What is a puzzle?

Well, the definition according to Webster’s Dictionary defines a jigsaw puzzle as, “a puzzle consisting of small irregularly cut pieces that are to be fitted together to form a picture”

Did you know the largest jigsaw puzzle contains 32,000 pieces?  Crazy!

My idea for this blog came to me today, as I watched my son put the pieces of his alligator puzzle together.  He lit up with enthusiasm and pride over each of his accomplishments.

The innate brilliance of kids never lets them stop when things don’t work.  They just keep going.  Failure is not an option.

Their imagination does not limit them to what a puzzle “should” look like.  Instead they take one piece at a time and own the moment.

They are willing to try different solutions and not be bound by anything.

As we grow older we lose that pathway to access our incredible creativity.  We constantly look at the picture on the box, sort the colours or patterns and start working away.  We are bound by the picture on the box.

By now, you are probably wondering where is this going?  Well, our bodies have an innate brilliance as well, and the same concept can be applied.

When we are young our bodies have the ability to keep all systems functioning properly and we follow our inner wisdom…..no questions asked.  However, when we get older, the body still communicates but we don’t listen!  We listen to magazines, TV shows, marketing ads, all painting a picture of what we think our body should look like and how it should function.  But just as my son put pieces of the puzzle together with zest and persistence, without any picture with only his sense guiding him, we need to let the wisdom of our bodies guide us to regain balance.

Our bodies are absolutely amazing and the unfortunate truth is that we take our bodies for granted.  Dr. Lindsey Duncan said “our bodies are a gift and should be returned to their owner in the perfect form that we received them”. Can you honestly say that you are taking care of your “home” and your child’s “home” the way it was intended?

I urge you to relook at the way you are feeding yourself and your children.  The list of dis-eases is growing exponentially.  Is heart burn caused by a deficiency of Pepto-Bismol?  Is a headache caused by a deficiency of Tylenol?  Is depression caused by a lack of Prozac?

You don’t need to turn your world upside down tomorrow, but all of us can make small changes to increase our quality of living.

“It is the small changes on a daily basis that will lay down our path to our future” Darren Hardy

In health and wellness,


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