Setting our Intentions for the New Year and how to nourish ourselves in all aspects of our life

What you eat literally controls almost every function of your body and mind. Food connects us to one another and to our bodies. Food can reinvigorate our health, bring families together, restore vibrant communities, improve the economy and the environment, reduce pollution, and help our children get better grades.

In other words, food is powerful medicine. It is information. What we eat can have a profound effect on our lives. At the same time, what we eat is only one “ingredient” needed to make a healthy human.

You see, we need real, whole, fresh food, but we also need things like movement, connection, meaning, and purpose to create balance.Your body knows how to create health from those ingredients.

The New Year is a great opportunity to reflect on your growth of the previous year. It’s a good time to review what you’ve learned and how you’ve grown through the inevitable challenges life presents, then set your intentions for the next chapter.

By setting intentions and keeping them close, we can facilitate the path that we choose. Setting intentions directs the mind and gives us purpose. Focusing on your heart and what’s important to you creates clarity and self-discovery.

How To Set an Intention

  1. Connect with the elements of your life that are most significant to you and bring you the greatest joy, satisfaction, and energy. What gives you passion and fills you with a sense of purpose? Listen to that inner voice. It connects you to truth and deeper meaning. We all deserve to live a life that has purpose and connects us to the world we are living in. Know that and feel that deep within your heart so you can learn to trust your calling.
  2. Start by journaling your intentions in the different realms of your life. Mine are nutrition & exercise, spiritual & emotional development, family and relationships, community, work and professional development, creativity & hobbies.
  3. Create a word or a short phrase that sums up each intention.
  4. Then dedicate a certain amount of time each day to each intention.

Then watch your life unfold……

Live with intention. Walk to the edge.
Listen hard. Practice wellness.
Play with abandon. Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Continue to learn.
Appreciate your friends.
Do what you love and live as if
this is all there is.

Happy New Year. May all beings everywhere be blessed with happiness, love, peace, and good intention!

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