6 Keys to Wellbeing

I have always been so interested in what makes people tick. I love sharing information with you that is current and leading edge. Why? Because I know for certain that the better you feel about yourself and your life, the better choices, decisions, relationships, careers and experiences you will have. It’s selfish really. Outer peace will ultimately come from inner peace. And that is one of the keys to my passion 🙂

Quite a few of you ask me if all I do is meditate and is that what keeps me even. First, let me assure you that I am not always “even”. What I am though is accepting that I will not be “on” all the time. I also pay attention to the following things that create harmony in my life.

Six Keys to Harmony

Nourishment: I have had struggles with an autoimmune disorder. What has helped me the most is food; the right kinds of food. I’m not a Nutrition Coach, but the knowledge I have gained on my journey has been pointing in one direction: eat nutrient dense foods. Each of you has a different body type, age and stress profile so gaining knowledge in which foods nourish your body is key.

Movement: Some form of body movement is paramount to a healthy lifestyle no matter what age you are. Your body is the vessel that carries your spirit, ideas, and expressions. Most of you have lost touch with how your body should feel merely because you have stopped using it. Get out there, walk, run, dance, and exercise. Your body, digestion, head and heart will love you for it.

Relaxation: Here, I am talking about what helps you to relax. I’m not going to get into a discussion on drugs or alcohol. I’m more interested in how to relax without substances so you are not reliant on something outside of you. I personally practice meditation and mindfulness because both my body and mind relax. I love efficiency! For you relaxation could include a hobby, a walk, music or other activity that allows your mind and body to be at rest.

Connection: Relationships are keys to wellbeing. The most important is your relationship with yourself. Do you nurture, care and encourage yourself? Or are you critical or even absent? How are your relationships with others? Studies show that the more deep and meaningful relationships you have in your life, the better and longer your organs, including your brain, function.

Growth: Personal development is another key to wellbeing. When we stop developing our minds, interests and perceptions, we can stagnate. I am a constant learner. With the Internet, you can study anything at your fingertips. The world is your oyster 🙂

Contribution: Not too many people talk about contribution but I have observed over the years that the clients who consciously contribute to more than just themselves and their families, are more confident, happy and fulfilled. I think this overlaps with “connection” because I see how positive people feel knowing they have made a difference in someone else’s life.

When you pay attention to all these areas, something wonderful happens. You increase your wellbeing and joy in life. How would your life be different if you were conscious about the food you ate, the people you surround yourself with, the media you watched, the ideas you decided to pursue? Let today be the day you pay attention to what you feed your mind, your body and your life.

I encourage you to create a nourishing environment conducive to your growth and wellbeing today.

Here’s to a better YOU!

Mindfully,

Ellie

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