Spike Your Love Life, Not Your Blood Sugar - February 2014
A short look into ideas for creating a real Valentines’ Day
As I have recently established my core values as a holistic nutrition professional , I steer towards writing more about the experience surrounding food, rather than just food or health issues themselves. I believe that the journey of food can be filled with consciousness, freedom, energy, love, loyalty, sharing and wonder.
If you’re reading this OK in Health eMagazine, you probably already know a lot about alternative health. When you read my title, you may think this article will be about eating for heart health, or eating to balance your blood sugar. But we’ve all read Alive magazine. I’m going to talk more about issues coming from the heart – as it is, falling in love and feeling life, and not just an organ pumping blood.
If you’re stumped for ideas this Valentine’s Day – FEAR NOT! – Cupid dwells in the mind of all of us, all the time. If you’re a scrooge for a holiday that is based on selling us more things (didn’t we JUST have Christmas?) then this article is for you. If you’re worried about buying chocolate for someone, there are other ideas out there! And for some, getting chocolate is a chore (Who do I re-gift this to?) or a guilt laden gift – not fully one of enjoyment.
Here are FREE ways to show your other half how much you appreciate them, using equipment you’ll have lying around the house and your own creativity:
-from your love of the earth take time to write an activist flyer or poem to share with your love or whoever else will listen
-use your musical skills and write a song or a poem to your love
-have a heart-opening experience together: sit cross legged and look into each others eyes. Take turns saying something you appreciate about the other person and thank them after their turn, vice versa.
-clean the bathroom, the bedroom, the office ... any place you’ve been putting off doing that chore! (Guys? This will go over very well.)
-make a truly kind coupon book of ideas that your love might like... like a back massage, an I-cook dinner-tonight, or 1 special wish
- make art out of items that have special meaning for your Love or for the both of you. Like if you took a trip together you could put items from that trip in a mason jar. Glass jar art!
-learn to make soap or candles and put them in interesting spots like a sea shell or anything else you want to recycle
-leave a sweet love note for your Love somewhere as a surprise – in their car or lunch bag, backpack or office
-show love for others together by volunteering at the local shelter, visiting the hospital or anywhere people will appreciate the time and attention you’ve shared
You can do a lot for free this Valentines Day – it doesn’t have to be expensive, glitzy or glamorous - its all in the heart.
Raina Dawn's Bio: Raina Dawn's Bio: Raina Dawn Lutz grew up in Osoyoos, B.C. and attended the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. She is currently living and practicing in Penticton, B.C. and is completing the CAHN-Pro Apprenticeship under the direction of her mentor, Lisa Kilgour. She graduated from CSNN (Canadian School of Natural Nutrition) in early 2011 with a diploma in Holistic Nutrition and has spent her time writing articles for various publishments as well as a blog, working in a yoga studio and living, breathing, talking (and eating!) food. For more information on nutritional consultations and her online long-distance consultations please contact Raina Lutz, RHN by visiting - Raina Dawn Lutz Website - Email
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