Why Holistic Health Is Much More Than Preventing Illness
Today I'm going to start a new series about holistic health and how that "whole health" starts in your belly and then radiates out from there.
Health is often understood as the absence of disease or sickness. Now, while this definition is valid, it actually lacks the comprehensiveness of the broader approach. Start assessing your holistic health and wellness on a wider spectrum.
What Are The Barriers To Effective Communication?
We all want to be effective at communication. The most powerful form of communication is the back and forth exchange of ideas and thoughts that are received, understood, and formulated. But what happens when that path gets muddied, trampled, and can't be followed? We all can understand the frustration when your ideas are not articulated well enough. But is there a way to cut through the likelihood there will be misunderstanding? To continue reading, listen to, or download this podcast, follow the link.
Eat Like A Bear Diet Plan
I'll just go ahead and ask the question, "why should you be an omnivore"? This really stems from the thought that we should let our environment determine our diet.
The commonality we all share, is that we want to get the most nutrition from the foods that we eat. It doesn't matter if you're vegan, or vegetarian, or paleo, pescatarian, the way that you get the most vitamins and minerals from the foods that you ingest, is through good gut health and digestion.
Going forward, I want you to try to model your nutrition plan around the bear. Bears are omnivores, but, they're mostly vegetarian. They're also adaptable creatures, based on their surroundings. Polar bears eat seals. Panda bears eat mostly bamboo. North American Nordic bears eat pretty much just anything ... berries, fruits, nuts, mushrooms. But, they also eat meat, as well. Again, based on their surroundings.
Don't Be Reactive About Your Health
Are there any healthy lifestyle changes you should follow to lose weight? Weight loss and mental health require you to think about how to be proactive about your health This encompasses healthy lifestyle changes surrounding food.
Are you making the necessary healthy lifestyle changes in order to improve your digestion and gut health? If you believe you are, the next logical question should be whether you are being proactive or reactive when it comes to improving your digestion.
Gut Feeling And Your Brain
How do you use your gut instincts? Do you trust your gut feelings? I hope you took my advice today and listened to your guts and either did something or didn't do something based on what your gut was telling you to do. And got you to thinking a little bit about those you know, the stories that tend to create and recreate in your life and that constantly come up. Those ones? That make you shook your head or maybe you get so frustrated because they keep on coming up.
Well, I want you guys to actually check out your part of the story. Meaning that the one commonality of all those stories is you. And that you actually have the choice to make those changes of whether things can or can't happen to you. You are that guiding force. You're that guiding light, you're the pilot, you are the captain. You are not the passenger of a ship, a passenger of a plane.
Empathy, How To Improve
One of the topics of conversation I seem to be having most often with my children is how to be a more compassionate and understanding human being. My biggest challenge when discussing the state of the world is to show them that they have to take an active role in life. My belief is that we are put on this earth to create a better space for those around us. Before we create a better space out of our circle, however, we should create a better space within our circle. And that starts with having empathy. ⠀
Empathy is different that sympathy. Sympathy takes no action on your part, whereas empathy requires you to take an active role in understanding the other party; your goal is to understand them better. When discussing a difficult situation, my kids have a habit of saying things like, "that's sad" or "I can't believe that happened to him/her". That's sympathy. Empathy would require them to ask different questions. (If you want to continue reading, listen to or download this podcast, follow the link).
Better Health Relies On Listening To Your Gut Instincts
When it comes to your health and healthy foods, do you listen to your head or what your gut is literally telling you? It seems everyday, we are bombarded with labels surrounding the foods we eat like "this food is healthy", "this food is fattening", "have this for breakfast", and "don't eat that for your snack".
I am here to say that this type of thinking stifles our ability to really find out what each of us has to do to become healthier. In today's podcast, I discuss why when it comes to better foods, we should begin to think outside the box and not only eat what's in a box. To listen to or download this podcast, follow the link.
These podcasts are an extension of me sharing what I believe is the source to be healthy emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually: a strong gut.