What we consume…

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Nourishment is more than just the food and drinks we use to fuel our bodies—it’s all the things we consume with our body. The conversations we have, the books we read, even the media we watch. For a balanced approach to nourishment, you need to think about not just what goes in your stomach, but also what goes in your mind and what you allow to enter your heart. It’s important to be intentional about what we consume.

Food is a major part of your life, and making good dietary choices is a great way to improve your well-being. If you nourish your body with a rainbow of fruits and vegetables, lean meats, and healthy fat sources like nuts and avocados, plus reduce your intake of processed foods, your body can function optimally.

Your media diet is just as crucial as your nutritional diet. With all the negativity in the world, online, and in print, it’s easy to feel hopeless or angry at all the things you can’t change. But, if you fill your social media feeds with positive posts and swap online drama for inspirational reading, you can help change your outlook on the world.

That same care applies to social interactions, too. Do you find yourself having the same mindless, surface-level conversations with the people around you? If so, look for a way to really engage people in thoughtful discussions. Not only will you build more meaningful relationships, but you’ll sharpen your mind and deepen your ideas about your values and beliefs.