Everything Old is New Again
I could have guessed a step as dramatic as moving to another country would
unearth and bring to light some juicy life insights. Of late, I've taken notice of
both the rejuvenative capacity, and prescient nature, of a life.
My partner and I have teamed up with our landlords to create a shared garden
space in our neighborhood in north London. Having gardened for a few years
between the ages of 10 and 13 or so, my thumb is greener than some. Suffice
to say, I know my string bean seedlings from my pea shoots. So, I've taken the
lead role in determining which veg is most likely to make it through the moist
and less than fully sun soaked space that we have to work with here on the
British Isles. As we progress from seedlings in trays to planting in the ground, a
moment of reflection. As I step into the role of health and nutrition coach, how
great that I've got this dormant green thumb! Is it possible that at the wee age
of 10, a part of me already knew that I'd be a health coach later in life? Are we
always planting the seeds of our future?
And then, as I write from my sister's apartment in New York City, another
opportunity for reflection. I've returned for a long weekend to complete my
Institute for Integrative Nutrition Immersion training. Now, since taking the leap
across the pond, I've been called back to the States multiple times for work
and for education. Each time, I've enjoyed myself, and especially the company
of those I love. That said, I've felt no hint of the excitement I always felt for
the many years I lived in NYC. This go around, an interesting experience!
Everything old is new again. Somehow, the same streets, similar activities, and
yet a renewed sense of joy and fulfillment. No longer of this place, I am free to
enjoy it without a care to recreate the past. Old friends, annual rituals and the
simple act of walking the streets are re-experienced, (re)ppreciated, revitalized.
This access to vitality is new to me and exciting to have discovered. I invite you
to see...what would it take to re-experience or (re)ppreciate where you are? See
what happens if you approached your day as a tourist in a foreign land. This
may not mean you actually do anything different. The eyes you use and the
focus you bring will make all the difference!
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This Month's Featured Food - Simple, cleansing smoothie!
Click here for what to do with some of these greens.
3 things you didn't know:
- While the first U.S. copyright for a smoothie didn't happen until 1972, fruit smoothies have been served in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cultures for hundreds if not thousands of years.
- There's no correct way to make a green smoothie! It's all about finding what works for your taste buds right now. This can change as your diet, the seasons and even your mood move through their natural cycle.
- Green smoothies have one major benefit over green juices: FIBER! We like to keep things moving here at A Well World. ;)
Vibrant Wellness Tip of the Month: Let Go of Something That No Longer Serves You
We've got a lot going on in our lives. Lots of things to do,
people to interact with and plenty of material concerns. If our
current state is not one of vibrant wellness, we must consider
that somewhere amongst all of that, there is something to
let go of. Something is mucking up the works. It might be a
conversation we've been avoiding, a cluttered closet, or an old
habit that has worn out it's welcome. Address even just one
of these and you'll find a newfound sense of lightness, more
energy or, likely, that peace of mind that comes with just being
able to say "Finally! Huh, that wasn't so bad. Next!".