Health and wellness

    An idea

    October 18, 2017

    Two weeks ago, I devoured a book.

    That hasn’t happened in a while, so I wanted to share it, since it left a lasting impression. The book is called “The Wellness Project” by Phoebe Lapine.

    Phoebe has Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, a thyroid disorder, and has struggled to be healthy since she was diagnosed in her early 20’s. She embarks on a year-long wellness journey where every month, she focuses on a different aspect of health and wellness: alcohol, caffeine, beauty products, sleep, water quality, exercise, etc. She talks with experts and uses herself as a guinea pig each month to determine her own personal “sweet spot,” the place she feels best in each of these categories.

    Wellness is so incredibly subjective, and it means different things to different people. It’s hard to say definitively you need X amount of sleep per night, because some people thrive off 6 hours, and others need 9; it’s different for different people.

    What I want to do is create a framework to people to use to find their own wellness path. Rather than setting 12 resolutions at once, let’s take it one month at a time. And instead of saying “I want to lose 10 pounds,” maybe we say “I want to feel rested and healthy and strong” and spend each month honing in on how to best make that happen.

    Over the next two and a half months, I’m going to be gathering information and putting a framework together for a year-long wellness journey. If you’re interested, I’d love to have you join me! Drop me a comment and let me know. I’m also looking for ideas to build a community around this journey, so send them my way if you have some!

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