I’m still on a high from the Day in the Life of Your Truth Retreat I hosted at The Treehouse in East Hampton this month. I was joined by 11 like-minded women who spent the day together finding their truths and laughing a lot!
During the retreat, we really connected the gap between understanding nutrition and emotional wellness. How can one have an effect on the other? It’s simple. When you’re ingesting preservatives internally (and that’s what the Standardized American Diet is full of), you’re more likely to spew them out externally in your relationships with yourself and others.
What does that mean? Think of it this way. Choosing to ingest Dunkin’ Donuts (or whatever your preservative-filled go-to dessert is) is like reacting to your spouse, friend, or child in a negative way. On the other hand, choosing to have a dessert that is made with natural ingredients is like giving yourself and others a big hug! Make sense?
Your first step to living Simple Clean and Whole is eating Simple Clean and Whole!
A Special Recipe from EatRealFoodNYC.com
The owner of The Treehouse is Heather Cox of EatRealFoodNYC.com. Heather is a renowned foodie who believes that life is about balance and food should be real, local, organic, and sustainable — the way nature intended it to be.
During the retreat, Heather prepared a delicious lunch for us and even showed us how to do it ourselves! She has some incredible recipes that are nutrient dense, and they taste damn good, too! Here is her recipe for Banana Peanut Quinoa Bread that I’m obsessed and honestly in love with:
Banana Peanut Quinoa Bread
1 ½ cups quinoa flour
2 tablespoons raw honey
1/3 cup coconut oil
3 Tablespoons peanut butter
3 bananas, mashed
Pinch baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
Pinch sea salt
- Preheat over to 350F (175C).
- In a medium bowl, beat the eggs and then add the honey, oil, and bananas.
- Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla and salt, and mix together well.
- Spread evenly into a bread tin and bake in the oven for about an hour.
- Enjoy warm with a slab of ghee or coconut butter.
The Simple Clean and Whole Journey
Eating Simple Clean and Whole is not enough. It’s a start to living Simple Clean and Whole, but there is so much more to the journey!
The missing link is crossing that bridge into being curious about what makes you continue to have patterns, habits, and rituals that just don’t work for you anymore. Those patterns, habits, and rituals can be physical, like relying on empty nutrition (sugar, gluten, additives, and preservatives) that make you feel good through instant gratification, and they can be emotional, like staying in a relationship that’s toxic, self-sabotaging, and exhausting. Keep in mind, that relationship can be with another person or it could be the relationship you have with yourself.
If you haven’t downloaded my free ebook, Back to Basics, now would be a good time to do so. It will give you an opportunity to better understand and reflect on filling the gap between understanding nutrition and emotional wellness.
Your journey to live Simple Clean and Whole is an ongoing process. I know mine is! As I experience more, work with diverse clients, and see first-hand how the connection between nutrition and emotional wellness can be truly transformational to so many people, my focus has shifted a bit.
I’m moving away from individual cleanses and toward a much deeper practice of understanding the connection between distraction and truth. That’s the primary focus of my Simple Clean and Whole private coaching practice going forward. No, that doesn’t mean I’m abandoning cleanses! You have to clean out your gut to make room for the emotional work that comes with finding your truth. Cleanses are an important part of that.
My passion truly is to nourish others and myself at the same time with more than food. If you want to talk about how to find your truth and connect your nutrition and emotional wellness so you can feel healthier and happier than ever, schedule a free 15-minute consult with me to do some exploring.
As a busy mother of four small children, I became conditioned to put my needs on the back burner and lost a big part of myself. Working with Jen has restored my sense of self-worth and re-ignited my inner light. I was so afraid of seeming selfish, but with Jen’s guidance and living the practice with my kids the complete opposite has happened. My kids are feeding off my happiness and clarity and it’s contagious!