Seven years ago, unknowingly to me, I started to design a wellness lifestyle that has continued to evolve as I do. Wellness translates into well-being, mind, body, and Spirit. Wellness draws from the crystalline pool of decadence that is offered to us through all of our senses if we can only listen. Through mindfulness practices like yoga and meditation, my mind shifted into an all aware state, and I began to be able to listen to my body and what it needed to be healthy, happy, and whole.
“You can set yourself up to be sick, or you can choose to stay well.” – Wayne Dyer
I haven’t done it perfectly, and I am grateful for that. I am grateful because through the moments where I falter, my wellness is strengthened. I know what it feels like to go against my mind, body, and spirit integration. I’ve experienced the bloat, the cloudy mind, the mood swings, the colds, the irritated digestion, the sluggishness, and the disharmony from NOT listening to what my being needed. How can we know what is good for us if we don’t first identify what does not serve our most embodied vision of who we were meant to be?
This is a journey of empowerment. It is not meant to encourage any mental reeling of shame, guilt, or remorse. It is necessary to witness our thoughts and actions from a space of non-judgment and compassion. Looking lovingly on both the moments when we choose to listen and the moments when we choose the latter. Rome wasn’t built in a day. Expectations of our instantaneous perfection in wellness leads to disappointment and ultimately to a space of resentment against ourselves.Continue reading