365 Days in Aspen

Your Body Is A Wonderland

Your bodyToday's post will share my view and philosophy about "the body." A lot of it comes from the research and revelations I got from writing my book, Five Reasons Why Bad Things Happen: How to Turn Tragedies Into Triumph.

As you might have read in an earlier post, I started this year certain that my body was in decline (due to a reaction to the refrigerated tuna salad from Costco). It was a slow-build, the perfect case study in how consuming a "seemingly normal but toxic" product over time (I ate a few bites a day over several months for a quick protein "fix") can nearly destroy you. 

So what was the "reason why" for that experience? What was my body trying to tell me?  

Well, if you read my book, you'll find out that the "Big Reason Why" is to get you to change something. So my body wanted change – BAD.  That, or "she" was so tired of trying so hard she willing to give up completely.  Talk about a dramatic change…

So, when you think about it, getting rid of just about everything I owned and moving thousands of miles away where I didn't know anyone isn't that big of a change, is it? 

And my body is a LOT happier!  She breathes more deeply, stretches more thoroughly and marvels far more frequently. 

The message in this post is that your body IS a wonderland. And he/or she is also a wealth of knowledge. The key is to get to know him or her. To listen.  I'll write more about "the body" in future posts, I'm sure. Stay tuned.