I saw a picture the other day of a beautiful plate of food. There was pan seared fish, sautéed veggies and a lovely salad. The photographer happily proclaimed that this meal was only 350 calories.
As delicious as the meal looked I couldn’t help but think “350 calories? That’s it!?”
See I work in an industry where people are consumed with the calories they consume. In the fitness world, I can’t keep up with the latest craze. (Umm carbs are good this month? I think?)
We are given one program to count calories. Another to count points. And if you don’t like counting you can choose yet another program that will ship pre-packaged processed foods to your door and you just eat! No counting needed.
There has never before been a time where we, as a culture, have been so obsessed with monitoring our food intake. YET there has never before been a time where we, as a culture, have been so OVER WEIGHT.
Perhaps we are missing something here.
Perhaps eating should be easy and we have over complicated something that children and babies think nothing of, yet they follow their instincts and thrive nonetheless.read more
I’m really starting to think that there are no rules in life. That we (moms and dads, politicians and priests) are just making this stuff up as we go along.
Can you imagine how your life would be if you didn’t place rules and judgment on yourself and others?
Would there be chaos? Or would peace prevail?
I’m not so sure what the answer to this question is.read more
I have this fear of doing. Sure if you met me in the last four years you wouldn’t think this of me, because I’m always doing something. Perhaps you would even think that I do too much and need to sit down and let someone else do.
But my fear of doing has nothing to do with WHAT my task is. It has everything to do with my need to live a balanced life. A life where my actions are in alignment with my purpose.
See there was a time not so long ago, that everything I wanted to do had nothing to do with my life purpose.
Granted I wasn’t really sure about my purpose then. But my life activities were still so very disjointed from each other.
When I lived this life I was often overwhelmed restless and irritated. Can you relate to these feelings?
But life doesn’t have to be lived in a tizzy. You can learn to live a balanced life that places your soul’s yearnings at the center of your activity.
Here’s how.read more
Keya Williams, MS, RYT
Yoga Lifestyle Consultant To Busy Moms
A busy mom of three, wife and Yoga Lifestyle Consultant, Keya knows just how challenging it can be to manage life with a house full of kids and other obligations. That’s why she is passionate about teaching other busy moms, practical strategies to juggle Life & Kids without burning out, stressing out and becoming a “hot mess” of a woman. Keya uses her background as a Psychologist and Yoga Teacher to help mothers take excellent care of themselves FIRST, so that they can be excellent moms to their kids.