Get honest with yourself. Be the person that you are clearest with. Be the person you are most fearless with. These are the seeds that turn your life into a garden of authenticity. –Cleo Wade
Now that January is over, can we offer you permission to breathe again? We are the first to admit that the road to a healthy, fit body and self-acceptance isn’t always fun and it hasn’t been necessarily easy. When the 24Life team gathered to discuss this issue, a sensation and idea emerged around our desire to enjoy the journey and process along the way. Thus, this issue is all about the feels—feels for your heart, feels for your body and feels for your careers and even for your wallet.
It is painfully apparent that we have a long-standing cultural love affair with happy endings, snapshots in time and results we can measure, see and talk about. Thankfully (for all of us) we are falling into a new crush on the softer, more qualitative side of success—our experience in the process and whether we feel good along the way and also in the end. We now understand that while being fit impacts our wellness, being well is integral to true and sustainable health and fitness.
The good news: Wellness has experienced its own version of a transformational makeover in our culture. It is no longer the boring, muted and sterilized conversation that you might read about in pamphlets while waiting for your annual check-up. Instead, wellness enlightens and empowers while educating and entertaining.