I never valued Nutrition until I reached my mid-twenties. I decided I wanted to remain youthful all my life, long after giving birth and into old age. And the only way to achieve that goal is to adapt to a healthier lifestyle early on. I’d also be better equipped to take care of myself and family in the long run.
After I had this “epiphany,” it was time to enroll in a Nutrition course. My professor kept me awake at 8 o’clock in the morning, but I didn’t mind. I read everything religiously and absorbed my new found knowledge like sponge. Taking a Nutrition class in college was one of the best things I ever did that opened up doors to a whole new lifestyle and feeling I wasn’t used to. I did a complete 180 and before you know it, I was eating yogurts with flaxseeds and granola regularly, taking Vitamin D supplements daily and monitoring my diet more carefully. After the semester ended, I kept everything. My goal was to educate and inspire others on the topic of Nutrition as much as possible.
Because heart disease is prevalent in my family, I tend to focus mainly on the heart’s functioning. Anything that would create a blockage in the heart area, be it stress or fatty foods needs to be healed immediately.
Here are some lifestyle changes I’ve made physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually that have contributed to a more balanced state-of-mind and overall well-being:
Long nature walks and eating balanced meals both have a significant impact on physical performance.
We’ve all heard the saying, “you are what you eat.” Nutrition class taught me about the importance of eating a diet that is balanced, varied and consistent. During the winter months, I don’t perform as well. So I dose up on Vitamin D and Vitamin B12 with a 1000 units of Vitamin D, drink more whole milk than usual, eat salmon at least once a week, consume cheese to get the calcium needed for healthier, stronger bones, and lots of beans to elevate the body temperature and stay warm during the winter months.
I’ve seen great improvement from eating whole foods, investing in as many organic products as I can afford to and fresh produce overtime.
You’d also be surprised at how many calories you can burn during a long nature walk.
Keeping a daily journal; Rose quartz is perfect for healing emotional blockages and restoring balance.
As an empath, I absorb environments, personal experiences and other people’s energies like “sponge.” Overtime, this places a lot of weight on the individual and can take a toll on their emotional wellness. Releasing emotional blockages with rose quartz crystal is great for emotional stability.
Writing; inspirational, soothing music help release mental blocks.
I just recovered from a mental block that prevented me from thinking and writing freely and creatively. When I experience such blocks, I know that there’s a mental “imbalance.” The experiences and thoughts buried in the subconscious need to surface so that they can be dealt with before releasing. Only then, will it be possible to move forward with a clear state of mind. And for them to resurface and disappear, I write freely for days, purging anything that comes to mind. When this process is complete, music becomes a tool to spark creativity and create flow.
Weekly salt baths and massage help realign the chakras and increase the flow of “chi” throughout the body.
A saline bath consisting of sea salt, Epson salt, food coloring to correspond with chakra intended to heal and essential oils works wonders! This solution cleanses and purifies the body and clears away heavy blockages stored in the chakras, puts you in a meditative, peaceful state of mind and back in touch with your spirituality. Regular massage heals the physical body and brings spiritual awareness.