By Kristen Lee Langelier
One day I had this crazy revelation…
My goal as an NPT Child Coach is to always feel like a Super Hero and make a real difference in the lives of the families I work with. When I don’t take care of myself (i.e. my body, especially my brain) I feel like garbage. When I feel like garbage, my ability to full-on play with the kiddos I work with is comparable to… you guessed it… garbage! I’m metaphorically a crap playbuddy when I choose to put crap in my body. Go figure. I’m sure my reading audience just let out a loud “DUH” because it seems like such a logical thing that everyone knows to first take care of themselves in order to better take care of others. Right…What have YOU (my dear reader) put inside your mouth in the last 24 hours????
Second: I did however ask that question because there is growing science and nutrition-based evidence that eating over-processed, highly-glutinous, sugary and yeasty foods are not only contributing to an obese population of children, but these same contributing factors are effecting EVERYONE'S ability to think clearly. My favorite book to reference on this subject is “Grain Brain," by David Perlmutter MD. Chef Jamie Oliver also has a lot to say about the subject of food health and self-care; you can listen to his award winning Ted Talk HERE.
Third: I’m not bringing this up to simply complain about it, instead I want to “be the change I want to see in the world” and apply that change in a way that honors my Natural Play Therapy (NPT) lifestyle. So, while I do that… I figured I’d blog about it on the NPT website in order to rally support and keep myself accountable.
QUESTION: How does Kristen plan to “be change” and become a healthier playbuddy and general human being?
ANSWER: She’s going to do what any self-respecting Life Coach would do and create an Action Plan, with measurable goals, for herself. YEAH!
*Check out my next blog entry which will outline how to make a customized Action Plan! I will share the plan I make for myself and teach you step-by-step how to make your own.
Peace and joy,
Kristen Lee Langelier