…that the choices you make each day move you either towards or away from creating the life you want to live; either towards or away from how you want to feel in body, mind and spirit?
With easily millions of choices to make in your life, it pays to be making conscious ones—engaging with your life experiences, having goals (even small ones) and viewing life through the lens of knowing you have some control over your choice of direction. You can choose to walk your particular life path with awareness—even if you choose to change it in future. You can also choose to treat yourself well, including being mindful of eating natural whole foods (my choice is to be 100% plant-based) and making time for daily intentional movement.
My journey has taught me that how energised and healthy your body feels depends (with a few exceptions) upon the cumulative effects of all the choices you have made to this point; so whether you want to feel calmer, stronger, fitter or more energised—you continue to have the choice to change what is not working for you and embrace that which does. You can also continue to work on optimising your experience of health and wellbeing, even though along the way it might feel difficult or uncomfortable; because the feeling of increasing vitality as you make progress is worth it. Usually, all you need is some information, a plan, and the right mindset to make this happen.
With that in mind, I’d like to ask you to reflect upon how authentic and nourishing (or depleting) are your everyday choices? How energetic and vitalised do you feel? Do you have physical, mental, emotional or spiritual goals? How often do you invest in feeling not just good—but great? Is your life one of purpose, meaning and connection? Do you make conscious choices or does life ‘happen to you’?
My name is Jo Herbert-Doyle and I love to inform, encourage and inspire others to make positive life changes—even little steps—that further optimise their health and wellbeing. Maybe it’s to enjoy more energy, to be more resilient to the stressors of everyday life, to feel calm and centred, to simply live better. I encourage others to live a holistic life—to acknowledge we are all an integration of body-mind-spirit-environment and all aspects are important for wellbeing.
I’m no stranger to transformation myself having lived, worked and studied in several countries, successfully overcome mood challenges as a young adult, persistent post-infectious IBS and food intolerances in my 30s, experimented with different eating styles to optimise my sense of wellbeing and energy, developed a regular yoga practice (despite some physical challenges!), and then finally transitioned from an omnivorous to a 100% plant-based diet in my 40s—because I view this as the most conscious choice I can make for my health and the global environment. All of my collective experiences, my challenges, the things I have learnt—all influence my everyday life, my written work and my holistic life coaching and consultations.
I also ‘walk my talk’ as best I can. I’m a (mostly!) everyday yogi, hiker, an artist, a regular writer and an editor—it’s these latter creative outlets that connect me to a wider audience and allow me to share what I’ve learnt along the way. If you’d like to browse any of these thoughts and musings over a herbal tea, coffee, a chai, or whatever nourishment takes your fancy, please do so. I hope you learn something new and perhaps reflect upon how holistically you live your life and how conscious your choices are. Whatever you choose—be well.