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Top 5 Simple Ancient Life Practices to Improve Wellbeing

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by Stella Bella (subscribe)
Freelance, event organiser, food tour guide, lifestyle designer. The organizer of the largest bushwalking and social community in Australia. So why not sponsor a walk to promote your business with my group?
Published November 6th 2012
Embrace simplicity and be healthy and happy
Our ancestors have survived with simple tools(Wikipedia Image, Author: Margaret A. Mcintyre)

When you look around your house, how many items are there, sitting for ages without even being used after you bought them? Imagine that our ancient ancestors survived with simple tools and shelter, why can't we? Yes, we do have better medical systems in modern day life, have better tools to make things faster and more efficient, but does it mean it will make us happier than our ancestors? Have we lost touch with innocence, the source we are all connected to and from? Everything evolves with time, but we simply can't change who we really are, no matter whether you are a professional sitting in front of a computer or a caveman sitting before a campfire. I hope the life wisdom gained from the primitive caveman can give you some insights to embrace simplicity and be happy, no matter who you are and what you have.

Barefoot mindful walk

Barefoot mindful walk(Wikipedia Image, Author: Lorenz Kerscher)

Barefoot Walking has been scientifically proven to have numerous health benefits. The ideal place to do the barefoot mindful walk is on the beach or at an open grassy area. So take off your shoes and socks and be grounded with the earth; be mindful about the sensations of the feet touching the sand or the grass when you take each step forward. You will not only give yourself a free reflexology session but also help you to clear your mind and overcome anxiety. For more health benefits of the barefoot walk, please click here.

Noodie Smoothie Day

Working at home, naked(wikipedia image, Nudist, by Carl Larsson)

Choose one day of a month to be a clothes-free day at the private house or at a public nude beach and experience the way of living like our ancestors. The concept of returning to nature has been embraced by modern naturists for many decades. If you fancy going to a nudist resort, according to my research the best nudist resort in NSW is the Twins Falls Nudist Resort in Ellenborough, situated at the west of Port Macquarie. It is a 40-hectare country property with tranquil bush surroundings.

Raw Food Diet

Famous Japanese Sashimi Set(Wikipedia Image)

Raw food is unprocessed or uncooked food, "living" food. If you are looking for a simple method to be fitter and leaner, then going on a raw food diet is an ideal choice. You can start with a one-day diet and progressively go for the seven days diet. Fresh vegetables and fruits will be your main meals, even your snacks. The raw food diet is great to cleanse and detox your body and you will feel lighter, leaner and more energetic after the diet.

Sand Doodle Therapy

Can you believe doodling can be therapeutic and it can free you from the unpleasant past? How? Next time when you are feeling down, go to the beach and pick up a tree branch, brick or stone and write all your angers, frustrations and negative thoughts on the sand, and then step behind, seeing all the thoughts and feelings being washed away by the upcoming waves, little by little, just like wiping them from your own mind. Remember everything will go away in its given time, so be gentle to yourself.

Campfire Cooking and Storytelling

ancient campfire storytelling(Wikipedia image, author: Margaret A. Mcintyre)

Storytelling is an ancient tradition from people of all continents; it is also a way of forming and nurturing a community. We all have the desire to feel that we belong somewhere. You can either host a campfire storytelling and cooking party in your backyard or gather your friends to go camping and make a fire under the stars in the wild. It doesn't matter how you are going to experience it, what matters is to spend some quality time together with family and friends, listening to their stories and just being part of their lives is something so special that can't be replaced by time.

For other top 5 ideas to make your life fun and happy, please click here.
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