My favorite magazine of all time was called “Body and Soul”. I say was because I have not seen it anywhere this year, I am thinking they might have discontinued the publication (if anyone knows differently please let me know!). I’ve searched all my usual magazine haunts, Walgreen’s, Rite aid, Walmart, Target, nada. Makes me really sad because a dear friend (hey giiiirl), about two years ago, showed me a copy and it was instant love. Not only was “Body and Soul” filled with yummy healthy recipes and tips on easy workout routines, it addressed the mental part of well being. Whole living as it is very appropriately called. It’s not about strict diets and vigorous physical and mental challenges. It is about getting back to basics, simplifying, redirecting your priorities.
The page I am about to share with you is one that I ripped out of my magazine, and it has been center stage in my kitchen, right on the fridge, for the past year and a half now. I always glance at it when I go to prepare something and it is such a sweet, non-intimidating reminder to taking care of yourself and your life.
Ten Thoughts on Whole Living
by Terri Trespicio
1. See your mistakes not as personal flaws but as the source of your most valuable lessons.
2. When it comes to living greener, a little planning goes a long way.
3. Explore gentler, more natural remedies
4. Authenticity means acting like the kind of person you most want to be.
5. Explore locallygrown foods, and discover the people and resources behind what you eat.
6. Experiment with exercise that soothesas well as strengthens.
7. In refusing to forgive old hurts, you live them over again. Learn to let go.
8. Think of each breath as an invitation to wellness and balance.
9. Cultivate a few practices that keep you whole
10. Toss the old ideas you have about yourself and discover the real you!