from "The Question Holds the Lantern"

Once you start to Awaken, 
no one can ever claim you again for the old patterns.
Now you realize how precious your time here is.

You are no longer willing to squander your essence on undertakings that do not nourish your true self; your patience grows thin with tired talk and dead language.
You see through the rosters of expectation which promise you safety and the confirmation of your outer identity.

Now you are impatient for growth,
willing to put yourself in the way of change.
You want your work to become an expression of your gift.
You want your relationship to voyage beyond the pallid frontiers to where the danger of transformation dwells.

You want your God to be Wild
and to call you to where your destiny awaits.

~John O'Donohue

 

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These are a few of my favourite links...

  • My favourite nutritionist and mentor, Lisa Cutforth, who got me to understand that there is an unbreakable bond between my unique environment, values, identity and emotions and the food I eat. The more I understand, the more I can master the relationship between the two and can live the life I want to lead. No more short term fad diets or marketing ploys. Just real food and the real me!

             Check out her programme at Size Fantastic and see if its right for YOU!

 

  • Always a great resource for all things health-related : Harvard Health Publications by Harvard Medical School
  • Sustainable fitness motivation and behaviour change expert : Dr Michelle Segar.
  • if you haven't yet heard of TED, check it out here! Here are the top 20 TED talks of 2013. Watching one of these is like opening a can of pure inspiration!
  • Self-confessed researcher and story-teller (and very interesting person!) Brené Brown.
  • Can't leave Dr Wayne Dyer off a list like this!

 

You were designed to move!

 

 The amazing human body (yes, YOURS!) was designed for movement. I'm not talking about going to the gym kind of movement, but it was designed to pick fruit and seeds and vegetables, it was designed to hunt animals, to chop and carry firewood and water, to build shelters and to lift and comfort infants.

Our need for these things is not as great in the modern world and on the whole, the human race is headed towards a more sedentary lifestyle (desk jobs, TV for entertainment). But we still have a need for our bodies to stay healthy and functional to get us to do all the things we need to do (laundry, grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning!)

Taking care of our body means eating to nourish and looking after our mental and emotional wellbeing as well as looking after the physical being that houses it . There is no point choosing to do exercise that you don't enjoy. Life is too short! You can't think that you have to do it or you must do it , because if you don't enjoy it, you will find an excuse to get out of it!

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