I hope you ended 2022 and began 2023 just as you desired…even if life hasn’t gone your way these days. To me, life is just that – supporting ourselves to live as healthy as we can – no matter what curve balls come our way — and struggles, challenges, stress will come our way!
I took the last week in December and early January relaxing and being active with my family. I faced some fears; getting back on a horse after several bad accidents when I was younger, jet skiing solo fast in the wavy ocean and ATV driving (my 17 year old drove) in the mountains and onto the beach. All were scary and VERY worth it for me! It’s such a great feeling to face fears. In the process, I realized that so much of what I feared was untruthful talk between my ears.
Note to self; take this knowledge into everyday living.
As I walked the beach, watching the sunrise every morning and relaxed looking out into the ocean, I thought a lot about life. These questions kept coming up; What makes it great and how we can bring more joy to our lives even when challenged with life’s struggles? How do we take really great care of ourselves so we set our mind and body for optimal health — and feel great in the process? How do we truly live in the moment and enjoy life’s “presents?”
Life has always been precious to me –as a result of losing my parents as a young person. Knowing death and such profound loss at a young age propelled me to live with gratitude, a passion for wellness, and motivation to take full advantage of all life brings me – the good, bad and the not so great “stuff”. These tragedies also motivate me to be of service to others. I am in my joy moment when I see/experience someone transforming their health to feeling energetic and empowered.
I’ve also been thinking about how much of life is YIN and YANG, a Chinese philosophical concept that describes opposite but interconnected forces.
For example, we can visit a place that is beautiful, peaceful and serene – like many places– but this same place has another side to it that is poor and filled with crime. Or we can go on vacation to relax and have fun but also encounter many unhealthy temptations.
And, in life in general, we can live a healthy lifestyle but at times venture from that path and make bad choices.
YIN and YANG.
It’s knowing this – the awareness of the YIN and YANG that help us make better choices and live with more peace. Situations, relationships, places we visit, etc. don’t have to be one way or another. But, with awareness we become the master of our mind – not the other way around. We see both sides to situations, etc. but, we make better choices for our health that result in a more energetic body and calm mind.
I hope 2023 brings you great health. I’ll be here offering support with my health coaching; Vibrant Woman and Marvelous Menopause programs, fitness and wellness classes, and the best clean and healthy self care products on the planet!
Happy New Year!!!
Your wellness supporter,