True health comes from taking care of yourself on all 3 levels - Your Body, Your Mind, & Your Heart/Spirit.
Below are some sources of “Fuel” for the optimum health of these 3 main aspects of our Being & which are the main aspects of this "Well-being Tool Kit" website;
HEART / SPIRIT
Meals & Munchies
Meditation & Inspiration
Love & Gratitude
Strength & Stretch
Motivation & Inspiration
(Wise quotes & teachings)
Play & Connect
(with family, friends & nature)
This theme & theory is woven into the classes I teach & is the main structure of my Acupressure & Kinesiology sessions.
If you're interested to find out more about The 5 Element Theory & connecting to the Seasons, click on link below...
Referring to 'Simplicity' on many levels - For example on a physical level to keep healthy, I don't believe we need to have a lot of equipment, or have a gym membership to keep fit & strong (unless you enjoy going to gyms of course).
I believe in eating clean & simply.... which means eating foods as close to their natural state (minimizing; processed, packaged & fried foods).
'Simplicity' on a Mental/Emotional level for example, means realising & experiencing that it is possible to shift the way we feel in a positive way by learning simple Breathing Techniques, which you can do any where & anytime when you're feeling stressed or over-whelmed.
Another method is focusing on a positive affirmation or quote. I have included some of my favourite inspiring quotes in the 'Lighten Your Mind' section of this website.
An example of simplicity on a Spiritual level, is noticing that what brings our heart "joy" & allowing ourselves to be fully present in those moments & soak it in!
And finally on an Environmental level, an example of 'simplicity' is de-cluttering your home & office. Keeping only what's important to you & what you actually use & value.
This process is not always easy & can take some time (in my case the past 10 years... & still going!). Though it's worth the effort, especially if you're feeling a bit weighed down & over-whelmed with life. The process can be so therapeutic & can make you feel so much "lighter"!
All of the inspirational beings who have inspired me over the years, such as; Lao Tzu, Buddha, Thich Nhat Hanh, Swami Satchidananda, Eckhart Tolle, Tara Brach, Pema Chodron, Byron Katie, Wayne Dyer, & many more, all have a common underlying message...
True Inner Happiness & Health on all levels, begins with 'Mindfulness'
"Mindfulness is paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment & non-judgementally" (Jon Kabat Zinn)
Sounds simple in theory, but takes a lot of continuous effort to put into practice!
Scientific studies have proven Mindfulness to have many positive benefits, such as;
- Reduces anxiety
- Improves our concentration
- Enhances decision making ability
- Eases aches & pains
- Improves our mood
- Increases our level of resilience
- Enhances our creativity
- Increases our ability to feel empathy for others
The more Mindful we become in our daily life, the more positive changes we can consciously create within; ourselves, our lives & our relationships with others.
I find the easiest way to practice Mindfulness is when I'm doing body-based practices such as; Yoga, Pilates or when out walking. Noticing how I'm moving, breathing & how it feels within the body... this helps me to get out of my head (which is usually caught up with thoughts of the past or future, worries or constant planning!) & grounding back in the body, which brings me back to the present moment.... Where True Happiness can be found.
To find out more about Mindfulness click on the link below....