I realize it has been a while since I’ve been active on my blog and I want you to know I appreciate the time you make and take to check-in. I’ve been busy planning and executing an epically, wonderful transition in my life: a return to dedicating my pursuits to what I love, including this delightful little blog and practice area.
Why? Because if not now, then when?
This transition has also provided me the opportunity and permission to dial in my own health and wellness. I knew that if I was going to jump head and heart first into what I am passionate about, I wanted to be able to maintain the enthusiasm, energy, and commitment every second of every day. I realized I didn’t have time to feel tired, sick, angry, jealous, depressed, or scared. In this new life I only wanted to feel happy, content, confident, and infinite love with a healthy and inspirational dose of fear. I also wanted to fall into bed each night with a devotion to get up the next day and do it all over again.
So, I worked backwards. In my planning, I decided to identify what it was that would help me avoid all the feelings and conditions I wanted to dodge and experience all the goodness a life lived well could and would provide. This led me to my gut.
In the coming weeks I will post about my journey to today and help answer questions you may have, including what does it mean to have an unhealthy gut? Why is gut health so important? And, Is there really a brain – gut connection? It’s been a fascinating experience for me and I’m excited to share what I’ve learned. Lots more to come but in the meantime, I leave you with a story from Cherokee folklore. It’s known as the Tale of Two Wolves and goes something like this.
“A fight is going on inside you,” an old and wise Cherokee Brave tells his young grandson. “It is a terrible fight between two wolves. One is evil: He is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, and ego.”
“But the other wolf is good,” the old Brave tells the boy. “He is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.”
“This fight inside you is the same fight going on inside every other person,” the grandfather explains. After thinking about it, the boy asks, “Which wolf will win?”
“The one you feed,” the old and wise Cherokee Brave replies.
But what does this fight have to do with our gut, you ask? You’d be surprised, I say, and I’ll have more to share on this next week.