It is 4a.m. and I am awake....
I have a stuffy nose and wanted some decaf tea with honey.
Some rest and I should be good to go for next week.
Aaaaaannnyywaaaaay....now that you know I am honking my schnoz into a tissue while germing up my keyboard, we can move on now.
It's been 10 weeks since I started my Health Coaching Course and I can honestly say that I have learned a lot. Honestly, more about myself and other people, and some about how different diets are in general and culturally based - with merit, I might add - but it's more about the whole of the person than the diet that people need to focus on. Very Sparky.
First off - I will say this: I am taking a course where the majority of the people are vegan. and LABELING is rampant among the people I am in contact with- everyone has to put their label on "what they are" - who is paleo, who is tetramarshaterrian (I made that one up) - you get my drift. For those of you who know me....I am a moderate eater - don't deny, eat everything in moderation - eat to feel good, learn what works for your body, etc. etc. I guess if I had to label myself, I am a moderatarian??? LOL After a while, I see humor in reading what people "say they are", especially on a FB group chat, where everyone is chiming in with their opinions....and yes, at times, judging.
I hate that part - as you can see above, I guess I am judging them, but more for them judging others. Does that make sense?
I hate labels...always have... always will. Eat to live people...and move on.
Well, in the course we are told to experiment with different foods, cooking styles, etc. etc....and I am doing that (in moderation of course)
and that part has been pretty cool....along with learning the more eastern philosophies on body types, foods to eat for them, personalities and temperaments. Neat stuff - I highly recommend reading up on it yourselves, especially Ayurveda from India. Yoga enthusiasts probably know about this already.
SO I started eating beets again (not enough to turn beet colored, but I added them to my weekly diet - in moderation - LOL). I grew up eating beats, part of my mom's family culture - heck, her maiden name meant "beet" in Slovak, there must be a connection. I can honestly, I missed them..there is a mom-daughter connection there, that is still there, even though she is no longer here... and it is through one simple root vegetable. Cool huh? Oh, and it's also really really good for you too.
I feel more grounded (as root vegetables tend to do - see? I am learning) and that has been key in handling some of my recent life transition anxieties that pop up from time to time.
ANYwho....I have a test next week - have to finish up a few lectures and assignments, but I'm not really stressing - Having a good Sparkbase has certainly helped me out with this one. :)
I have to continue on my train of thought next week....my brain is starting to hurt...must need to go back to bed and rest! LOL In the meantime: we have food for thought!