After cleaning out some closets and storage areas of our home, I find myself invigorated. So I’d like to continue the concept of cleaning out the clutter that accumulates in our lives and extend it into other areas. I am finding, particularly as I get older, that life flows when it is simple and uncomplicated. Now, don’t misunderstand me, each of our lives has a level of complexity that is uniquely our own. However, complexity doesn’t mean complicated, and having simplicity as our guiding rule can help us navigate a multitude of situations with ease and grace.
Take for instance the diet world. How more complicated can you get? One size fits all, paleo, vegan, diets for conditions, times in your lives, etc. What I love about the Blood Type Diet and the concept of personalized nutrition is that it is very straightforward, simple with an elegant platform of science underneath it, and it addresses who each of us is as an individual. In many ways it has simplified how we view ourselves and how we make our nutrition choices, and yet its impact goes beyond weight loss to improved health and vitality. This also holds true with our supplement choices. There are a lot of supplements out on the market, and it can be overwhelming to consider which ones are right for you. Using the concept of personalized supplementation allows you to weed through the clutter to find the products that are designed specifically for you.
As an O, I have my dedicated O products – Polyvite, Polyflora, Phytocal and Deflect. This is my core base of daily supplementation, and then I add on based on how I am feeling or what I am currently experiencing in my life or seasonal supplementation. In the spring, I generally add in Phloxicin andConnectivar, as I am out in the yard working in the garden. Keeping my supplements streamlined makes it easy for me to support my overall health while at the same time target a specific issue.
There’s a great quote from Henry David Thoreau, “Simplify, simplify.” How more simple can you get? And while we are on the subject of simple, I wanted to share with you a great book written by my friend, Ken Segall entitled Insanely Simple: The Obsession That Drives Apple’s Success. Ken has done a brilliant job of simplifying the core concepts of what has made Apple successful and which will continue to do so over the years. What I love about the book is that it is not just a business book and a good read about Apple, but you can also apply these concepts to your life.
Think about how you might be able to simplify your life…is it decluttering your space, your diet, your thoughts? I invite you to join me this May to take the time to simplify and get back to what is essential in your life.
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