Total Health: Maria Tabone and Beverly Williams On How We Can Optimize Our Mental, Physical, Emotional, & Spiritual Wellbeing
Maria — Practicing mindfulness meditation and yoga has made a big impact on my life. Mindfulness and yoga are not only practiced on the mat. Being mindful in your daily life keeps the focus in the present moment. We cannot change the past or predict the future. Focusing on the past can cause depression and thinking about the future can cause anxiety. Staying grounded requires moment-to-moment awareness. Many times, when we are cooking or showering our minds may wander off. We may think of the day’s task instead of savoring a hot shower or enjoying the aroma of cooking a meal for loved ones. You don’t want to miss out on those moments.
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 Maria Tabone and Beverly Williams.
Maria Tabone, B.A., M.A., Integrative Health and Healing, M.S., Nutrition and Health, is a Holistic Nutritionist, Certified Ayurveda Practitioner, Certified Holistic Health Coach & Nutrition Educator, Clinical Aromatherapist, Registered Yoga Teacher, Healing Foods Chef and Author. She has spent over 20 years studying alternative medicine and the mind/body/spirit connection. Maria has certifications in various healing practices including Herbalism, Reflexology, Reiki and Chakra Balancing. She has studied at the Institute of Culinary Education, the Natural Gourmet Institute. Maria’s first book is entitled “The…