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THE PATH FOR LIFE: LIVING AND WORKING BETTER, BY EATING BETTER
Now more than ever, time is currency, but self-care is not where to save time. To achieve ideal personal and organizational health, it is essential to make self-care the foundation for how we perform–at home, at work and on the go. How? Through nourishment.
HOW DO WE WORK AND LIVE NOURISHED?
We all do this–we get busy, so the first thing we leave behind is our basic needs for sustenance: food, water and rest. But what if we could thrive instead of just survive? What if we didn’t let the stress of our daily lives break us down?
Through active mindfulness and purpose driven coaching, we can shift our relationship with the life/work balance so that nourishment sustains us.
To nourish ourselves, we first change our relationship with food our very own bodies, and how we work by changing our minds.. We explore WHY we eat rather than focusing only on WHAT to eat, because nourishment is so much more than just calories in, calories out.
THE PATH FOR LIFE METHOD
Developed by Jeanette Bronée, The Path for Life Method integrates the 3 key essential ingredients to create sustainable change in the way we eat, perform and thrive every day:
1. Food-knowledge: the most powerful way to empower the individual to make better food choices and take charge of daily well-being and health. It is a shift from outside information to inner wisdom, by learning how food is a tool for us to get what we want and achieve better daily performance. It is not another diet!-
2. Mindfulness: the bridge that connects food-knowledge with practical action. When we learn to integrate mindfulness into our food and life/work choices by understanding how food makes us feel, eating becomes a tool for living, working and feeling better.
3. Habit-shifting: how we change from being stuck in bad habits to being engaged, active and focused in good ones. When we set goals, we need to integrate creating intent, because change only happens when we support its natural process and our innate desire for connection, community and commitment.
MY STORY AND WHY I AM HERE.
Why do we do what do we do every day?
I asked that question when, at 26, I had just arrived in New York City, only to find myself lost wondering why I was here, what I should do with myself and my career and how I could move forward in a way that mattered to me.
At the time, I did not know how important those questions were for me—so important, I still ask them decades later. Not because I am lost, but because I keep looking for how to continue to grow. And it was those questions that were the foundation for creating Path for Life.
I’d ask those questions again after both my parents died of cancer just one year apart and I was told it was only a matter of time before I would get cancer, too. The answer? I realized I wanted to be part of the change that needed to happen in how we take care of ourselves–at work, at home, and on the go.
See, I had gotten myself stuck in a career path in the fashion business that was thriving at work, but not in health or work-life balance. As much as I did not want to believe the doctors who were certain I would get cancer, I knew it would be my destiny if I did not make radical changes in my life.
So, I pulled the plug on my career, went back to school, and learned how to take charge of my health and how to help others do so, too. I founded Path for Life in 2004 to give people like you the tools to live better and work better by eating better.
I learned that changing our eating habits is not so easy, that dieting doesn’t work and that our relationship with food is far more complex than we realize, because nourishment is so much more than just nutrition.
MINDFULNESS IS THE MISSING INGREDIENT FOR A GOOD LIFE
Path for Life is about how to change our relationship with food and our very own bodies so we can be busy and thrive at the same time by feeling nourished.
I think of this as my life’s work—the why I am here.. I used to be exhausted and stressed, but now I am driven and purposeful. Of course, I do get tired, but I don’t burn out. How? I honor my body and its messages about what it needs. Reality is, my body and I are the most important team not only for working better, but also living more fully.
What is the crucial missing element between knowing what to eat and actually doing it? Mindfulness. (Actually, it is the missing element in how we make change happen in all aspects of life.)
“Our relationship with food reflects our relationship with ourselves, other people, our work and our ability to perform and thrive better.”
We tend to think self-care is something we do in private after a long day is over, and only if we have time. But self-care is what we do so we can get through a long day with energy to spare.
I learned–and I am still learning–how profoundly important it is to make self-care the foundation for getting what I want in life. And it’s centered on the ability to connect with my inner wisdom, and my creativity to solve problems, and to stay centered and focused.
We use our bodies to do what we do every day. Isn’t it time we return the favor and treat our bodies with the care and respect they deserve?
BIO: JEANETTE BRONÉE, CHHC, AADP
Certified Integrative Nutrition & Meta-Medicine® Health Coach, Mind-Body Medicine Practitioner, Felt-Sense Focusing Teacher & Ericksonian Hypnotherapist.
JEANETTE BRONÉE IS AN INTERNATIONAL TEDX AND INSPIRATIONAL BUSINESS KEYNOTE SPEAKER, COACH AND CONSULTANT ON THE TOPIC OF WHY WE NEED NOURISHMENT TO PERFORM BETTER AND HOW WE OBTAIN PERSONAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL HEALTH BY CREATING A CORPORATE CULTURE OF NOURISHMENT.
Her one-on-one purpose driven coaching is available for individuals, leaders, teams and as a nourishment building tool for companies wanting to take better care of their people.
TO WORK ONE-ON-ONE WITH JEANETTE:
For private one-on-one, executive or corporate coaching please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit jeanettebronee.pathforlife.com for more on taking charge of your health or jeanettebronee.com for corporate coaching and consulting.
TO BOOK JEANETTE TO SPEAK:
THE POWER OF NOURISHMENT FOR LEADERSHIP
– WHY CHANGING OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH FOOD CHANGES EVERYTHING.
In our quest for optimal performance, we tend to focus on doing more instead of doing better. We end up burned out, exhausted and stressed. Yet our most important resource is still the human resource and it is a limited one. To thrive, we must focus, not just on individual health, but also organizational health, because a healthy workforce is a productive workforce.
THE POWER OF NOURISHMENT FOR PERFORMANCE
– PERFORMANCE TODAY IS NOT ABOUT MORE, IT IS ABOUT BETTER
When we put work first we confuse what it means to perform. When we put attention on well-being at work, we support our body, mind and soul to do our best work every day. It is how we give work our best, not our all. We know our human needs cannot be pushed under the rug for too long, and we keep going hoping we will not break. What if instead we could work nourished and have energy left at home too? What if we could master not only our attention but also our stress, so that our work can do what it is meant to do; nourish our human needs to contribute, connect and matter.
Work/life balance is not what we do after work, it is how we work. When your employees are nourished, they perform and thrive, better.
THE POWER OF NOURISHMENT FOR CREATIVITY
– WHY MINDFULNESS IS THE DOORWAY TO WORKING BETTER
It’s often assumed that people are born with creativity while others are not. Or we have it, but only sometimes, as though we are catching a rare butterfly. But we’re all born with creativity. The question isn’t how to catch it—it’s how to feed it.
This talk focuses on finding a new relationship with our own bodies, our food and our nourishment to guide us in harnessing the creativity and wisdom that we long for in our daily lives. She explores how we perform and thrive better in a busy world, where distraction and multi-tasking make us feel productive, yet keep us from being effective and creative. She provides insights to why mindfulness matters, and how we can use food as a tool to connect and align ourselves with our true wisdom—the one that lives within