I actually want to make a conscience decision to not share the entire experience because I believe there is something sacred in the unknown and the amount of growth it allows by requiring you to be vulnerable and I hope you get an opportunity to participate in firewalking with Brad and Kirsten. But I will elaborate on the exercise that was very challenging for me specifically.
Ayurveda is an ancient science dating back more than 5,000 years. The sister science to yoga, Ayurveda is a holistic health system that focuses on your true nature and finding balance for living a life of wellness and vitality through daily practices. The doshas, Vata, Pitta and Kapha are representations of the elements, Air, Fire, Earth, Water and Space. I like to think of the doshas as a toolbox to understand your body, your mind, your spirit and the world around you. By looking at the root cause of dis-ease, the practice of Ayurveda assists your body and mind in healing itself. Ayurveda is a beautiful accessible practice you can incorporate into your life to bring peace and joy every day.
Yes, my perfect grocery shopping experience would include all organic whole foods. It would also include having a personal chef to cook it all into delicious meals for me. But lets be real, neither of them are in my budget. So I have a couple tools I use to help me prioritize when I am at the grocery store.
Here is the truth, my business is run through social media, email, texts, etc. It is a social biz and I have messages hitting me from every direction. When I go to revisit a conversation for information, I cannot remember if it was on Instagram, text, email, Facebook.... ahhhhhh! Help me! I can feel it melting my brain and over-sensitizining me. Contrary to popular belief, I am an introvert and reenergize by being alone with my thoughts. That said, I do love all of my conversations and connections so I just need to figure out a way to manage the goodness, ya hear?
About a month ago, we rocked it at Food YEAH! A Food Panel For You. After the event it was clear that, yeah, of course what we eat has an impact our wellness. But I think that is why you all showed up. You knew that already. It is also clear that doing it "perfectly" can be demanding and feel nearly impossible while also trying to manage that little thing we do every day called life.
After the event, and taking in all that we heard, I reached out to the panelist and asked them for one piece of advice they want to share with the audience. See what they had to say!
If you saw my recent post about mono-tasking, you know I am focused on doing one thing at a time rather than doing all the things all the time. This is part of my journey to be mindful and minimal. So rather than being distracted by every shiny object - I am going to focus on trying a few new things each month. I'll share them here, you can follow along on IG story to see how it goes throughout the month.
Below are the things I am digging. Some local, some not. Some less expensive than others. But for sure things I genuinely dig. If you are looking for ideas for yourself or someone else that digs fitness and wellness, I think I have you covered.
INDULGE happened in an instant and from there I couldn't be stopped. But that instant is a result of laboring over my own purpose for God knows how long. Probably not unlike anyone else, I have struggled to find my place in the world. Or my purpose. I have spent the better part of 2 years trying to dig deep, understand my strengths, come to terms with my weaknesses and understand what matters most to me. In this process there have been a few significant events or "ah ha" moment that cumulated and led me to the creation of INDULGE.