This week’s topic is: Why Incorporating the Four Cornerstones is Critical to Your Wellbeing
When I started my personal journey I was very focused on food, which we know is very important. We pick it up, we smell it, we eat it, we touch it. We need to eat every day. Food becomes a major cornerstone of our energy. Food becomes the building blocks of our own cellular health and integrity, but food will only take us so far.
This whole philosophy was created out of my own experience and working with clients and readers. Really seeing that if we want to have our highest levels of health, energy, vitality, beauty and power, we need to look at ourselves and take care of ourselves in a holistic way.
When you look at the roots of holistic, we’re talking about being whole, and we are whole beings. We aren’t just physical beings. We have an emotional body, as well as a physical body. We have a spiritual and mental body and everything affects everything else.
Our Four Cornerstones are food, body, emotional wellbeing and spiritual growth. And it is essential that we take care of ourselves in all of these areas. If we neglect one or two, we hyper fixate or obsess over one or the others.
These are the things that we need to talk about as a community. I want nothing more than for you to feel your very best and everything that I know from the depths of my heart and my soul is that we need to live this holistic lifestyle and really give it the attention it deserves.
Have you been wondering about this very topic? If you want to know the answer to this question and 3 more sent in by Beauties just like you, listen now to find out!
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Cara – OR
From a food combining perspective, what are appropriate foods to eat after dinner if you need a snack? How many hours should you wait after dinner to eat a Solluna dessert recipe?
Emma – UK
I am trying so hard to lose weight, I want to make it easy. I like cooking dinners each evening but I’d rather have the same or similar breakfast and lunches each day to take the decision fatigue out of the equation! What would you recommend? Obviously the GGS for breakfast but what easy filling lunch would be a good go to each day for someone wanting to lose weight? I have tried the 30 day Roadmap but just want something extra simple.
Kara – Newport Beach
Kimberly, I consume a plant based diet and consider myself active and healthy. I am perplexed because I have high cholesterol. Upon my research on the topic I have read many contradicting articles and realized that it can be the leading cause of heart disease. Any health related food advice on how to counteract high cholesterol?
Amy – Minneapolis
I have a question about weighing yourself everyday. I have an inflammation disorder and it’s really hard to know if I’m retaining fluids w/inflammation unless I weigh myself everyday. I don’t obsess on the number, and I don’t measure my worth by that number. But when I don’t weigh myself at least 3-4x a week, the number rises and I get out of my healthy weight range that my doctor wants me in. Do you have advice for people such as myself who really need the scale to assess medical status on an ongoing basis? That is, how do you build internal confidence and not rely on outward indicators when it’s medically necessary to do so?
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Kimberly: 00:01 Hey, Beauties. Welcome back to our Thursday, Q & A podcast, our community show where all these questions have come from Beauties, just like you, and just like all of us. We are on the path. We are working to support each other. A lot of us are wondering the same things and have the same questions. So I can’t wait to get into your questions today around our topic, which is why incorporating the four cornerstones is critical to your well-being. So when I started my personal journey, as I’ve shared with you many times, and also my career, I was very focused on food and food is of course, very important. We pick it up, we smell it, we eat it, we touch it. We need to eat every day. Food becomes a major cornerstone of our energy. Food becomes the building blocks of our own cellular health and integrity, but food will only take us so far.
Kimberly: 00:54 And this has come about, this whole philosophy was created out of my own experience, not only on my own path, but with working with so many dozens and dozens of clients and also interacting with hundreds and thousands of readers, and really seeing that if we want to have our highest levels of health and energy and vitality and beauty and power and all these things that we really want to create, we need to look at ourselves and take care of ourselves in a holistic way.
Kimberly: 01:26 So when you look at the roots of holistic, we’re talking about being whole, and we are whole beings. We aren’t just physical beings. We have an emotional body, as well as a physical body, we have a spiritual body, we have a mental body, everything affects everything else. So our four cornerstones are food, body, emotional wellbeing and spiritual growth. And it is essential that we take care of ourselves in all of these areas. As I’ve said before, if we neglect one or two, we hyper fixate or obsess over one or the others. So for instance, if we’re not in touch with our feelings and emotions, if we’re completely stressed out, if we aren’t meditating or creating some sort of practice to connect in with our deepest selves, we may become obsessed with exercising, or we may become obsessed with how much we weigh.
Kimberly: 02:20 And so these are the things that we need to talk about as a community, we need to talk about together because I want nothing more than for you to feel your very best and everything that I know from the depths of my heart and my soul is that we need to live this holistic lifestyle and really give it the attention it deserves. So I assume that we will have questions in all of the cornerstones today. Although I don’t like to look at the questions until we get into them, because I like to see what comes up spontaneously in the now as Eckhart totally says. I really want to connect and feel your questions and then see what arises.
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Question 1: What are appropriate foods to eat after dinner if you need a snack? How many hours should you wait after dinner to eat a Solluna dessert?
Kimberly: 03:41 Ha okay. First question here today about the cornerstones comes from Cara and she’s from Oregon. Her question is, from a food combining perspective, what are appropriate foods to eat after dinner if you need a snack? How many hours should you wait after dinner to eat a Solluna dessert? So this is a great practical question around our first cornerstone, which is food. And again, when I say first cornerstone, they’re not necessarily in a hierarchy. So I don’t say, “Oh, food is the most important.” It’s just the way that I’ve started talking about them and continue to talk about them. So it’s just like a list, but certainly one is not more important than the other. One was probably the most important, it would be our spiritual growth cornerstone, which is where we connect into who we are, our essence, our uniqueness, our spirit, but they’re all important. They’re all important that we focus on.
Kimberly: 04:41 So back to this, from a food combining perspective, let’s say, first of all, let’s break down the ideal dinner situation would be that you would eat a few hours before bed. Ideally we don’t eat right before bed because we don’t want to be metabolizing through the night. Ideally we don’t want to eat too, too early because then we end up getting hungry and eating a whole other mini meal, closer to bed. And perhaps that’s where ill or bad food combining could come into play. Now it is realistic sometimes that we may need a snack near bedtime. And I have certainly had many snacks before bedtime. These days, to be honest, we have family dinner and then I almost pass out after I put to bed. Mosey’s keeping me up all night right now with the teething.
Kimberly: 05:28 So the late night snacks are not an issue for me, but they have been in the past and I get it. What I would say is, again, it really much, it very much depends on what you’re eating for dinner, but if you’re looking for some kind of dessert, the most innocuous choice is something like dark chocolate, which isn’t heavy in a protein, it’s not carb heavy. So you’re not really going to risk improperly food combining if you just have a square or two of dark chocolate. You want to be mindful of, especially if you’re sensitive to caffeine, there are some stimulating qualities to dark chocolate, depends how sensitive you are. I have found personally that a square or two does not keep me up, but be mindful of your body.
Kimberly: 06:14 If you do get hungry later on, there’s always the, the go-to easy snacks like veggie sticks with salsa, things that are crunchy, but can feel satisfying. If you’ve had a heavier dinner with say like protein of some sorts, like tofu or tempeh beans. And if then a few hours later, I would advise against eating a bunch of fruit because that might make you feel bloated because that other food hasn’t digested well yet. But you could either go back to eating some salad or again, the veggie sticks or some of the cooked veggies or veggie soup is something that feels really good to me at night. A hot elixir feels good in my belly, especially when I make it milky with something like warmed coconut milk or warmed hemp milk. And that’s a wonderful, wonderful thing to put into your body before you go to bed, just to help you calm down and to feel centered in your body.
Kimberly: 07:10 So I wouldn’t do something super, super heavy, something really oily, something really spicy, which could keep you up. And also, again, the fruit component, if you’ve had a heavier dinner, is not something I advise against as well. But all those other options, as well as the dark chocolate is a great idea. And depending on what you ate again, I have a dark chocolate kind of right after, or an hour afterwards. If your dessert is, I’m trying to think of all the examples we have, something like Chia Pudding. You could have that fairly, fairly after your dinner, especially if you had that protein dinner that I’m talking about.
Kimberly: 07:48 So I wouldn’t get too obsessed about it. I would just follow those general guidelines, take your Feel Good Digestive Enzymes before dinner, for sure as well, which will help your whole dinner digest more efficiently. And if you are having some kind of dessert, you may consider having some ginger tea with your dessert and after your dessert, as your elixir, because ginger is a wonderful digestive aid. And besides your digestive enzymes, and that’s something I’ve been doing a lot in the evening as well. And it also feels warming and it feels really good in your body. So consider doing that. And that will also boost your digestion. Wonderful question, Cara. Thank you so much. Big virtual hug out to you in Oregon.
Question 2: I’ve tried so hard to lose weight and I want to make it easy. I like cooking dinners each evening, but I’d rather have the same or similar breakfast and lunches each day to take the decision fatigue out of the equation. What would you recommend? Obviously, the GGS for breakfast, but what easy filling lunch would be good go-to each day for someone wanting to lose weight, I’ve tried the 30 Day Roadmap, but just want to try something extra simple.
Kimberly: 08:29 Next question now comes from Emma and she lives in the UK. She writes, “I’ve tried so hard to lose weight and I want to make it easy. I like cooking dinners each evening, but I’d rather have the same or similar breakfast and lunches each day to take the decision fatigue out of the equation. What would you recommend? Obviously, the GGS for breakfast, but what easy filling lunch would be good go-to each day for someone wanting to lose weight, I’ve tried the 30 Day Roadmap, but just want to try something extra simple.”
Kimberly: 08:58 So Emma sending you lots of love. Thank you so much beauty for your question. Yeah. The 30 day roadmap is a really great program. She teach a whole lifestyle about how you start to prepare food and cook it and, and use the leftovers and get creative and really utilize and maximize your time. And also if you stick to the program, it is a very healthy, wonderful way to lose weight. There’s a lot of fiber in each meal, and it’s very nutrient dense, but it’s not overly high in calories. So you don’t have to worry about counting the calories, even though the food that I promote, the food that we talk about here in Solluna. Beauty detox food is always going to be naturally cleansing, naturally nutrient dense for your body, and therefore makes it conducive for your body to get into its ideal weight.
Kimberly: 09:47 Now, but specifically to answer your question, Emma, I totally get it. I’m a very simple eater now. It’s taken me some years and years. And also the fact that my life has gotten a lot busier having these kids. So I eat very, very simply. For me, smoothies are the way to go. And then for lunch, I often have different components and I throw them together in a bowl and that is my lunch. So the components I focus on are sprouts and micro greens. So sometimes I don’t, I literally don’t have the time or the energy to make a separate salad and then a separate bowl. So I usually just add a lot of sprouts and micro greens into my bowl as the raw component.
Kimberly: 10:27 Other components that I have and keep in mind being pregnant and now nursing, I’m eating a little bit more denser than I might usually eat, but my bowl usually has cooked veggies like broccoli a lot because Bobby loves broccoli, also cauliflower, sometimes cooked carrots and then sprouted brown rice is kind of something that’s always cooked and around in our house. Bobby loves it. I love it. I am half Filipino. So I just grew up eating a lot of rice. It’s kind of my go-to and that’s sort of one bowl or sometimes there is, I’ll just load up on the veggies. Excuse me. I load up on my, which is what I suggest to you Emma, eat more of the veggies and either choose quinoa or brown rice or … excuse me, or lentils, black beans.
Kimberly: 11:28 So you don’t have to worry about fancy recipes. If you can start to eat really, really simply, and it sounds like you are someone that likes taking the decision fatigue out. I would just do these sorts of bowls. So think about the raw component, again, some kind of salad mix or in my case, micro greens and sprouts, a veggie mix, cooked or lightly steamed or raw if you like it but I like to cook veggies too, and then one other component for you.
Kimberly: 12:00 So it could be rice, it could be beans, it could be tempeh, it could be tofu, it could be some kind of nut pate, something like that. And if you need some kind of sauce or dressing, I mean to be honest these days I’m really simple. I’ll just do some lemon juice and sea salt, or you could make one of our salad dressings in bulk, and you could have that on hand. You could even make two or three if you want and then just kind of mix that up. But I think bowls like this that you toss together are no-brainer and that’s something that I recommend for lunch. And that way you don’t have to think about it too much. If you’re trying to lose weight, like I said, just add more of the veggies and less of the heavier dishes, the heavier foods, which aren’t really heavy, but I’d be more dense and you’re going to fill up from the protein. I’m sorry, you’re going to fill up from all the fiber.
Kimberly: 12:52 Another option that I would have around is to make a big, huge batch of soup. Soup is super filling and soup is a very great way to lose weight because it’s lower in density, again, lower in calories naturally without having to count. So that’s something that you could heat up for lunch over the course of a few days, or you could make a big batch and freeze some of the soup thought out or whatever works for you. We certainly have a lot of soup recipes in that 30 day roadmap, as well as on our site. I eat soup weekly. Soup is a good friend to me. I love soup and I have found it a good friend, whatever I’ve tried to slim down or have helped clients live down. There’s always a soup component. So think about that.
Kimberly: 13:37 And remember Emma, that besides simplifying your meals, you want to dial in the other cornerstones. You want to sit with yourself and really connect with yourself and love yourself through meditation to feel that spirit within. I always have found like with the clients, when I work with them and we do meditation and yoga together, these are the clients that always tend to lose weight the easiest and the fastest. There is a psychosomatic element of losing weight. There is a whole psychological component. I’m a 100% convinced of this. I’ve also found incredible research about the way that the brain can alter metabolism and hold onto weight because fat can be protective in our bodies. It can insulate us from the outside world. It can make us feel safe, mentally. There’s so many reasons that we don’t lose weight easily.
Kimberly: 14:31 So I would encourage you Emma to also journal, meditate, all these, think about joining our Solluna Circle. We are revamping the program and relaunching it in January, super exciting. So besides focusing on food, I’d like you to look at the other parts of your life and from a body perspective, make sure you’re sleeping well and that you are walking or exercising, moving your body because of course that’s really important for circulation and weight loss as well.
Kimberly: All right, Beauties, I’m loving your questions so far. We have two more questions. After the break, I will be right back.
Question 3: Kimberly, I consume a plant-based diet and consider myself active and healthy. I’m perplexed because I have high cholesterol. Upon my research on the topic, I have read many contradicting articles and realized it can be the leading cause of heart disease. Any health-related food advice on how to counteract high cholesterol?
Kimberly: 15:17 All right Beauties. We are back from our break and we have two more questions for you guys on this wonderful topic of the four cornerstones for your wellbeing. The next question comes from Kara and she lives in Newport beach. She writes, “Kimberly, I consume a plant-based diet and consider myself active and healthy. I’m perplexed because I have high cholesterol. Upon my research on the topic, I have read many contradicting articles and realized it can be the leading cause of heart disease. Any health-related food advice on how to counteract high cholesterol?”
Kimberly: 15:52 So Kara, thank you so much for your question. I think this is, you know, wonderful for you to bring forward the complexities here and the nuances, and sometimes things can feel confusing and they don’t necessarily add up, which is why we want to step back. And we want to look at the bigger picture here. You mentioned heart disease. And when we think about heart disease, there’s cholesterol, there is the clog, the actual clogging of the body. There’s things that contribute to that, that aren’t just food though as well. Wan to make that clear up front.
Kimberly: 16:30 One of the biggest contributing factors, of course, being stress. Stress alters hormones. Stress keeps us from fully metabolizing and digesting our food. And we know when we aren’t digesting our food well, it can tend to accrue in the body and lead to many different issues, acidosis and build up quite frankly, and toxin accumulation in the body. And none of these are good for the heart. And it’s really important again, that I want to stress here, that we’re looking at things in a much more holistic way than just the minutia. So I can say it’s wonderful that you’re a plant-based Cara, that’s a huge step in the right direction.
Kimberly: 17:14 The last question, we talked a little bit about the Roadmap. So just because someone’s plant-based, you want to look at your fats, you want to look at what you’re cooking with, what kind of oils you’re using. You want to look at how much fiber you’re actually consuming in a day. You want to look at your vegetable, natural food ratio, your fruit ratio, to other heavier foods and dense foods, and how much are you eating packaged foods? How much are you cooking from scratch? I mean, there’s a million questions I can ask you about the food perspective, but you may want to take a look at the Roadmap just to get an overall guide view, or guide point. My brain right now gets a little jumbled when I get excited about some of these questions, it will give you, it’s called the roadmap for a reason. It’ll give you a general roadmap there, I’ll use that word.
Kimberly: 18:06 And so again, just because someone is plant-based, just because someone’s vegan, we still need to pay attention to the specificities within our diet. So this is a whole book or two, basically around this question. I would just make sure that you are again using the healthiest fats and using them judiciously and not oversaturating your diet with them. In our book, Radical Beauty, that I wrote with Deepak Chopra, there’s a section about the macro nutrients and different body types and how the ideal ratio of carbs and proteins and fats varies per person. So you also may want to take a look at that as well Cara. I think it’s a great idea for you to drink a lot of hot teas and herbal teas. This is arguably the concept of helping your body metabolize and metabolize fat break down. The heat, is known to help things slough off your body and just keep things moving along. Especially ginger tea would be a really warming, simple and inexpensive thing that you could add to your diet. And so that would be another really great thing.
Kimberly: 19:15 From a body perspective, I would say it’s really important here to consider adding in Detoxy, which is a wonderful oxygen and vitamin C based supplement that we offer. It helps to bind to certain elements in your body, the toxins, the heavy metals in your body. It helps to peel waste out of your system. And so this is going to be a wonderful way for your body to start releasing. Now, also, I just want to, this reminds me of something that I really want to say specifically, which is that fiber is one of the most important ways to help reduce cholesterol. Fiber is going to, again, has this binding effect. It has this pushing out effect. And so it’s, it’s cleansing your body, it’s cleaning out your body.
Kimberly: 20:02 So even though you’re plant-based, I want to emphasize again, the importance of fruits and vegetables and things that have a lot of fiber instead of just eating starches and really simple foods that digest very simply like breads and flours and things that don’t have all that fiber. So consider that as well from a body perspective, again, body cornerstone, make sure that you’re having that Detoxy to clean out your system. I highly recommend taking the SBO Probiotics as well because when your gut health is in check, it will also help everything in your body function better, and it will be easier for you to lose weight for a whole variety of reasons.
Kimberly: 20:41 You say you’re active and healthy, make sure you’re walking, make sure that you’re actually exercising as much as think you are. Sometimes we get busy, especially during COVID or we feel cooped up and then we don’t feel as good in our body. So that’s really important as well. From a, and I want to say, it is important to sleep. There’s so much research now about hormonal balance that comes from proper sleep. So that’s another aspect of losing weight.
Kimberly: 21:09 Our third cornerstone is emotional wellbeing and that’s where the stress component comes in because different events in and of themselves are not stressful. It’s our reaction to them that makes them stressful. So I want to make sure Cara that you have some sort of protocols for dealing with stress on a daily basis. For me, it’s my meditation, it’s my journaling, it’s getting things out on paper, it’s having the time to talk to my best friend and also my husband, who is my confidant, and we have a lot of bedside chats and that feels very healing to me. So those are some of the ways that I maintain my mental health. I also try to slow down. I try to take many breaks through the day. I try to sit on my lawn and the grounding effect of that feels really good on my body. So I know that if I take those little, I take care a little bit here and there throughout the day, it doesn’t tend to accrue and add up and that really does feel good.
Kimberly: 22:07 So the last cornerstone I want to bring up to you is the spiritual cornerstone. And again, this is where we connect back in. There’s so many reasons that we may hold onto weight. So when we’re connected with our truest selves, we can start to really, how do I even say this? There’s just this connection, there’s this freedom, there’s this elevation, this opening effect that comes when you really start to know yourself. And a lot of us don’t really know our true selves because we don’t spend time with ourselves. We’re distracted. We watch YouTube or text a friend or we’re on the phone, or we’re doing all these things all day long.
Kimberly: 22:45 But the more we sit with ourselves, which may feel uncomfortable at first, then we start to feel comfortable. And I can say this from my personal experience, I just need so much less outside of myself. I know how to self-soothe. I feel connected to myself. I don’t need as many of the things to lift my mood, whether it’s the pretzels and the chocolate and all the things I was addicted to in the past. This is a natural effect of spending more time with yourself, with connecting to yourself through meditation. And when that happens, I just find that weight loss becomes an infinitely easier thing. It’s kind of a funny thing until you’ve experienced it.
Kimberly: 23:24 It sounds a little bit odd perhaps that meditation could actually help with weight loss, but I promise you that all these different cornerstones do work together in such a not only holistic way, but a very powerful way towards your goals. So that very much does include the weight loss goal. So if you’re looking for some meditations, Cara, we have them over on the website, free meditations that I encourage you to check in with yourself at check out and to make that part of your daily practice. As much as you want to exercise and cook healthy foods, consider the emotional and the spiritual part of weight loss just as important because I very much do think it is. Wonderful question, sending you a huge hug over there in Newport beach.
Question 4: I have a question about weighing yourself every day. I have an inflammation disorder, and it’s really hard to know if I’m retaining fluids with inflammation unless I weigh myself every day. I don’t obsess on the number and I don’t measure my worth by that number. But when I don’t weigh myself at least three to four times a week, the number rises and I get out of healthy weight range that my doctor wants me in. Do you have advice for people such as myself who really need the scale to assess medical status on an ongoing basis? That is how do you build confidence and not rely on outward indicators when it’s medically necessary to do so?
Kimberly: 24:10 And we have one more question. This comes from any Amy in Minneapolis. She writes, “I have a question about weighing yourself every day. I have an inflammation disorder, and it’s really hard to know if I’m retaining fluids with inflammation unless I weigh myself every day. I don’t obsess on the number and I don’t measure my worth by that number. But when I don’t weigh myself at least three to four times a week, the number rises and I get out of healthy weight range that my doctor wants me in. Do you have advice for people such as myself who really need the scale to assess medical status on an ongoing basis? That is how do you build confidence and not rely on outward indicators when it’s medically necessary to do so?”
Kimberly: 24:51 When don’t weigh myself, at least three of them were number rises. Okay. Well, it sounds like you’re already in a pretty healthy place with this, Amy. It sounds like you have a good perspective. You wrote here that you’re not obsessing over the number. You’re not measuring your worth by that number. So I think that if you can know that fluids actually … you remind yourself of the actual facts fluids weigh a significant amount of weight, and it has nothing to do with you being necessarily overweight or going off track. You don’t start to make up stories in your head, but you stick to the facts and you do it in a very pragmatic way. I think that’s a way to really have a healthy approach to weighing yourself.
Kimberly: 25:43 Listen, sometimes you said there’s health conditions where you do have to weigh herself. I personally don’t have a health condition, so I don’t own a scale. That’s not the case for everybody. So I would stick to the facts. Don’t make up stories. Also, it’s a good idea to keep up with the other practices to meditate as we were just talking about, with Cara in the last question, to connect back in with your true self, that way you’re even more fortified when you have to go and look at these numbers and write them down and measure and do these things, which are one aspect of yourself, but certainly not your real self, certainly not the, I mean, the deepest part of you, the essence of you. It’s just one little measurement. So it really doesn’t mean anything. And you can keep that perspective more and more strongly. The more that we, again, focus on our mental and emotional health, the more that we meditate, the more that we’re connected with our spirit, we start to untether ourselves from feeling constricted and feeling completely defined by these numbers and these measurements.
Kimberly: 26:44 And we all have bad days. And it’s those vulnerable off days that I think we’re more susceptible to that. So maybe those are the days that you make sure to check in, journal, meditate, connecting, take some deep breaths before you go on that scale. So you’ve really reminded yourself. You’ve given yourself that little extra hug, that little support that pat on the back, that we all need a little bit more before you step onto that scale. And that’s a way to really just keep that perspective that, Amy, you are a beautiful, whole person. You are not those numbers. That has nothing to do with your self-worth. It has nothing to do with who you are as a person. It’s just something that you have to do for medical practicality. So just keep it to that. Remind yourself of that as much as you need to, and also keep a supportive tribe around.
Kimberly: 27:38 If you start to falter, if you start getting caught up in the number some days, just call on your friend or your family member or your neighbor, whoever is your support system and say, “I’m starting to feel anxious about this.” And they can help also mirror back to you and also hold space as we do in our Solluna Circle. So when we don’t … when we feel weak, it’s important to have the strength of others around us to help us come back to our center. So remember that and remember that we are here as well. And as I mentioned, I’m really excited about this new Solluna Circle program that we’re launching, where I will be part of the circle. I will be interacting pretty much daily. So I will also be a support system for you, Amy, in that way. And it’s going to be wonderful.
Kimberly: 28:28 So I could talk about the cornerstones all day. I’m so passionate about this you guys, if you can’t tell, because I really do think it’s a huge key. I think it’s a missing component for a lot of us being really able to hit consistently our wellness, our health, our beauty goals, our success goals in life, our ability to feel more peaceful and happy in our lives. So I encourage you guys to really take this to heart, to look at your lives, to see which cornerstone, maybe you’re not paying as much attention to. And to nourish that one as we go into this week.
Thought of the Week
Kimberly: 29:04 I’m going to leave you with a quote of the week that I wrote. And it is a very simple, but to the point sentence, I am whole, and I take care of myself in a holistic way. If we take care of ourselves in a fragmented way, if we only focus on food, for instance, we’re going to always feel fragmented. We’re never going to feel that complete powerful place of standing in our center. So we are whole, and that means that we have to approach ourselves in that whole way. So think about it. Food, body, emotional wellbeing, spiritual growth, see where you need to nourish yourself a little bit extra. I send you so much love as always. Thank you so much for being part of the community. I value you so much. And I’m so grateful and I will be back here on Monday for our next interview podcast until then have a wonderful weekend and lots of love.