We know by now that the holism movement is based on a philosophy of combining the body, mind, and spiritual elements as the earth, moon, and sun.
Nature, Nurture and Spirit
If you have trouble envisioning how the Earth, moon, and sun are spiritual, consider this account, by Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man on the moon (and later a founder of The Institute of Noetic Sciences). Mitchell said that while standing on the moon he was deeply moved and felt a strong connection to our planet.
“It was a beautiful, harmonious, peaceful-looking planet, blue with white clouds, and one that gave you a deep sense of home, of being, of identity. It is what I prefer to call an instant global consciousness.”
With so many aspects of our lives being transformed in a short time, stress and fatigue is a completely reasonable response. We need to acknowledge it as normal and forgive ourselves and each other for having these feelings and slipping up.
According to the CDC, stress and anxiety around COVID-19 may include:
- Changes in your eating habits
- Difficulty sleeping or a shift in your sleep pattern
- A strong sense of fear about your health or the health of your loved ones
- Having trouble focusing or concentrating
- An increase in your use of alcohol, tobacco or other drugs
- Your chronic health problems getting worse
How can we continue to cope when it starts feeling harder and harder to stay home? How can we recommit to doing what’s best for the health and safety of ourselves and others?
Best Foods to Fight Off Stress | Super Foods for Stress Relief
What better way to relieve stress than to indulge in foods and ingredients that can potentially bring about a positive shift in mood. One of the most beneficial ways to reduce stress and nourish the soul is by consuming stress-busting foods. Food is our most natural form of medicine and a key ingredient in reducing our overall levels of stress and anxiety. [Read more…]