FEED THE FLOW
created for those who seek a healthy lifestyle that flows with the rhythm of everyday life
“Feed The Flow” is a mind-body approach to health that integrates evidence-based science with inner wisdom. Health, as defined by the World Health Organization, is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Evidently, health is much more than food; exercise, sleep, and mental wellness are of equal value in the overall quality of life.
The mind-body connection profoundly influences health on a physical and biochemical level. Engaging in mindful practices like meditation, yoga, journaling, breathing exercises, are effective ways to “check in” and deepen one’s mind-body connection. By regularly “checking-in” with our physical and mental state, we consciously direct thoughts and actions towards productive healthy behaviors and away from thought and behavior patterns that are counterproductive. In becoming more observant of ourselves, we tune into our “inner wisdom” to develop a better understanding of our own unique health journey and arrive to solutions we seek much sooner.
Eating well is not only essential for good health, but also one of life’s greatest pleasures. The entire experience of food is meant to be celebrated from the moment it’s grown, prepared and finally, enjoyed. Battling restrictive diets and obsessing over food rules is damaging on all accounts of well-being. Distracted by unwarranted beliefs and behaviors, we miss out on a large part of life developing mental, physical and emotional imbalances which can manifest as anxiety, depression, social anxiety around food, disordered eating, nutrient deficiencies, metabolic dysfunction, and many preventable diseases.
“Feed The Flow” promotes mindful nutrition by being informed of the source and nutritional value of foods, and explores its impact on a physical, mental and emotional level. Vegetarian, omnivore or somewhere in between, we all can reap health benefits from enjoying a diet rich in plant foods. Decades of research across the world consistently correlate diets high in fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, lentils, nuts, and seeds with favorable biomarkers, decreased risk of a number of chronic diseases, and increased vitality and longevity. By eating seasonally and experimenting creative ways to prepare plant foods, we can enjoy delicious plant-based meals and optimal health all year-round.
Through this natural pursuit of health and happiness, we begin to peel back layers of getting to know our truest selves. There is a shift of attention inward to listen, honor and learn from the deep-seated wisdom within us that generates greater self-awareness and a deeper appreciation for our well-being. When we embody mindfulness and experience positive shifts in our own health and well-being, we naturally start to apply the same approach to other areas in our lives. And in the process of becoming more conscious of our own well-being, we create our very own rhythm that flows with everyday life.