This week (8-12th June 2020) Flowithme organized a 5 day Wellness Week with the Flowithme community. Starting every morning at 7am with an hour of yoga, followed by a smoothie with raw fruit and vegetables and a life coaching exercise. The clients really enjoyed the programme and some of the benefits they experienced was that they started the day with more energy and better mood that stayed with them for the rest of the day.
One hour of yoga and meditation every morning is a fantastic way to start the day stretching the body and relaxing the mind.
Flowithme also launched as part of the wellness week a new podcast channel in Spotify called "Your Wellness Journey" so all the meditations are available now on the go. To check them out, click here: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Sp4P8Ev4iRtp4hJ58wu4B
Every day a recipe of a smoothie was also available to get the vitamins and nutrients to fuel the body. This Mango, Orange and Green apple smoothie a great way to start the day or as an energizing snack.
1 dessert apple, (approx. 100-120 g) cored, quartered
100 g ripe mango flesh
1 orange, quartered and peeled, with one strip of peel left on
100 g fresh baby spinach
200 g kefir or yogurt
50 g almonds
300 g water plus extra to dilute if desired
200 g ice cubes
Blend in Thermomix for 4 minutes / speed 10 or use a blender and blend all ingredients. This is a recipe inspired from www.cookidoo.co.uk.
This week there a Cooking workshop with Thermomix took place explaining how easy it is to use the Varoma tray in the Thermomix and steam vegetables, fruits, meat, fish... The many benefits of steaming versus other cooking methods. Steamed food retains more of its original vitamins, minerals & enzymes, which would otherwise leach out into the cooking water used when boiling.
Steaming softens the fibres of vegetables and fruits, making them more easily digestible, so your body can absorb all that nutritional goodness more easily.
The steamed fruit salad using Papillote cooking method was shown during the Thermomix cooking workshop.
Meabh is one of the clients that attended the workshop and she has had her Thermomix over a month now and she is so happy with it. "Since we got the Thermomix, we have noticed SO many changes! We are almost 0 waste because every vegetable and fruit in the house is used! We are having smoothies every morning which is really helping with our 5 a day! One thing we have also noticed is that we haven't bought any pre prepared vegetables or herbs. I used to always use the "easy" garlic and pre chopped onions and peppers but we haven't since! The shopping list and meal planner is amazing and I really think our shopping bill has come down because we are better prepared! I don't think I could ever be without it now!! Its definitely helping us save money and eat healthier!"
Every day of the wellness week, a life coaching exercise or reflection was also available to all participants to tap into the inner wisdom and identify what learnings were happening during the week as the days were progressing.
One thing that became very apparent during the week was that we are all looking for ways to improve ourselves and evolve as a person, to become the best version of ourselves. We just want to be healthy, happy and at peace with our lives. We want to be free from suffering, unhappiness and worry. We just want to be WELL.
But what is the meaning of Wellness?
Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making self-directed choices toward a healthier and more fulfilling life. It is an evolving dynamic process of change, growth and achieving one’s fullest potential. That is why, everyone’s wellness journey is unique, but we are all in this together.
Your personal wellness is the foundation for your life—and you can’t build a superstructure without a solid foundation! Imagine you were a boat, you would not last much at sea if the condition of the boat was not ready for sailing and facing storms. That is why Flowithme with the combination of cooking, yoga and coaching (working on body – mind – soul) supports you in your wellness journey.
A wellness journey is the ongoing process of looking for the tools that make us healthier and happier—and discovering our own effective ways of using those tools for sustained learning, development and personal growth.
There comes a point in our lives when we realize that we are the only person who can create health, happiness, success and peace for ourselves. When we realize that, and decide to do something about it—we have started a wellness journey.
Starting a wellness journey is a process in itself, and like most things, it takes a little planning in the beginning. Your priorities may change and grow as you move forward along your journey, but we all have to start somewhere.
Flowithme Wellness Week was a first step in that journey for some of our clients. Sometimes doing it alone may feel very daunting, but with the support of the people around you, it is a lot easier to take that first step.