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The most popular topics I see on blog posts and online articles this time of year are gratitude and prevention of weight gain during the holidays.
I advocate for a type of holistic health that incorporates body acceptance at every size, whole, unprocessed, pleasurable foods, joyful movement, and living life to the fullest surrounded by fun and friends. These, to me, are the main ingredients of how we can truly heal.
Previously, I listed some other important components in this model:
- rejuvenation, rest, PLAY, and self-care
- making nurturing lifestyle choices
- being in community
Notice that several “health parameters” aren’t listed above. You may have noticed, I also didn’t list weight as a factor, one of the most clickable topics of them all.
They aren’t missing or an oversight.
In fact, obsessing over “negative” numbers could potentially be damaging one’s well-being!
This is probably one of the best articles that summarizes the concepts and controversy related to Health at Every Size. It also highlights the research showing why weight isn’t the health foe many think it is.
Not everyone can be a size 0-2, like some authorities would like you to believe. However, everyone has the right to be healthy and take care of themselves with compassion and self-respect.
That is something to be grateful for and gratitude is another method we can use to positively impact our health and very appropriate for this day. Here is a summary on this topic of Thanksgiving that I posted on my Healing, Health, and Wellness blog.
This holiday season, I hope that you celebrate how beautiful you really are and that who you are, and what you give to the world by being you, means so much!
You may wish to enjoy this podcast on gratitude as you’re prepping for Turkey/Tofurkey Day:
Why Gratitude is Important from Drop of Inspiration in Podcasts.
Also, while you’re at it, you may want to dab on one these 7 oils for everyday use by the happiest people. A great guide for applying oils and incorporating them into a more joyous, fulfilling life and happy holiday!
My Gratitude to You
Thank you all for reading my posts and being willing to stretch your mind beyond popular trends and fads, as I too, have had to uncover my own biases and assumptions about health.
I have a strong passion to share about essential oils. This is because they are accessible to everyone. They benefit the body, mind, and spirit in healing and holistic ways, regardless of health status or biases.
I hope that the information has had an impact on your holistic health.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Disclaimer: This information is applicable ONLY for therapeutic quality essential oils. This information DOES NOT apply to essential oils that have not been tested for purity and standardized constituents. There is no quality control in the United States, and oils labeled as “100% pure” need only to contain 5% of the actual oil. The rest of the bottle can be filled with fillers and sometimes toxic ingredients that can irritate the skin. The studies are not based solely on a specific brand of an essential oil, unless stated. Please read the full study for more information.
This material is for information purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe for any illness. You should check with your doctor regarding implementing any new strategies into your wellness regime. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. (Affiliation link.)