The 12 Most Important Foods You Need for Optimal Health

It’s the circle – The Circle of Life.

It’s not just from “The Lion King”- it’s something you need to learn how to do for your own health!

{You’re welcome for getting that song stuck in your head.}

A big part of my wellness coaching is about how everything in our lives can affect our health. My focus is holistic health – which means “whole body” wellness. When looking at these other “foods” that you are feeding yourself, it becomes a lot more clear why things might be out of whack! These “foods” are called primary foods. If you’ve worked with me, you are familiar with this concept already. If not, here is an exercise I like to do with my clients. This exercise will help you to discover which primary foods you are missing the most.

(Click here to download the free printable for this exercise)

The Circle of Life has 12 sections. Look at each section and place a dot on the line marking how satisfied you are with each area of your life. A dot placed at the center of the circle or close to the middle indicates dissatisfaction, while a dot placed on the periphery indicates ultimate happiness.
When you have placed a dot on each of the lines, connect the dots to see your circle of life.
You will have a clear visual of any imbalances in primary food and a starting point for determining where you may wish to spend more time and energy to create balance and joy in your life.

It is so important that we have as close to a circle as possible. When we have sides on our “circle”, we need to take a look at how we can change things.

These things affect everyone – no matter what stage of life you are in. My life is strongly affected by all of these areas and I can certainly tell when I am out of balance.


What? I’m not just a health coach?? Nope. In fact, I’m also a full time mom – with 4 children ages 10 years – 2 years old and I’m expecting baby #5 in August. I am so much more than just a health coach and there is so much more to my life that I feel like I need to share to show others that may be in a similar stage as I am. It is definitely a challenge to keep myself balanced but it is completely worth it!

What is important to remember is that these things will change – sometimes weekly, sometimes monthly, and most certainly yearly. It is essential that you check in with yourself from time to time to reevaluate your circle.

I’d love to hear how this exercise went for you. Please share in the comments section below.