Over the course of my career, I have realized how much health, wellness, yoga, fitness, and lifestyle information is out there. One article says, "Do this." Another article says, Do that." Everywhere you go, everything you read or listen to; someone is either trying to sell you the miracle answer to your problem, or the perfect diet, or the best yoga pants. The list goes on and on. In almost every scenario, these things over-promise, and under-deliver. This leaves us wondering where to go, and who to trust as reliable sources. I thought how confusing all of this information must be to anyone really trying to make good lifestyle choices. There’s so much conflicting information out there. It's overwhelming and even discouraging.
I truly believe that we have good intentions of taking care of ourselves. We do our best, but very often we try something based on what we read, or heard, and it leaves us feeling like we "failed," when we didn't get the results that were promised. We may even try this over and over until we burn out. Then what? Where does this leave us? It's easy to give up, and just eat the box of doughnuts. Why not? Afterall, you tried and tried, and got nowhere, so just eat the doughnuts. Years go by, your health continues to decline, your mental health also begins to go south, and your life is not feeling joyful anymore. In many cases, we feel like our physical limitations leave us no choice but to accept our current health situation. So, we keep eating the doughnuts. F...it!
Well, we can certainly continue to accept this as our fate, or not.
No one wants to hear this, but unfortunately, there is no quick, easy way to remedy this. However, we can change our situation if we want to. The question is, do we want to or do we want to pretend that we want to? Remember, every effort counts! Whatever you do, do it with 100% commitment! Minimal efforts will render minimal results. Doing one small thing with 100% commitment will make a huge difference, as opposed to doing 20 things, each with 20% effort. Yes, that will get you somewhere, but will it get you what you really want? Will it get you deeply in one direction?
When given half a chance, your body will heal itself, and when you trust that, your mind will follow.
My commitment to this work has guided me to put together a blend of eastern and western approaches to our modern health concerns. Stress seems to be the most significant issue. This technique comes from my personal experiences in both eastern and western lifestyle, and clinical settings.
The extreme of anything isn't healthy. We have to be practical, realistic, and sensible when it comes to everything. The principles of Ayurveda and Yoga make so much sense when taking care of yourself, because they are practical, and for everyone at any stage of life. Moving the mind, requires moving the body and vice versa. We cannot separate the two. Exercise is necessary for mental and physical well-being. Western science shows us that knowing how to manage our symptoms is important. Eastern science shows is that practicing self-care and prevention can help with longevity and vitality.
Think if this as a east meets west pizza! This work is an extraordinary combination of toppings, on your favorite pizza dough, cooked to perfection!!
I believe there is something for everyone out there, even for those with any kind of limitations. I do this because it's not just work, it's a commitment to myself and to everyone that I meet.
Everyone has the ability to change, but it's hard to do it alone. We all need the proper tools and support to help us thrive. My mission is to offer a safe, loving space where we can share and grow together. It's deeply important to deliver honest, effective and ethical information in a way that is clear and easy to follow. Keep it simple. Keep it real. Keep it flowing.
WISHING YOU INSPIRATION FROM LLWS!!!