Total Health: KJ Landis On How We Can Optimize Our Mental, Physical, Emotional, & Spiritual Wellbeing
Sit quietly: take a few minutes daily to get away from everyone and everything, even if it is in the car with the windows rolled up. Be alone. Close your eyes or keep them open. Count from 1–10 super slowly in your head. See the numbers float by like hot caramel sauce in a cloud. When you get to 10, reverse back to 1. I did this for years right before getting out of the car to work in a busy restaurant as a server. It really settles anxiety and stress and clears the “plate,” so to speak.
Often when we refer to wellness, we assume that we are talking about physical wellbeing. But one can be physically very healthy but still be unwell, emotionally or mentally. What are the steps we can take to cultivate optimal wellness in all areas of our life; to develop Mental, Physical, Emotional, & Spiritual Wellbeing?
As a part of our series about “How We Can Do To Cultivate Our Mental, Physical, Emotional, & Spiritual Wellbeing”, I had the pleasure of interviewing KJ Landis.
KJ Landis is an author and workshop facilitator on wellness, from food science to movement choices to motivation from within, she has been helping others achieve their superior selves for years. Currently KJ is teaching yoga, hot yoga, yin yoga, Classic Pilates, Pop Pilates, and Boot Camp.
Thank you so much for joining us in this interview series! Before we dive into the main focus of our interview, our readers would love to “get to know you” a bit better. Can you tell us a bit about your childhood backstory?
My childhood was full of good Jewish loving, and in the 1960s and 1970s that meant food equals love…and I was loved a lot. So as I grew up I had to relearn my relationship with food and movement.
What or who inspired you to pursue your career? We’d love to hear the story.