Health. Happiness. Home.

Health. Happiness. Home. 

Sure feels like we have lost our ways and that it may just be time to stop being so damn distracted and unmotivated.

I fully believe our focus these days should be on building and healing our own Health, Happiness and Homes.

To heal the world, one must go home and heal themselves.

We want healthier habits, intentional living and integrative medicine.

We want less hate and more love.

We want to build sanctuaries, because we can no longer thrive in chaotic spaces.

We want to feel vibrant and carefree, not stressed and burnout.

And YOU is where it all starts...

Read on to see what it really means to create a healthy, happy life and home. 

When I say HEALTH - it's easy to conjure up images of flawless eating habits, trendy workout gear, and those aesthetically pleasing pink smoothies. But let's get real—true health isn't about achieving a picture-perfect lifestyle. It's about adopting a mindset that genuinely looks out for your well-being.

Being healthy means being honest with yourself. It's about self-love and forgiveness, even when you slip up. It's choosing daily activities that uplift and energize you, rather than those that leave you feeling stressed and depleted.

Let's face it, we all have habits that aren't exactly the epitome of health. Recognizing these patterns—whether they're in our behavior or thoughts—is the first step towards change. Health is about self-awareness, acceptance, and love.

A balanced diet? Absolutely. But don't demonize the occasional slice of cake. It's not your enemy. Move your body in ways that bring joy and vitality, not exhaustion and dread. If your workout routine feels more like punishment than pleasure, it's time to rethink it.

Listen to your intuition, your thoughts, and feelings. Learn to soothe your nervous system and give yourself permission to rest when needed. Laugh often—it's good medicine. And most importantly, release those unrealistic expectations society has set upon you.

Make self-care a priority on your to-do list. Because at the end of the day, being healthy means creating a life that feels good on the inside, not just one that looks good on the outside.

When I say HAPPY - I'm not implying that life is devoid of moments of sadness, anger, or negativity. Rather, it's about having the space and capacity to navigate through the stresses, emotions, and toxic thoughts without being overwhelmed or reacting excessively. It's about learning to feel what you're experiencing without resorting to extreme reactions or shutting down.

Being happy means cultivating self-awareness and a degree of self-acceptance that allows you to remain present, even when it's challenging or painful. It's about knowing how to regulate your body and nervous system by taking a moment to pause and breathe deeply. It's understanding your emotions well enough to process them with an attitude geared towards growth, healing, and comprehension rather than judgment.

Choosing happiness is about opting for peace over pain, for well-being over the pursuit of perfection and suffering. There's a tranquility that comes from looking inward, from recognizing that at any moment, you have the power to choose yourself amidst life's turmoil and chaos. You are deserving of self-love; therein lies your true happiness.

And that leaves, Home. Home. Homemaker. Homeschooler. Homesteader. Homemade. Homebody.

There's something magical about the confines of a home. It doesn't matter if it's sprawling or cozy—home is where our essence thrives. I've noticed more people cherishing their domestic spaces, finding solace and purpose within four walls. Some trade in expansive, sleek residences for modest farmhouses nestled on verdant plots. Others are rolling up their sleeves, tilling the earth to cultivate their sustenance. And there's a notable shift with many stepping away from mainstream education, choosing instead the nurturing environment of home—a trend echoing times past.

This pivot might suggest a collective yearning to reclaim lost arts—those time-honored skills and divine principles once commonplace. Modernity often lures us with the allure of grander dwellings, mounting debts, and manicured lawns requiring minimal upkeep. It peddles processed foods, institutionalized learning, and fleeting societal whims while nudging us to sideline spiritual truths for secular ideologies.

Yet, it appears a realization is dawning: this formula isn't the panacea we were promised. A quiet revolution brews as individuals trace their way back to the foundational "home." The quest for authenticity, for what is good, right, and beautiful, gains momentum. Sure, modern conveniences have their place, but there's an undeniable charm in simplicity.

The lessons and values nurtured at home have the power to enrich not just individual lives but also to sow seeds for future generations. Give me a patch of green over a palatial space any day. I'll choose the fruits of my labor over store-bought produce every time. And I'll revel in the sacred (albeit challenging) vocation of homemaking for years on end.

Embracing minimalism doesn't mean settling for less—it's about making room for more of what truly matters. If your heart is calling you back to the wholesome embrace of "home," heed its call. It's a journey replete with beauty and grace.

To heal the world, one must go home and heal themselves.

What is your take on what a healthy, happy home and life mean?

Josie

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