Eating Freedom Fighters.
Rebelle Wellness is a creative and holistic approach to wellness, co-created by Tanya Lee Markul & Andrea Balt, two restless health & wellness junkies in search of inner freedom, with a deep love for greens, herbs, fruit & veggies, a screwball imagination & an appreciation of life as a work of art.
We’ve taken our health and wellness in our own hands, assuming full responsibility for the course of our lives and trying to recreate our own living collage, daily. There is no ‘one-size fits all’ when it comes to wellness & nutrition, and no-body knows more about your-body than YOU.
“There is only one Guru in the room — that Guru is YOU.” (Leila Sadaghee)
We hope that by sharing our personal experiences, we’ll inspire you to re-create, live & share your own.
“There is one common flow, one common breathing, all things are in sympathy.” (Hippocrates)
Nutrition as a Revolutionary Act.
Our nourishment extends far beyond food. It includes all other areas in our life and it is processed by our body and mind into new pieces of us. Food is not “just food” but everything we consume on a daily basis.
After oxygen, water and sleep, food is the most consistent and vital factor in our lives. Food can bring us more life and also steal the little we have left; it can be physical, mental or spiritual; sensual, creative, healing and uplifting; it can also be political and social; it can unite or divide the self, relationships and countries.
We can turn eating into the most profound, revolutionary act possible. We can eat ourselves and others free.
Food matters because we matter more.
Learning how to nurture ourselves is the primary lesson we were never taught in school, which we now need to learn like the impatient, grownup schoolchildren we still are; because as our affair with time continues, we become what we consume on a daily basis.
We inevitably turn into what we eat. As such, deciding what we put in our body and mind is not only our duty as intelligent creatures but our most essential human right, the most basic freedom we have and we so often fail to use. Our ticket out of a long century of madness — in which we’ve mindlessly experimented on our environment and ourselves with a tragic outcome — can only come through rewriting history with our own bodies.
We can’t change the past or the future, but we can change this moment…and this one. (This one too). The only thing better than making is remaking, retaining the good we’ve inherited and combining it with a curious sense of newness.
Living well doesn’t require a PhD.
The idea is not to find a new continent because that only happens by mistake, but to rediscover, reintegrate, rebuild, recycle, reunite, rewrite, redesign, and redefine our uniqueness and our signature beauty. It’s our highest duty and delight to retell the universal love story in our own words.
If we want to actually live our life to its fullest (and not just survive) and finally, when our time comes, leave the world — if not better, at least as good as when we found it, we must adapt. We need to recreate ourselves in a new light, since the current one is making us sick. Our old paradigms are obsolete. Goethe said it best:
“Take care of your body with steadfast fidelity. The soul must see through these eyes alone, and if they are dim, the whole world is clouded.”
As a planet, as a people and as individuals, we’re not at the greatest place in history. And yet we have more resources than any other generation. It is imperative (and quite urgent) that we reclaim our rightful place in the same universe our ancestors also lived in and cared for and where our children will someday want to become grandparents—if we let them.
So let’s get creative instead of depressed!
It may sound like a new language at first, but it is one we were already born speaking. All we have to do is remember.
And we don’t need to relearn it all at once. A few words per day are enough. We’re the do-what-you-can-with-what-you-got kind of people. Nothing is perfect and nothing will ever be right, if we wait for it to become so. As Ian Somerhalder put it,
“Going green doesn’t start with doing green acts — it starts with a shift in consciousness. This shift allows you to recognize that with every choice you make, you are voting either for or against the kind of world you wish to see. When you assume this as a way of being, your choices become easier.”
We are qualified wellness professionals but we’re also imperfect humans without all the means or power. But we strongly believe that everything we need is already inside us and we do have the single greatest power that no corporation, institution, or person will ever be able to take from us: the Power of Choice.
We refuse to be victims of our circumstances and culture. We want to keep the good but rise above the limitations of our education, background and imposed sociopolitical reality. Our basic mission is to focus our creative energy on finding another way to co-exist in harmony with ourselves and the world. We think it’s doable.
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Yours in healthy & sexy rebellion,
More Creative Rebellion:
Rebelle Society’s Creative Manifesto.