Peter Borten is a health and wellness expert, founder of The Dragontree Holistic Day Spa, and author of the popular Rituals for Living Dreambook and a beautiful new book, The Well Life.
If you’ve ever wanted to live your greatest life, in balance, and on purpose, then do we have the Well Life show for you!   Today I’ll be talking with Dr. Peter and Briana Borten, health and wellness experts, founders of The Dragontree, and authors of the popular Rituals for Living Dreambook and a beautiful new book, The Well Life.   And that’s just what I want to talk with them about today, How to Use Structure, Sweetness and Space to Create Balance, Happiness, and Peace.   That plus we’ll talk about babies and spas, Salem and Witchcraft, construction nightmares in Boulder, following your bliss vs. following your blisters, making things out of wood, swimming in natural bodies of water, and why the price-per-ounce of soup, just doesn’t matter.   Key Points Discussed:   How they began to create a Well Life – and what that looked like What was the framework that developed How did they ‘manage’ things early on What were some of the foundational pieces they put in place early on How did they determine their ‘life purposes’ What are the three elements for a Well Life What is “sweetness’ and why is it so important for your life What we can learn from Thich Nhat Hanh and washing dishes How do we relax into our work? What is the importance of ‘space’ and what does it mean? What’s the importance of ‘structure’ and what does it look like? How do we set up structures that are flexible for change What are the importance of habits and habitualizing What’s the biological importance to play and laughter What’s the importance of getting out in nature How important is breathing? What happened when they moved to Boulder? What we can learn from Muhammed Ali’s Rope a Dope? What is Jing and why it’s so important. How do we restore our Jing? Why it’s so important to work on our energy levels and protect our energy What’s the importance of surrender or saying ‘please help!’ How do we stop ourselves enough in the frantic moments to receive help What’s the importance of gratitude How creative expression can help move you through trying times What’s the importance of metta-kindness? Beautiful inner-smile guided meditation!   Additional Resources:   …….   For free meditations, weekly tips, stories and similar shows visit:   To support the show and get even more great tools, tips, and behind-the-scenes access, visit:   And to follow Inspire Nation (and the lives of Michael and Jessica) on Instagram, go to  
In this episode of The Functional Medicine Radio Show, Dr. Carri’s special guest Dr. Peter Borten explains The Well Life. Dr. Peter Borten is a doctor of Asian medicine who helps people attain whole health of body and mind. He has authored hundreds of articles, spanning topics such as stress, emotional wellness, nutrition, fitness, and our connection with nature. He is co-author of the new book, The Well Life: How to Use Structure, Sweetness, and Space to Create Balance, Happiness, and Peace. Main Questions Asked about The Well Life: Can you tell us your book and what a well life is? Can you expand on “creating your world through your word”? Can you talk about defining your super powers? Can you talk about energy from a traditional Chinese medicine standpoint? Do you have any tips for listeners for creating a well life for themselves? Tell us about your new cookbook. Key Points Made by Peter about The Well Life: The book is an outgrowth of Dr. Borten’s and his wife’s medical practices. They found that true whole life wellness needs to bring in elements of traditional medicine as well as a holistic look at life. There are three key elements to a well life: Structure, Sweetness, and Space. Structure is your life architecture that you put in place to achieve your goals. Your structure should be organic and formed consciously as well as efficient. Your Structure should allow for enjoyment while also getting you to your chosen destination. Sweetness is about the soul nourishing parts of life. The Sweetness elements should be prioritized and not seen as an indulgence. Building Sweetness into your schedule fortifies your ability to achieve your goals. Space is about opening up and being present, going beyond your own mental dialogue. We all have various degrees of trust in our lives, we should strive to surround ourselves with people who have integrity and focus on having integrity yourself. If you can trust yourself to have integrity, you will have confidence in your ability to achieve your goals. It’s possible to tap into your gifts that instill a sense of purpose to your life. Start with a life purpose statement and then try on different roles to see what resonates. Having a purpose will shift the quality of your life experience. Jing is the concept of essence in Chinese medicine. Acquired Jing is the energy you gain from eating quality food and getting restful sleep, you can learn how to function solely on acquired energy without depleting your reserves. A self care practice is the best first step to creating a well life. How much do you prioritize the Sweetness in life? Identify what really is important to you. If you’re not doing something that is important, whose priorities have you been living? Take the time to meditate and cultivate a feeling of space so that you have time to respond to life instead of reacting. Resources Mentioned for The Well Life: Book – The Well Life Peters’ website Book – Reclaim Your Energy and Feel Normal Again Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe and leave a 5 star rating and review on iTunes! The post The Well Life with Dr. Peter Borten appeared first on The Functional Medicine Radio Show With Dr. Carri.
Dr. Peter Borten is the co-author (along with his wife Briana Borton) of the new book, The Well Life: How to Use Structure, Sweetness, and Space to Create Balance, Happiness, and Peace. Briana and Peter are the creators of the Rituals of Living online community and Dragontree, a holistic wellness brand. Peter is a doctor of Asian medicine who helps people attain whole health of body and mind. Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInGoogleEmail
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