This time of year, oh my god -- it can feel impossible to feel relaxed and rooted in healthy food and lifestyle habits when constant holiday parties, “treats” hanging around the office, and potentially stressful family holiday trips and meals are all happening.
But there is really always a way to fully support yourself, no matter the environment, and it doesn’t have to involve contraction, bracing yourself, or over-controlling every aspect of your experience. Here’s what I’ve learned, friends!
With apologies for any bubble-bursting, amazing health is not going to just magically happen to you. I’m so sorry. While your body is almost miraculously designed to preserve health, the modern world is filled with all kinds of toxic nonsense that our bodies are working hard to keep at bay, and it simply doesn’t have the energy to do everything.
How we spend our days determines our long term health, and also what kind of reserves we have in place when we’re faced with an unexpected health issue. But you don’t need to completely overhaul your entire life -- some tweaks and adjustments to the little things can provide so much support for your health!
Setting yourself up for healthy travels is super high-level self care. A little bit of one-time preparation, and you’ll be set for a year of trips, with nothing you have to think about or do in between! Simply use my checklist to prepare for your next trip -- you’ll learn a few things you can bring to boost your immunity, eat healthy, adapt and rest well, and keep your physical and energetic space clean and fresh. Trust me, future you will be singing your praises when you stay energized, healthy, and vibrant (and, bonus, successfully avoid all weird plane / hotel food. NO THANKS.).
This is not another opinion piece about whether or not coffee is “good” or “bad.”
If you’ve ever questioned whether or not you should keep drinking coffee, you probably already know the answer….am I right? Read on for my story, and how you can bypass the scientific evidence and go straight to your own wisdom about what’s best for you when it comes to your morning French press.