Have you ever felt like you eat the perfect diet, nourish your body well, work out like there's no tomorrow but still struggle with weight, energy, sleep or other health issues?
It’s easy to overlook all of the things in life that contribute to our sense of nourishment and fulfillment. It’s not just the food we eat that affects our health, but all of the other factors present in our daily lives. Healthy relationships, a fulfilling career, regular physical activity, and a spiritual awareness are all essential forms of nourishment. When these are balanced, what you eat becomes secondary.
Today as Mr. W and I celebrated 35 years of marriage I reflected on our early years of marriage and how I easily lost weight after we were first married. Up until then I had struggled with weight issues - what made the difference? A megadose dose of Vitamin L. I was in a relationship where I felt LOVED, I was receiving my daily intake of Vitamin L. There has certainly been challenges over the years to test us both, the road's been bumpy some days and we've needed to reach out for help at times. The journey continues but most importantly, 35 years on I'm still getting my vitamin L.
Healthy relationships also encompass our relationship with self. Sometimes we say things to ourselves (that parliamentary debate that goes on in our head) that we'd never say to our nearest and dearest or even foes. If you want others to believe in you and support you, first support yourself.
Also that little fun loving child within gets lost and life can get rather ground hoggish which doesn't help our relationships. Remember she (or he) is still in there waiting to come out - maybe it's time to go find him or her and have some fun, joy and playtime!
As a Health Coach, I work with my clients to achieve greater balance in their lives.
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“When we’re incomplete, we’re always searching for somebody to complete us. When, after a few years or a few months of a relationship, we find that we’re still unfulfilled, we blame our partners and take up with somebody more promising.
This can go on and on – series polygamy – until we admit that while a partner can add sweet dimensions to our lives, we, each of us, are responsible for our own fulfillment.
Nobody else can provide it for us, and to believe otherwise is to delude ourselves dangerously and to program for eventual failure every relationship we enter.”
— Tom Robbins
PS - Did you know the sexiest curve on the body is a smile?
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