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  • Melissa Mauricio

Nourishment Is About More Than Just Food

There are three days left of 2017 and you are likely setting some intentions for the year ahead. While some of them may have to do with food, there is so much more that determines how we feel on a day to day basis.

Let's talk about some out-of-the-box ways to think about nourishing your body, mind and spirit…

So, why would I use the word “nourishment” if I’m not talking about food?

The reason I am using the word nourishment outside of its regular foodie context is because we often find ourselves so over-focused on food that we forget about all the other simple and wonderful ways to nourish ourselves.

What does it mean to nourish myself without food?

We forget that taking a walk in a forest with our dog is calming and rejuvenating.

That lying on your bed listening to your favorite song while feeling the breeze kissing your face is soothing and relaxing.

That feeling the grass tickle your feet as you watch the clouds drift by is as good as meditation!

We actually “eat” all day with our senses… we “consume” our environment through touch, feel, taste, sound and sight.

Here are 5 ways to nourish your senses, starting today…

  • Relationships: Seek out and nurture relationships with friends and lovers that make you feel good about yourself and say goodbye to the ones that drain your energy.

  • Environment: Remember that your environment affects your mood and energy. If you are stuck in an office all day staring at a wall, it’s time to kick off your shoes and run wild through a park so you can feel sunshine on your back and breeze on your skin.

  • Connections: We spend so much of our time alone at our computers or behind high walls and yet it’s so important for our spirits to make connections with others. So join a club or an online Meetup and make new connections!

  • Sleep: There is no way around it—there is just nothing quite like sleep to rejuvenate your body and restore your entire system to better functioning.

  • Movement: Movement sparks your endorphins, which make you feel energized and excited and keeps the oxygen circulating through your system, so you can feel refreshed and alive.

What do I do now?

In my health coaching practice, I help my clients realize that there is more to life and health than food! I call the most important parts of our lives “THE BIG 5”—these need as much love and attention as the food we are eating!

If you are tired of feeling like something in your life is needing attention and you want to find a way to feel nourished in all areas of your life, then click here now to schedule a time to talk with me today so I can help you gain some clarity and develop an action plan. Breakthrough sessions are free for now!

To your health!

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