“Food is thy medicine” – Hippocrates.
We are presently living in a fast pace society, time becomes an illusion, we are constantly, chasing the future into the tomorrow, or remembering a nostalgia of our past history.
The ‘present’ is where we are, in essence, living, breathing, becoming, creating, expanding, growing, learning, in motion ‘being’. Once we begin to trust and be more in the space of being ‘present’ we become ‘in tune’ to ourselves, connected to our internal and external world. Artists, poets, musicians, writers, inventors, visionaries, entrepreneurs, understand the importance of ‘being present’, creative ideas and inspirations are born from the present, fertile mind, within the here and now.
The art of presence connects us to our minds and bodies, the importance of this assists us to listen and intuitively become aware of our physical body. Meditation can be practiced in different forms, through creative means, sport, yoga, qiqong, walking, sitting in lotus position, being present is key. Initially 5 minutes per day for 21 days and build up to x10 minutes per day. Noticed where you keep the stress in your body, this is the first start to understanding the importance of being connected to your physical being.
Our bodies are working for us daily, as a car or vehicle it requires the correct fuel and maintenance to be reliable and run efficiently, taking care of our health and well being is one of the most important priorities. It begins with, the fuel, in our case, the food we put into our bodies, is the result of how our health manifests within the internal and external body.
The Greek Philosopher, Hippocrates once wrote –
“Food is thy medicine”
I encourage you to try this technique of meditation, 5 minutes per day, be present and be aware of your physical body and ask yourself these questions –
Where am I holding stress and tension in my body?
Am I putting healthy fuel, food into my body to go the full mileage and speed I’m currently doing?
Do I eat regular healthy meals?
Do I exercise at least x4 times per week for 30 min each?
Is my health, presently the best it can be?
Can I make small changes to some parts of my health and well being to benefit my overall health?
I encourage you to take the first step towards your health and well being, begin with the art of being present and a daily 5 minute meditation.
For guidance and further tools to begin a healthier lifestyle to benefit yourself and your well being. I offer a 30 min. introduction consultation, as your personal Health Coach, for further information contact me
sessions are strictly at all times confidential and professional between me and my clientele.
I’m looking forward to hearing from you.
How often in our lives have we questioned ourselves in finding a more harmonious and balanced lifestyle not only within ourselves, but within our personal relationships, family, friends, partners, your pets?
I often remind myself and my clients, there is no general ‘quick fix’ to inner and outer harmony and our yin and yang balance. There is no absolute truths in finding this either. Some people find this through there own vices, whether it be through a hobby, sport, a personal interest, yoga, meditation, walking, nature, freediving, scuba, surfing, reading, dancing, music, the list is endless. The question is, does this action have a positive impact on your inner and outer well being? Does it create a sense of harmony and balance not just for yourself, but for others, animals and nature?
Everything is in constant motion of action and reaction, cause and effect, full cycles, the cycle of life is continuous. We are a part of this cycle, a part of nature, we are nature. Meditation is a simple tool to assist you to get back to your quiet inner centre, back to your inner nature, your inner yin and yang, reconnect and be in harmony with yourself, others, mother nature.
If you are 100 percent present in the moment, with your hobby or sport, you are already meditating, if it helps finds your inner centre, harmony and balance, that is one of the key ingredients to assisting in your well being. Which means less stress and this has a positive impact (cause and effect) for your family, friends, pets, your loved ones around you.
Today, find a quiet moment, just ten minutes, for yourself and reflect on what brings you inner harmony and balance? Is this positive and does it help with your inner and outer health, well being? Begin with a few deep breathes, close your eyes, imagine a quiet, calm, sandy beach and allow stress to dissolve away….
This simple technique every day can be a beginning of creating a healthier, balanced and harmonious lifestyle for you!
For further information on my meditation sessions for personal or business, Health Coach, I can be contacted via email at:
Telephone: +33 972 65 39 93 (Paris, France)
We are already halfway through January 2018 and I ask you the question…
Can you really have a plant based diet for just one month?
Call it ‘Veganuary’ month of January or just vegan, you can begin for one entire month to detox with, no meat, no diary, just good fresh veggies and fruit? But hey, the real big question is ‘where do you get your protein’?
For all you healthy, conscious people or you just simply curious about a plant base/vegan diet, the answer is in the tasty legumes, i.e. lentils, beans, tofu, tempah. Do you know that Lewis Hamilton, Formula One Champion, has recently announced he is on a plant based vegan diet, for many reasons to do with his health and feeling so much better for it! Including awesome singer, Will I Am from the band, ‘Black Eyed Peas’, (excuse the pun) but seriously, Will I Am has also gone onto a plant base diet recently he calls it ‘Vgang’ diet, not surprised, knowing their lyrics and poignant dope rap tunes, like this one:
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Besides, the proof is in the health and other reasons, so for January we encouraging you for a personal challenge, to taste a plant based way of life for one month and see how it makes you feel, in your body & mind, your consciousness. No strings attached, or any crazy, avocado, green vegan ‘preachiness’ (if there is such a word).
In the meantime, I shall go and hug a tree and meditate and put our message ‘out there’ about ‘Veganuary’, I’m here to assist you in guidance, coaching to kick start your one month of a plant base diet. The truth is, you can find out information on this topic yourself, but the good news is, I can honestly talk from experience, been on a plant base diet for 15 years and vegetarian previously for 5 years.
Going the full monty with plant base is far healthier and I’ve got some amazing delicious and healthy, easy to make, home-made recipes to share with you. (my French boyfriend, a keen vegan foodie and great cook himself, really appreciates the recipes).
To give the Veganuary for one month a go with personal coaching, including for yoga and health retreats, please email.
Breathe, OM – Happiness & health CLC