I started this blog because I wanted to understand a bit more about what it means to be truly ‘well’. Why do some of us get sick and not others who lead very similar lives? And what makes us truly thrive in our own bodies? I am not a doctor, nurse, naturopath nor do I have any qualifications in the field other than I am interested, eager to learn and want to help make my own life better.
My mum has been diagnosed with cancer three times and leaning of this information has really made me question… what is this ‘sickness’ and why has it decided to manifest in her body? What can we do to make it better? How does this happen? Why does this happen? Is she doing something wrong? Is she eating something wrong? Does her mind have something to do with it? What are the lessons we need to take from this? Obviously, being her daughter I notice a lot of similar lifestyle and food behaviours. More and more I am questioning my own bodies responses to certain foods and actions and wondering why x can make my body act in a certain way. Why do I feel good when I eat rice, but bogged down when I eat pasta? It’s a challenge at times to question the status quo but I know that the more I know, the more I want to learn. I love technology, I love social media, I think we are very lucky to exist in a time when technology has enabled us to share what we learn. And so I have decided to spread my learning along the way.
This blog is about my journey of understanding and respecting your body, as well as using my own body as bit of a guinea pig and seeing what does and doesn’t make a difference.
It is also a little bit about me and my life, about my version of being healthy, about what I have learned (and what I am still learning!) a little bit about being a woman in the 21st century, some yummy recipes, a little bit about the mind, body and soul connection and also just general musings and other information that I feel like writing or have picked up along the way.
While perhaps not as consistent as I would like to be, it is a process of learning and sharing along the way. I’ve got a lot of thoughts on the subject and for the time being I choose to remain anonymous so I can be honest and protect my nearest and dearest. Because sometimes as we go on personal discovery, we learn things about ourselves and others that are not always accepted – or should I say, not yet accepted as part of main stream society. I am hoping that we can all benefit in some way from some of the learnings in here noting that everyone is different, and that there are no set rules. Listen to your body. Continue learning. Nourish your soul. And do something everyday that makes you smile.
I hope you find this interesting and decide to join me on my journey.