Food : Of course food would be at the top of my list! Food changes the way we feel about ourselves ,which in turn changes the way we think about a great deal many things. So many of us have been burdened with various health issues for so long that we no longer know what being filled with vitality and genuinely loving and honouring our bodies feels like. In an age where we are surrounded by heavy metals in our food, water and air, for the majority of us , feeling ‘ok’ is the reality and most of us will go throughout life never truly experiencing an abundance of good health. However the reality could be “I feel vibrant and strong!” if we began by changing the way we eat and choosing a whole-foods plant based diet that will ensure we get all of the valuable nutrients we need. Health trends such as going raw and juicing multiple times a day are taking are taking off for a good reason, and more and more studies have surfaced recently confirming that the plant-based diet is the very best for long-term health [https://www.forksoverknives.com/healthiest-diet-planet/], [https://www.forksoverknives.com/longevity-diet/]. Ideally, if we could all grow of our own food, that would provide us with utmost nutrients, but if we’re not in the position to do so, buying food that has not so long ago been in the ground is essential for maximizing our intake of nutrients and therefore energy. If we want to experience what great health really feels like, ingesting food that has come directly from the earth is one of the best ways to go.
Yoga : for a long time I avoided yoga, maybe because it seemed like another one of those trends that everyone was getting into and I suppose I was reluctant and unconvinced it would benefit me in-spite of hearing the tremendous benefits for both women and men. But finally, after developing a severe illness which prevented me from progressing with my life, I decided to give it a go. And I can say it changed my life dramatically. The first session I went to resulted in me developing a very strong flu. I rarely get ill, and being a vegan has armed me with strong immunity but the rare times I get a cold or flu, it’s because i’ve had some form of holistic treatment which strongly shifts all of the emotional toxicity in my body. And yoga did a wonderful job at removing all of that dense and spent up energy.
-Doing yoga regularly helped me clear my mind to such an extent that I would always manage to enhance my day and become far more productive.
-The breathing exercises that come with it helped me detox my lungs. It is one of the most efficient ways to rid the lungs of stale energy and help us control our breathing and therefore help calm the mind and promote clarity and decrease stress levels.
-It helped me tackle anxiety, insomnia and IBS.
-It helped me calm myself through emotionally challenging periods, and develop far more control over preventing negative mental habits develop.
-It taught me that there are alternative ways to tone up that do not involve heavy weight lifting for hours a week, which I have done so excessively in the past, it brought on severe chronic fatigue, but yoga reminded me there is a way to stay fit and toned without applying excess stress to the body.
The list! : Today I woke up and said “i’ve achieved absolutely nothing worthwhile over the last two months, or ever” and then I thought hang on a second, surely that can’t be the truth and my mind as usual is just playing silly tricks on me! Sure enough, once I wrote down a list, I discovered that I had in fact covered or progressed a significant amount of the goals I had intended to the last few months, and that my mind had been dragging me through the usual disempowering nonsense it throws at me, and all of us, once in a while. I can not recommend lists highly enough. In a day and age where we’re constantly bombarded with the message that we are not as accomplished or as thin as we should be, reminding ourselves daily of the progression we are making is highly important for our mental wellbeing. Write them the night before so you know what you plan to accomplish for the day. Write them each month to renew your current goals to check you are up to date. Write little lists on your wall, not necessarily of things that must be done, but quotes that resonate with you and remind you to stay on track. One I wrote for myself is “i want everything I do to be a reflection of who I truly am”. Waking up surrounded by a wall full of quotes that empower you can greatly alter your day for the better!.
Body rituals : I recently converted several friends to daily and nightly moisturizing with coconut oil. Both women and men, yes! Why is this a great ritual? Because not only are you nourishing your body outwardly, you’re always reminding yourself of what a precious and sacred templed it is and how much it serves you daily. We tend to neglect ourselves or deprive ourselves from these rituals because we deem them unnecessary but whenever I make time for these little things, it reminds me of how lucky I am to have my limbs intact, my sight, my hearing, all the little things we take for granted and someone else, somewhere in the world, does not have. It also reinforces the importance of protecting our body which we take for granted and regularly push to the limit without allowing time for restoration or revival.
The books we read : With every book we read we gain greater insight into matters that we may not have access to via other outlets. Books challenge our belief system, and a great book will touch on what many will consider to be either bizarre, radical or too far fetched, but we are rarely exposed to these topics through interactions with others, and books can help create the conversations we have missed with others for far too long. They can contribute towards reprograming our way of thinking or entirely revolutionizing our current perspective. It is easy for us to get stuck with one ideals or several, and stick to it as if it is most beneficial to our growth. But building an identity around any concept for too long only limits us from obtaining greater knowledge or expanding ourselves by increasing our openness and willingness to engage with that which is new, and releasing more of our attachments to what we think is the correct or the only way to live. Click here to take a look at several categories i complied that i believe can greatly serve us when it comes to the expansion of the mind and do write into Earth Children if you have any suggestions about the wonderful books the rest of the world needs to know about!
Walking barefoot : It has been known since the times of ancient healers that Earth’s energy could easily be absorbed through the soles of our feet, and recent research now shows that walking barefoot allows the earths electrons to enter our bodies. When this happens, the energy from these electrons synchronize all of our bioelectrical systems, stimulating new neural connections, which research has shown has the power to reduce inflammation, aid insomnia, muscular strains, asthma, joint conditions, symptoms of lyme diseases and connect us with our natural rhythm, one which modern day living has excelled at disconnecting us from. Going barefoot also awakens long-dormant muscles of the feet and legs and gets more blood flow to the feet and legs to get them going. Wearing shows for such a great length of time weakens the muscles in our feet but can also begin to distort our feet, so use any opportunity you can to walk without shoes for a while, preferably in a green space.
About the author
Jwaydan Moyine is a classically trained Film Composer, Pianist, Cellist, Singer/Songwriter, and a Writer and Entrepreneur. She founded Earth Children to bring awareness to matters regarding the Environment, Animal welfare, Sustainable & Conscious living, Wellness & Humanitarian issues. She is heavily involved with activism for animal welfare in the UK and Egypt and child welfare in Syria, Thailand and Romania. She resides in Berkshire Running an organic food farm, an organic skincare company, Writing, and bringing awareness to matters regarding the Planet, Plant based nutrition, Cruelty free living & the necessity of adapting to Veganism for the sake of Sustainability, Animal welfare and our Health. She has several qualifications in nutritional therapy, culinary medicine & holistic healing. You can find out more on what she is doing over at the Earth Children Facebook Page!
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