My dog has boundless energy.
It’s inspiring to watch her catch sight of her goal, run full speed, leap over tall fences in a single bound, and attempt to climb trees to get at her intended targets.
This includes all of those quick-footed little furry creatures, especially the cute ones with long fluffy tails. You know who I’m talking about…
When she hunting prey and doing what is most natural to her at her core, her agility and expertise are sharpened and she is in the flow.
As I watch her, I think about my own life.
There are times when I too, have boundless energy. And, there are other times when I slog through an activity trying to get to the other side of it.
Do you know that feeling?
I’m sure you’ve experienced it at various times in your life.
That internal energy isn’t being fueled by eating the latest superfood or by drinking stimulants like green tea, it comes from tapping into what drives me at my core. It’s something that is a must for me to be my best self.
At my core is the desire to inspire.
There’s a great quote by Margaret Fuller that says, “If you have knowledge, let others light their candle at it.”
If you are doing work that resonates with you at your core it naturally increases energy and vibrancy. But, if you are slogging through your day tackling activity after activity without the internal fuel to keep you going, it inevitably drains energy… no matter how well you’re eating and taking care of yourself.
Here’s something to think about as you go through your day today… are you doing work that fuels you or drains you?
If you’re feeling drained, it’s time to look beyond your diet and lifestyle. There may be something deeper, at your core, that you need to tap into.
If you are a health coach or wellness practitioner and want to access your core values and the things that drive you, check out my Essential Steps to Success to get in the flow.
Andrea Beaman is an internationally renowned Holistic Health Coach, Natural Foods Chef, Speaker and Herbalist. Named one of the top 100 Most Influential Health and Fitness Experts, she is also a recipient of the Natural Gourmet Institute’s Award for Excellence in Health-Supportive Education and a Health Leadership award from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Since 1999, Andrea has been teaching people how to harness the body’s own preventative and healing powers using food, herbal remedies and alternative medicine.