You know those conversations - the ones where you realize it's not just you and you find perspective and clarity. They're the ones that leave you wondering why you don't reach out more often, because doing it together is so much easier than separate and alone.
Here are some of the topics I want to talk about with you - connect with me through comments & share your insights in your community.
Closer to your truth
There's an old myth that anxiety (and the entire discussion of emotional health) is a sign of weakness, and it stops us from actually creating a new relationship with our mental health. Here's what does work.
It's easy to look at relationships from a place of blame and what the other person did wrong, but it misses this key element that creates deeper connection.
In our busy society and online world there are hundreds of thousands of articles on self care and the top five things to do to relax. The reason it's difficult to implement is because it's not that simple.
This was one of the biggest, most impactful breakthroughs I've had, and I had the pleasure of sharing it on the LIVESTRONG platform.
It's common human behaviour to try and solve stress by looking for more relaxation in your life. Seems logical, right? Rather than looking at ways to reduce stress, I'll actually challenge you to look at where you need stress in your life. It's only from looking at that relationship that we can truly feel relaxation and ease.
When I started my journey of self inquiry and I learned that boundaries is a form of self defence, I questioned what part it played in a functioning relationship when relationships were based on deep connection, and connection necessitated allowing myself to be vulnerable and have my walls down.
Putting others first is actually about me, underneath it all. And it took me a long time to uncover that, and it's been an even longer practice of unravelling it.
When we feel shame about who we are as a person, such as not being enough, being a failure, or not being lovable, confiding in those we love allows us to be seen and heard. Vulnerability creates the space for acceptance, and in those conditions, shame doesn't survive.
Inside of me there was a lion, and what was coming out was a mouse.
It's tempting to think that our sense of loneliness is related to not having others that we are close to, but more often than not our sense of connection is directly related to how much we allow ourselves to share our thoughts and inner selves with others.
I wrote this because there are so many people telling you how to eat, what's the best for your health, and making health claims that it's hard to know which direction to turn to. I'm sharing my story with the intention that anyone considering choosing what they eat to become healthier can gain clarity about what's right for them.
I believe that ending the stigma of mental health also includes reimagining the way we look at and treat ourselves, including what we feed our bodies and the thoughts we tell ourselves. Read my recent interview with Stigma Magazine!
The speed at which we can live and consume our lives has radically increased, and self care is the reaction to it to cultivate the presence, slowing down and rest in to our lives that technological advancement took away.
I was recently interviewed for a Weight Watchers article titled "Zen Your Den" on how to create physical spaces around ourselves that were nourishing.
Well, I have a confession to make: I've had a long-standing self-limiting belief that cooking is stressful, hard, and that I'm no good at it.
Starting February 1, 2017, we’ll be sharing our own personal stories about what food and connection means to us on Instagram @consciousfoodmovement. You'll also find stories from other people who have taken on this movement and opened up their hearts about why they do what they do.
THE THIRD PLATE by Dan Barber
Dan Barber, an award-winning chef, moves beyond “farm-to-table” to offer a revolutionary new way of eating. Drawing on the wisdom and experience of chefs, farmers and seed breeders around the world, Barber proposes a new definition for ethical and delicious eating.
If you're looking for a new paradigm of our food future, this is it. Bring your mind outside of the box with refreshing ideas and true innovation in what we can do for our health and environment. You'll be inspired by the simplicity of food.