and a life full of zest
Zest is vitality.
Zest is energy.
Zest is gusto.
Zest is your enthusiasm to welcome every day with the anticipation of a child. This is a child who embraces whatever comes and is fully present in the moment.
It is the spark that makes you going and having fun.
It is the basic curiosity and awe for what life is with its meanders and blessings on the way.
Name and the logo
When I was thinking about the name that would best capture my goals and intentions, I was looking for a word that would embrace joy, happiness, elegance and the uplifting action. I found the word “Zest”.
“Zest” is for me about getting up and going through life with joy, style and gusto. It is also about finding interest and rising from overwhelm or ignorance. It coincides with the zest of the lemon – again the extra spice in life!
This is what I stand for with my services – lifting, empowering movement and joy.
The logo has two meanings. On the one hand it looks like an open lotus flower (so commonly associated with the Chinese medicine) with seeds going up, while on the other hand -it is wide open to resemble a phoenix rising from the ashes. The logo captures the idea of transformation and rising from hardship, pain and difficulties to power.
This is what I stand for – the transformation from ignorance and weakness to strength and joy.
Zesty life is about relations.
At the most fundamental level it is about the relation you have with yourself.
It is about liking yourself and appreciating who you are with your talents and shortcomings. “Know thyself” as the Greek maxim says.
Zesty life is also about the cooperation between various aspects of the Self. Health comes naturally when the communication is open between the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual Selves. Only then a real transformation can happen to support growth.
Zesty life is also about your relation to the world, nature and other people. It is about the appreciation you have for life, the blessings you recognise and the difference and contribution you make.
Stress – opposite to Zest
Stress is tension.
Stress is pressure.
Stress is emotional strain.
Ailments, aches and health issues develop when you are “pressed” too much or too often to fit in or to manage circumstances you do not know how, because you have not developed the skills yet.
Some stress is necessary in life. Either too much or too little stress has an adverse effect. The key is to manage it in a flexible way.
Road to Wellness
The road to balance begins when you enter the Healing Space, defined by Light, Space and Potential. These are of course metaphorical concepts but they capture what is essential to be well.
Light allows you to notice the difference, discriminate and choose. Light marks an activity. Light is your vision, your goal and your purpose.
Space can be:
- a mental space – the quality of your thoughts
- an emotional space – your beliefs and feelings
- physical space – such as a comfort desk to work on.
The space offers you sufficient room to be who you are, to breathe freely and to be relaxed yet focussed. It supports you to be in the flow. Space is necessary to let you experience a potential to grow.
Potential can be seen as favourable conditions or circumstances that encourage you to take massive action in order to establish new habits or grow your inner Self. Any road towards Wellness requires you to be in charge to become an integrated Self.
Zest Therapy: The Goals
The goal of the therapies offered here is to make you relax deeply and to get you well physically, mentally and emotionally.
Your Body and Mind cannot wait to be ignited into a cooperation. Come and I will ignite your Zest for life.
Ease of pain.
Tingle with Life!
Chinese Medicine in High Peak:
- Whaley Bridge and Furness Vale
- Bugsworth and Chinley
- Chapel en le Frith
- Disley and New Mills
as well as in Stockport and Greater Manchester.