Through my journey to vibrant health, I have know intuitively that healing is about balancing, nurturing, aligning with nature. Living Lightly. Sustainably. Had I known more about the connection between Autoimmune, Allergies, Food Intolerances, Digestive, Pelvic, Reproductive, Bladder & Musculoskeletal health, I wouldn’t have fallen into this cute little heap. Our bodies are completely interconnected and must be treated holistically. Through LIVELIGHTLY and Communication, I am working to dissolve the barriers between fields of knowledge. Science. Medicine. Nutrition. Movement. Psychology. Philosophy. Spirituality. So I can ignite magnificent change in this Gorgeous. Delicious. Luscious. World.
I am inspired by my new Pelvic Physio Alyssa. Her grace, strength, nurturing, healing practice, holistic philosophy, sass, intellect, wit and radiance are everything I aspire to inhabit. I want to heal. To create a Sanctuary for Holistic Health. Through Design.
In LIVELIGHTLY I can be gentle. I can live my passion.
My beliefs. My message. I know that communicating my passion compassionately, gently, quietly, beautifully, gracefully is more powerful than any shouting. I can connect with with one incredible Luminary at a time. Because these authentic connections are deepening. Gaining momentum. Snowballing. We are Illuminating our World. Our collective consciousness is shifting the way the world works. One day, like my hips being popped into place, we will create a Tipping Point, and water, Love, creativity will Flow, allowing the Earth to spring back into life. To nourish. To heal.
So I on top of all of the incredible gifts this coming year is giving me, I am taking the opportunity to realise a long-held secret Dream. Yesterday I began studying to become a Health Coach with The Institute of Integrative Nutrition® so I can consolidate my knowledge, passions and skills in LIVELIGHTLY. Design. Communication. Sustainability. Micro-Business. Holistic Health. As a Sustainable Designer I am able to collaborate with Luminaries to Design their Micro-Business Dreams in Life. I can create Language, facilitate communication and spark ideas. But if my journey has taught me anything, it is that my life, our lives, our Universe are inextricably interconnected. My MIND BODY SPIRIT LOVE HOME WORK and PLAY are One. To create sustainable change in the world, I must Live sustainably, aligning all the Spheres of my Life with my Values. Guided by my Vision for the future. I Design my Dreams into Delight.
I kept this dream a secret.
Why? Because of those silly, overly practical voices in my head that said ‘You are a Designer‘, ‘Why would you follow this new direction‘, ‘Why would you study when you could continue to grow your design practice?‘.
Well, my passionate true self could only listen to these voices for so long. Because I passionately believe that building bridges between fields of knowledge through design communication, the collaboration of independent multi-disciplinarians, is the way to create a sustainable future. I am inspired by Luminaries I have been fortunate enough to work with such as Helen Summers who created the Interfaith Centre in Melbourne Australia, bridging the divide between religions to establish sanctuaries for spiritual growth, and Cameron Tonkinwise, my Design Philosophy Professor, and Chair of Design Thinking and Sustainability of Parsons, The New School, who is igniting the Share Economy and Sustainable Design movement in New York.
I am a multidisciplinary designer. Industrial Designer. Design Philosopher. Graphic Designer. Communication Designer. Sustainable Designer. Specialising in establishing Sustainable Micro-Business Brands. I am besotted by Design.
But I through Living Lightly, I am discovering how to nourish myself and Design my Dreams into Action, across the Spheres of my Life MIND BODY SPIRIT LOVE HOME WORK and PLAY. So…
I want to be your Accomplice.
I want to collaborate with Luminaries to Design their Dreams into Delight. Holistically. Beautifully. Gently. Sustainably. So in studying with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, I will begin to further bridge the gaps in my practice. I will learn to cultivate collaborative dialogue with my Accomplices. To listen deeply. Compassionately. To work with my Accomplices, to Illuminate change in our lives. I am so drawn to the Institute of Integrative Nutrition as it resonates deeply with LIVELIGHTLY. The curriculum is based upon the concept of discovering your sweet spot and nourishing yourself with ‘primary food’ in MIND BODY SPIRIT LOVE HOME WORK and PLAY in addition to the food you eat. It is summed up in the wonderfully practical thought
Traditionally trained nutritionists will give you a list of foods to eat and not to eat, but their advice will not work until you start to identify what in your life is keeping you from making healthy choices. Joshua Rosenthal, Institute of Integrative Nutrition.
I will be continuing to learn to about my passions, nutrition, food, lifestyle, fitness, relationships, physiology, spirituality, business, and how to work with my Accomplices to make ‘healthier food and lifestyle choices, grow a meaningful business that fits your values and make a positive difference on a global scale’. Which fits perfectly with my concept of Luxurious Simplicity, making conscious choices, Designing Micro-Business Dreams in Life and Illuminating my World.
This month I have been plotting. Planning. Scheming. Dreaming.
Envisioning my future more clearly than ever before. I am Tasting. Touching. Smelling. Seeing. Hearing. Luxuriating in endless, delicious possibility. Studying Integrative Nutrition is just the start. In these last few weeks of 2011, which has been the most incredible, and challenging year of my life, I am excited to share my LIVELIGHTLY Dreams for 2012, and beyond.
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What are your TOP SECRET Dreams for 2012? And beyond?
A LITTLE NOTE I am sharing my experience with this yet-to-be-determined Autoimmune-ish illness as an impatient ‘patient’ (not a Doctor). If you or your Loves are suffering from anything similar, and I can help at all, I would be absolutely delighted to share more details with you. Simply tweet me @izennah or email email@example.com. Sarah Wilson, Jess Ainscough and Chris Kresser have provided inspiration throughout my journey and their blogs are incredible resources.
UPDATE 27th June 2012. I’m a Certified Holistic Health Coach!