When you hear the word ‘diet’ what comes to mind?
As I was searching for an image today, I intended to type “MediTation”, and instead typed “MediCation”! How often do I do this with different words? All the time! You see, the thing is that our minds automatically go where we are comfortable. We drive to places that we’ve been to a thousand times… even though we meant to drive somewhere new. We pick up the phone intending to call a friend, and instead dial the number for MOM, because… it’s familiar. We’ve been calling Mom for as long as we can remember!
So, what does this mean? I have no idea! I’m not a psychologist!
BUT, it makes me think… are we programmed to think and behave a certain way? Do we look for mediCation before something like mediTation to heal?
Don’t get me wrong, I believe there is a time and place for medication. Our modern-day advances in technology and medicines are life-saving… to say the least. But, do we jump to it for every ailment before exploring other options?
Tom tells us that exercise matters… not just exercise, but the right exercise! Taking care of our bodies with stretching, foam rolling and exercises that push our bodies is key.
So, my question today is this… how could you improve your circumstance by improving your whole-body wellness?
For me, it’s a focus on taking time to listen to my body! It so often tells me when it needs REST to recharge. Or, if I’m feeling anxious and restless, it’s telling me to get out and take a run! Share your thoughts below…
What makes a Well Being? There is a lot of talk about Wellness. But, for me, the question is really, what makes a Well Being?
• Nutritional Balance
• Work/play Balance
• Exercise/Rest Balance
• Contemplations/Inspiration Balance
• Energetically Balance
• Financially Balance
So, the obvious in all is BALANCE!
Each of these elements of Well Being are segregated – people, places and activities. And, those that teach each element of Well Being, teach just one piece, and often don’t even recognize it’s a small part of the whole.
People can get stuck! Even in trying to be WELL, you can get off balance! A hyper-focus on one aspect of wellness can completely dismantle all the work and investment, because of not tending to the other areas.
We are not simply bodies…nor are we simply minds.
We are mind-body energetic beings. Energy has to flow within us, around us. And, we require BALANCE!
Emilie’s French Teas! More than a cup of tea — it’s an experience in wellness.
I met Emilie at a trade show. I was in the midst of chaos — lots of people trying to fit in a small area. Emilie is just one of those women that has a presence — fun, kind, warm and graceful. She handed me her card with an invitation for a cup of tea.
I remember thinking, “I don’t think I’ve ever had an invitation for a cup of tea!” As quickly as we met, she was gone.
Many weeks later, I ran upon her card. It had been a bit of a tough week with several business disappointments. Emilie’s warm invitation came to mind. I decided to visit.
Not to disappoint, Emilie warmly greeted me with a tour. We walked through the tea room, and then made our way into the holistic center. Emilie and her husband Alex work together. Emilie shares her passion for tea and herbal medicine. She runs the tea room and greets the public. Alex has a thriving clientele seeking holistic healing. We talked about the Maya principles for healing and various services, products and special events they hold at the center.
As we returned to the Tea Room, Emilie asked what I liked in tea. I said I could really use a pick-me up. What a wonderful and brisk cup of tea! But, much more to my surprise, she sat with me and we talked. What I thought would be a 30 min visit, became a newly forming friendship that lasted more than an hour.
Emilie and I shared life stories, future aspirations and business. We chatted about “wellness”. How to define it? How to find it? We agreed, it begins with finding ways to connect and be open to new things. Emilie shared her childhood in France, and her belief that tea allows people to connect. She spoke of the far-away lands and how she met her wonderful husband, and all surrounded a cup of tea. It made me smile!
Sometimes its the simple things that make us well.
Emilie’s French Tea Room is located at 8131 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO.