’Tis that time of year when everyone has a “New Year, New You” attitude. That is the premise of Latina Boss, Justine Astacio’s Lotus Theory, a balanced approach to physical and mental health and wellness to be the best possible you. A licensed therapist committed to helping others achieve inner peace, Justine started her company with a balanced formula in mind. “My own personal quest to find balance in my life aka inner peace is what led me to develop Lotus Theory and the unique formula that defines it.”
“My own personal quest to find balance in my life aka inner peace is what led me to develop Lotus Theory and the unique formula that defines it.”
At the Lotus Theory, you get a one stop shop for self care and improvement, with a customized approach to counseling, nutrition, and fitness. Justine’s goal is to support individuals with creating a custom fit formula that will help them achieve holistic health and overall balance.
What is the “Lotus Theory Formula”?
Serenity + Strength + Life + Love = Balance
This is something I came up with while building Lotus Theory, speaking to my mentor, receiving personal therapy and while studying to become a psychotherapist – all at the same time.
I started to pay more attention to the things that are important to me and the different things that make my soul smile. This led me to building my own formula and then flourished to being the base line of Lotus Theory.
Each variable plays a significant role.
For instance, serenity really focuses on the things that bring you inner peace, and mine is meditation, watching the sunset or even taking myself to the movies. I also like to call this “me” time.
Strength are my workouts. Challenging your body changes you physically and mentally.
Life is just simply managing all the responsibilities that we have as adults. For instance, work-life balance. Understanding that taking that short 15 minute break is a necessity and when you break, walk away from your desk, disconnect yourself for 15 mins, and allow yourself to recharge. You will be effective.
Last not but least, Love. As we mature in life, we start to realize that not only do we need human interactions to feel whole but that we also need to learn to continue to feed the ones that are fruitful to us. The idea here is to identify the relationships you need to heal and move on from on as well those that are valuable to you that you need to continue to nourish. Here is where ego vs. love plays a big role and being able to identify what’s your own “shit” while not allowing it to be detrimental to how you receive love. All of these variables play a big role in finding balance in our lives which leads to happiness.
Once you identify all of the intricate details within each variable, then you can start practicing what I like to call “self scan”.
“being able to identify what’s your own “shit” while not allowing it to be detrimental to how you receive love.”
Astacio adds, “It is so important to listen to yourself, soul, and heart because ultimately we already have all the answers we need, sometimes we just need a little help identifying them and this is where Lotus Theory comes in. It encourages you to listen, to search, to be honest with yourself without judgment and ultimately create your balance.”