Hello, I am excited to share my life’s journey of resilience to finding holistic nutrition and a healthy lifestyle….
Complete….Nutrition, and Environment, Mind, Body Experience
Many people start living a holistic life by looking at their overall state of health, such as nutrition, exercise, wellness and sleep patterns. The ideal holistic design incorporates natural and organic foods, nutritional supplements and vitamins, and it cuts out processed foods and too much caffeine, alcohol or drugs.
A little bit about me…
I am a mother of four, and grandmother of six. I am a Holistic Health Practice HHP, Certified in Holistic Nutrition, CHNC, Wellness Coach, CWC and an Interior Designer.
Walnuts & Wallpaper is about preventing illness, reducing stress, and promoting wellness and a healthy environment through nutrition, and living environment. Did you know that the color of your kitchen could make you eat more? Or that the color of your bedroom could keep you up at night? Or, that balancing Acid and Alkaline in your diet can help you lose weight? Or that an organized and comfortable living space can reduce stress?
Psychological resilience and the Coronavirus
Is an individual’s tendency to cope with stress and adversity. Coping results in the individual “bouncing back” to a previous state of normal functioning, or simply not showing negative effects. A third, more controversial form of resilience is sometimes referred to as ‘posttraumatic growth’ or ‘steeling effects’ where in the experience adversity leads to better functioning (much like an inoculation gives one the capacity to cope well with future exposure to disease). Resilience is most commonly understood as a process, and not a trait of an individual.
During times in my life I was STRESSED! We all have our times of stress in our lives, especially now. As single mother raising 4 children, I suffered a heart attack, and was in a life threatening car accident when I was pregnant for my youngest daughter! I had to find ways to reduce the stress and to eat my way to being healthy again and again. I have struggled for most of my life with my weight and body image. but I love to eat. Exercise is also a huge factor when it comes to uncertainty and unexpected situations. During these difficult times of self quarantine, its important to find some happiness, dancing, cooking, walking, and keeping routines.
When I was struggling financially, I also had to create meals on a slim budget. But I also wanted to create healthy, and nutritious meals for my children, And I wanted to have them be involved in the meal preparation and cooking. Our favorite meal was stir-fry vegetables and brown rice. Sometimes we would add chicken or beef, if affordable. I still make this dish my for my grandchildren, and children by request! They would cut (plastic knives) or break the vegetables to add to our meal.
Vegetables, lots and lots of vegetables! Select organic if the vegetables are thin skinned. If they have a thick skin, don’t worry, but remember to wash all of your vegetables and your knife after cutting through them or it will contaminate the flesh of the fruit or vegetable.
You will need a Wok, I have and electric one now, my children gave to me for a gift. Love cooking in it. (Chinese cooking vessel) use peanut oil, canola, or grapeseed oil (higher flash point 400 degrees F and higher, when cooking in the Wok.)
Fresh ginger, garlic, lemon juice (all fresh and adds a fresh flavor), low salt soy sauce! Toss it all around!
Add one can of whole organic tomatoes. San Marzano tomatoes are awesome.
Add meat, if you like. My suggestions, Grass fed beef, Skirt Steak or Organic chicken, and you can even add Wild caught shrimp! This meal is so simple, and delicious and affordable. Any protein that is affordable.
The only rule here is to cook the meat first, cube, or slice, and into the Wok! Cook for about 5-6 minutes, add vegetables, the vegetables can be frozen….stir, stir, serve over brown rice or any other grain, or cauliflower rice.
Add walnuts for a crunch. This also adds healthy nutritional benefits to this meal.
Color-Chromotherapy-What is Color Therapy?
“Healing is not achieved through attacking disease. If the body is flooded with color vibrations, disease melts away like snow in the sunshine.”
Color is simply a form of visible light, of electromagnetic energy. All the primary colors reflected in the rainbow carry their own unique healing properties. The sun alone is a wonderful healer! Just imagine what life would be like without sunshine. It has been proven that lack of sunlight contributes to depression for some people.
A therapist trained in color therapy applies light and color in the form of tools, visualization, or verbal suggestion to balance energy in the areas of our bodies that are lacking vibrancy, be it physical, emotional, spiritual, or mental.
Today I want to talk about Orange, it’s my favorite color. Each color has a story.
The Wisdom Ray
The mental body—aids assimilation of new ideas
A warming, stimulating color, use orange for: liver, spleen, pancreas and kidney disorders, epilepsy, underactive thyroid (for overactive thyroid, use Indigo), chronic rheumatism, chronic asthma, mental and physical laziness, colonic infection, bronchitis, coughs, and to increase milk supply.
Should not be used in acute inflammations.
Specific Treatment Points
Thyroid, lung, pancreas, and spleen
Thank you for visiting.
Breathe, remember, don’t apologize for who you are, just be the best that you can be. And make a memory every day.