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How do we create and live not only the picture of health in our work and home life? How do we live congruent with our beliefs and values? We're bringing together Elan's ideas on wellness, education, family and whatever comes up along the way-a little Waldorf and Steiner, a little Network community, and any other gurus that we meet along along the way to help our family and office in transformation.
Monthly Food Challenge Check In 1/1/13
Its Day One of my Cleanse & not too much to post so far. After today, I think I'll move to a Monday check-in for my Monthly challenge.
Today is Day One of Five for a Low Glycemic Cleanse using USANA RESET cleanse. I've cheated a little if you count 1/2 apple, 1 avocado, and 1 cup of Almond Milk cheating. And Kombucha tea. The cleanse does allow 1 serving each of vegetables and fruit, but I will be eating more than that (A BMR of 1490 is not sustained by about 1100 calories a day!)
I've had a little energy swing (LOW), but that's it so far. Hence, the avocado!
I'm finding that I seem to have more time on my hands since I'm not preparing as much food as usual. Scott and Scarlett are eating relatively normally, but I haven't had to cook today-aside from some soup that I just put on. I'm also not thinking about food, which I usually am-what to cook, what I crave.
Boring, but probably good for Day 1. It's been a nice January 1st. I went for a walk, put away Christmas, and we had a bonfire in the backyard.
One side effect- Scarlett just ate a banana, half an apple, and half a pear.
I started to write too soon as the headache settled in about 8pm. But one day down and four to go. When I've done this before, I'm usually feeling good by day 3, so something to look forward to. Then another 20 days to go after the cleanse!
would like to introduce to you the newest addition to our family at
Elan! Please welcome Jodey
Sharman, Registered Psychologist.
started working as an Occupational Therapist and returned to school
to get her Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology in her 40’s.
She works comfortably with people with both physical and mental
health conditions, complex diagnoses such as Bipolar Disorder, and
difficult relationships including recovery from past and present
abuse. She has experience helping individuals with medical leave from
work and addiction recovery and relapse prevention. Jodey is
practicing and training in Somato Respiratory Integration (SRI),
intuition development, and Medical Intuition. Many of Jodey’s
clients talk about working through being disconnected and lacking energy and
fulfillment. Jodey is excited to use psychological therapies to
help clients who are practicing SRI move through the 12 Stages of
Healing from suffering to wholeness and connection. She enjoys
Thank you to Dr Robert Clarke, Chiropractor at Elan Family Wellness Centre in Bowness, for this article on Community. Dr Rob practises Network Spinal Care and 12 Stages of Healing Somato Respiratory Integration.
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