“In spite of illness, in spite even of the archenemy sorrow, one can remain alive long past the usual date of disintegration if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things, and happy in small ways.” ~ Edith Wharton
Part 1 explained my thoughts on a designed life…this Part 2 post explains why it is the color, green~!
OK…some background on me…I was accepted to be an apprentice health coach for GreenSmoothieGirl.com (GSG) in November 2012, so I have been immersed in the notion of plant-based diet, medicine and lifestyle since that time. Believe me, though I am all about nutrition and wellness, it has taken a while for all things plant-based to percolate in my brain and start adopting as MY lifestyle. I began my nutritional makeover in 2008 in response to learning I needed to eat gluten-free to restore my health.
My role as an apprentice has been to support the Texas GSG team, teach classes and educate about doTERRA CPTG® essential oils, as plant-based medicine, and I have been a good student, as well, in using these oils in my everyday in-home health care. I love the benefits I have experienced first-hand…and hearing and seeing the benefits that others experience, too. This new blog is dedicated to an authentic desire and committed personal and professional mission of engaging in a plant-based diet, medicine and lifestyle. Admittedly, it took me a while to overhaul my own food choices, yet again…and I was resistant. I had already been through a rough time changing my eating habits and preferences for the most part…and yet, I still under stress will eat something with gluten. Intellectually, I know I need to not do this.
Interestingly, I have discovered something lately that I will share on my journey to becoming “green”…the more I use essential oils, the more I crave my green smoothies. It is like my body recognizes the vital addition to its resources to carry out all that it does every second of every day…all the way down to my very cells…and wants and needs more. I have dulled my appetite with the processed foods I still continue to eat, though mostly gluten-free, and I find if I “check in” with my body and do an inner scan…I can pick up on this signal of sorts. I will even say that I am learning to allow my body to have a voice and a choice in the matter. This is awesome and humbling…to find and honor this inner voice, another source of intelligence to have balance, healing and wellness in my body….to ultimately have the struggle turn into a syncing of purpose…and experience peace of mind and better health.
So…as Kermit relates…it is not always easy being green. But I am committed to this state of being for myself and others that I teach and coach. I hope this helps someone else to recognize something new within themselves and to nurture that as a force for good in your efforts to create and sustain a quality, green designed life.
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To yours and mine…green designed life,