Trophia (“to nourish”) is a Greek word from the family of words that describe concepts of nutrition and nourishment. These concepts are at the heart of Trophia, the new magazine from Selene River Press. In these pages we are determined to bring our readers solid knowledge and practical applications of whole food knowledge from a diverse field of writers and experts.
Featuring the theme of “Simple Steps to Everyday Self-Health,” our premier issue gathers all-time highlights from the popular Adventures of a Self-Healther blog of Paula Widish. With her signature warmth and wisdom, Paula tackles all of the complicated questions, concerns, and even emotions that come between us and our self-health.
Like eating right. You’re overwhelmed by the idea of switching to nutrient dense food (too complicated). You’re underwhelmed by the idea of learning how to cook with nutritious ingredients (life is too short). You know that your diet matters, but somehow that knowledge never quite makes it to the fork in your hand.
Or maybe you eat right but never exercise. You exercise but your fridge is stuffed with pizza rolls for the kids. Or you’re doing everything right, but it seems harder than it should be. You’re on the verge of losing ground. You always feel bad and don’t know why. You’re pretty sure your doctor doesn’t listen and doesn’t have any answers.
The only thing you know for sure is there’s too much information, not enough time, definitely not enough money, and if you hear the words organic, pastured, or non-GMO one more time, you’ll scream.
Hold that scream. Exhale. And pick up “Simple Steps to Everyday Self-Health.”
Did you catch that part about the simple steps? That’s what Paula Widish offers, with plenty of endearing humor and lightness of heart, in this guide to self-health. As Paula defines it, self-health is “paying attention to signals from your body, seeking out practical knowledge, and applying what you’ve learned.”
On a nitty-gritty level, self-health is about food and facts. Handling stress and planning meals. Reading food labels and becoming your own self-health advocate. Passing knowledge to the next generation. It’s about soda, Halloween, and lunchboxes. Getting yourself a good water bottle, packing a nutritious lunch, and dusting off that slow cooker. And tips. Tips and tools and new ideas, all tested and proven because they’ve worked for Paula and her family:
- 4 Tips for a Simple Morning Routine
- 5 Dinnertime Survival Tips for Your Busy Family
- 5 Resolutions for Your Home
- 4 Tools to Shop By
- Top 5 Survival Tips for the Holiday Season
- 5 Questions to Ask Before You Travel
- 4 Tips for Relocating with Ease
You’ll find plenty of simple, action-oriented steps you can take on the path to self-health. And you don’t have to do it all at once. Plan a meal. Talk to your kids about junk food. Make your first batch of bone broth. Doing something, no matter how small, that will take you and your family from point A to point B on your path to everyday health.
Once you take that first simple step, you’ll find it easier to take another, and then another. You’ll find yourself seeking self-health knowledge and applying what you’ve learned. Sooner or later, you’ll look in the mirror and find a self-healthier staring back at you.
In the future, Trophia will feature more articles from a variety of authors in the same bright, colorful, magazine-style format. With each issue, you’ll learn that your health is yours to nourish, and you’ll find the knowledge that will help you nourish it.