Nutrition means so much more than food!
As I’ve discussed at length, I much prefer the term nutrition to diet. Nutrition is all about adding and augmenting to your life while diet is often about limitations. To me, it’s the difference between plus and minus.
Nutrition can mean anything that feeds you. There’s spiritual nourishment, friendship nourishment, work-related (validation) nourishment, etc. All of these components work together to help create the desired state of balance.
What seems to be out of balance for you? Are you nourishing yourself through the foods you eat? What about the water you drink? Take a look at the contents of your cupboards, your refrigerator, the lunch bag you take to work … Are you providing yourself with nourishment or punishment?
What about your health and beauty products? Are you nourishing your skin – your body’s largest organ? Do you surround yourself with people who champion your goals? Do you spend time in nature, in a movie theater, in the classroom – wherever you feel fed? Do you refresh your soul with activities such as prayer, meditation, journaling, tai chi, or yoga?
I realize that I’ve asked more questions than usual today, but I want you to think about a few things (and please post your comments here!).
Today’s post is short and sweet for a reason. It’s pretty simple actually. Pay attention to what feeds your soul, and you’ll find your own definition of nourishment.