Nail Health

IMG-9135Yes exactly. I really am talking about Nail Health. Totally off topic I know but sometime Personal Work can not help but manifest in the physical. In the last year I have made significant in roads into changing my diet. as you may have picked up from previous posts I consider myself to be a flexitarian. Yes one of those that eats what I want when I want and feels quite proud of it. Now I am about to open the door to one of the lesser enlightened corridors of my life and I do hope that you are able to maintain some kind of perspective on the information that I am about to tell you.

Up until a year ago I ate meat and lots and lots of it. In fact in almost every meal. Just to be clear this is not my normal dietary design. It was something that had hit me as something of a lifestyle reality, rather than a lifestyle choice. Diet was increasingly hard to manage in a culture where being a vegetarian was consider a blight on society, than a progressive and healthy lifestyle choice. Unless of course you were just doing it to stay thin. Then that was of course perfectly reasonable and accepted. If your doing it simply to look good…… (vanity must have fallen of the list of the seven deadly sins). Anyways….. To consciously eat less meat was kind of like living a cultural purgatory (Can you tell I was raised catholic?) Where though shalt be judged for making your own choices.  Now I do try my best to not make sweeping statement about any culture or place. However let me clearly state that in some places the impacts of propaganda are clear and strong and free thought is not automatically welcomed. In fact, in some places facts can be aggressively denied by people that believe themselves to be both rational, reasonable and even intelligent. (I’m not talking about Trump (definitely Trump vibes though) Anyways I ended up eating a lot of meat in order to be culturally accepted and for a happier home life. Yes boo hoo, no back bone, none at all. Then from nowhere I was just like fuck this I  literally can not eat not one more beef sausage, not one (that wasn’t entirely true I meant for that day and extended period of time following).

As I work diligently towards having a happier, healthier, flexitarian diet. The big thing is, along with increased energy levels and the will to face another meal the biggest difference I’ve noticed is my nails. When I was eating meat they were like dull rough claws covered by ridges and dents. I knew that the over consumption of meat had been the cause. It made me wonder about all the hormones I was eating, very little of the meat was organically or locally sourced, yuck!!!! Anyways now I have dramatically reduced my meat intake I’m happy to say that after a year my nails are looking a lot better. So yes Nail Health a big indicator of how your diet is….


Conscious Consumption

C20706AA-F500-48CE-9A7B-BFF17D255365This week something very exciting happened. I found milk in a glass jar in my local supermarket. It was a little strange it was in a jar, it didn’t deter from the fact that the producer of the milk had made a conscious choice that they wanted to use a glass container as the receptacle for their product. I was excited. I have longed for the days of the old fashioned milk bottle since I started reducing my plastic consumption, milk has been a challenge. So when I find a product that meets my needs it enlivens me. As it frees up so much more time for my own personal brand of world healing.

As we attempt to satisfy 7 billion people, many of us grasp that drastic change is necessary. As we jump from one side of the boat to another trying to create balance we often find that we create further instability. Watching people plunge overboard in an attempt to save themselves, I have grown very self assure of my own approach. Softly softly catch the monkey. After all I come from a place with one of the worst diets in the world where even a few green vegetable might be considered radical.

I’m a flexitarian thank you very much. That means I retain the right to eat what I want when I want, if it’s appropriate.  My own inner work includes doing my best to stay happy and keeping my alignment stable, while doing my best for other earthlings and the planet.  My primary focus in my consumption is healing humans. I believe that if as humans we can heal ourselves, we are in the best position to create rich sustaining lives, that allow us to extend our joy to the people and communities around us. In turn we will then  find way of enhancing the environments that surround us, finding natural ways of enriching our lives here on planet Earth.

For this reason I do my best to shop locally, using the nearby health food store, local shops or local markets. My preference is to use outlets that I can walk or cycle too. This also does a great deal to reduce my carbon footprint. It also helps immensely in building a sense of community and exploring local geographies.

I want to invest my energy into the people around me that are creating good things. I believe that by doing this I also enhance local inter-personal connectivity helping to create resilient communities, supporting economic stability and enhancing my own geographical area.

I want to be able to connect with the people that live round me and indulge in the contributions they make. I believe that building connections is the best way that way have as humans of getting back to our original design. We were intended to live connected relationship based lives. Using our food consumption as a base for creating those connections is one of the best ways we have of connecting with our local environment.