home and community).
Authentic Healthy = Authentic Happy!
The holiday season inundates us with recipes galore (as well as stress and over indulgences). I invite you to include a ‘healthy-self’ recipe and allow yourself a generous helping of grounding – whatever that means to you;
~ Here are a few of my nourishing favorites ~
Meditate, take a walk in nature, spend time with animals, do yoga, take a warm detoxing salt bath, juice cleanse, read something that feeds your soul, make love to your best friend (and yourself), listen to heartfelt music, sing, dance, and make certain to get enough sleep.
…most importantly, surround yourself with love, starting with love for your self.
Create a thankful vibe, & go easy – both on the food and yourself.
Wishing you a Thanksgiving filled with love, peace …and of course good food.
~ click here to see Artwork that takes a closer look at our food.
~ Home Blessings, ~ Cheryl