The last year has been brutal and, while many held out hope for 2021, life is still so very hard. When struggling in tough times ask yourself: what can I learn from this? The positive lesson from the last year is that many things are out of your control—but you can control your choices. You can decide whether you eat junk food and sleep the extra hours away—activities that can provide immediate relief from suffering but cost you in the long run. Or you can make healthier choices that feed your emotional wellness.

Ayurveda teaches us that the foundation of emotional wellness is found in the physical. If you want your mind to feel good about your life, you must be kind to your body. Making healthy food choices, taking supplements, engaging in physical activity like yoga and regular exercise, meditating, cleansing your body of toxins, and resting when your body is tired are all keys to emotional wellness.

Can you speed up the course of the pandemic or vaccines? No. Can you get back the lost times of past year? No. But going forward, you can choose health, hope and freedom from toxic choices. You can choose emotional wellness for your mind and your body.

As with any supplement, consult with your health care provider.