Where I Am Right Now: Consultations, Ebooks, and Handstands

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Handstanding down the bay

Busting out some extremely poor attempts at handstands down the bay last week

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.


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.

So overall…

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.


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Luke Jones
Luke Jones is a mover, blogger and wellness enthusiast. He spends his time exploring and sharing ideas in mindful movement, healthy living and adventure.

2 Responses to “Where I Am Right Now: Consultations, Ebooks, and Handstands

  • Hi Luke, I like where you are going and what you are doing. Being self-employed is wonderful but does take discipline. I recently found the term “default diary” and it means that you write yourself a diary, which helps you keep to a structure. Now if someone contacts you, then you do whatever that brings, but if you are left to plan you day, you have a plan to work with. Found that I am far more productive now, rather than thinking “OH what shall I do now?” Blessings Joy

    • Thanks Joy!

      I’ll definitely give that a go, seems like a really good idea!

      That structure is something I’ve definitely been missing. As I said, it was always there the rest of my life, through school and uni. It’s a strange feeling.

      Thanks for the tip 🙂 Have a great weekend Joy!

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