Focus on Restoring Yourself

If you feel fatigued, anxious, alone, or overwhelmed, ask yourself: When was the last time I just stopped…and focused on restoring myself?

During the Industrial Revolution, when our ancestors were moving away from the land, into cities, and working in factories, we became enamored with machines. Push go and they keep going. We began to identify with this non-stop activity. We forgot Mother Nature and her cycles, rhythms. We forgot to value rest and renewal. 

During this time — 1765 — in France, A. Boulanger started the first known restaurant in history with one goal: to restore people. His first meal? Bone broth, to restore people’s connection with themselves, the land, and one another. Because the collagen in bone broth reconnects the tight junctions of the small intestine (the hard-working “factory” in the body for nourishment). With a healed gut and nourishment, our ancestors had the strength of body (which is in charge of the strength of mind) to continue forward. 

A. Boulanger called this place, Restorer. The sign on the front read: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will restore you.” And this deep nourishment was so valued that the term “restaurant” came out of this desire for restoration. 

Restoration In Our Modern Times

We are far beyond those days. And yet many of us still press the go button as soon as we wake up, forgetting that your body and your inner child desperately need to be restored. Your higher self knows this. The anxious self, the worried self, often feels obligated to keep going. As we move into winter, Nature’s message to us is to go deep within and rest.


Express gratitude to your body for all you have done during the year.

Surrender to your natural need to nourish yourself.

Now is the season of self-care. So that in the spring, you will feel renewed.

This is Mother Nature. This is our nature. 

May you feel safe in knowing that taking time for self-care is the key to your success.

You will find ideas like this in The Bone Broth Secret, along with recipes and elixirs that help restore your body, mind and spirit. You can also find recipes on the website (if you’re vegan, this includes veggie broth and other options) and ideas on my Hay House Radio show (Tuesdays at 12 noon PT / 3 pm ET / 7 pm GMT). 

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As a coach, writer and recovered former executive, I understand the challenges of creating a balanced, healthy lifestyle when over-scheduled. In my journey to radiant health, I created a whole health system of eating, exercise, renewal and recharging -- a roadmap toward health & vitality. I empower clients to create their own whole health systems, in their own unique ways. I have seen amazing results in working with my clients!