Where I Am Right Now: Consultations, Ebooks, and Handstands
Just a quick note for today. I thought I’d switch things up a bit and go for more of a personal post.
Partly to give you a bit of an insight into what’s been happening with Health Room, and things to come in the near future. Partly to clear my own head a little, and let you know what’s going on with me.
SO, WHAT’S HAPPENING RIGHT NOW?
Things are moving pretty fast here at Health Room:
I’ve recently given the site a bit of a makeover; altering the layout, adding a few swanky new badges, and changing the description: Eat Plants, Move Freely, Live Mindfully, Exist Sustainably. I think does a pretty good job of explaining what we’re about, or at least what we’re aiming towards.
The blog is growing, reaching more and more people every day, which is cool. And feedback is generally positive, although I’m always open for suggestions. Big thanks to those of you who have shared the site with others, and even donated money – it really means a lot.
I’ve also been doing a little bit of writing for Natural News and Mind Body Green, both great opportunities. I’m open to doing a bit more guest blogging in the near future too, so let me know if any opportunities spring up.
I’ve recently introduced nutrition consultations, face to face in the Cwmbran and South Wales area, and online consultations will be up very shortly too. A bit nervous, but pretty excited to give this a good go, and help as many people as I can make better food choices.
I’m in the process of finishing up my first ebook, currently titled: Plant Based Diet 101 – The Handbook of Frequently Asked Questions on Plant Based Nutrition. It’s been pretty fun writing it, but I’m glad it’s almost finished. That should be coming out in the next couple of weeks, so keep your eyes peeled.
So yeah, all pretty exciting stuff at the moment.
On a more personal note:
Right now I’m enjoying exploring bodyweight fitness. It’s a new challenge that I’m really liking. I’m taking what I can from gymnastics, callisthenics and yoga; but I’m also interested in having a go at free running, like this guy. I really like the idea of moving your body in a natural way, and exploring the environment like we did as children. It’s so fun.
Health wise, things are getting there. Slowly. Chiropractic, yoga, the plant based diet and meditation are helping. But my body still doesn’t like being stressed too much – physically or mentally. A slightly too intense run or strength session, or a stress over the future still sends signals to the good old immune system to attack my mouth and digestive system. So I’m still working on that.
I also still struggle sometimes with this whole self employment scenario… Setting my own hours and deciding my own direction is new to me. The rest of my life has always been structured. School 9 am to 3.30. Then Sixth form. And university. All planned out. All comfortable. I know that life begins outside your comfort zone, and we should relish in uncertainty, but it takes a little getting used to.
Regular meditation is another work in progress. I’ve found it pretty difficult to clear my mind lately, and I have to keep reminding myself to let go of the outcome, and just practice. But that’s sometimes easier said than done… I’m cool with the past, but my thoughts drift easily to the uncertainty of the future, the procrastination in the present.
I feel like I’m fortunate to be on the path I’m on right now. I’m grateful for the positive things that are going on, but I’m also trying my best to be thankful for those small struggles too.
For me, keeping on top of my health and staying present and mindful is a battle. Constantly. But I think to some degree that these challenges are thrown at us to see what we’re made of. To test us. To keep us sharp.
I think what I’m trying to get at is that we’re all on a journey, and we all have our own battles. Some are big, some are small like mine. As difficult as it can be, I think it’s important to try and see those battles for what they are – opportunities to improve.
And it’s important to not lose sight of the things that matter. The people we love. The opportunities we have. And to keep moving forward.
Have a great weekend.
Thanks for reading!
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