This is my friend, watercress. Watercress is packed with plant compounds called antioxidants that protect against cell damage caused by free radicals, which are harmful molecules that lead to oxidative stress. It has a peppery, spicy flavor that gives it a little sass and spunk. It's a fun and healthy choice. Key word here: choice, meaning, it's up to you. You don't have to ever eat watercress in your entire life to be a healthy and happy individual. But you can.
When I sat down to write this newsletter, I thought, "What is it that guides one's food choices?" Is knowing that something is healthy and yummy a compelling enough reason to choose a particular food? Well, it depends on your focus.
When the focus is on an external outcome, such as losing weight, food choices tend to fall into one of two categories: 1) good, this will make me lose weight and 2) bad, this will make me gain weight. When your focus is nourishment, enjoyment and love, you start to think differently about food. You free yourself from the good/bad dichotomy and you start to make different choices, choices that not only satisfy with their deliciousness, but also serve to heal, protect, enliven and balance.
It makes me think of feeding children. Presumably, you want to give your children healthy foods that they enjoy eating because you love them and you want them to thrive. It's no different with yourself. Food choices can be acts of self-love.
Love Body is about making the shift from an external focus, rooted in fear, to an internal focus, rooted in love. It's about choices, choices guided by wisdom rather than the media, choices guided by joy rather than rightness, and choices guided by appreciation rather than deprivation.
We're excited to be offering a platform from which you can begin to make these shifts for yourself. Our foundational Love Body workshop is coming up on Saturday, February 1st and we'd love to support you.
Like what you see? Subscribe to free Weekly Wisdom Updates below.