Hello! My name is Rhonda. Welcome to the Natural Health Cafe.org
I am natural lifestyle advocate and author of natural health cafe.org. I started Natural Health Cafe as a site to help inspire and to encourage those that want to lead a more natural and holistic lifestyle.
Living a natural lifestyle takes a holistic approach to health and nutrition by looking at the person as a whole which includes looking at one’s lifestyle.
Physical activity, dealing with stress, meal planning, spiritual connection, environment, social connections all of which are part of our whole self that affects each of the other areas of our life.
Taking care of ourselves and being aware of the impact of the other areas of an individual's life can have an effect on the overall state of one's well being.
We can spend a lot of years putting in the time and effort to build a life we think we should have. However, there is a quote that I think is so applicable by a fellow natural health advocate, Kevin Gianni, who says, "we spend our health trying to acquire wealth, and then retire and spend our wealth trying to regain our health. Don't get caught in the trap."
I for one have been there as most of us have probably experienced at one time or another. I spent years on the fast-pace lifestyle after college, working on my career path, marriage, and care-giving for my ailing mother.
One day I realized that I had been feeling burned out and stressed out. I
had no energy, I felt another round of bronchitis coming on, and I could
not seem to relax. There was always so much to do. I was definitely on the hamster wheel, at least in my mind.
When I went to my doctor, he suggested rest and anti-stress medication to take the edge off of a busy, stressful life and grieving and care giving for a parent. So I gave it a try, however, it did not feel right for me. I knew I did not want to rely on a medication to help me deal with my life.
For me, I knew that I needed to get proactive in my life and change the things that I could change and that required learning some new ways of dealing with the inevitable stresses of life. I wanted to gain back my energy and get back into shape and feel healthy again.
As a proponent of natural health I went on a long search of how to regain what I had lost over a period of years while living an unbalanced lifestyle.
I began to write down what I was doing on a daily basis. My findings began to reveal the basic things that were missing such as:
This list gave me some telling ideas of what needed attention and I made the decision to take action. That was the first proactive step that led me to take the next step and the next.
When we live out of balance, our health gets out of balance. When that happens, we definitely aren't going to be our best to ourselves or to anyone else for that matter. We must find ways to balance our life well.
I believe we can live with vitality throughout life, it begins with the multitude of choices that we make each and every day.
When my mother passed away a few years ago, I decided to quit the fast-pace career and I went back to school to learn about holistic nutrition and natural health. I was able to find the answers for me on how to gain some balance in my life and get back to a healthier me.
I feel so fortunate to be able to continue to learn and work where my true passions have been lead me over the years. I have been building this website to share my research and recipes, I have also been working on a raw food recipe guide with a lady, and I have gained the confidence to produce and host a radio program called the Fresh Cafe.
It is my hope to share what I have learning and to help inspire others to find their own truth. Where ever you
may be today it is my hope that you may find abundance of positive and
natural ways of living life. I hope that this site will give you many ideas on how to accomplish a healthier you!
Thank you for visiting, come back any time.