How to read the manual of my body: Bee Pennington: The Wellness Mentor
Ever wish that your body came with a manual?
Then it would be so much easier to know what to eat, when to eat, how to exercise, when to exercise. With so much information on health out there, it can be difficult to know what is right for you.
This is where Bee Pennington - The Wellness Mentor, comes in.
As a person with cealiac disease, Bee started off her career being passionate about Gluten Free living. But as time went on, she realised that there was so much more to health.
We had a great chat (both of us in our PJ's) about many things related to health and stress. You can listen to our entire conversation here.
How to meditate
Bee says that meditating is just being with your breath. We talked about how meditating can be active, like a yoga routine that you have to think about every step or passive, like deep proper breathing while you are in the shower. We agree that it doesn't have to be all contorted yoga poses. Bee also mentioned that it isn't what you experience during the meditation that is important, it is being able to recall that feeling of calm while you are NOT mediating.
The 4 questions to ask myself in a difficult situation
Bee talks about the work of Byron Katie and the 4 questions she asks herself in a difficult situation to help her reframe and turn the situation around. The questions are:
Is it true?
Can you absolutely know that it's true?
How do you react, what happens, when you believe that thought?
Who would you be without the thought?
We have a really interesting talk about the stories we tell ourselves and how we interperate the actions of others to fit into this story.
I am not my diagnosis.
Bee and I talk about how she herself has cealaic disease but that she is not cealaic disease. Sometimes we caught up in labels and allow them to define us.
What does my body need?
As a holistic health coach and PT Bee is passionate about reading peoples bodies. She talks about how she herself gave herself adrenal fatigue by not listening to her body and pushing herself too hard and how now she talks to clients about the importance of breath and cortisol levels.
Bee and I have so many things in common and I am so very excited to have her as a part of my I want to be a Cosmopolitan Hippy 3 day retreat. Bee will be running a session on stress on Sunday 14th of August.
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