What I Believe...What do you Believe...

This blog will be posted on the same day of my last of four group coaching classes "Living What You Believe" So here's a taste of What I Believe.

I believe that we have been given an amazing planet. A planet filled with wonderful resources to nourish and heal our bodies and our minds.  To that end, I believe that the best way to appreciate our bodies is through Whole Food Plant Based eating.  With all the terms for "diets" these days it can get confusing so I will explain WFPB (whole food plant based).  As a WFPB eater I eat fruits, vegetables, beans and grains.  I do not eat processed foods or oil.  This may seem extreme, but the evidence proves the benefits of this lifestyle.  And once you start eating this way it is easy to find a plethora of delicious recipes. It never gets boring and for me the kitchen has become a fun place again.  I had become so routine in my cooking that is was boring and a chore.  Now I prefer to eat at home and get excited to create the next meal.  I also am healthier than ever and feel great.  I get all my nutrients -  (yes, I have all the protein and calcium my body needs and more) and I have energy and focus. 

I choose not to push my agenda too hard on people, because I believe this way of eating must come from a deep desire to change.  However, if someone is interested I am thrilled to help out in any way.  The support I receive from my family is immeasurable.  I also found support with documentaries like "Forks over Knives"  and "Cowspiracy", as well as education programs like eCornell Whole Food Plant Based eating course and events like "Remedy" and "Engine 2 with Rip Esselstyn" 

In addition to eating this way I take care of my mind with meditation, prayer, sudoko, word games and connection with family and friends.  

I believe in love.  Love for God, our families, friends, pets, community, planet and selves. 

I believe in caring for our planet and not wasting it's precious resources for our convenience.

I believe in taking care of our bodies and fueling them with healthy earth grown foods.

I believe in allowing our minds to become free of all distractions for at least 10 minutes a day, opening ourselves up to hear God and to give ourselves a much needed break from the overwhelming distractions of each and every day.

I believe in kindness to each other.  Knowing that we are all one and should find in ourselves forgiveness and grace for each other. 

What do you believe?

Write it down, take the time to really think about what you believe and then determine what are you willing to do to honor that belief?

Grace, Peace & Healthy Living,