Updated: Apr 3
& 3 ways you can begin to navigate your own Internal Guidance System
Mind, body, soul. We are uniquely Human.
Intuitive Wellness is about nourishment of the mind, body, and soul. It is a journey into self. It is about healing, radical self love, and discovering your connection to yourself and the world around you. In my coaching practice, I aim to guide you through the process by using food and movement as your primary tools. By approaching food and movement from a loving place, rather than a reward/punishment system, magnificent things begin to happen. And since small steps are easier to fit into your daily routine, below are three tips to help you get started.
Tip #1 - Less Sugar
Typical breakfast for most people, when they eat it, contains more grams of sugar than recommended for a daily serving! Sugar is the leading driver of your mid morning crashes and afternoon sugar cravings. Studies have shown that people whom eat a more satiating breakfast stay full longer, and are less likely to make erratic decisions from sugar crash hunger symptoms later. Sugar has even shown to create inflammation that damages the gut lining, leading to things like leaky gut syndrome. And since the gut houses our "second brain", sugar has a direct impact on our nervous system and mental health.
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Tip #2 - More Antioxidants
Antioxidants are nutrients that protect your cells from free radicals. Free radicals are produced from the breakdown of food within your system, and the chemicals in the air around you. It is believed that the antioxidants in food can help prevent cancer, slow or reverse aging, enhance your immune system, increase your energy, and improve heart and other organ health. So how do you do that? Fruits and vegetables are the primary source of antioxidants available to us. Start bulking your snacks up with things like dried fruit, mixed nuts and dark chocolate. Spinach can be added to smoothies, salads, and breakfast scrambles. Even something as simple as replacing a drink with one green tea a day. Powerful antioxidants can also be found in lots of unexpected foods, like russet potatoes, artichokes, and small red beans. The beans might even have more antioxidant power than blueberries! It's all about awareness around the nutrients in the ingredients you are choosing.
Tip #3 - Mindful Movement
Mindful movement isn't necessarily your exercise routine. It is a time you set aside for yourself to participate in an activity that frees you for a while. It is any activity performed with awareness. It is putting your attention and focus on noticing and feeling what your body does while engaging in movement. It is a mental focus and practice of being aware of your entire body. This can include a hike through the woods to clear your mind, a ROMWOD to connect to the pain centers of the body, or throwing clay as you decompress through artistic expression. Mindful movement allows you to check in with your body and get moving in a way that can help lower stress, release stagnant energy, and strengthen your mind body connection. Allow your soul to guide you as you explore.
"The things you are passionate about are not random, they are your soul's calling" - Fabienne Fredrickson
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