Updated: Oct 2, 2018
If only life was as simple as navigating with a map, however this is not the case. By it's very virtue life has it's ups and downs as undulating as your favourite mountain range.
"Life is a journey, not a destination" is a quote attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson, influential American writer and philosopher and it still resonates as well today as it did in the 19th century.
We can think about our health and wellness journey in the same vein. Yes, it's motivating and inspiring to have a goal, a destination. But it's the 'getting there' the 'JOURNEY', the ups and downs, the successes and failures, the nearly made-its, that will define the destination, and ultimately, our happiness.
Along this journey of life we will find ourselves at crossroads, many of them, and we're not always sure we've taken the right fork for us. Whether that is to find ourselves in an unhappy relationship, a job that we hate, or one that we love so much it consumes us leaving little time for the real things that matter, we make decisions and have to deal with the consequences.
On my journey I've taken more than my share of crossroads, made some awful decisions and some amazing ones. All of this shaped me as it shapes all of us and makes us who we are. We may not like, literally, the shape or the state of our physicality or mentality but we are in the driving seat.
We have the power to shape our future and carry on the journey, living life to the full in the best way that we can, armed with the knowledge and science of diet and lifestyle for longevity and wellbeing.
Today's media has us bombarded with so much contradiction that it's really easy to be confused and overwhelmed by it all.
How do we know we are on the 'right' track, eating the 'right' foods, doing the 'right exercise'? In fact, we don't. What is not advertised or published is the plain fact that we are all INDIVIDUAL.
There can be no perfect weight loss or detox plan or 'diet' for us all. This is where Nutritional Therapy is making waves and shifting the paradigm.
Nutritional Therapy is the zeitgeist, the spirit of our times, as embraced by a tribe of young GPs such as Dr. Rangan Chatergee , of 'Doctor In the House' fame and author of 'The 4 Pillar Plan' and Dr. Rupy Aujla, with his culinary course for medical students and his cookbook 'The Doctor's Kitchen'. They are totally embracing the fact that DIET AND LIFESTYLE can prevent and reverse some chronic diseases, enabling us to live happier, healthier and longer lives.
There are many, many more wonderful and inspirational people doing exciting things and changing lives and I hope to share some of these with you in a later blog.
So, here we are at a crossroads, where you on your journey, meet me on mine. I like to call it serendipity, some might call it luck, but I'm not really a believer in that.
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Written from the heart, by Patricia Alexander-Bird, Dip NT, mBANT