HAPI Guide Summer 2017 - Page 11

HEALTH INTERVIEW Finding Life’s Sweet Spot A midst the Chaos M An interview with Briana Borten ost people whose lives have swung off course struggle to get them back under control -- they can’t see the way out of an unhealthy job, rela- tionship or poor self-image. But Briana and Pe- ter Borten assert that it  is  within each person›s power to find tranquility and satisfaction from life. Their book, The Well Life: How to Use Struc- ture, Sweetness, and Space to Create Balance, Happiness, and Peace, shows that seeking en- gagement and meaning correlates with life satis- faction. Finding a way to engage in what brings you joy and meaning comes from learning to em- brace three fundamental principles -- sweetness, structure, and space. They show how to go from an overwhelmed, passive lifestyle to an empow- ered, fully engaged life, even in the face of chaos. Briana Borten is a wellness entrepreneur and peace engineer who inspires people to live ex- traordinary, healthy lives and create what they want. She and her husband Dr. Peter Borten are the creators of the Rituals of Living online community and Dragontree, a holistic wellness brand that includes three spas, herbal and wellness products, a magazine and the Rituals of Living online community. Briana has certi- fications in Massage Therapy and is a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist. Peter has a doctorate in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and has written hundreds of articles, spanning topics such as stress, emotional wellness, nutrition, fitness, and our connection with nature. Learn more at: www.thedragontree.com. 11 | HAPI Guide LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW