By Donna Gates, as seen on:
And while the world may move in patterns – take the seasons in a year or the rhythm of the heart as examples – each movement is unique. Each movement is vulnerable to a blip, a stumble, a discovery, or an evolution.
We live in an environment of change. The unknown is just around the corner. And in spite of how often we set an intention or outline our goals, nothing can replace the magic that life offers. (Tweet-worthy!)
But because life is unpredictable, we often run from it.
We do everything in our power to control our schedules, our feelings, and often the people around us. When it comes to health, we count calories, measure waistlines, and do everything “right.”
As if health was a perfect formula.
Too often, we look at labels – using grams of fat, carbohydrates, and proteins to qualify foods and habits.
Or – we notice the numbers on a scale instead of noticing how we feel. We listen to the latest fads instead of listening to the messages that the body sends us.
If you have ever felt confused by a stream of health advice coming from the media, you are not alone. Sometimes, the desire to control how you look and how you feel can bedazzle you into a tight regimen of counting, calculating, and removing.
I always go back to traditions that have proven themselves over generations. Eating seasonally is a perfect example of working with the natural flow of things.
Because your body’s unique needs fluctuate throughout your life, consider that your approach to wellness is not always going to be the same as your best friend’s or a celebrity in a magazine.
Fad diets come and go. The field of science and nutrition is constantly expanding. But there are some ancient traditions that are worth incorporating into your lifestyle that help strengthen your body and your immune system to better flow through the chaos around us.
For example, I rely on fermented vegetables, fermented beverages, and fermented spirulina to boost my energy, immunity, and vitality.
My journey to wellness was a series of mistakes and victories, but I eventually embraced my uniqueness and found basic principles that helped me and so many others find radiant health, which is the foundation necessary to roll with life’s punches.
Whether we like it or not, we have to accept the world of change around us. The unknown is always by your side. Rather than struggling for a false sense of control, choose first to cultivate mental and physical wellbeing so you can be the eye of the storm.
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