Wellness leaders Kris Carr, Sharon Gannon, Dr. Frank Lipman, and Robert Thurman gathered at the Menla Mountain Retreat Center last weekend to host "Occupy Wellness, " a four-day retreat to help people lead healthier, happier lives.
Both the leaders and participants were passionate about wellness, and could debate topics such as Stevia vs. Agave, the Breville Juicer vs. the Omega, and vegan vs. plant-based diets. From this expertise, I learned four simple ways that we can all lead healthier, happier lives and encourage our friends and families to do the same:
1. Forget about being perfect. Just try to be consistent.
You don't need to get an A in wellness in order to reap the benefits. In fact, it’s probably better not to aim for perfection. Kris discussed the idea that feeling great and living a healthy life isn’t about checking off boxes on your wellness to-do list. Just try to be consistent with your routine, and be understanding on those days when you can't make your morning green juice, or do your morning asanas.