Welcome to Chronicles in HEALTH. My name is Heather and I am so excited that you stopped by my blog. I have been on a quest to improve my health and the health of my family for many years. I have always enjoyed learning about nutrition, health and food so decided it was time to take a big leap and go back to school to become a Holistic Nutrition Consultant. I am so excited about the many things that I am learning and that is one of the reasons I decided to start this blog.

Why did I call this blog Chronicles in HEALTH? Well chronicle is a history or record of something and we all have a health history, whether good or not so good. Each and every day we are building on that history, again good or not so good which affects our future. I believe each day we can make better choices and therefore possibly change our future for the better. Chronicles in HEALTH isn’t just about food and exercise, there is so much more to being healthy. I have an acronym for HEALTH—Holistic, Eat, Adventure, Lifestyle, Thrive and Happiness.

Holistic: Holistic is the idea that the whole is more than merely the sum of its parts. To be totally “healthy” we need to look at all aspects of our lives and be daily embarking on improving what we can.

Eat: Everyone needs to eat, it is how our body receives nourishment. Unfortunately, many of the foods we eat are not fulfilling that purpose. There are many wonderful, healthy foods to choose from and I will share ideas, recipes, and plans that can help our bodies receive the nourishment it is craving. Our bodies will then be in a better position to heal and function how it was intended to function.

photo courtesy of ndtv.com

Adventure: Eleanor Roosevelt once stated “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experiences to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences.” Adventure or trying new things helps us step out of our comfort zone and grow. Even the smallest experiences can have an impact on our joy. There are so many ways adventure can be added to our lives—let’s find some of them together!

MT zip line                                            Zip Line in Montana

Lifestyle: Lifestyle includes the behavior and activities that you participate in during the day which includes your vocation, your leisure activities, the food you eat and your interactions with others. All of these are a part of who we are and who we are becoming and can affect our overall health.

Thrive: To thrive is to prosper, be fortunate or successful or to flourish. I think it is safe to say we all want to thrive don’t we? What is it that makes you thrive? That question can have many answers and will be different for everyone. We all have a purpose in life and need to discover that purpose and go for it. To thrive can also be awakening our creative side. Whether you like to paint, write, cook, scrapbook, quilt, do woodworking, knit, and the list can go on and on. I believe we all need to find something that awakens our creative side. This is part of being a healthy person.

upholstery before afterA creative outlet of mine has been upholstery. Here is a before and after of a fun project I did.

Happiness: Who doesn’t want to be happy? Of course we all do. Happiness is good for your health. A recent article by Greater Good gives six ways happiness is good for your health: happiness protects your heart, strengthens your immune system, it combats stress, happy people have fewer aches and pains, it combats disease and disability, and happiness lengthens our lives. “Happiness is not a goal…it’s a byproduct of a life well lived.” Eleanor Roosevelt.

DSC00119Vacation to Yellowstone with the hubby

So if you would like to follow me on my Chronicles in HEALTH, I invite you to subscribe to my blog and together we can start this journey to better HEALTH.

Disclaimer: This website is for general information only. This information provided is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment of any health condition or problem. Do not rely on information provided here for your own health conditions. If you have specific questions regarding your own health, raise them with your primary care physician.

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