Enjoy the Party! Sometimes it’s healthy to be unhealthy. If you can enjoy a cigarette, a big steak, a third portion, or a lazy day on the couch with too many glasses of wine, while catching up with your loved ones, go for it. For us humans indulging goes hand in hand with being social. This is how we usually enjoy others’ company, and there is for most of us a lot of healthy love coming from the company of others.
The un-health arrives (for sure) when the social indulgences become every day habits. It is around this time the body begins to let you know that it’s not doing so well. We get hooked on always having to put something in our mouth if we are to meet friends. It’s part of the “being social” ritual: inherited beliefs and habits that are not so healthy in the long run. I’ve even witnessed people declining an offer to meet with friends, as it implies eating and drinking too much, which causes them to suffer for days after. Crazy! Why is it so hard to say no to food and just meet? What’s wrong with just talking, walking, or just being together? Why do we always have to eat and drink something to be with others?
What works for you, do it, but first reflect, be aware. What ever feels right (for body and mind), do it. If it is to say No! to the third drink, do it. If it’s to eat and drink and party in excess, do it, but promise to enjoy it! Drop the feelings of guilt and “I shouldn’t” and go for it. There will be time for a detox and cleanse after.
I always catch up with my loved ones during the holidays. I go along, dance their dance, think their thoughts, talk their talk, and I learn so much. Afterwards I pick myself up. I dance my own dance again, think my own thoughts, talk my own talk. After having had new meetings and new experiences of other views of life, I start my detox by keeping the thoughts I want to keep, and I toss what I don’t want to carry into my future. Then I continue with my body detox. They go hand in hand, and become one and the same.
Starting in 2015 we will, as other years, find ourselves again. As many ancient traditions we start the year with a detox. Only then I can truly connect with myself, understand my signals, and feel my needs. If you want to give yourself a break, join in, read my detox tips starting mid January.
Enjoy! Relax! Accept! Love!
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Naturopaths who deeply believe Natural Immunity is still the best, and therefore we work in defense of it.
Since 20+ years we have successfully been consultants in the natural health sector to support individuals and we are in particular working with entrepreneurs and professionals. Our mission is to defend natural health, the only one that really works so far. We mainly but not entirely use Eastern philosophy such as Ayurveda, TCM, Yoga, Thai chi, Falun Gong, and only honest modern science.
Everyone can heal naturally, it's what bodies and (free) minds want. Our O• Method is based on physics, chemistry and biology with emphasis on the first one as the rest often follow naturally. We divide our work in three parts: Body-Mind-Soul. To allow them all to detox and let go we work with energy (Prana, Xi, Vitality, Spirit, Pneuma or whatever you call the life force, it's the same force mentioned in ancient texts) to heal on all levels, i.e. from chronic disease, toxicity, depression and traumas using our own method, reaching 96% success rate which is unheard of by others in our sector. Would you know of anyone with that result, let us know.
Considering that we invented and dumped >120.000 (petro)chemically derived substances since 1945, of which many are very toxic, getting healthy will most likely include a good old body detox sooner or later.
My love for Ayurveda started in 1993 with Deepak Chopra and after a few turns in life I quit my job as a Nordic Brand Manager and BI strategist at the largest Nordic telecom operator and re-schooled in natural medicine. Besides Dr. Chopra I have studied Dr. Lad, Dr. Siva (Pune, India) and other prominent teachers in their field, but the real difference comes with a practiced. I added nutrition, Orthomolecular Medicine with Dr. Nielsen (USA/Spain) and herbalism.
Today we teach those whom want to continue our work and we love to dig down in etymology and the original (mainly Avestan, Pali and Sanskrit) scripts to understand the words fully and I fall in love with the concepts over and over again for every sutra. This love affair that created a few books (Amazon), presentations, essayes and many events and consultations, is still giving us Yang-Yin balance and inspiration. I guess with that we are recognizing the value of Dao De Ching 💚🌿💜
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Dear Olives’ Team,
Thanks a lot for all your thoughts and suggestions. My best wishes for 2015!
Mary de Sojo