Wellness is the new skinniness

Wellness is the new skinniness

There’s something wonderful about today’s growing conversations around health, healing and weight loss.

Less talk about dress sizes

Less talk about calories

Less talk about low fat

Less talk about being Size 2

Less talk about losing X pounds in a week

Less talk about miracle potions and powders

Less talk of deprivation

Less talk about will power, weakness and giving into temptation

 

What’s replacing it all?

A conversation about wellness.

 

How do you feel?

How can you adopt more fresh foods?

What foods work for you and your family?

What makes you feel well?

What integrative care should you be getting, to address the root cause of your feeling unwell?

What gives you energy?

What can you replace in your current diet with something nourishing and delicious?

What can you do you relax more and slow down a little?

What exercise makes you happiest? Running? Coastal walk? Gardening?

What can you grow at home?

How can we teach our kids?

How can I help you move from products to produce?

wellness quote

The conversation around wellness is an exciting one to have, compared to the one about weight loss. One is a positive conversation full of the possibilities of what one ‘can’ do and really gets to the bottom of one’s troubles, if troubles exist. The other is a negative conversation with blame, guilt and what one can’t do moving forward.  Our wellness is in our hands, because we must tune in and feel what’s really going on. We can be wise about what works for us, ignoring marketing messages, health associations and governing bodies, funded by big companies trying often to push those messages onto us, however well meaning it might be.

We’re in the driver seat of our wellness and there’s plenty of wonderful inspiration to guide us.

It’s a much better conversation to have, don’t you think? Have you noticed the same shift?

I’d love to hear your thoughts and experience.

Real Food. Low Tox. Happy People.

Alexx x

Comments

  1. I love this post. It is great to be refocusing on what how we feel rather than how we look. The looks are a by product of the focus on wellness.
    Becc @ Take Charge Now

    • alexxstuart says:

      Exactly! Seems like we’re finally moving to the important focus of feeling good as being the most important thing :-)

  2. Love this Alexx, you write well, inform well, eat well and live well. Fabulous achievements and inspiring to us all, please keep it up xxx Ps. Even though subscribed to your blog posts, I am not receiving them into inbox? have to click on to your FB page to find them. Maybe just a glitch! x

    • alexxstuart says:

      Thanks so much ALisha! Your feedback is super appreciated & re the mailing list, I had stopped it and started it for tomorrow again, so could you let me know if you don’t get an email tomorrow morning? Many thanks xx

  3. Hello, this is the vibe I am getting and it’s so much more positive. I have found that therapy has been really helpful around all my over-doings which include over eating and alcohol. Often think this is a conversation that needs to happen more, I’m not alone in needing psychological help!

    Surely??!!

    • alexxstuart says:

      Seana, you’re absolutely not alone. I had therapy in my 20s because I was a total push over and it was an amazing experience! A lot of the excess and addiction stuff can absolutely be helped by therapy and counselling. CTC is amazing too, which is a Reiki, meditation, hypnosis therapy. Good luck on your journey and don’t forget to pat yourself on the back for taking the steps towards a happier, guilt free life :-)

  4. Love this. Just wish more conversations went this way. As a naturally slim build I always hear “oh you don’t need to diet/eat healthy/worry about what you eat”. I feel like shouting back “it’s not about being skinny, it’s about wellness”!

    • alexxstuart says:

      absolutely Jacqui. Slim people can be super well or super unwell also. Here’s hoping that the misconceptions continue to dissipate :)