What is Wellness? Wellness is not merely the absence of illness; it is a state of complete physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. It is Wholeness. After being diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis aged 2, I was wheelchair-bound and head-to-toe disabled by 18. After more than a decade of intensive self-study, learning everything I could about what makes the human body & mind work and not work, I reconditioned myself back to wellness, but only after learning that I couldn’t just heal my body, I had to also heal the emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of self too. If you want to heal one part of you, you have to heal the whole self. Based on this long and expansive journey, I created Reconditioned as a hub to integrate all modalities and learnings within the world of well-being in one place, and as a result, here is where you will find information on everything from nutrition and epigenetics, to conscious parenting, trauma, neuroplasticity, inner child healing, conscious relationships, intentional entrepreneurship, meditation, manifestation, spirituality and more. Whether you are suffering from chronic illness, raising children in a world of conflicting information, you‘re an entrepreneur wanting to step into your purpose or you simply want to feel empowered and motivated to become the best version of yourself, tune in as I work to uncover the most actionable ways to recondition ourselves back to wellness.
Tuesday Mar 22, 2022
Tuesday Mar 22, 2022
I don’t often get nervous to interview guests, but having Charles Eisenstein on Reconditioned was a huge moment for me.
He is, in my opinion, one of the greatest minds of our time, and his work has not only influenced my work and inspired me to be better, it has also stirred the deep inner knowing inside me that we - humanity - are doing it wrong, but that there are solutions to do life better.
If you haven’t yet heard of Charles Eisenstein, I urge you to go to his Substack page and read as many of his essays as you can, including his thought-provoking 2020 essay, Coronation, in reference to the then new coronavirus and all associated measures - measures he prophesised in his earlier book, The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible, which needs to be read by every human.
In the episode we discuss:
- The myth of separation and the Story of Interbeing
- Parenting with a mindset of Interbeing
- The purpose of challenging times and how to navigate them
- Sacred economics
- The story of health technology
- The meaning of life
- and other totally intangible stuff that cannot be conveyed here on this page, so just sit back and listen :)
I mention in the episode Charles’s short film, A Gathering of the Tribe, created by Aubrey Marcus to offer us all access to the life-defining story Charles tells in the final chapter of The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible. Nothing has touched my soul and brought me back into a place of trust and Interbeing as much as this film has, so I would highly recommend watching it.
This season of Reconditioned is kindly sponsored by Block Blue Light UK, the UK’s leading company for anti-blue light products, to fix sleep issues, eliminate eye strain and improve health. Use code LAUREN10 for a 10% discount on all products including light bulbs and glasses.
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