Aha Moments–A Few Reflections on Wellness
How Lifestyle 120 was conceived…
Choosing the name for my business lasted ten months. I held one name close to my vest for weeks, but it just did not feel right. Then, a gentle internal nudge I received a few days before registering, caused me to change that name to Lifestyle 120. No second thoughts—I knew this handle would best support my brand and objectives. Since the number of centenarians is increasing each year, it is not that unusual for a person to live beyond 100. Considering these bright statistics, could 120 be in the forecast? Of course we want to be healthy when we get there. So, if we create a lifestyle that brings balance to body mind and spirit, we could extend that trajectory out farther and defy the limitations of the 100-year marker…to possibly 120!
Designing the logo was also a lengthy process. Scanning hundreds of ideas for several months, nothing seemed to click until I connected with my designer, Julie of Pen & Mouse Design House. She spent a few hours getting to know me and my business goals, then sketched a number of possibilities. I was enticed by two of her intriguing sketches. Once she blended the two and the design began to unfold, I realized that it represented the tenets of Lifestyle 120. You may be aware that the lotus blossom grows up from the mud into a spectacular beauty. Internationally, it is regarded as a symbol of enlightenment, rebirth, strength, health, longevity and more. For Lifestyle 120 purposes, the green base signifies fertile ground, growth and development. The two colors emerging at the core represent the changes and struggles occurring within all of us. Orange is usually associated with joy, energy and success. Thus, the orange figure expresses the transformed individual, flourishing in life!
If you are curious about how Lifestyle 120 can support your individual health goals, please visit Lifestyle 120. Life sometimes gets messy and unpredictable with our many challenges. And, of course, nothing is ever perfect. That is why you see the “imperfection” on the bottom left leaf. We are all works in progress—always learning, always redesigning ourselves. The wellness experience is summarized in the tagline. When we nourish ourselves, we can be transformed; when we become transformed, we will flourish. These are the critical components to living a long, prosperous life.
“Your sacred space is where you can find yourself over and over again.”—Joseph Campbell
Love, peace and health,
T. Kari Mitchell
Certified Holistic Health and Wellness Coach
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