The Nourishing Meme

My thanks to Joanne Hay for including me in the front line of this Nourishing Meme. I’m not sure how I feel about her description of me as “Personal Evolution Guru.” We’ll have to talk about that.

Joanne has asked me to answer the following five questions to help germinate and contribute to the spreading of the Nourishing Meme.

These are our questions:
1. What is the most nourishing thing you frequently do for your self?
2. For your health, what will you never compromise on?
3. Where do you get most of your health information?
4. What single whole food or supplement has turned your health around the most?
5. What is your favourite natural therapy?

And here are my answers:

Q. What is the most nourishing thing you frequently do for your self?
A. Without a doubt the single most important self-care activity for me is being alone in nature. When I am alone in the silence and complexity of the wild world, I restore, refresh and remember my true essence. In nature, I am able to shed the physical, emotional and energetic toxins of this modern world. And I return to the world clear and better equipped to maintain my sense of presence.

Q. For your health, what will you never compromise on?
A. Getting enough sleep. I have known, intuitively, for much of my life that getting enough good sleep is the key to remaining healthy. Even in college, when my friends would pull “all-nighters” to cram for a mid-term the next day, I knew that I would do much better on the test if I was well rested than if I had crammed my brain full of information all night long.

As a side-note to this, I’m very interested to see how I feel at the end of my 30-day trial of waking up at 5:00 am. I’m into the fourth day and feeling great. I’ll keep you posted.

Q. Where do you get most of your health information?

A. My body. I have a serious “issue” with the allopathic health care industry. It’s my problem, not there’s. While there are exceptions, as a whole, I just don’t believe that they are providing us with valuable information and care. Because of that I have turned most often to my inner guidance for health information. I trust the information I receive from my body, and, when I act on that information, I tend to stay health. Ultimately I believe that consciously focusing on feeling good and aligning your underlying vibrational offering with that positive feeling is the most powerful tool to help you align with the flow of well-being that moves freely through this world.

Now, with all that said, there are times when I am curious about some physiological or mind/body event that is happening. In those cases I often turn to my acupuncturist for feedback. I also have access to a wonderful Naturopathic Doctor and Energy Medicine Practitioner who happens to be my wife!

Q. What single whole food or supplement has turned your health around the most?

A. I honestly can’t say there is one whole or supplement that has turned my health around. If anything, I notice that my state of well-being is most affected by my state of mind, the state of my emotions, and the state of my energy systems. I take very few supplements, I eat a relatively healthy diet, though I am not radical in my approach to eating. I eat what feels good, mostly whole foods, much of it from our garden and as much as possible, is organic, and locally grown.

Q. What is your favorite natural therapy?

A. That is an extremely difficult question to answer because it obviously depends on the situation. I love seeing my acupuncturist on a regular basis to help me maintain a positive energy flow and to catch anything that might be brewing under the surface. I also enjoy working with energy medicine practitioners with a positive, forward-looking focus (rather than looking at and attempting to “heal” old wounds).

And now, who shall I pass this onto? For that is a part of this Meme theme. Here’s who I want to hear from.

Phylameana lila Désy host of the Carnival of Healing and author of the Sprial Visions Blog.

Patricia a wonderful writer on the personal growth and author of A Better You Blog.

Steve Pavlina. If there is a personal growth Guru, it is Steve Pavlina. Let’s see if he’s willing to jump into the Nourishing Meme.

Ben Spencer over at the Live Consciously Blog, who incidentally happens to have a fresh new post on his site all about Memes!

That’s it. Thanks again, Joanne for starting off this Meme. Let’s see where it goes and how it grows.

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      1. Spiral Visions on September 17th, 2006 9:39 am

        The Nourishing Meme…

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      3. A Better You Blog on October 12th, 2006 7:14 am

        Thank you for the positive remarks. I will be happy to continue this meme, and I will get my responses out soon. -Patricia

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