Well the snow is here and we are all tempted to go to bed a bit earlier and wake up a little later. Whether you are an early riser or a late night owl, fall and winter weather requires us to rest more. Our bodies are adjusting to colder weather and shorter days and most of us are retaliating by going on with our lives as usual. Weather you can slow down and have shorter days or not, it is important that we respect our body needs so that we have the energy and vitality necessary to maintain our wellness. Did I mention working out? Oh yes, we do need to keep active in the fall and winter also, even if we don’t feel like it. The trick is to find a process that works for you and something you can sustain. Remember, if your wellness in one dimension goes down it will impact your wellness in all the other dimensions. Down is not where you want to be headed because you have worked so hard to keep yourself well all year, why give up now? Here is what I am doing this fall and winter to maintain my physical wellness and stay alert and revitalized.
Raw Soups to Boost Physical Wellness
Most of you know that I am a lover of soup. I was looking for a way to stay more alert and keep my body vital over the fall and winter months and I discovered that I quite liked raw soup. Now don’t laugh, raw soup is actually very delicious, convenient and easy to prepare. If you have a blender at home then you can make raw soup as often as you need. All it calls for is 2 cups of your favorite vegetables with some salt, garlic and onions and I put a quarter teaspoon of honey in one to two cups of water and I have enough soup for two meals. I could eat soup everyday but since I’m the only one who eats soup at my house, this meant that I would be stuck eating an entire pot of the same soup for several days. Since I started making raw soup, I have not had to make a huge pot of soup and I can change my soup flavor each day if I wish. Now that the snow is here, you may want to use warm water as the base of your soup. If you are taking your soup to work then you can put it in the microwave for thirty seconds to remove the chill. The benefits of raw soup are immense, you get all that nutrients and freshness right into your system and I must say I am so much more alert and my thinking somehow feels clearer. I am now a raw soup fan.
I can’t wait to hear your favorite raw soup recipes. The trick is to start small with the vegetables you already like and work your way up to new and different vegetables. Happy Eating!
Joyce Odidison, MA, PCC,
Conflict Analyst, Strategist Coach
& Interpersonal Wellness Expert
Hi, I’m Joyce Odidison and I believe that wellness is the key to a great life, vitality and excellence. Here is my story. Three years into my mediation practice, a client got so distraught while in a mediation session, he had a heart attack in my office. He survived. However, this was a turning point in my career and led me to create the Pre-Mediation Model, a coaching process to help clients prepare for success prior to mediation. Later, I created the Interpersonal Wellness System model and the Interpersonal Wellness Quotient (IWQ) Personal Assessment Instrument to help clients identify and improve their capacity for wellness in all areas of their lives. Unlike others who just facilitate or coach, I am well known for the quality and integrity of my work as outlined in the innovation systems and models I create and teach. Over the last five years I have created the Interpersonal Wellness Coach training program and I continue to train and mentor coaches in this program with the help of some super coaches. In my own practice, I help employees and organizations attain fast sustainable results. I love supporting you to live well in all life dimensions as you strive to…….