The health, fitness, and wellness world is anything but straightforward — wildly shifting from one hot trend to the next, companies and businesses benefit from endlessly complicating messages about health. The cacophony of information on how to be healthier, fitter, leaner, makes even the most grounded person’s head spin and ears ring.
The other morning while trying to get my toddler dressed, I pointed out that we were both wearing black pants, of course, she asked “why are we wearing black pants, Mommy?” My answer was, “because it’s one less decision I have to make.”
Throughout the second half of my twenties, I poured myself into professional and academic challenges as a distraction, as a way to try and control my way out of an untenable reality — that my life was not as I wanted and needed it to be. I thought if I am professionally successful, if I can earn enough money, I will be able to create a happy life. Unsurprisingly, the result of those choices was dissatisfaction and discontent. Thankfully I realized I couldn’t continue on the path I was on and I began a course correction.