There are many different chapters of life when it is clearly time to make a shift. Some of us refer to this as "changing with the seasons" others refer to the "ebbs and flows" of life. I may have called this past chapter of my life any one of these cliché titles a time or two. But never did I lose sight of the destination in the process.
In my infinite quest to find, build or manifest the fountain of chiseled, high-performance Youth I have tried out many different diets, programs, protocols and fads. I have never and will never roll out a particular style of eating unless I have tried it out myself or done some in-depth research on how one's particular physiology, set and setting may be cohesive for such diet. With that said, I have been following a version of the diet spelled out below for nearly three years now
I am spontaneous. Maybe even sporadic at times. I am here then there and everywhere, often filling every moment of my day with work and play and joy just to come crashing into bed at night having squeezed out as much sweet juice as I could from the fruit of each day. As playful and spontaneous as I allow myself to be and happily thrive- there is quite a bit of behind the scenes routine that goes on to allow it.
When was the last time you did any of the following:
Howl at the moon?
Climb a tree?
Play in the surf?
Move like an animal?
Why shouldn't we take the time to nurture the wild heart that lives in us all? Are we not just animals ourselves after all? Correct me if I'm wrong- but there are times in life you feel lost and out of control.
- Over 80% of Americans suffer from back pain (Med.UNC)
- 1 in 12 adults suffer from a form of depression (ADDitudemag.com)
- And 18 million Americans suffer from anxiety disorders (elementsbehaviorhealth.com)
How in God's name are these un-fun facts all related and why am I sharing them with you?
Quickly scroll your attention back up to the opening lines of this article and strive to actually feel the words…
Keto, Primal, Atkins, Bulletproof, LCHF (Low Carb High Fat)!
What is this Fat-phenomenon that seems to have the fitness world buzzing? Have we all gone crazy because we're sick and tired of cutting out our bacon, butter, nuts and oils? Or is this strange practice of packing in multiple times your "suggested caloric intake" a healthy one that's here to stay?
Lessons on Wisdom from the perspective of an Apple Seed....
Imagine for a moment that you are an apple.
Crimson red, plump and crisp with size so great you force your parent branch to bow.
On the outside you look healthy, rich and full of life, but where does this great life force come from? Not so long ago weren't you just a swelling bud at the tip of the branch from which you came?