I'm taking a slightly different approach to the whole health and wellness area than most here.. I think. We'll see.
I'm looking at it from what I think may be a more spiritual perspective. My primary objective is to honor myself by being more aware of how my lifestyle choices and habits contribute to my overall sense of well being: mind, body & spirit. In developing this awareness, my intention is to connect with my true self.. I'll act and react and become more aware of how it trickles back to my relationship with food.. I'll be more conscious of what I consume and how it makes me feel.. I'll learn how I move and how it effects me.. ALL in order to evolve into a woman who truly
loves and honors herself in all areas of my life.. but for the purpose of this, of course, health will be the primary quest or focus. AND.. not only in sharing my experience, but also in offering suggestions when and if I see an opportunity.
To begin.. I'm calling this "the conscious nourishment phase".. because I really love food and want to completely de-stress
all my "issues" relating to it. I want to develop a grounded, yet evolving (cause I will very likely change as I age) relationship between my body, my spirit and food.
First, I am planning weekly menus of recipes and food I like while broadening my palate and culinary skills. This is the third week of it and even though I don't always eat exactly what I have planned, that is the objective. So far I've found that this answers the question, what's to eat? and it has the potential to save tons of money. Currently, I'm about 60% on this objective I'd say.
Second objective, I want to be totally present when I eat. I want to experience what I eat on many different levels. Here's an article that address' eating meditation
that explains what I'm referring to. I just started this a little today because I noticed that even as I ate something I perceived as decadent and indulgent, I didn't enjoy it much. It didn't really taste that good, but I ate it anyway. I thought I deserved it I guess.
Thanks for the open invite on this Erin.. I hope to make some helpful suggestions to you and others along the way. Yes we can!