Is eating healthily enough to be healthy?

The short answer is no. We really really need to get out in nature, connect with fellow humans and move more as well as eat healthy food in order to feel and be 100% healthy.

I’ve been under quite a bit of stress recently, my beloved Granny died just before Christmas. She was the ripe old age of 96 but still it’s hard to say goodbye no matter how expected the journey is.

I recently checked my blood pressure and it was a bit on the high side – too much stress and not enough movement, connection and inner peace. Something needed to change. These are the steps I have taken to nourish myself;

  1. I’ve taken up running again and boy does it make me feel good (if a little achy at first)
  2. I’ve booked onto a meditation retreat at Gaia House in Devon
  3. I’m moving house

Some of these measures may seem a little extreme but really we all have the capacity to create the reality we truly want and need if we practice a bit of self awareness and the will to change. I have identified that I need more human connections in my life. I currently live in a little cottage that’s part of a converted mill in the countryside and whilst it is utterly idyllic, I do have the tendency to spend rather a lot of time on my own. It’s very easy for me to do that because I enjoy my own company and it has definitely been a necessary part of the healing process over the last year since Dad died. However now I realise that change is needed and so change is what is on my menu!

I have always consumed an exceptionally healthy diet but recently I haven’t felt 100% healthy. It’s not enough to feed ourselves in a nourishing way, we also need to relax, breathe, move, live a little and love a lot.

I really recommend embracing some of these things, not only will it make you a happier, healthier person, it will undoubtedly contribute to a happier healthier planet and that’s important.

So why not dust off the running shoes or take a walk to work, sit a while in nature, dare to dream, laugh more and create a joyful life, after all that’s how life is supposed to be – isn’t it?

It’s good to be alive on a day like this




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