What I mean when I say ‘living with our eyes open’ is making choices.

Consciously; based on what we know. 

Sometimes we worry about a decision.  Sometimes we overthink it.  At the end of the day, there’s no new information.  So combining the info with being conscious in what we choose, we can create an effective outcome¹.

When it comes to food and healthy lifestyle choices, such as eating habits and digestion, we can do the same.  Perhaps you or someone you know has had an challenge with their digestion, which means being mindful and proactive with dietary choices.  

Still, it can be quite challenging to avoid those foods which can cause digestive issues, such as when we’re at a social event or other function with limited options.  Yet we can still consciously choose with our bodies’ needs in mind

We might have a small amount of a certain food, or choose to respectfully decline the ones we know maybe tricky later on. 

I trust this reflection helps.  When we practice living with our eyes open, we let ourselves step back and see what we truly need for our own wellness.

I’d love to hear your own insights with this concept.

Lastly, if you want better digestion, it’s a good idea to book your place now for our online workshop on October 16th where you get to do just that.

 Nutritional Therapist Caroline Westoll and I will be covering what works for digestive wellness. We’ll be a small, intimate group so we can be more specific in covering your needs, so it’s worth applying for your place now.  

 ¹In “The Power of Conscious Choice,” in the Huffington Post, J V Crum III and Joe Sanok point out that “negative habits” often result from “unconscious choices”; instead, “by focusing your energy to make as many of your decisions as consciously as possible, you will maximize your ability to pursue your passions and purpose and create positive change.”

Fi Jamieson-Folland D.O, is a Lifestyle Consultant, with over 26 years experience in Europe, Asia and New Zealand as a qualified osteopath, educator, writer, certified raw vegan gluten-free chef, speaker, health mentor and Health Brand Ambassador. She loves to globe-trot with her husband Chris (NZ, Australia, USA, UK + Europe and Indonesia are current favourites) relishing an outdoor lifestyle and time with family and friends.