Written by Sarah Huerter
As we stand on the threshold of a new year, the air is thick with resolutions and promises of self-improvement. At Krowa, we believe in a different kind of resolution—one rooted in the wisdom of our ancestors and embracing a holistic approach to well-being. While setting traditional New Year’s resolutions can be a positive experience in the moment, what matters most are the changes that can endure and have lifelong impact.
Let's explore how our ancestral philosophy guides us toward meaningful, sustainable changes as we step into the new year and beyond. (don’t forget you don’t have to for Jan 1 roll around to make a New Year’s resolution!)
Connecting with Ancestral Roots
In a world that often races towards the next big thing, Krowa takes a moment to look back. Our holistic approach is inspired by the practices of our ancestors, who lived in harmony with nature and found balance in their daily lives. By reconnecting with these roots, we aim to create resolutions that are not just fleeting goals but enduring lifestyle changes. Here are a few ways to reconnect with one’s roots that are still relevant today:
Before diving into the frenzy of resolutions, we encourage a moment of mindful reflection. Ancestral wisdom teaches us to understand our current state, appreciating both strengths and areas for growth. By taking stock of where we are, we lay the foundation for resolutions that are grounded in self-awareness and authenticity. You can practice this yourself by writing a list of experiences and people you are grateful for this past year. Similarly you can also write a similar list of areas that you’d like to improve upon.
At Krowa, we view well-being as a holistic concept that encompasses mind, body, and spirit. Instead of fixating on singular goals, our ancestral philosophy encourages a comprehensive approach. Resolutions become not just about shedding pounds or adopting new habits but about cultivating a sense of balance and wholeness. So rather than thinking, ‘gosh I’d like to lose 10 more pounds’, one can think about small ways to be more active or realistic adjustments to your daily diet. What are the small but meaningful ways that add up to big changes to your life?
Ancestral living was deeply attuned to the natural rhythms of the earth. Krowa's philosophy incorporates this connection, recognizing the ebb and flow of life. Resolutions are approached with an understanding that progress is not always linear, and setbacks are part of the journey. By aligning with nature's cycles, we find patience and perseverance. It is powerful to remind ourselves that it is not just about our goals but our journey to get there - an achievement hard earned is a very satisfying one!
Nourishing the Body
Ancestral diets were simple, unprocessed, and rooted in the bounty of nature. Krowa's holistic approach to resolutions involves nourishing the body with real, whole foods. Making giant changes to daily diets is a very tough task that’s often not sustainable, but slowly introducing more real foods and reducing packaged foods will make a meaningful difference in the long term! Similarly, our skincare products, crafted with care, reflect this commitment to purity and natural elements, providing a foundation for resolutions that prioritize inner health.
Mindfulness is a key aspect of our ancestral philosophy. In the rush of modern life and constant barrage of notifications and social media posts, Krowa encourages the practice of mindfulness as part of resolutions. Whether it's mindful eating, meditation, or simply taking moments of stillness, we believe that these practices contribute to overall well-being.
Our ancestors lived sustainably, understanding the delicate balance between consumption and conservation. Krowa's resolutions focus on sustainability, encouraging habits that are not only good for personal health but also for the health of the planet. Remember: small, consistent changes lead to lasting impact.
As we step into the new year, Krowa invites you to embrace a holistic ancestral philosophy in your resolutions. Let them be a reflection of self-awareness, mindful choices, and a commitment to well-being that extends beyond the surface. We’d love to hear your approach to wellness and resolutions - what are you focused on? We hope your new year is inspired by the timeless wisdom of our ancestors, crafting resolutions that stand the test of time. Happy New Year from Krowa!