What a year it has started to be, huh?
As we began to contemplate the possibility of biding good riddance to the pandemic this year, we are thrust into facing an existential crisis for Ukraine/Ukrainians and maybe for other parts of Europe.
Though I was blessed to grow up in a free and democratic India, I remember chanting our freedom fighters' names from the age I could speak. Russill and I continue to stand united in supporting Ukraine and her people. Message us if you are interested in learning about the organizations we have supported in their efforts to ease this humanitarian crisis.
About a week ago here in the US, the infamous Chris Rock slap has dominated newsfeeds and made headlines across the globe. This incident affected me deeply, as it seemed to have triggered my childhood trauma. It took me a couple of days to get clarity on my trigger, and once it came to the forefront of my consciousness, I could stop being weepy and sad. Thanks to my frontal lobe and spiritual practice, I could move forward rather than being sucked into a vicious cycle of sadness, anger, and self-pity.
A note about self-pity at the outset, although it might seem harmless, research cautions us that self-pity typically arises when we attribute our sense of failure (disempowerment) to external factors that we believe are uncontrollable.
Now here is some good news:
*On March 29th, the United States, as per the CDC's (center for disease control) guidelines, has relaxed the COVID travel rating for India from Level 3 to Level 1.
Yay! We can now get ready for the Jan 2023 India pilgrimage with our group and have opened registration.
*My hubby & I gratefully celebrated our 33rd wedding anniversary: the Universe gifted us with a perfect day of sunshine and fun.
*Our family back in India welcomed a brand new baby girl a few weeks ago, and I am a grand-aunt:)
Spring is here! It is the season when plants awaken and put out their new leaves as they begin to warm our hearts with colorful flowers.
It is also the time for Spring clean: a tradition that dates back to ancient times across the globe, particularly in the Middle East, North America, and Northern Europe.
When we think of Spring cleaning, what comes to our minds is the practice of meticulously cleaning our homes, closet space, nooks and corners, etc.
What about our body and mind? When do we do that? Daily, of course, but earmarking a time of the year to focus on cleanse that is not just limited to the physical but includes our mental and spiritual aspects is crucial to incorporate into our lives at least once a year. And Spring is the perfect time to do so :)
When people think of a detox or a cleanse, the thought that usually jumps-out is, "oh, I will need to give up my favorite comfort foods, boohoo :(."
If you have worked with me, you know that I am a big proponent of "Diets Don't Work!"
Likewise, when it comes to a cleanse or detoxification, my training as a health coach has helped me think outside the box where we focus not on giving up but on adding and enhancing!
Though our brain is extraordinary, and our frontal lobes are the crowning glory of the human species, we are hard-wired to focus on the negative more than the positive: this is known as negativity bias. And it happens to the best of us.
In other words, every human being, regardless of how evolved they may consider themselves to be, has to deal with it. We face a double whammy when it comes to health, whether physical, emotional, or spiritual.
Allow me to explain.
Negativity bias is a significant problem, especially when dealing with our health because we use reasons (often convincing ones) to justify our habits rather than proactively changing them.
Believe me, I go kicking and screaming when I encounter change as well.
With this in mind, Russill & I have created a 21-Day Cleanse Made Simple. This fun, doable class is designed to create a sense of deep community, and it is not going to be an exhaustive to-do list, but each day, you will be guided by accessible and attainable things to act upon.
Finally, whether you are a vegan or a person who enjoys eating animal products, this cleanse can be helpful for you. Our aim is not to convert you to one way of eating or the other. Instead, to guide you to a place of centeredness and peace from the comfort of your home. Moreover, the uniqueness of this cleanse is the focus on the holistic approach to health because viewing health solely on the physical or emotional, or spiritual level is not healthy.
Russill and I would love for you to join us both on this cleanse.
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