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Usually feeling less than stellar after the holidays, in years past I have diligently crafted a list of DO’s and DON’Ts for the upcoming year, dedicating myself to all kinds of goals, from eating less sugar, being kinder to others, to climbing a new, scary, mountain.
But this year, I could really care less.
I’m not sure what the Universe is trying to tell me: as I’m also feeling stuck, and anxious due to the holding pattern Herb and I are in waiting for his new hip. Or maybe it’s something else altogether: a result of my newfound “maturity,” making attachments of any kind less attractive and compelling.
It could also just be, I am in a good place.
As someone who’s always looking ahead, being in “a good place,” feels a bit annoying.
And yet, isn’t that the very goal I’ve sought each year for myself and my clients?
I’m continually amazed by the power of the mind to hang on to shit thoughts and outdated, repetitive patterns. It would be funny if it weren’t so tragic.
So this year, my resolution is to simply be present and open to my good health and to celebrate how good I can feel each day.
The last two years studying nutrition have helped deepen my appreciation for the power of food, and the very real costs of over-indulging in alcohol, which I am prone to do.
Mostly my studies afford me a new level of health that comes from understanding that “willpower” is a function of biochemistry and not a measure of character.
Our bodies keep the score.
They reflect our thoughts, choices, and daily practices. Because our body systems function as a whole, our gut health, hormone balance, brain acuity, and emotional resilience are interdependent on creating a balance between them.
It’s not very sexy and an even harder sell, but improving our gut health is the first and most important step towards balanced health.
When you support your gut with whole, unprocessed foods, (mostly vegetables), life simply gets better.
As a departure this year, I am not offering my regular 3 to 6-week fat loss course, opting instead for a one-day presentation with my Institute for Nutritional Endocrinology partner, Jennifer Taggert Whitmire.
Jen, a self proclaimed nutrition nerd, is a wildly talented chef
and health coach who offers a variety of excellent online programs ranging from her 5- day seasonal Resets to her intensive 12-week C.R.E.A.T.E program.
The two of us are teaming up on Sunday, January 15th @ 1:00 pm CST for a FREE online Pivot Party, a post-holiday dry January workshop to help you support your better health in 2023.
Yes, my body and I are in a good place, and although I’m not making resolutions this year, I still need my community.
Because we’re ALWAYS better together.
Hope to see you soon.
NOTE: This event is offered via ZOOM. Get 80 healthy recipes to kick the new year off right when you sign up.