A couple weeks ago I went to a workshop titled, “Unleash the Energy Within” hosted by Fresh-focus to learn how to improve my lifestyle. I was in need of a major reboot and thought it would be a good idea to venture out of my comfort zone and meet some new people.
I always like to reinforce the concept of my idea in the blog posts because it has to do with what I learned at this workshop. Adrvio: the travel session is about creating a community of like-minded people like myself who have found travel to be quite therapeutic. It’s not only about traveling somewhere to make you feel good for the moment but about creating a community that will be there for when you most need it. One thing I learned from the book “Blue Zones” is that one reason people live such healthy long lives is due to the strong communities behind them everyday, and that’s the concept I want to instill in my business–a sense of community.
A sense of community is also what I felt at the “Unleash the Energy Within” workshop. It was an intimate setting with a group of women from all walks of life looking to improve their lifestyles. It felt great to be with other women like myself who were trying to build a better life for themselves. The focus of the workshop was energy which is important for anything you want to accomplish in life. Without energy there’s no way you’re going to be able to travel and be a part of “Adrivo:the travel session” so the first step is to recharge!
Joanne Shaw Schneider, a health coach, and Maria J. Terol, an exercise therapist and postural alignment specialist, teamed up together to open our minds to the four things that are affecting our energy: chemical factors, emotional stress, mental stress, and physical stress.
It was interesting to learn that mental problems can cause physical problems and vice versa–it’s important to take care of both. The workshop was a full day of activities and healthy eating. Joanne made some mouth-watering salads such as a salad with home grown kale from her garden and avocado, and a blueberry smoothie that was better than any blueberry dessert out there. If you want to know more about the recipes visit her site at www.nourishedbodyandmind.com. If you’re putting non-chemical or non-processed food into your body your mind will be so much sharper allowing you to do the things you like. Maria later worked on our postures by having us do some back “tilts” to work on our pelvic alignment.
We later had the opportunity to work through some exercises to find out how certain behaviors create both pain and pleasure, but like they say, “no pain, no gain.” In order to change a behavior you’ve had for years it will be painful but later the gain is worth a million dollars.
I just gave a very brief snippet about the workshop because I want you to attend the next one so you too come away refreshed and energized to conquer your fears or problems. It was quite refreshing to be reminded how important it is to take care of our mind and body in order to enjoy life. However, change could be hard which is why it’s so important to go to workshops like these to build a community that will be cheering you all the way to the finish line.
Look out for the next “Fresh Focus” workshop to learn more about how to build a good mental and physical balance in your life–you’ll need it for when you come traveling with me.