deep dive - the "not enough" dialogue

Just FYI, I feel Justin's album so perfectly fitted this topic, so you know i had to. 


So I’ve been wanting to jump into more holistic ways of expressing myself, even though I love nutrition I also am so passionate about abundance living and feel following your soul is the way to live.

Like, we as millennials live in the most abundant time in history, we have access to anything and everything within a few touches, swipes, and keyboard clicks. Yet, something is still holding us back from jumping out of our comfortable pond into the deep unknown, where a part of us has such a yearning and desire to be. And that blockage is the words and stories we tell ourselves, and have been told our entire lives.

This concept of “not enough” - not enough, money, time, resources, support, reasoning, we’re conditioned to settle and accept what we have as enough, and compare it to those who aren’t as privileged or blessed as up as a way of keeping us in this comfortable pond. And yet this is even further re-engineered to keep up in our pond by providing content of lives that seem impossible to achieve, and so it knocks any dreams and ideas we have back down, reinviting that self-esteem gremlin to emerge and keep us comfortable where we are. 

 


But this is where we need to smash these concepts and not settle. Don’t just be complacent thinking this is all you can ever get, or will have. Don’t feel guilty or bad or ashamed to demand more of yourself, your environment, your surroundings and your life. Don’t feel bad for wanting to break away from your pond and just put yourself out there, and yes failing is part of it. Feeling vulnerable is part of it. I

t’s scary. You feel alone, confused, unsure, stupid, anxious, lame, and any other emotion you’ve probably experienced when you jump outside your comfort zone / pond. But what always happens on the other side? Damn do you feel liberated, proud, strong and more in touch with yourself. You grow. And that’s essential.

 


I feel to cultivate this kind of thinking, mentality and actually acting on it, we need to do it on a daily basis, on a smaller scale, and build up the confidence and trust that it’ll all work out as its meant to. All hardships are lessons and blessings that build resilience, a deeper understanding of self and what we’re here to do. Its all relative and all about perspective.

So every day, lets do something small that scares you, or is different to what we’re currently doing. For me, I’ll switch up where I get my coffee, push myself to talk to customers I’d usually avoid / ignore (soz not soz), have conversations and connect with people I usually don’t invest in, hit on hotties and just own the rejection, have uncomfortable conversations, wear clothes that make me feel insecure, because its only through going through things, do we surface victorious.

We’re like Mario at the end, where you run really fast and jump as high as you can onto the flag to enter the next world. I also feel like Mario world is the ULTIMATE analogy for life! Like the levels, the end goal aka Peach, the helpers (stars, 2ups, 2 player), and the fall-backs, which cause us to shrink back in size and feel not so invincible.

 


So, following your purpose and finding your passion and adding more meaning to you life. How do we even do this? How many books do I need to read to learn the “secret sauce”? From my experience, it’s pretty simple.

Change.

You don’t like something,

Change.

We don’t have to stay stuck. Yes, certain circumstances may cause us to stay somewhere for longer than we’re wanting, but there’s always an option, always a way to switch our mentality and attitude and just decide to do what we want. To be grateful for where we are. To accept challenges and shitty times as testaments to building your character.

If you have no idea, do little things every day that make you happy, that you love. Realign with yourself. Learn about yourself. Better yourself. Push yourself. Explore yourself. It’s only through taking the time to stop and look inside who you truly are, can you find what you truly want in life. And it’s not an overnight journey. It’s a practice, you gotta keep doing it, and keep building to get to that next world. Which is there. We all know someone whose on that level and its like damn, show me what you did and how you did it because I wanna be where you are.

And that’s another thing, consume the content of those who inspire you. Aspire to listen, learn, and apply. Surround yourself with those that push you to level up, whether tangible or not. For me, it’s books, it’s Tom Bilyeu’s Impact theory, it’s podcasts (scope my fave books in this blog). And I feel blessed that last year I truly felt I had started to develop an amazing bunch of individuals around me, who I didn’t feel I had to play down or act like someone else to make them feel comfortable. We could talk about REAL SHIT. So invest in relationships, whether it’s with an author and a connection you have to their work, or someone in your life.There’s the infamous story in Napoleon Hill’s novel “Think and grow rich” how he’d create his own “round table” and in it, he’d have conversations and throw ideas off his idols, most of whom were dead and legends. And he imagined them talking back to him and offering him advice. Like fuck it. Why not.

Whether you want to journal, meditate, just stop and breath, put your phone down and sit with your thoughts and see what bubbles to the surface. 

 


So amongst all the noise that exists in our millennial lives, trying to distract us, keep us complacent and “cogs in the wheel” as Seth Godin so eloquently puts it, being a creative individual is your super power. There is only one you having this experience. So why stay in the shadows hiding?

I think its time for a revolution. Where everyone emerges from the shadows, takes off their armour and shows up as their authentic selves with their mission tightly coiled around themselves. Where we encourage and support each other, where it’s okay to feel vulnerable and share those feelings and not lock them away because we’re conditioned to feel we have to act and behave in certain mannerisms to “appear” successful. It’s time for each of us to step into the light and share our unique gifts, share our humanity, to make some kind of meaning to our time on earth, to create an impact, to feel fulfilled and have a rich abundant life. 

 

ONE LOVE

E aka TMN aka Justin Bieber day 1 fan girl 

HOW TO GET MORE ENERGY, 4 strategies every millennial needs

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THIS IS THE KEYYYYYY TO MORE PRODUCTIVITY, INNOVATION, HAPPINESS, SLEEP, AND EVERYTHING ELSE.

LETS TALK BOUT CREATING MORE ENERGY VIA THE 4 PILLARS;

mindset, movement, nutrition & self-love

 

So, amongst my baby YouTube rant about posting and being consistent, I realised that I want to convey my passion, personality, energy and vibes authentically, because that’s the whole point of diving into and building The Millennial Nutritionist, is to be authentic and raw and real.

And you know what’s real, not forcing myself to do a video because in my head I’ve “scheduled it” or that having structure and regularly posting a YouTube video is “the way to do it”. 

I want to be in the flow state, being me, conveying my ideas to you, so that you can absorb them and apply them to your life. And for that to happen, energy needs to be present and transferred. And then I was like tagging clothes at work, and just went on this day dream of this topic about energy. And not to get fully into it and metaphysical and philosophical , but energy is the entire crux of life. (LOL so i stopped doing youtube and pivoted into audio if you're reading this circa April 2018)


Energy is what we’re all made up of, its what we radiate and its what runs the world. Without energy, we’re all fucked. In every sense of the word, biologically, physically, chemically, environmentally, financially, like every single aspect of life revolves around energy. And its always about how do I have more energy? But real, sustainable, soul propelling energy? And for me, my coaching revolves around the 4 pillars in which I feel are fundamental to being an abundant millennial;


 

1)   mindset

2)   movement

3)   nutrition

4)   self love

 


And so, I was frantically writing notes with Ne-Yo booming through the back room, my ideas around energy and the 4 pillars, and how each of these is so fundamental into contributing producing more energy. And we all know ore energy equals more awesomeness in every aspect of our lives.

 

So, the mindset and energy link. You know when you’re inspired, excited, flowing, pumped, and present, energy just appears from inside you and you’re like “what the fuck I feel amazing”. We’ve usually experienced it at work, when you hit a wall but then R Kelly bump n grind comes on and you’re just like YES, and then could work for another 10 hours because you’re just in such a good head and mind space.

Or when you’re training or during a game and you hit the point of feeling wrecked, but then its that self talk or a pep from some awesome person around you, that shifts your mindset, and pushes you to continue and you again, just create this energy from somewhere inside and you can keep going.

Its this mindset energy that’s super powerful, and that can be tapped into and created when we’re involved, interested, present, excited, passionate, inspired and happy. And to get more of this, we need to do more of what we LOVE and what makes us happy and feel good. Seems like a simple equation to me.

Regardless, shimmy in baby things every day that make you laugh and giggle, and happy and feel good and you’ll feel that influx of internal energy and then you can feel awesome and do the shit you gotta do, to be where you wanna be.

 


Okay, so movement and energy is super interesting on a cellular level, in how moving our bodies creates energy through our mitochondria, which are our little ATP making bodies that live inside our cells. We can have hundreds of mitochondria per cell, and its through exercise that we MAKE MORE MITOCHONDRIA, MEANING WE CAN LITERALLY MAKE MORE CELLULAR ENERGY. Its how sedentary people have no energy, and how active people just have more energy, even though it seems trivial because one sits and one moves, so you’d think the person who sits would just have heaps of cellular energy “saved up”, but nuh uh.

Being active is bomb, for a whole flippin bunch of reasons, but cmon, more energy is dope. So moving in the way that makes you happy, makes you feel good and confident, and excited and proud and like you’re growing will give you more energy.

 


Nutrition and energy is also fundamental, because our mitochondria require nutritional input to be able to do the reactions to produce ATP (which I forgot to mention is just our energy molecule name? adenosine triphosphate). Swapping out refined, over-processed “foods” and adding in, in baby steps aka one at a time, don’t overwhelm yourself and be like IM GOING TO CHANGE EVERYTHING. Its about implementing baby steps and swaps so it becomes sustainable, builds confidence and momentum, and then you keep going and just have more energy and vitality and abundance.

So, swapping out foods that poison you and hurt you, for their real counterpart, the whole version of it, aka apple juice for an apple. Simple swaps, like leaving our carbs till around training and bed, ensures no sugar spikes or crashes and no brain fog or sleepiness, that usually goes down after we eat carbs. And just eating all the yummy proteins, fats, veggies, fibre and fruits throughout the day fuelling us with all the goodness to have more energy.

Spirulina is BOMB for energy (legit), B vitamins are also required for cellular energy production, so if you’re stressed they get zapped super fast, so ACTIVATED B’s might be a good tool to use in conjunction, MCT oil for that brain fuel / bulletproof coffee / coffee in general or tea or matcha, or whatever you lurrrve. BANANAS, raw cacao, maca powder and all my medicinal mushroom babies (check out Teelixir).

 

Also, energy is made from our gut, so taking care of our microbiome is also crucial for more energy. When we’re constantly eating or eating lots or even lots of heavy foods, all our energy is taken away and goes towards digestion, so spacing our meals out, intermittent fasting or TRE (time restricted eating) are awesome tools which I LOVE and do on the reg reg, eating gut loving foods like fermented veg, kombucha, pre & probiotic foods (check out da other blog on this one) are super awesome in providing you with more ENERGY.

 


And then finally, energy and self-love. Now I’m the first to admit this is where I fuck up. Looking after yourself is crucial to having real, sustainable energy. You cant pour from an empty cup, and you cant run yourself down and expect to be able to have the energy to move, work on your mindset / personal development or even eat well and make good choices, because you’re overworked, tired, stressed, fatigued, and all that other stuff that us millennial’s tend to dabble in.

So giving yourself the opportunity, time and space to slow down, sleep a bit more, relax, treat yoself, have a day, or two, or three or a week off training, invest in a sauna or float pod or massage, or a day of Netflix and chill and laying in bed, of not always checking our phones and constantly having to be stimulated, of just reading a book, writing, or just hanging out with the people we love. It’s okay to stop and refill your cup, because no one else is going to stop time and do it for you (sadly, Dr. Who where are you when I need you). Its doing things for yourself to better yourself, that will ensure your mindset is growing, your movement is improving and beneficial and the foods you’re eating are nourishing and supporting you.

 

They all interlink (that’s why they’re my faves and team o bad bitches).

 

Hit me with any questions, and here’s the bubba video that links into it all

 

 LOVE E x