Feeding Yourself Without Food

Written by: Morgaan Eastes, Executive Contributor

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There is more to feeding yourself than meets the stomach...

Listen, I am not here to tell you how to eat. Today, I am not here to talk about food, at all.

So, what am I talking about?

We are in a constant state of consumption. We are essentially “eating” all day with our senses. Constantly consuming our environment through sight, sound, touch, and thought, which has an impact on our overall health and well-being. We concentrate a large amount of our daily energy on our food-related needs, negating the other two bodies that also need nourishing.

Three bodies???

Oh, yes... we have three bodies that need nourishing:

  • Physical body

  • Mind body

  • Spirit body

In our over-focus on food, we forget all the simple and wonderful ways to nourish ourselves wholly.

We forget that a hammock, a fire, and a clear, night sky full of stars can be as spiritually healing and rejuvenating as church. Or that lying on our bed with a book and our favorite lofi tunes can be as mentally stimulating as a day at school or work.

These are personal preferences, sub your own. If any or all of these bodies are undernourished, the effects will show up in all aspects of your life, from your relationships to your physical body's movement.

Here are 5 ways to nourish your senses, starting today…

  1. Relationships: Seek out relationships with people that make you feel good about yourself.

  2. Environment: Your environment affects your mood and energy. If you are in an office all day staring at a wall, then today, go to the park on your lunch, take off your shoes and just let your feet be in the grass and the breeze on your face. Thank me later.

  3. Connections: So much time is spent behind screens, yet it is so important for our spirits to make and nurture connections. Find a safe, socially distanced way to get out and meet new people, like joining a club or finding an online meetup for something you are passionate about.

  4. Sleep: This is crucial. If you are not getting the right amount of sleep for your body, your life will be hell, there is no way around it. Sleep allows all three bodies to heal and restore.

  5. Movement: Sparking your endorphins, making you feel energized, keeping the oxygen freely circulating through your system; movement makes you feel refreshed and alive.

In my coaching practice, I help my clients realize there is more to life than food! I call the most important parts of our lives “THE BIG 5”-- they need as much love and attention as eating!

If you are tired of feeling like your life is lacking excitement and meaning, and you want to find a way to feel nourished in all areas of your life, click HERE to schedule your 21-Day Recharge so I can help you feel more energized and alive than ever before!

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Morgaan Eastes, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Morgaan Eastes is a gifted writer with more than ten years of experience in the fields of health, nutrition, wellness, and plant medicine. Her trusted expertise is backed by her Health Coach certification from the renowned Health Coach Institute. Her Earthly duty and service to others is to help them gain clarity surrounding their health and wellness in a sea of contradictory science. Sometimes she's funny.



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