My grandmother lived to be 94. Being the child of Irish immigrants, most of her diet was meat and potatoes. When she ate a sandwich, she used white bread. Most of the vegetables she ate were corn, green beans, carrots, and peas. She loved her sweets and you would always find her with jelly mint leaves in her pockets.
When I would cook my meals around her, she wouldn't touch them. She found my vegan meals confusing with exotic ingredients like kale, bok choy, and quinoa. Michael Pollan has said, “Don't eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn't recognize as food.” According to my Grandma, it wasn’t food. Her diet would throw out most of mine.
We both had differing opinions on what food and a proper diet consisted of to nourish us. I could scoff at her diet, but she was happy and lived long enough to meet several great-grandchildren. By the end of her life, the fact that she was eating was more important than what she consumed.
Diet is just one area of health. We also have fitness, stress level, sleep, and mental attitude. Each area with experts telling us that the secret lies in their own course. You’ll be thin, happy, and have everything you want if you invest your money with them and stay away from these key items that you love. Then we go from expert to expert as each one fails us. It becomes overwhelming and frustrating.
What makes one lifestyle better than another?
Wellness can be fluid.
At different points of our life, we may follow different philosophies and trains of thoughts. Our priorities shift, as we get married, have children, our careers demand different things, and we learn of new theories and concepts.
Why should we try to fit into the same wellness box as others?
At AnamBliss, we believe that we all have our own path to wellness.
For many of us, it is just about determining the destination. If you don't know where you are going, you'll just be wandering hoping to run into the answer. The journey may have bumps, but you should have purpose behind your choices leading you to feel enthusiastic and excited.
We created this course to help YOU define YOUR wellness, because we should all be able to be happy and carefree.
In seven days, you will look at different aspects of wellness including: Nutrition, Exercise, Physical Self, and Well-Being. We will be asking questions designed to assist you uncover your own path of wellness. As each day takes about 20-40 minutes you can sit down with a cup of tea, coffee, wine, water, or whatever, and finish the tasks.
At the end, you can determine which aspects are most important to you at this moment to develop a plan that will lead you to your destination of wellness.