Lately I've been thinking a lot about our environment, but not in the traditional way. You see, every week I visit a beautiful farm in Carlton for a MELT session. Brenda Smola-Foti owns and operates Tabula Rasa Farms and she is firmly committed to cultivating harmony between land, animals and people. One of the methods she has put into practice is permaculture - a way to work with nature to provide diversity, stability and resilience of the natural ecosystems. This practice works with the natural 'lay of the land' to create swales and terraces to collect and distribute rainwater throughout the farm. She rotates the animals throughout the property in a way that nourishes not only the animals, but the land as well. In working to create and maintain a healthy, viable farm, Brenda must take into consideration every pasture and every animal as well as the needs of the land itself.
Last month, during one of my visits, I had the opportunity to introduce MELT to a new farmhand. I realized how easy it was to connect what he knew about creating and maintaining the healthy environment at the farm to creating and maintaining a healthy environment in the body. He understands what happens to the land when water doesn't flow naturally and knows the stiff, dry soil is difficult to work and doesn't absorb the rain readily.
When we MELT, we are taking care of the entire biosystem. We are nurturing our internal environment and creating diversity, stability and resilience. MELT is working in every system, because it's all connected, and we can't impact one system in the body without impacting them all. Remember, our connective tissue invests in our muscles and organs, it's present in our brain, it gives our joints their ability to absorb shock, it's where the nervous system resides as well as the lymphatic system. It is your ecosystem, and it takes effort to keep it in it's best possible condition. I invite you to cultivate harmony within ~ I invite you to MELT.
The Traveling Thomases
Remember, there will be no MELT classes from April 29 to May 24. Todd and I are celebrating the 25th anniversary of our honeymoon with a "bucket-list" trip to Italy and France. If you know me, you know our MELT equipment travels with me, and this will be no exception. Our plan is to take two MELT Performance Rollers and our Hand & Foot Kit. MELT is a must to unwind the impact of a long flight, stressful travel and the miles of walking we will be doing.
I invite you to find and like my Flex Your Ability Facebook page - I'll be doing a bit of Facebook Live while I'm traveling and keeping you all up-to-date on our adventure!
If you have any travel tips, experiences, etc. you'd love to share ~ please leave a comment! We'll be in Rome, Soriano Nel Cimino, Sienna, and the Cinque Terra region in Italy, as well as Mougins, France.
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