Sorry I've been quite absent for a bit, but I have been very busy in the midst of second semester! I have started my independent study and it really is going exactly the way I wanted. We are delving into the philosophy of food which I discuss below. I am so excited because this class will be such a great foundation for my ultimate goal of creating a well-being company. I also cannot wait for my presentation at the end of the year to students at my school and at our local health center. I was speaking to a woman last week about mindful eating, which I wrote an article about a while back, and she gave me this great idea to incorporate it into my speech. I think giving each person a bag of raw almonds would be the perfect way to start out my speech. Have them look at the almond, then pick it up and feel it in their hands, then chew it slowly-- thinking of nothing and staying present-- enjoying each sensation and chewing for at least twenty bites. This would be such a great way to get people into the mindset of my speech and to remind them what a proper food relationship looks like, because we have forgotten.
Let's talk well-being, travel, fitness, whatever comes to mind! And while we're at it, I'll throw in a few tidbits about my own life and philosophies. There is an infinite amount of scientific health, mind, and wellness topics to explore!