Health & Happiness
Your HEALth & HAPPYness matter…
Holistic Health is actually more of an approach to life, rather than focusing on a specific illness, goal or part/s of the body. The goal is to restore balance and natural order in the body. Where our body, mind and spirit can operate at optimum levels to achieve maximum well-being and longevity.
Good health is not a destination! It’s a lifelong journey – a lifestyle, which includes a personal commitment to be moving toward the right end of the wellness spectrum.
A HOLISTIC approach to good health therefore embraces a multi-faceted approach to health including healthy, nutritious food choices, making physical exercise/fitness a priority as well as making time for self care/personal growth. A conscious or mindful approach to all these areas creates a state of harmony and balance in the body, mind and soul.
Our quality of life – both now and in the future – is actually being determined by the multitude of seemingly unimportant choices we make NOW, everyday.
On the Odyssey Blog, you’ll find lots of interesting articles dedicated to HEALTH and NUTRITION, general WELLNESS and a whole lot more. Be sure to check it out – and don’t forget to subscribe to receive an email notification as new articles pop up 🙂
My Personal Thoughts On…
Diet(ing) & Nutrition – I believe in eating to FUEL and SUPPORT my body and mind, as well as nourish my soul. I believe in making mindful/conscious choices when it comes to food, and I believe that food is there to be enjoyed…but everything in moderation. I’m not a nutritionist or dietician, but I have spent over half my life studying healthy, nutritious eating and that’s what I promote.
I believe it’s important for people to understand more about the food they put in their mouths, so I’m all about sharing that knowledge with others – what are carbs, what are proteins, what’s the difference between good fats and bad fats, low GI and high GI foods! For me, diet and nutrition is all about education, awareness and eating well to fuel and support my body.
Physical Exercise & Fitness – I want to ENJOY whatever physical activity I do. I could go to the gym for the sake of working out, but if I feel intimated or uncomfortable setting foot in a gym, then I’m not going to walk out of there feeling good – and I definitely won’t go back the next day. That’s the problem: People feel obligated to go to the gym, or worse – they feel there’s no other alternative!
I am often asked by people what is the best way to get fit and my answer is simple…do whatever the hell it is that you ENJOY doing, that makes you HAPPY, and INSPIRES you to keep it up! That might be going to the gym, but it might also be surfing, paddle boarding, yoga, hiking, ballet, playing a team sport, tennis, skiing, dancing – or my case pole dancing and aerial yoga. In short…“MOVE YOUR BODY IN WAYS THAT MOVE YOU!” Just get MOVING!
Self Care & Soul Growth – One of THE most important lessons I have learned throughout my life is this, “Put your own Oxygen Mask on before trying to assist others,” or to put it another way, “You can’t serve from an empty vessel.”
When our own tanks are running on fumes (or empty) we have nothing left to offer others, so it makes sense to make our own Self-Care and Soul GROWth a priority. We have to be kind to ourselves! Not just to our body, but to our mind and soul also. I practice self-care daily, as well as making a conscious effort in the areas of Personal and Soul Growth. “Never stop learning, because life never stops teaching.”