Keeping a fun-account

We all know how well we can feel, after a good belly laugh. You know one of those, when we almost can’t stop, or even cry happy tears? Having fun is also a sure way to tend to your wellness and self-care, even with small giggles. So take out your journal, or have a cup of coffee with a friend, and come up with at least 5 things that you think is fun to do and make you laugh. Bring out the list regularly to ensure you also do one of them, such as once a month. And always add more things, when you feel it!

My list goes:

  1. Watching old Pink Panther movies with Peter Sellers
  2. Watching Fawlty Towers with John Cleese
  3. Skipping barefoot as part of dancing Isadora Duncan
  4. Having a glass of white wine and reminisce silly moments
  5. Daring to put my head under water in a pool or the ocean

Laughter brings forth joy!

Contributing to the eco-system

What if the actions we do, in fact are the seeds we sow? In one way, we can see it as karma between people, that we create through our communication and actions. All things have a consequence. So if you want love, sow love. Not to get, but to share and to be.

One of the most important thing for humans, I believe, is to recognize and remember that we are part of the eco-system and not greater than. We become reminded of a power greater than us, when storms, floods, fires and earthquakes happen. But, we should remember this always. What kind of effect do we create with our own individual actions?

We can see our actions and communication as seeds we plant into Mother Earth. We know this to be true for what we consume. If we buy eco-friendly products, and recycle or reuse what we can, we litter less. If we produce with care, we also contribute to a more healthy eco-system. It’s all about what we use. To clean, to eat, to live with. But, what if our services and our communication also can be seen as seeds? If we hold for a truth, that everything is energy, we always affect each other and Mother Earth with our energies. Think of every action as a touch. Be gentle.

Many of the seashells come in different kinds, depending on which beach they were found. These are from Estoril, Sao Joao, Carcavelos, Oeiras, Costa de Caparica and Caxias, in Portugal.

Wellness contracts for businesses

Would you like to ensure that your employees are healthy and fit for the job, thus have less sick-days? Would it be helpful to increase motivation and performance? To assist in creating more life-work balance?

In Sweden, employers can offer their employees a benefit in the form of a wellness payment up to 500 USD per year, tax deductible, to be used for regular fitness and wellness activities, such as for a membership at a gym or a dance studio. The question is, if the United States, especially the state of California, is in need of this? Would it be possible to implement here too? Not only to serve me as a prospective owner of Telluselle Living Center, but for all business and organizations to be able to offer!

The way it works, is simply an add into the employment contract alongside salary. Most often, the employee receives a bill from his/her desired workout place and then the employer pays that directly. Neither employer, nor employee, needs to pay taxes for it.

Everybody can use a better health…

Would you like to work at Telluselle Living Center?

My hope with this plan, to build and host a combined dance and coaching studio, with other activities too, is to create a shared co-op, so that people working with me also can be included in the decision making, profit and responsibilities. I’ll work as the manager and life-coach, including leading some of the groups for conversation circles, and of course introduce our guest lecturers and consultants and group leaders for those in need of space. Nobody will be able to work full time, but everybody should get the same salary per hour, whether employed or charged through their own organization (ie there will be two ways for earnings with different levels depending on taxes). And I hope to have a couple of classes at various levels of each per week, fostering cultural arts with a care for Mother Earth.

These are the staff members I’d like to hire, or have a contract with:

Qigong-instructor: Someone who has studied with a real Master like Lee Holden; Chinese heritage would be a plus

Yoga-instructor: Someone who has studied with a real Master; Indian heritage would be a plus

Hula-instructor: Someone who has studied with a real Kumu; Hawaiian heritage would be a plus

Isadora Duncan-instructor: Someone who has received teacher training by Lori Belilove

5rhythms-instructor: Someone who has studied for Gabrielle Roth or a student of her

Ecstatic dancing-instructor: Someone who has taught this previously

West African dance-instructor: Someone who has been a student to a renowned teacher, preferably from Mali or Guinea, with live drummers; West African heritage would be a plus

Meditation-instructor: Someone who has studied several schools and/or is a devoted Buddhist or Hindu

Pranic healer: Someone who has studied for Master Stephen Co

Lomilomi practitioner: Someone who has studied for a real Kumu; Hawaiian heritage would be a plus

Acupuncturist: Someone who has studied Chinese Medicine; Chinese heritage would be a plus

Life-coach: Someone who is certified by ICF and/or use the Co-Active coaching model

Organic café – Someone who already is running a cafe and wants another one or move

Receptionist / Staff scheduling

Accountant / Marketing assistant

Cleaners / Janitor

And lots of happy customers!

Send me an email at hannah@telluselleliving.com if you feel so inclined, and I’ll get back to you, when it’s time in San Francisco.

Art made by Anne Solveig that can be purchased here.

Life-coaching as an approach

Life-coaching is a method designed in two ways. It’s a professional conversation technique with its emphasis on posing open ended questions, so that you as the client, can let your own answers emerge from within. This enables you, a safe place to try various perspectives and discuss various solutions, to discern which you’d like to follow up, with action towards your desired change; your goal.

Another way of looking at coaching, is that its inherent value is the approach which we meet our clients with. Our core values are that we believe that all people can bring forth good and be part of their own problem-solving with our neutral and positive support. A life-coach is like your own cheerleader for your work, hobbies, finances, health and relationships. This approach, thus constitute an outlook on life, where we deem that people are resourceful and creative by nature. And by founding our practice accordingly, we can make these abilities grow. This is also why many leaders take to coaching for positive reinforcement that can help employees to be more productive, efficient and happier.

You can also begin to practice this yourself in your own conversations. Next time someone asks you of your opinion, or when you simply feel inclined to offer yours, pose a question instead, to let the conversation evolve into more understanding and creative suggestions. This also enables more confidence to develop.

Would you like to try? Contact me here.

A dance for every emotion

Feel angry and disempowered? Dance West African dance to live drums.

Feel nostalgia and awe? Dance Hawaiian Hula to songs and ukulele.

Feel soulful and passionate? Dance Isadora Duncan to classical piano.

Feel curious and want to liberate yourself? Dance 5rhythms to five different melodies.

Feel a longing to merge with nature? Dance Ecstatic dance to soft electronic beats.

Put your bare feet on the floor, and let the music lead you with your emotions as fuel for your expression.

Create work-life balance

What do you have much of in your life? And what would you like more of? Using a wheel of life to map it out, is part of life-coaching. We can divide our life into 8 parts: Physical, Mental, Spiritual and personal growth, Finances, Social, Romantic relationship, Career and Physical environment. Then you make an estimation of how satisfied you are with each area as well as clarify how much time you spend on each, where 10 is fully and 0 is none.

Now, you can draw an inner circle to see your own chart. While all these areas are in constant motion and changes, you’d be surprised how well they all feed each other. For example, if you see you haven’t been much social lately but dread working less because your finance area needs more too; daring to spend more time with friends anyway may make you more relaxed, inspired and connected with ideas for improvement, as well as grow a better emotional detachment to your job, that in fact will make you more productive and efficient.

You can set a goal to just have more balance or for each area, but you can also choose one to focus on. With a professional life-coach, you can discuss the ingredients and needs for your chosen area, which will enable your to come up with some ideas and strategies to improve how you spend your time.

Another perspective to gain balance, is by using the natural elements to help symbolise each area:

Air – spiritual – faith

Metal – intellectual – mind and thoughts

Earth – environment and finances

Fire – emotional – romantic relationship and passion

Water – physical – health and body

Wood – social – family and friends

Ether – soul and self realised

How would you like to divide your areas?

Avoid hitting the wall

In Sweden there is a health phenomena that has been on the increase for the last two decades. It’s called Burn-out syndrome and is often referred to as hitting the wall. While many athletes might know of this danger if one doesn’t compete well enough trained and prepared, not many other countries share cases of the type of mental fatigue that envelops the Swedish diseased. Most people collapse also physically, but it’s seen as a mental disorder with a depression to follow.

Luckily, me and my fellow classmates in Workscience at Malmo University, were taught another perspective in the early 2000’s before the institution was closed. And I can now stand fully behind this, through my own experience. As you might have noticed online, I keep one foot still firmly planted in Hawaii, or at least the United States. This is to prevent me from hitting the wall, more than I already have some years ago. The Swedish sociologist Johan Asplund made a study and concluded that it was the lack of response that created burn-out. It’s the lack of relating with depth and sincerity, that isolates people and make them miserable, while often still busy at work. He called it dissocial responsitivity and it might be quite controversial as it pertains to the Swedish culture and our law of Jante – to not believe, less say, that you are someone.

Sometimes we may put up a wall, or a facade, against other people that we don’t like or out of our own lack of self-confidence perhaps. Imagine if this wall comes up by professionals who simply refuse to answer and solve problems? As a means for ostracism? Swedish people have often thought of Americans as superficial with their quick banter with strangers. I, myself, has grown to like it, to see it as a form of validation that builds the foundation of really being seen. Perhaps it’s even a spiritual thing, because a Swedish minister or pastor is often also good at confirming one’s true value. Why don’t people in Hawaii become burned out as easily, if ever? They might even be working two jobs. Because of the palm-trees and the temperature? Not only. I’m sure the daylight also plays an important part in having health, but of course it’s thanks to the Aloha-spirit, which in fact also permeates most of the Americans from elsewhere, that I’ve met during my various travels.

That love is the answer, sounds like a cliché, but it isn’t. It’s by opening our hearts, the wall becomes transformed. And this is why coaching is essential for a healthy society since coaching is about validating and empowering our clients, as well as hosting small groups that meet and talk in sacred circles. Preferably in person, at Telluselle Living Center.

Read more about hitting the wall here and here.

A pledge for 2023

What would you like? Quick! Just answer the question without overthinking. What is important for you to feel? What is it that you need more of, to guide you forward this coming year? Letting our intuition and instincts take the front seat, often provides us with an answer that really is resonating true on a deep level.

We can’t predict what is going to happen in our lives or when, which is one of the reasons why it can be so difficult to reach goals or simply to keep a promise that we make on New Year’s Eve. As a life coach, I advocate to make a personal growth theme for the coming year instead.

Year 2022, I had Posture as my guiding light. To be more aware of how I sit, stand and walk to be less stressed. Now that this year is soon coming to an end in our planners, I try to evaluate how this personal growth theme has served me. I have become much more aware of my posture and how adjusting it can both help me present myself better and be able to feel more present in my body. Continuing to learn more Isadora Duncan dancing, has of course also really enabled me to claim my space. Which theme did you have and how did this work, or not, for you? What did you learn?

Next year… 2023, I’m going to pledge to let Enthusiasm be my guide. I want to feel enthusiastic about what I do and if I don’t, examine why, and see if I can make another choice. To enable me to fulfil this pledge, I will look into what naturally makes me feel enthusiastic and thus seek these type of opportunities and relationships, while I work towards fulfilling my goal: To move to San Francisco. I have also already taken some steps towards moving, by applying for a couple of jobs, looking into the best route for me, made some contacts and an estimated time schedule and budget.

Read more about making a personal growth theme here and here. You can also contact me for a series of coaching sessions to help you set, and fulfil your goals.

Asking Santa or pray?

Now that Christmas is upon us, what better time of year than to practice real generosity of heart! Yesterday, I heard two acquaintances talk about their Christmas gifts that they had received from each their employers and this brought me to think of what I’d like to give my future employees. Swedish gingersnaps of course! A little basket of goodies, and a tea light holder made of glass. If you were an employer, what would you gift your employees?

Take this exercise further and consider what you really would like to give to your family, friends and loved ones, if money was not a problem and you could get them anything you would like. Make a list!

Check the list to see if it’s things that you really would like yourself. Then make a special wish-list for that. Continue the list for others, and really think through what you know in your heart that they long for. Write it down. Offer your wishes to God, or to Santa… Share it too, if your want.

Merry Christmas!

A Mayan Cacao ceremony

There seems to have become a trend that westerners want to hold cacao ceremonies, but few have learned about its true purpose and the symbolic details the way the Mayan Indians do it. I’m very grateful to have participated among 200 others yesterday through Zoom with a pair from Guatemala; W’ukub K’at Saq’ik and Kajib’ Tzik’in Chuj, who taught us about their traditions.

The purpose of the Cacao ceremony, or “Chinimital del Ka’kaw” as it’s called in Spanish, is to connect with the energies of creation through the honoring of the natural elements and hold a dialogue with the same. To always be aware of that the Sun and Mother Earth is what brings us life. The one yesterday was only a sneak peak, referred to as a Kotzij’. The real Cacao ceremonies can last for several days.

You start by ensuring that you have cleansed yourself and passed on any emotional charge to a tree. Then you attune a respectful and grateful approach to Mother Earth as sacred, by acknowledging how our ancestors lay buried beneath us (much like in Hawaii!) and therefor do this barefoot. Kneel and ask for permission to enter.

Then greet the four corners with their symbols:

Turn to the East for honoring the Sun and the element of Fire. It stands for light and red is its color.

Turn to the West for honoring the Earth and the element of Earth. It stands for darkness, our body and black is its color.

Turn to the North for honoring the Wind and the element of Air. It stands for mind and yellow is its color.

Turn to the South for honoring the Water and the element of Water. It stands for cleansing, our emotions and white is its color.

We do this with our prepared table in front of us in a place that we’ve designed it for. It’s not an altar, but a table for dialogue. You can use incense to help prepare. And rocks are here to help us recharge ourselves directly with Mother Earth’s energy.

The Cacao is farmed according to tradition to ensure that it is kept in its rightful place of the biodiversity and eco-system, and holds a feminine quality used here to reconnect us to humanity, to the center and heart for us to live in symbiosis with Mother Earth (Pachamama). It’s therefor also a time to do a conflict resolution when the day is right. Each day holds its own energy and goes in 20 day cycles. Now that we have passed 2012, the Mayans believe it’s good to share some more of their knowledge.

To learn more about this and other ways of Mayan traditions, click here. And hopefully this too can become shown at Telluselle Living Center in the future.

Dealing with stress

You know that old saying that you can see a glass as either half-empty or half-full and therethrough see whether you’re a pessimist or an optimist? An other way to look at it, is that the glass could be overflowing. When it’s too full with positive experiences (like for me when I lived in Hawaii), it can feel overwhelming. And when it’s too full with negative experiences (like not getting your needs met, others’ bad treatment of you that you’re depending on etc), it’s too much stress. So, the first thing you need to do, in order to manage your stress better, is to decide what is in your glass:

  • List all your positive things going on right now
  • List all your negative things going on right now
  • Lift out and say no to things that you either can postpone or simply turn down
  • For every positive but overwhelming item, think of what your also need to tend to
  • For every negative and stressful item, think of what you can do afterwards for fun

The point is, that when we live with our glasses too full, we don’t have the necessary inner space to make good decisions and take positive action in a calm and deliberate way. This also means that we will react much stronger to whatever more is coming our way, whether positive or negative. To gain a better balance, make sure you give yourself what you need, that you can do, such as enough fresh air, sleep and good nutrition. It can also be to not push yourself and rather re-schedule. If you think about it, the people you have agreed to meet with, deserves the best of you, both for their sake and your own!

And breathe.

Choosing a cause

To take yourself out of a rut and become more energized with a purpose, choosing a cause to advocate can do the trick. While it can be scary to go against something, or even against authorities, focusing on promoting what is good, emphasizing the desired outcome and gather with others who feel the same way, infuse you with good energy. And a cause that is always timely and concern the wellbeing of many, is of course tending to Mother Earth.

We all need clean water to drink, clean and nutritious food to eat, safe homes with well regulated temperatures and transportation that doesn’t pollute our air. Having the environment as your prioritized cause can enable you to connect globally with others on the same journey, as well as keeping you grounded in what to believe in regardless of neither political, nor religious beliefs. Both politics and religions are much about how we should live our lives, while instead really focusing on the actual issue at hand, can open up for new creative solutions, where yours can be one.

Protect what is beautiful, places of origin in nature. Go find your own local treasures and document them to the world. Join organizations that promote wildlife and care about these habitats. And educate yourself more about our conditions for living a good life on planet Earth.

Where is your favorite spot?

Visualising Telluselle Living Center

To create a vision, you need just to imagine and paint your own picture of how you would like something to be in your mind. A vision is how we would like something to look and become, while a mission is a statement of the purpose for an organization. Here is my vision for Telluselle Living Center:

I’d like to see a house that is self-sustainable with its own power and water that is cleaned in our own system, made of bamboo, located in a park. Easily accessible for both commuters, bike-riders, and occasional visitors arriving by car. And eventually built everywhere as a franchise.

Inside you’ll find an organic café and mini spa for massages, facial treatments and hair salon, that only use biological products. In one room there is meetings with groups of people, discussing topics about how to become a more conscious and compassionate human, how to improve ourselves and our relationships. Other groups share their ideas of creating green solutions founding new entrepreneurs. For those who prefer one-on-one coaching sessions, I offer that. Now and then, we also receive speakers that share their life story, travels and lessons, for us to become inspired by, and teachers that enlighten and enable our mission to create a greener health with more creativity. Meditation, yoga and qigong is practiced in one room, while another host groups for dancing barefoot to the beat of Mother Earth, to the spirit of life, tending to our souls’ innate longing for full expression.

Daytime, students and unemployed people might be our biggest customer base, while evenings become filled by after work practitioners. Naturally, we also offer deals within the insurance policies that employers have, creating a system for self-care and wellness that brings forth more productivity and longevity within the field of happiness and motivation.

At Telluselle Living Center, we hold the earth together.

For a more detailed business plan, e-mail me at hannah@telluselleliving.com Photo from Bamboo Living.

Create action steps

To reach any goal, fulfil any longing or commit to a change – we must take action! With a professional life coach to your assistance, you can create a plan with which steps to take and when. What one thing can you do today, or at least this week, to take you one step further to your goal?

Examples of action steps include:

  • Make a phonecall
  • Find someone who already has succeeded, to learn from
  • Check prices
  • Research details
  • Look up rules, regulations and laws
  • Make a drawing
  • Write an outline
  • Come up with arguments to why you should succeed
  • List obstacles
  • Find support in a friend, colleague, spouse or life coach
  • Ask to sit down with your boss or supervisor
  • Plan time for when you are going to work with your plan
  • Prepare a presentation
  • Book a presentation for a potential partner
  • Go and see a competitor
  • Read up on the subject, or subjects, concerning your goal
  • Sign up for a class
  • Get yourself and your gear in order
  • Make a budget
  • Make a schedule
  • Watch, read or listen to something inspiring
  • Ask for concise feedback

If you don’t know what to start with, a good way according to project management, is to start from the goal and go backwards when you write down your action steps. For example, if your goal is to publish a book, your last step would be to upload the final copy to the printer, but before that, you would need to do what? Check your spelling. And before that? Ask someone to read it and give you critique. And before that? Write the last chapter. And so forth…

What can you do today?

Using vision boards

Have you guys ever heard of making and using vision boards to help you achieve your goals? I’ve made vision boards since I saw it on Oprah some 20 years ago and find them fascinating. Many are the times, I’ve attracted exactly what I’ve been posting later, without knowing it at the time, so I thought I’d share some.

You make one by taking a big size paper and glue a photo of yourself in the middle. Then you look through various magazines, catalogues and brochures with the eyes of wonder. Cut out images and words that you find appealing. You shouldn’t analyse this at all, but just go with what you find attractive. You can also add printed out images if you want to be more specific, but that takes away some of the discoveries you’ll make when you’re done. Glue all your clippings around your photo as you see it fit and look appealing. This too, need no analysing when you’re in the midst of it. It’s supposed to be fun and be in flow! Then, put it in a place where you can have a look regularly, or even hide it in a closet for a certain time to see what happens…. You will attract what you pasted!

The first vision board is one I made in Honolulu in 2010. “Lighthouse wonder origin” became a reconnection to my inner child, which started through meeting someone I think of as a “lighthouse” in 2004. But, I’ve indeed pondered about how “stepping into 3 million dollars pure” could become true, especially after landing in Sweden, completely unplanned. But… about two months ago, I was contacted about taking part of a class action lawsuit against Facebook for those who have been residing in the US 2010-11 to share 90 million US dollars. I was a little sceptical at first of course but saw that one of the attorneys is in Hawaii, so that made me sign up. I have yet to find out how much each of us will receive, but as far as I’ve learned the deal is on. Can you imagine? What if I would become a millionaire or at least get enough to continue forward, to go to San Francisco as planned?

The second vision board shows “Natural born Paradise leader” and “silk” among other things and was made in Sweden in early 2013 – a year prior to hearing about, and starting to take, Isadora Duncan dance classes, where we indeed are wearing tunics, made of… silk. I also found myself feeling reborn after going to Portugal in 2015 and being able to overcome my fear of water and get my head under.

So, get your scissors out, collect some magazines and get down to it! If nothing else, you’ll have a nice reminder of what you prefer and long for. I’ve introduced this to a couple of people in Stockholm through MeetUp and hopefully, this too will become part of our activities at Telluselle Living Center.

Gratitude is a shortcut to happiness

Have you too heard about keeping a gratitude journal? Maybe you’ve bought a pre-defined one with prompts to answer or maybe you haven’t really figured out what and how to write one? Here is how!

  1. Buy a notebook that you think is pretty, a diary.
  2. Decide a time of day you’d like to write, that you try let become a habit.
  3. Start each sentence with: “Today, I’m grateful for …” (or leave out today) and simply fill in your own examples, preferably at least 10.

What you now will notice, is how you each day will recognize things around you and in your meetings with others, that you would like to write down in your journal, as you start to focus more on the positive in your life. Not only that, but after a while, things to be grateful for seem to even increase!

Here is my example:

I’m grateful for sunshine.

I’m grateful for a nice compliment from someone saying he understands why another likes me.

I’m grateful for having what I need.

I’m grateful for pretty clothes that fit.

I’m grateful to have free internet.

I’m grateful for new likes and followers.

I’m grateful to be able to take Isadora Duncan dance classes through Zoom.

I’m grateful for medicine that works fast for my sensitive stomach.

I’m grateful for my new glasses.

I’m grateful for tofu and rice.

What are you grateful for?

To find more tips on working with gratitude as a gateway to abundance, click here.

Being spiritual

There seem to be a common understanding that being spiritual would imply tending to our emotions and using various mindfulness tools to for example feel calmer or aid in healing a broken heart. Although our thoughts can impact how we feel and how we feel can affect our thoughts, it’s not the same as being spiritual. Being spiritual is to add a dimension to our perception and beliefs that together constitute our faith and our way of dealing with existential angst, such as believing in an after-life or that spirits can live unseen among us. It can also be believing in feeling connected to another realm than our normal physical and literal world and that we can reach through prayer.

Our spirit can be found through our breath and it’s what make us feel interconnected. It’s how we can experience synchronicities and being connected through our hearts with those who live afar from us. Thus, being spiritual is to add a dimension to our reality, while our emotions are about how we feel, and our bodies’ needs, and senses are about the physical aspect. Trying to understand this; ourselves, others and the world, make up our intellect, how we think about things.

Standing in a yoga pose or trying to cope with grief and reading regular books about it, however I suggest, is nothing spiritual at all. What makes us believe in or not believe in certain things, constitute spirituality.

Find support in a group

There is nothing as supportive as to talk to someone who has gone through the same thing you are. That is why my mother founded a breast cancer organization in Sweden, called The Pearl, and this is one of the reasons I would like to host a variety of support groups at Telluselle Living Center. We’ll sit in a circle so we can create a conversation with equality, where everybody can share their experiences and their wishes. Together, we can find ways to cope and live better lives based on mutual compassion.

Topics can include:

  • Living as a single parent
  • Living with a terminal disease
  • Living with PTSD
  • Becoming unemployed
  • Victims of abuse in a private relationship
  • Victims of abuse in the workplace

The support groups can also include topics like:

  • Starting a business
  • Networking for work
  • Expat experience
  • Living more eco-friendly
  • Rekindling passion
  • Faith discussions
  • Curbing racism
  • Healthier ideals
  • A cause for improving society

Do you have any particular need, or would you like to meet with others about a certain issue you would like to improve, or do you have an idea to pursue? All these things and more will be available for groups with about 8-10 people. You can also send me an email with your suggestions!

Living according to season

The best health is the one we have without knowing, without having to think about it, when we’re in a natural state of flow and happiness. Nonetheless, something that is fairly easy to live by and always is sustainable, is to live according to season.

When fall comes, we change into warmer clothes and do more indoors. And we are made aware of the full array of fresh produce that now have come to be harvested. Eating according to season, is one way of living a sustainable life. This means to eat only what is naturally growing where you live and when it does, such as strawberries in the summer and apples in the fall. Here in Sweden, we would not have any fruit during winter if we only lived according to what is naturally abundant on our land, but at least if we only resort to buy imported fruits and vegetables during winter, we’re still going with what is sustainable before available, as a preference. Even if you don’t, or can’t, grow any of your own vegetables or fruits, you can research what is naturally being farmed where you live and try to prioritize to buy local and organic when you can. This enables you to live in more harmony with nature and thus have better health.