The Journey to Wellbeing begins with Chocolate?!

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I have recently joined the Wellbeing Clinic as Office Manager, and one of the reasons I was so keen to apply for this job is because I have always had an interest in holistic treatments, and generally living a healthier lifestyle. However, just because I have an interest doesn’t mean I have been practising wellbeing as often as I feel I could have done in the past, so I was delighted when I was offered the position here, an opportunity to be surrounded by influential people

I grew up surrounded by alternative therapies as both of my parents trained in various treatments such as aromatherapy, crystal healing, reiki etc. so I have always embraced the holistic way of healing the body along with conventional medicine… But life often gets in the way and stresses and strains have made me fall off the wagon on many an occasion so now I am ready to begin my journey into a more holistic way of life, forever.

So, how do I do this? Where do I start? How do I go from doing occasional yoga and eating kale once in a blue moon to becoming a full blown holistic goddess? Luckily our Director, Helen found this article regarding meditation and sent it to me and I think it’s something everyone should do, at least once a day!

Taken from www.saragottfriedmd.com

Jenny joined my detox earlier this year and posted this for me on Facebook:

“Dr. Sara, I’m stressed out, but I’m just not into meditation, nor yoga. But I know I need something. What else you got?”

I love Jenny’s question, and her honesty about how she’s not really up for sitting on a cushion or yoga mat.   

Still, we all need a favourite decompression ritual.

Let me ask you this: do you like chocolate?  

Me too. So get yourself a square of 80% cacao and take a deep breath into your lower belly. That’s extra dark chocolate, and it’s been shown to lower your cortisol level, that bad-boy stress hormone.

Here’s my super awesome extra dark chocolate meditation!

1. Put square in mouth

2. No chewing

3. Enjoy!

Not too complicated, right?

  So that’s what I am going to do.  I’m starting my journey with chocolate and hoping it leads to greater things!

Until next time…

Carla