Archetypes are as old as the myths that have been handed down through the ages. They are primal and recognizable – using them, you can start on a lifestyle path that is designed specifically for you.
Archetypes help guide our healthy journey in three major ways:
- When an archetype is activated in your life, it provides a structure for who and how you are at heart. Tapping into your archetype helps empower you and recognize both your strengths and weaknesses.
- Archetypes help you make peace with your body. Hold your head high and think the best of yourself — whatever your body’s shape. Emphasize the positive assets embodied in your primary and companion archetypes. You have many. Give yourself credit for them.
- Archetypes can save you from the lose/gain cycle. Diets of the moment are like vampires: they suck the life right out of you. Living according to your archetype prevents you from making the same diet mistakes over and over. From now on, you’ll know exactly what works for you.
The more archetypes are activated in your life, the more you live a life that fills you with joy every day, a life that is so worth living that you can’t wait to get up in the morning. So, what’s your archetype’s eating style? Where do you have trouble, and what should you look for going forward?