Supporting Things Close To Your Heart
Happy February (and almost the end of winter!). This month I was lucky enough to be part of the Wellness At Sea program on Jam Cruise, a very special 6 night music festival at sea. Many of you know that some of my greatest passions in life include wellness and live music. I’ve been seeing live music for the past 30+ years, and it has always been a source of true joy, happiness, and community for me.
In more recent years, I have worked to find a way to meld these passions together by teaching yoga, nutrition, and wellness at various music festivals around the country. My most recent experience on Jam Cruise was extra special because I had the opportunity to join a Wellness Panel for an organization close to my heart called Backline (Backline is a nonprofit organization that connects music industry professionals with the mental health and wellness resources they need to remain healthy in what can be a grueling industry and lifestyle.). On the panel (which included the founder of Backline, some amazing musicians, and me) we shared health and wellness tips for musicians and live music fans, alike.
I have been volunteering my services to Backline for the past 6 months. It has been eye opening and validating to see how support, connection, and healthy lifestyle habits can tremendously benefit people. It has also reminded me that doing work that speaks to your heart makes the work feel like play.
So this month, I would like to devote the Don’t Get Your Gut In A Rut newsletter to two things. First, dig deep to find your passion. Finding your passion is not always obvious and can take some time, so reach out if you would like to discuss this more. Then once you have discovered your passion, let that passion guide you to giving back because it feels so rewarding to give back!
Second, please consider supporting Backline. They are a wonderful organization supporting the lives of people that provide so much joy and entertainment to this world. Let’s return the favor by supporting their paths toward better mental health and wellness. Everyone deserves to feel healthy and happy, so let’s work together to help as many people as we can. Spreading health and happiness is healing for both the receivers and the givers. 🙂
My passion is to help you live your healthiest and most harmonious life, but in a way that’s realistic and practical for you as a unique individual on this planet. My philosophy is all about “balance,” never a diet since a diet is not sustainable for life, aka Kill The Diet.