We ARE the generation (okay century, but generation sounds better 😉 of education. Aka the generation of OVER-education. Yup. We are the most over-stimulated, over-stressed, over-diseased, over-medicated, over-thinking, over-you-name-it … over-“educated” generation to this day. Also known as the generation of excess.
So what exactly does this “over-education” mean? And more importantly why is this important for YOU to get? From Facebook, to Twitter, to Instagram, to video blogs, to newsletters, to podcasts, to the news, to that book, to this book, to your co-worker, to your best friend to you workout partner, to your life partner to you child, to that recipe, to this recipe, to your favourite show… ETC!… we are constantly being “educated” on ‘the best’ health and wellness advice you have ever got. Question: Is it really?
We know we are all biochemically unique, right? That our DNA is different from the next persons DNA setting us apart from the rest? So I ask you then, when it comes to this ingredient, to that diet, to this food to that product to even that exercise, who is to say what is right for YOU?
Question: Do you know what is right for you?
This is wheres things get interesting, and complicated. We live in a world based off of suggestions, referrals, and pure trust in one another’s opinions- regardless of qualifications and expertise. And even then we may know we trust one over the other. And that is okay. Using out gut feeling is always right. But we are all guilty of it and I know I am too: we have all taken that supplement, done that workout, bought that food, or started doing that detox because we saw it as “the best” from any of the above ‘education’ platforms above.
We skim through the headlines, pictures and subtitles of social media platforms on a daily basis ‘educating’ ourself on the latest and greatest. We do this through a single headline or phrase without actually reading the whole article or looking at the bigger picture. We have the ‘latest and greatest’ information coming at us from all directions at all times tying us up from questioning or even thinking the information through. This fast-paced, over-education is what leaves us feeling vulnerable, confused, frustrated, fed-up and unmotivated.
Look, we are all trying to make the shift, the movement, to becoming healthier, happier beings. And let me tell you, nothing excites me more than living and breathing this shift every dang day.
So, what I am called to do is to bring you back, #BacktotheBasics.
Let’s get back to the basics of what health, wellness, and nutrition actually means, feels and looks likes. What the purpose of food is; how our body is made to function; what digestion looks likes; how food makes us feel; what our body tells us; how our mind connects us; and what our poop tells us (get excited for this one) — just to name a few. I am called to help make this shift of looking through the magnifying glass to looking at the bigger picture – the Basics.
I am here, right now (starting with this blog), to create clarity. To guide you through this massive movement using the basics of health and wellness. To provide simple take aways (with the why!) that you can use in your own life to becoming a healthier, happier you. With all said and with massive gratitude, I am so very excited to welcome you. Its time for the #generationofeducation to get #backtothebasics.
Future Holistic Nutritionist