A Note From the Healthy Italian: Buon Anno Nuovo

Ovunque tu sia,  in italia o qualche posto nel mondo, le feste quest’anno forse saranno quiete e tranquille. Può anche darsi, che ci saranno meno chiacchiere e meno risate perché non ci saranno i nostri amici e le famiglie. 

Grazie a COVID, almeno abbiamo il tempo per guardare noi stessi, il nostro stile di vita, ed le nostre abitudini. Possiamo usare questi giorni per eliminare le cose di cui non abbiamo bisogno per avere una vita semplice. Senza i giorni da passate con altre persone, avremo l’opportunità di mangiare di meno, litigare di meno; ma, avremo più tempo per concentrarci nel significato del Natale. Questi giorni ci daranno il tempo di riflettere. Con la speranza che quest’anno porterà la pace, la compassione, e la Grazia nei nostri cuori.

Greetings and Happy New Year from The Healthy Italian and Diana Lucarino-Diekmann. 

Whether in Italy or elsewhere in the world, it may be a more quiet and mellow holiday this year with less clamor, but also less laughter without the company of many of our usual friends and family.

Thanks to Covid, we will also have a chance to look at ourselves, our lifestyles and our habits; to pare down and get rid of things that no longer serve us. Without the large family and friend gatherings we will probably eat less, argue less and be able to focus on the meaning of Christmas for each of us personally. It will give us more time – time to reflect. And hopefully bring more peace, compassion and gratitude into our hearts. 

Auguro a tutti voi un felice e prospero anno nuovo con buona salute!


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Diana Lucarino-Diekmann, has been working in the field of Health and Fitness since 1980, helping others achieve optimal health and happiness. She has a BA in Exercise Physiology, as well as Pilates and Yoga certifications and an extensive knowledge of nutrition and disease. Having taught almost every type of exercise class, she now specializes in Yoga, Pilates, meditation, and mindfulness, not only in exercise but also in life.

The contents of “The Healthy Italian” are for informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medial condition or your personal health.