What is Holistic Living?

 Holistic living is to restore the feminine principle.  What is the feminine principle, you might ask?  And what does it have to do with creating a low stress lifestyle?!

According to Vandana Shiva “the feminine principle is a way of conceiving and acting in the world to sustain all life by maintaining the interconnectedness and diversity of nature.”

The feminine principle informs a holistic paradigm or worldview.  It sees nature as a living force – diverse, complex, creative, active and life giving.  It sees human beings as part of this whole, not above or separate from.  We also are diverse, complex, creative, active and life giving.

“This we know – the Earth does not belong to people, people belong to the Earth.  All things are connected like the blood which unites one family.  Whatever befalls the Earth, befalls the children of the Earth.  Human beings did not weave the web of life; we are merely a strand in it.  Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.” – Chief Seattle

To come into alignment with nature, to embody Nature’s principles, is life giving and life enhancing.

It’s opposite is the dominant paradigm currently operating.  That of colonial, patriarchial, reductionist, corporatist, globalism.

Vandana Shiva states that “the ultimate reductionism is achieved when nature is linked with a view of economic activity in which money is the only gauge of value and wealth.”

As a result of this reductionist paradigm, money and productive capacity within the market economy, are also the primary gauges of HUMAN value and wealth.

Today we see unprecedented levels of burnout, fatigue, anxiety, depression and stress, as we sacrifice ourselves on the altar of ‘productivity’.  We are wealthier than ever before and yet the poverty of spirit, the fragmentation of relationships and the demise of our health and wellbeing show our true poverty.

Much of the stress and trauma present in our lives today is a result of unquestioningly living from this reductionist paradigm that equates our value with our usefulness in the market economy and the abandonment of  HOLISTIC LIVING.

If you are living out of alignment with Nature’s principles, this will show up in your lifestyle, your health, your relationships and your overall wellbeing.  Constant stress from being constantly on the go, does not a healthy, happy Being make!!

I teach you how to reconnect to your body, process stored stress and embody Nature’s principles to create a low stress lifestyle that nourishes your soul!

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More About Joanna

    • Living holistically has been an important part of my own journey back to health and fulfillment.  I embody this in various ways, including embracing slow, simple living, and aligning with Nature’s principles.
    • My partner and I are the founders of Notty & Nice Farm.  We are passionate whole foodies, live off-grid and mostly eat what we grow, catch, forage or hunt ourselves.  Most of our food gets cooked in our outdoor wood fired oven!
    • I love baking sourdough and creating meals from scratch – in the kitchen or out in nature are my happy places!
    • We have 4 teenagers between us…and 2 cats, a dog, a horse, 10 chickens, 8 cows….you get the idea!
    • Recovering from the Freeze and Fawn Response have been a big part of my own healing journey, including recovering from C-PTSD, depression, anxiety, burnout, ME/CFS, and other chronic illness – I get it, I’ve been there!
    • My spiritual journey has taken me from a beginning in Christianity to a spiritual awakening to a walk through new age, then a recognition of spiritual bypassing, to finally a place of what I like to call Embodied Spirituality.
    • In the past I competed in Body Building and Power Lifting, hiking is now how I love to stay fit and strong!
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