Sunday, July 14, 2024
Pickering Moms Now

Living Healthy Moms -Why do we love to be inspired?

Maybe it has something to do with the fact that we, as human beings, long to see the best in the world and those around us. We love the happy ending. All of the story books and movies we see as children all project unto us the scenario of the leading man or woman living happily ever after.

Think of those hundreds of children storybooks with the princess that gets rescued by a charming prince and they live happily ever after. Think of the movies where after going through some trouble, they all live happily ever after in the end.

Maybe if we look deep inside ourselves we will see that there is a void that we need to be fill. Maybe when we look around us at the world and all of the despair, sadness, inequality, discrimination, poverty, sickness, and death, we just need a reason to be happy.

As a medical professional surrounded by patients on a daily basis who are sick and suffering I understand their need to receive a glimmer of hope. The drab, dreary and sterile walls of the hospital corridors and rooms unfortunately do not inspire hope and healing. Healing is mental as well as physical.

To illustrate this point more clearly just walked in to any kindergarten class and take a look around at the walls and you see them bubbly and effervescent with life and hope. Those little children paint happy pictures of hope. Now compare that with the hospital painted standardised colours and functional furniture. One can certainly see the difference.

This is one reason why I love the inspirational section of my magazine and the inspirational posts on my blog. They truly bring a ray of hope to those who come upon them. In past issues, I have featured inspirational stories like the story of how Sylvester Stallone got his first movie, the story of Sandy C who did not survive her brain cancer and the treatment, and others.

In my popular local holistic lifestyle magazine I feature many stories of inspiration and hope. It is only on this amazing planet where we live that we can see how being last can actually make you first. Your health is your wealth. My motto is “Good Health is your birthright, keeping it is your choice.” Choose well.

I’ll leave you with this closing quote.

“Your beliefs become your thoughts. Your thoughts become your words.
Your words become your actions. Your actions become your habits.
Your habits become your values. Your values become your destiny.”

– Mahatma Gandhi, Indian political and spiritual leader (1869 – 1948)

Peace and be well, my friend.

By Jenny Berkeley, RN, Certified Holistic Nutritionist, Health Educator


Jenny Berkeley is a leading figure in the Toronto scene in the living food community. She is a nurse of over 23 years experience, a health educator, a certified holistic nutritionist, a best-selling author, and the publisher of Canada’s only magazine for the vegan and raw-vegan living food community. She’s been on television and radio promoting a living food lifestyle for Canadians. The magazine website is