By Melanie Albert, Founder & CEO, Experience Nutrition Group, LLC, Phoenix, AZ. Nutrition and food expert, author and speaker. Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Holistic Nutrition and Whole Food Cooking Instructor at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts.
A few days ago at my massage I received the message “breathe” on the wall in the massage room, which inspired me to share a beautiful quote that reminds us to take time to be still and to breath quietly.
Breathing offers us the perfect time to refresh ourselves and to gain insights for our life. – Melanie Albert
For me, right now, I am at the very early stages of dreaming and creating my new book, “A New View of Healthy Eating: Intuitive Cooking, with Culinary & a Taste of Yoga.” So, I am very consciously taking the time to breathe, to be still, to listen and create. I invite you to breathe, too.
“We spend most of our time caught up in the memories of the past or looking ahead to the future, full of worries and plans. The breath has none of that “other-timeness.” When we truly observe the breath, we are automatically placed in the present. We are pulled out to the morass of mental images and into a bare experience of the here-and-now. In this sense, breath is a slice of reality. A mindful observation of such a miniature model of life itself leads to insights that are broadly applicable to the rest of our experience.” – Henepola Gunaratana