I recently saw this quote: “If you don’t take time for your wellness, you’ll end up making time for your sickness.” Last year, I witnessed first hand how illness can force you to take a break. I was ignoring my symptoms for weeks, probably months. My whole life I have been a restless soul wandering from place to place, sometimes without destination. People who know me, know I don’t ‘sit’ well. I am always drumming up new adventures even if they are in my own backyard.
“If you don’t take time for your wellness, you’ll end up making time for your sickness.”
Recently, I had an interesting thought. Our society prides itself on how we look vs. how we feel. Makeup and beauty care companies make millions while someone who sells “health” or the idea of better health, makes little. People have no problem spending money on useless crap that makes them feel good temporarily. Pharmaceuticals make billions on fixing the symptom vs. the root cause of an issue. It takes time to dig into that issue, and if you want holistic care, to get to the root problem, it comes of your pocket.
Does anyone find this is backwards? If we focused on our health, our true holistic health – meaning mental and physical health, would we need to indulge in beauty products? Over the years of traveling and moving, my material items are at a minimum. I find that the less I have the happier I am. Less crap to worry about.
There is that saying that ‘less is more’ and I believe that. All too often I get caught up in wanting more and more, but what I really want is less. Many people over the years have asked me how I have afforded to travel and live like I do. It’s easy; I live with little material items and good friends and family to keep me fueled. It’s these relationships that keep me going on a daily basis, not the material items. Those I can live without.
My tribe is what keeps me sane and healthy. They are the motivation for my wellness and my wellness programs. I want people to be empowered about feeling good about themselves, leaving transformed after an experience with me. Join me on one of my upcoming programs.
Up coming programs:
Medicinal Plant Walk
Stephanie from Bitterroot Botanicals is partnering with YARx and in this class, you’ll learn about the countless local medicinal and fungal plants that you can use for food, many of them can be found in your backyard and are considered weeds. We will walk in the local forest near Bozeman and identify and talk about the culinary and medicinal uses of those plants. This time of the season should provide some tasty mushrooms to identify as well. The walk is around 2 hours, very slow with lots of stops to talk about the plants. We’ll also talk about native plants, their uses and which ones you could plant at home, as well how to ethically collect plants in the wild.
Medicinal Plant Walk in Red Lodge, Montana – July 14
Medicinal Plant Walk – in Bozeman, Montana – July 22
I’m developing a couple programs with one being called ADAPT. We will focus on building resilience and perseverance during tough times. Stay tuned.
About Diana – Owner of Your Adventure Rx
If you thought you couldn’t do it, think again. If you hang out with us for too long you’ll start believing in yourself and leave knowing you can accomplish anything. Diana is an Adventurer, Certified Therapeutic Recreational Specialist (CTRS), worked as professional outdoor recreation educator for people with and without disabilities for the last 20 years, traveled to over 20 countries and is also certified in Wilderness First Aid. She climbed many mountain peaks, biked numerous trails and paddled all around the world.