Guest post by Libre Leading Light Jan Jensen
Jan Jensen is a Nia Black Belt Instructor, Writer, Artist, Synergist for Fabulous Vitality! She has been teaching Nia since 1997 and offers classes at the Davis Bay Community Hall and the Sechelt Aquatic Centre on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia.
Her books, inspirational cards, courses and workshops delve deeper into sensory awareness, helping each person find the best ways to build a healthy life that integrates body, mind and spirit. From healing and energizing movement to gluten and dairy free, fresh whole foods, Jan creates recipes for living a whole life with Fabulous Vitality.
There’s Something About Getting Cultured
Nothing bad has happened to me or my family, but I think that nutzoid mess that is the world at large has been seeping into my energy fields. One of the ways I’ve been “managing” that was by eating everything in sight – as well as anything I may have had hidden on myself…
Yes – even gluten and dairy free – you can eat too much crap!!!
As my body started to complain about this overload I hauled myself up by the bootstraps and set about getting back to my healthy eating and a more loving lifestyle.
It doesn’t work just by a snap of my fingers though – I can’t do it without support.
Some of the ways I support myself look like this:
- Add warm lemon drinks all day long. I normally start and end each day with a mug of hot/warm water + ¼ – ½ fresh lemon. It’s great for my liver, clears my palate and somehow feels more cozy and healing body/mind/spirit than other options.
- Double up on protein and fiber. Both of these actions help with keeping blood sugar levels more even. And women tend not to get enough protein, especially early in the day.
- Triple up on probiotic intake. Eat at least a tablespoon of Cultured veggies with every meal. Adding probiotics will boost your whole digestive system and allow more nutrients to get more places, faster. This helps on all levels. Read about the Benefits of Cultured Veggies here!
- Quadruple up on the short or gentle walks outside, hopefully including some gardening though that’s hard this year. Beach access is also a good bet for me.
GENTLE is the key word here.
Nowhere in all of this is any deprivation dieting or intense exercise push. This support is a love hug for your whole self.
After a few days of this regime (which also includes less technology and more creative time as I feel better) I’m noticing those jangled sensations are starting to ease. Life seems possible again. I’ve reorganized part of my studio and I’ve even washed some windows.
I encourage you to find your personal route to that peaceful sensation of “Yes I am HERE, and I’m glad and grateful to BE HERE.” With my little extra nudge to add probiotics in some form to your daily eating (your body and mind will thank you).
Yours in using culture to create the life I love,
What tips do you have for creating a healthier, peaceful you?
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