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Recipe for a Grounded Holiday

Posted By Cheryl Terrace On November 20, 2012 @ 3:45 pm In Green Living, Health & Wellness, Healthy Home, Personal Growth | No Comments


The holiday season is upon us, with many of our thoughts turning to food. The popular adage “you are what you eat” [2] is literally true, according to new research that claims a person’s diet has a profound influence on their brain function and overall health.

Just as our eating style reflects and affects who we are, I believe how and where we live reflect ‘us’ even more. Our homes are intimate expressions of ourselves. Similar to the correlation between poor diet and disease, living in a toxic environment [3] — in any sense, physical or emotional — also impacts our health in a negative way. Luckily, the opposite is also true. By creating an environment that supports our well-being, health and happiness, our bodies and minds will respond in positive ways.

The holiday season inundates us with recipes galore [4] (as well as stress and temptations to overindulge). To balance that, choose an ingredient (or two, or three!) from my “healthy-self’ holiday recipe below, and treat yourself to a generous helping of grounding — whatever that means to you.

Cheryl’s “healthy-self” holiday recipe:

  • Meditate [5]
  • Take a walk in nature
  • Spend time with animals
  • Do yoga [6]
  • Take a warm, detoxifying salt bath
  • Read something that feeds your soul
  • Get enough sleep [7]

And, most importantly, surround yourself with love, starting with love for yourself. Create a thankful vibe, and go easy — both on the food and on yourself.

Wishing you a holiday season filled with love, peace — and, of course, good food!


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[1] Image: http://blog.gaiam.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Grounded-Holiday.jpg

[2] “you are what you eat”: http://www.gaiamtv.com/video/you-are-what-you-eat-or-are-you?chan=GaiamLife&utm_source=GaiamLife&utm_medium=Web&utm_campaign=10day

[3] living in a toxic environment: http://www.gaiamtv.com/video/simple-steps-greener-home?chan=GaiamLife&utm_source=GaiamLife&utm_medium=Web&utm_campaign=10day

[4] recipes galore: http://life.gaiam.com/article/healthy-eating-holidays

[5] Meditate: http://www.gaiam.com/wellness/meditation/5010500,default,sc.html?code=WG127SPRTAPEMACS&extcmp=life_prod

[6] Do yoga: http://life.gaiam.com/category/mind-body-fitness/yoga-pilates

[7] Get enough sleep: http://life.gaiam.com/article/baby-boomer-s-guide-good-sleep

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