I reckon that insects have got it right on this one. 

Ever since I was young, I collected insects.

Ones that were already dead, that is. 

My mum’s friend once gave me huge, beautiful beetle that had been killed, ‘frozen’ in a solid piece of plastic, and sold as a paperweight. I was mortified that this stunning creature had been sacrificed so that it could sit on my desk! 

The thing about skin shedding is that an insect periodically gets rid of old skin and creates a whole, completely brand new one. This cycle of growth can be a challenging time for an insect, being weakened, exposed and completely vulnerable to its environment. 

We can relate this same concept to ourselves – physically, emotionally and mentally…

…every second of every day, our bodies are losing cells and generating new ones…

.. we’re learning and growing continuously.1

And whilst this isn’t always a comfortable process, cleansing away what no longer fits or works helps us stay fresh in all areas of our lives. 

So, are you ready to shed

Join me for this week’s #AliveWithFi FB Live to dive deeper into this topic, and, in the meantime, message me with your comments or questions so we’re ready to cover them on that FB Live. 

1 When we talk about skin shedding, it’s about letting go of what we’ve outgrown – “reinvention is about loss as well as gain. It involves the shedding of an old life.” This occurs with our health and with who we’re becoming. 

The question is, are you ready to embrace this renewal process?


“Reinvention is Just as Much About Loss as It is About Gain” 

K. Hilton, (2015)

Fi Jamieson-Folland D.O., I.N.H.C., is The LifeStyle Aligner. She’s an experienced practitioner since 1992 in Europe, Asia and New Zealand as a qualified Osteopath, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, speaker, educator, writer, certified raw vegan gluten-free chef, and Health Brand Ambassador.

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