|original art © OJD 2015|
|Captured this shot as the snow started to stick to the ground and our little Russian Olive tree|
It got me thinking about a quote I heard often while growing up (because we moved several times): Grow Where You're Planted. Timely, too, because of the new Spring blooms. I love this nugget of wisdom, even though it's not always easy to follow.
Similarly, I've been reading a great book entitled "Body, Soul, and Baby" by Drs. Tracy Gaudet and Paula Spencer. It's (obviously) a book about preparing for pregnancy, but it explores more than that -- it explains the importance of nurturing your whole self -- body and soul. Here's a little excerpt from the book:
THE FIVE CENTERS OF WELLNESS
Good health consists of five different (but overlapping) domains that must be individually strong as well as balanced overall. These five Centers of Wellness are:
1. Nutrition: food, drink, and supplements.
2. Movement: exercise for fitness as well as movement that brings you joy.
3. Mind: the state of your mind, including your stressors and your perceptions.
4. Spirit: a feeling of connectedness to self, to other beings, and to an entity larger than yourself (such as God or nature), whether via spirituality, community, religion, or other vehicles.
5. Sensation: sensuality (the senses: touch, taste, vision, hearing, and smell) and sexuality.
Cheers to growing where we're planted by properly nurturing all of our needs, not just the easy ones :)