One’s environment can support personal learning, change and presence in moment. Presence means learning to connect with with oneself in their surroundings that is mindful and attentive, not distracted by thoughts and worries.
At Inside Awareness the definition of environment is threefold. It encompasses the space you are in and surrounds you. It is the interaction between two or more people and it it is also your posture.
- Surrounding – stimulates emotions (agitated or peaceful)
- Relationships – stimulates emotions & reactions (acting out on feelings)
- Posture – stimulates how you take in the information you are receiving therefore how you react (rigid posture, rigid behaviour)
One way Inside Awareness supports balance and a healthy lifestyle is through ones environment and urban spaces. Our style is mentoring and coaching to co-create whether it is a consultation, teaching or as a change agent. Resources for connecting and deepening that connection to your environment are:
- Understand the connection and balance inside and outside spaces
Learn about the influence of the environment on relationships using traditional Feng (Wind) Shui (Water), Cardinal Directions and 5 Element Theory. Integrating these techniques can create a supportive and healthily environment to enable reaching one’s potential and improve the quality of one’s experience. This can includes home, office and garden.
- Planning your environment to give you maximum pleasure and connection seasonally
Whether inside or outside it is important to plan for the changing seasons. Outside different plants and trees will be at different stages of producing colors and textures and inside the change in light and atmosphere will stimulate the space. Whether you have a landscaper or designer it is imperative that one is fully involved in the planning stages as the space being created affects the occupant not the designer.
- Planning your landscape as a food source
Begin by building a bridge between you and the plants growing in your garden and on your street. One way is integrating what is growing in your own garden into your lifestyle as a food source is through tea’s and edibles. Finding what plants you have that you can create teas and eat can be nourishing and nurturing, and your garden will start becoming one that reflects wellness and beauty! The quality of connection to your own internal support system for groundedness and sense of safety will expand.
- Your garden can replace the medicine cabinet & make up counter
Co-create with your plants and increase your health and well-being. If you are adventurous you can begin by choosing a few medicinal or edible plants to introduce into your day to day life by including them into your flavored waters, salads, recipes, teas and making your own remedies. These remedies may be oils, tinctures and infusions.
Check out Renee’s evolving natural backyard food, tea, health & beauty educational resources – Living as tho’ Nature Mattered
Book a personalized Coaching session for self, work, group or create a retreat – 250-361-7508