Reconnect with Mother Nature…

Nature is a wonderful place to transform, awaken and often help find a boost in creativity. It’s important that we make an effort to reconnect with nature for our overall health and wellbeing. 

Throughout history, people have grounded themselves in nature. That is, they have found peace and tranquillity in their surroundings. Native Americans for example, believe that they are a part of nature and not separate from it, as many people might experience today.

Even if you already go outside every day, you can still find new ways to reconnect with Mother Nature and maybe you can also help make a positive impact on the environment. When we combine our small, everyday actions, we can make a more connected and healthier world for ourselves and future generations. This might be the start of a new nature-focused routine that can last a lifetime…

Help plant a new life… There is no better way to honour Mother Nature than to plant new life such as a tree, flowers, a vegetable garden, etc. Or join others in volunteering actions to tidy up a community garden or plant new trees and flower beds in the local neighbourhood. Emerging ourselves in the Wellness Community spirit can offer us a chance to not only socialise and meet new people, but most importantly reconnect with Mother Nature whilst having fun.

Make contact with the Earth… Taking our shoes and socks off whilst outside and sinking our feet in the ground beneath us gives us the feeling of being grounded.1 Going out in nature and revelling in its beauty, its stillness and its wisdom allows us to recharge and become more recentred.

Unplug from Technology… Smartphones, tablets and computers to name a few, are a huge part of modern life, but sometimes it’s necessary to unplug to give ourselves the space to really connect to what matters most. According to research from Rescue Timemost people, on average, spend 3 hours and 15 minutes on their phones. If you unplug from technology, think of all the free time you’ll have! You’ll also be doing your bit for Mother Nature – as you reduce your energy consumption and shrink your carbon footprint.

Take your daily activities outside… Exercising outdoors carries many benefits both physically and mentally. Yet another great way to reconnect with Mother Nature. Meeting a friend? Go for outdoor activities such as a picnic or a walk in the park.  

Bring Mother Nature Indoors… There are a few ways to bring nature indoors such as getting some house plants and keeping windows open if weather permits. This will help cleanse the energy in the house, giving it a more relaxing and natural atmosphere.

Reduce Plastic Usage… When plastic isn’t recycled it can release toxic chemicals into the air we breathe as well as nearby water sources. This can create a variety of health problems for both humans and animals. Plastic is everywhere and sometimes unavoidable, but there are ways to reduce plastic usage. Some of these ways include, using a recyclable and reusable water bottle such as the PiMag® Water Bottle, avoiding items sold in plastic containers, bringing your own mug to a coffee shop and not using plastic utensils and straws. The PiMag® Water Bottle is environmentally responsible in many ways. For example, the biodegradable bottle shell (containing no BPA or other potentially harmful compounds) eventually breaks down into natural soil nutrients. With a replaceable filter cartridge, the PiMag® Water Bottle eliminates the need to purchase bottle water thereby helping to reduce plastic usage and your carbon footprint. 

To help you reduce plastic usage and enjoy clean, freshly filtered PiMag® water, Nikken is offering great SAVINGS OF 20% on selected PiMag® Water products until the 17th April 2021. Discover more at: www.nikken.com/eu/

Reconnecting with Mother Nature doesn’t necessarily mean you have to spend a week camping and hiking to the top of a mountain. Nature is a place to connect to your true self so whatever it may be, go outside and start reconnecting to Mother Nature! 

  1. https://nikkeneurope.wordpress.com/2019/05/21/connect-with-mother-nature/
  2. https://blog.rescuetime.com/screen-time-stats-2018/

6th April 2021

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Do You Know Your Purpose?

The age-old question on the meaning of life may never be fully answered, but individually, each of us can find a purpose. Our purpose or where we find our meaning in life and living does not have to be paramount. In other words, our life purpose doesn’t have to be heavy and burdensome. It can be in finding small pleasures. It can be in performing services and kindnesses, intentionally or whenever the opportunity arises. And, it is ongoing and changes as we inevitably transform through the various stages of life.

The search for meaning and purpose is tied to the quest for happiness. Every culture has its own path for this lifelong journey. The Japanese have clearly defined this journey as “ikigai” – a way to find purpose, joy and fulfilment in daily living.

Hector Garcia, co-author of Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life, explains ikigai as “the intersection of what you are good at and what you love doing.” Ikigai is seen as the convergence of four primary elements: your passion, your mission, your vocation, and your profession. In other words, the four elements are what you love, what the world needs, what you are good at, and what you can get paid for. When these four elements are in balance, life is believed to have meaning, purpose and joy. 2

Okinawans have the highest number of centenarians in the world and their interpretation of ikigai translates to “the happiness of always being busy.” 4  Their meaning of life is discovered through daily actions and to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances – to choose one’s own way.5

It also is rooted in the principle of ichariba chode, a local expression that translates to “treat everyone like a brother, even if you’ve never met them before.” 6

Living with Active Wellness certainly is one facet of pursuing ikigai. Staying active keeps us busy and helps keep stress at bay. Eating healthy foods and getting restful sleep are behaviors that help us to live well. Caring for ourselves and being strong enough to care for others is living to serve. We may do these things unconsciously, but when we become conscious of what we do on a daily basis, purpose and meaning unfold more clearly.  

At Nikken, Humans Being More ST training teaches that meaning is often found in our mission in life, in what we do to develop ourselves and to serve others. Humans Being More posits that our purpose in life is to be and become the very best version of ourselves. Purpose and meaning is thus found through doing and being.

The next Humans Being More ST On Line workshops for 2021 are on:

  • Saturday 13th February 2021 – English (18.00 – 22.00 UK time / 19.00 – 23.00 SW time)
  • Saturday 13th March 2021 – German (16.00 – 20.00 local time)
  • Saturday 3rd April 2021 – French (16.00 – 20.00 local time)

They will be hosted by Jeff Isom, Chancellor of Nikken University. To secure your place, contact us at UKsupport@nikken.co.uk.

1, 2. https://medium.com/thrive-global/ikigai-the-japanese-secret-to-a-long-and-happy-life-might-just-help-you-live-a-more-fulfilling-9871d01992b7

3. https://nikkeneurope.wordpress.com/2019/01/21/creating-good-habits-for-health-longevity-and-happiness/

4, 5, 6. https://showmedamani.com/2020/05/20/book-review-ikigai-the-japanese-secret-to-a-long-and-happy-life/

25th January 2021

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The Power of Gratitude…

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.  It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.  It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.”– Aesop

We all know gratitude in the form of ‘thank you’ when someone has helped us or done something nice for us.  But how many of us look and feel gratitude in other ways…  

When we appreciate and acknowledge simple things, we are grateful. From having fresh water to drink and food on the table, to hearing the birds sing and feeling the wind or sun on our face. 

The best way to reach contentment is to feel grateful for what you already have. Studies show that if you express gratitude, it raises your happiness by 25% 1.

When you take a breath and step back, your thankfulness slows you down and fills you up with happiness. This can be a time to be grateful for all the things you might have overlooked, forgotten or taken for granted, instead of worrying about what you still need. 

Express your gratitude…

Every day take a few minutes to think of the things that you’re grateful for: the people, places and things that make your life rich and full, that bring you comfort and joy. The more you practice this exercise, the more you’ll notice just how full your life already is. 

Contact one person everyday just to express your gratitude. Whether you are having lunch with a friend or time in the evening with your partner tell them why you’re thankful, expressing your gratitude out loud can be very powerful. 

The Power of gratitude…

Boosts self-esteem – instead of being resentful towards people who are wealthier or have better jobs, you will learn to appreciate their accomplishments.

Can help reduce stress. Research2 has shown that people who feel gratitude are happier, report more life satisfaction and less stress. Grateful people are less likely to be depressed, anxious or lonely. Nikken’s portable grounding mat, KenkoGround® is ideal for practising gratitude meditation on. Plug it into a grounded outlet, place your bare feet on the mat whilst taking time out to meditate and reconnecting with Mother Nature. 

Can help improve your sleeping habits. A study3 found that people who spend 15 minutes writing down grateful sentiments at bedtime sleep longer and better.

Whether getting ready to settle down for the night, taking a power nap or just snuggling – the Kenko Travel Comforter will keep you warm and cosy with its integrated ceramic fibres. The comforter is very light and versatile and zips up, making it easy to use around the home or when travelling.

Make gratitude your automatic thinking and when you do you’ll experience your level of happiness rise.

2nd November 2020

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45 years of Nikken Insoles – Discover the history of Active Wellness

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Magnetic energy is a fundamental part of the body’s natural processes and of the natural environment of all living things. A key principle of both Far Eastern cultures and Traditional Chinese Medicine is that of the flows of energies in the body1.

Nikken’s magnetic technologies have been carefully designed and developed for over 45 years with the result being products that are designed to fit easily into our everyday lives.

The first application of Nikken’s Magnetic Technology was the design of the Nikken KenkoInsoles®, the company’s first product when launched in 1975. Nikken’s founder, Mr. Isamu Masuda began his wellness revolution with a brilliant thought: “If people feel better after walking on pebbles, why not create a way to experience this effect all day long?”

Masuda discovered that if someone’s feet were sore then fatigue would likely spread throughout the whole body. So he searched for a solution.

Drawing inspiration from the combined research into the positive effects of magnetic fields and massage inspired by the reflexology practices and the pebbles on the floors of the traditional Japanese hot baths – he combined a textured surface with magnetic technology and this is how the Magsteps® (later called KenkoInsoles®) were created.

Over the years, the products have been developed further into today’s insoles:
mSteps and mStrides. 

Discover more about the insoles: 

Kenko® mSteps  – a gentle massage in your shoe!

Raised nodules on the surface of mSteps are designed to provide a very gentle massaging sensation on the soles of the feet. Walking, standing or sitting, these nodules will stimulate and invigorate your feet.

Patented DynaFlux® Magnetic Technology acts like a magnetic field generator inside the shoes. This happens when magnets are placed in a way called ‘polar opposites’ – as you walk, the components of the magnets move changing position to produce a dynamic field of energy.

mSteps are available in two sizes: 2.5 – 7 (#3053) and 6.5 – 11.5 (#3054).  The insoles can be trimmed if needed to fit perfectly in your shoes.

Kenko® mStrides – great for active activity!

mStrides have the same patented DynaFlux® Magnetic Technology as the Kenko® mSteps but without the massaging nodules.

They are thicker to provide more cushion and flexibility, ideal for use in soft athletic shoes such as trainers and hiking boots, etc.

mStrides are also available in two sizes: 2.5 – 7 (#3050) and 6.5 – 11.5 (#3051), these insoles can also be trimmed if needed to fit perfectly in your shoes.

Whichever insoles you choose this summer, you can comfortably walk your way to Active Wellness!

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Share the Nikken insoles with friends and family with our OFFER between 6th – 31st July:

Buy one pair of insoles mSteps or mStrides purchase the second pair for HALF PRICE! Use the codes below to order:

mSteps Offer Women’s Pack = #88078 (includes 2 x 3053)

mSteps Offer mixed Pack = #88082 (includes 1 x 3053 + 1 x 3054)

mSteps Offer Men’s Pack = #88084 (includes 2 x 3054)

mStrides Offer Women’s Pack = #88070 (includes 2 x 3050)

mStrides Offer mixed Pack = #88072 (includes 1 x 3050 + 1 x 3051)

mStrides Offer Men’s Pack = #88074 (includes 2 x 3051)

Shop now at: www.nikken.com/eu/

 

1. https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/traditional-chinese-medicine-what-you-need-to-know

6th July 2020

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All the purity of nature at your fingertips…

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It’s simple: Water is the necessity of Life. Keeping hydrated is crucial for health and wellbeing. Many people do not consume enough fluids each day. Around 60% of the body is made up of water, and around 71% of the planet’s surface is covered by water. To function properly, all the cells and organs of the body need water.

Here are some of the benefits of good hydration for the body:

1. Increases Energy & Relieves Fatigue. Since the brain is mostly made out of water, drinking it helps you to focus, concentrate better and be more alert. As an added bonus, your energy levels are also boosted!

2. Improves Skin Complexion. Good hydration moisturizes the skin, keeps it fresh, soft, glowing and smooth.

3. Helps Maintain the Balance of Body Fluids. The functions of these bodily fluids include digestion, absorption, circulation, creation of saliva, transportation of nutrients, and maintenance of body temperature.

4. Water energises your muscles. Having the right balance of water and electrolytes in your muscles helps them to perform at their best. That’s why it’s important to drink lots of water before doing exercise and to keep your fluid intake high during and after your workout.

5. Water gives your kidneys a helping hand. Your kidneys purify your blood and remove waste products from your body by passing them into your urine. As long as you are fully hydrated, your kidneys are highly effective at removing toxins such as nitrogen from your body.

But, how much water should you drink daily? The National Academies of Sciences recommends for women a total of 2.7 litres of liquid daily, including all beverages and water-rich foods.1   For men, the recommendation is a total of 3.7 litres of liquid daily, including all beverages and water-rich foods.2

Drinking PiMag® filtered water is a critical aspect of an Active Wellness Lifestyle.

Nikken’s PiMag® water systems are designed to take tap water and create the experience of drinking fresh, spring-like water. This is done through a multi-stage process of cleaning mineralising and energising the water in your home or office.

The Nikken PiMag Waterfall® is an advanced filtration system that produces water with added minerals in a pH range of 8.5 – 9.5. Regular tap water typically has a pH range of 6.5 – 8.5, with 7 considered “basic” and below 7 as acidic.3

Because the PiMag Waterfall® works without electricity or plumbing, it can be used in any location.

The Nikken PiMag Waterfall® complies with NSF* standards as follows:

  • NSF Standard 42 – Reduction of chlorine, chloramine, taste and odour
  • NSF Standard 53 – Reduction of mercury, volatile organic chemicals (VOCs)
  • NSF Standard 372 – Lead compliance

Spring Hydration Special Offer  

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From the 22nd March until the 17th April 2020, Consultants and Registered Customers receive a 20% discount on any purchase of the PiMag Waterfall® 

* NSF stands for National Sanitisation Foundation. NSF is an independent organisation dedicated to ensuring the quality and safety of products in the marketplace.

1,2. https://www.livescience.com/61353-how-much-water-you-really-need-drink.html
3. http://www.water-research.net/ph.htm

23rd March 2020

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Probiotics for a Healthy Gut…

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Probiotics are in the news now more than ever. From the Greek pro, meaning promoting, and biotics, meaning life, these life-promoting compounds are gaining in usage for a good reason.

Our bodies naturally have good or helpful bacteria as well as bad or harmful bacteria. Maintaining the correct balance between these is necessary for optimal health. This is where probiotics come in. The wrong bacteria in the wrong place can cause issues but the right bacteria in the right place can have benefits. Probiotics are ‘good’ bacteria found in food products or supplements that can beneficially affect our health by improving the balance and function of the gut bacteria.1

Age, genetics and diet may influence the composition of the bacteria in the body. When the bacteria in our bodies are not in balance, we are in “dysbiosis” and may experience certain illnesses linked to the digestive system. Probiotics help shift the balance in favor of good bacteria for healthy digestion. When the digestive tract is healthy, it filters out and eliminates things that can damage it, such as harmful bacteria, toxins, chemicals and other waste products.

The other way that probiotics help overall health is how they affect the immune system. Since the immune system protects against germs, dysfunction can cause allergic reactions and autoimmune disorders. Just like the digestive system, the immune system functions optimally when in balance, and probiotics have been shown to be of benefit.

A happy gut is responsible for overall health in a big way.Fermented foods have been shown to be probiotic-rich and may help balance the microbiome and support the immune system. Taking probiotics through natural foods and beverages such as yogurt, sauerkraut, kimchi and kombucha can easily be part of an Active Wellness diet. Nutritional supplements such as KENZEN Lactoferrin 2.0® and KVB® Natural Food Mix – Chocolate contain prebiotics and/or probiotics. Not only they can help boost the immune and digestive systems but they also promote healthy minds! 3

Incorporating them into a daily regimen is a big part of an Active Wellness lifestyle.

1. https://www.bda.uk.com/resource/probiotics.html
2. https://nikkeneurope.wordpress.com/2019/07/08/how-prebiotics-probiotics-help-the-gut/
3. https://nikkenactivewellness.com/2017/11/03/have-you-heard-of-the-brain-gut-connection/

16th March 2020

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BOOST your Winter Health and strengthen your IMMUNITY with KENZEN Lactoferrin 2.0®

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Lactoferrin is an iron-binding glycoprotein (sugar-protein) naturally present in milk: Lacto = milk, ferrin = iron. It belongs to the transferrin family that transports iron ions and it is a natural constituent of body fluids such as saliva, breast milk and tears.

Lactoferrin binds the iron already present in the body, helping the body utilize and absorb it more efficiently. This removes the need to add additional non-native sources of iron, allowing the body to receive the right balance of iron without the stomach and intestinal discomfort.1

However, this is not lactoferrin’s only role within the body. Its iron-binding properties give it several secondary functions:

  • Boost your immune system. Lactoferrin is also essential in providing an increased defence for your immune system. Lactoferrin deprives unwanted bacteria in the body from the nutrients they need to continue spreading and is able to boost your body with beneficial antioxidants, enhance oxygenation of the tissues and improve white blood cell health.
  • Clear skin. If you are having trouble maintaining healthy or clear skin, lactoferrin also works at reducing acne activity and preventing breakouts.
  • Maintain a healthy gut. Gut health refers to the balance of microorganisms that live in the digestive tract. Looking after the health of the gut and maintaining the right balance of these microorganisms is vital for physical and mental health, immunity, and more. These bacteria, yeasts, and viruses are also called the “gut microbiome” or “gut flora”. Many microbes are beneficial for human health, and some are even essential.

To maintain a healthy gut, increase your fibre intake. Good examples of high fibre vegetables are artichokes, leeks, onions and garlic, which all contain high levels of inulin (a prebiotic fibre). Some vegetables like lettuce have little fibre or nutrient value. Choose food and drinks with high levels of polyphenols. Polyphenols are antioxidants that act as fuel for microbes. Examples are nuts, seeds, berries, olive oil, brassicas, coffee and tea – especially green tea.

You can also consume plenty of fermented foods containing live microbes. Good choices are unsweetened yoghurt; kefir, which is a sour milk drink with five times as many microbes as yoghurt; raw milk cheeses; sauerkraut; kimchi, a Korean dish made from garlic, cabbage and chilli; and soybean-based products such as soy sauce, tempeh and natto.

Nutritional supplementation is also helpful. Lactoferrin may help the body absorb what is already there and importantly, does so without upsetting the stomach.  It has been shown in clinical research to be more bioavailable, allowing for more efficient absorption of iron, compared to other iron sources.2

*Just take a look at the graph:

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Take a look at our KENZEN Lactoferrin 2.0® (#15700) (200 mg of lactoferrin per capsule) which is gentle on the digestive system and may help support the good gut bacteria that is so crucial for your overall wellbeing.

We thought you might like these… previous KENZEN Lactoferrin 2.0® blogs too:

* HOW Prebiotics & Probiotics Help the Gut…
* Why KENZEN Lactoferrin 2.0®?

Save with monthly orders. KENZEN Lactoferrin 2.0® is available on the Nikken Autoship program, where you can set up an Autoship order to be delivered straight to your door every month – and to thank you, you’ll save on the cost of the product and shipping too.

1. https://www.glanbianutritionals.com/en-gb/node/1101
2. (Rezk, Dawood, Abo-Elnasr, Halaby, & Marawan, 2015), (Rezk, Kandil, Dawood, Shaheen, & Allam, 2015), (Nappi, et al., 2009), (Paesano, et al., 2010), (Paesano, et al., 2014)

3rd February 2020

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Simple tips for a Healthy Winter with Winter Wellness

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It may be cold outside, but winter needn’t be the unhealthiest time of year for you and your family. Along with chilly temperatures winter brings a variety of bugs, often leaving you feeling run down. Although there are no quick fixes to prevent colds and flu from striking, here are some simple steps you can take to ensure your immune system is functioning at peak performance.

1. Wash your hands and do it right. Everyday you come into contact with thousands of germs and bacteria. Wash your hands several times a day with plenty of soap and warm water for 15-20 seconds.

2. Keep hydrated. Your fluid intake can help to ease the symptoms of colds and flu – it prevents the throat and nose lining from drying out. Warm fluids are especially helpful as they can help moisten your throat. According to new guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and Public Health England (PHE), honey drinks (and add a dose of lemon for added vitamin C!) have been shown to ease coughing.Try to drink at least 8 glasses of fluid each day.

3. Get enough sleep. The National Sleep Foundationrecommends seven to eight hours of sleep a night to keep your immune system in fighting shape. When you are running on empty and in a sleep deficit, your immune system can suffer, leaving you more susceptible to picking up winter bugs.

4. Light. Open the blinds and windows as often as you can. Get outside and soak up some natural light – the health benefits are endless and include topping up essential vitamin D, helping you get a good night’s sleep and even improving your mental health. Take the dog and the kids with you or enjoy a peaceful walk by yourself. Even a few minutes out on your lunch break can make all the difference.

5. Eat fruit and vegetables from a rainbow of different colours. Did you know each different colour provides you with a different array of nutrients? Make sure you include plenty of green, red, purple/blue, yellow/orange and white/brown fruits and vegetables in your diet every day. Some examples of the immunity boosting nutrients found in fruit and vegetables include: Vitamin A (or carotenoids – any vegetable of orange or yellow colours and some green foods like dark green veg), Vitamin C (citrus fruits, kiwi, tomatoes, potatoes, berries and broccoli) and Phytonutrients (compounds found naturally in plants). Phenolics (found in most fruit and vegetables) and flavonoids (berries, onions, Brussels sprouts, citrus, kale and parsley) are common phytonutrients, which are known to have immune benefits.

Barley Grass is naturally high in many key nutrients that help to support the immune system, such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants and enzymes.

Nikken’s Organic Jade GreenZymes® is the perfect winter drink (it can be consumed hot or cold) and could offer you that bit of extra help in boosting your immunity in the cold season.

1. https://www.nhs.uk/news/heart-and-lungs/honey-not-antibiotics-recommended-coughs/
2.https://www.sleepfoundation.org/articles/how-sleep-affects-your-immunity

27th January 2020

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New Year message from the C.E.O.

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KurtFulle copyDear Nikken Wellness Community,

As we bid farewell to 2019, I am grateful for the many memorable experiences of the past 12 months. There was the Recognition event in Mexico City, the Nikken North America Anniversary celebration in San Diego and the Team Kaizen trip to Italy. There was the Diamond Seminar in Toronto, the European Inspire event in Paris and a North American Leadership Summit. And finally, there was the opening of Chile. All of these activities gave me the chance to reconnect with old friends and make new friends. Every one of these events gave me an adrenalin rush!

I am also grateful for your unwavering belief in sharing Nikken Active Wellness with so many people who are in dire need of our products. There can be no more rewarding activity than introducing people to the 5 Pillars of Wellness. Your dedication to creating Wellness Homes everywhere certainly is an example of Humans Being More.

The year 2020 promises to be a very exciting year for our Global Wellness Community. Here are a few examples of what’s ahead for us in 2020.

In Europe and North America, Nikken will rollout cutting edge IT platforms for our website, shopping cart and back office.

We will continue to introduce new and improved products that customers will want and need.

We will provide you with more great tools that will make it easier to sell products.

We will celebrate 45 years of Active Wellness in New York City at our global convention.

We will host another European event in Paris, another Diamond Seminar in North America and another Leadership Summit in North America.

And qualifying for Team Taishi or Kaizen will offer exciting excursions in 2021.

Together we will improve the well being of people in all corners of the world. In helping others, you can benefit directly from the various rewards that are a part of our Incentive Program. We will do all of this while being respectful of the environment.

On behalf of all of us at Nikken World Headquarters, I would like to wish you a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year!

Best Wishes,

Kurt H. Fulle

2nd January 2020

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Build Your Personal 5 Pillars Mindset

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Recently I had the privilege of attending a Nikken leadership summit that was conducted by our sales and marketing team, led by President Luis Kasuga. Our CEO,  Mr. Fulle, was also in attendance. I came away with various nuggets of information and inspiration to work with in the coming year. Perhaps you can make use of them, too.

  • The original 5 Pillars of Health, when literally translated from the Japanese, really should be the 5 Pillars of “Wellness.” Wellness inherently connotes well-being, whereas health involves potential illness and therefore, possible cure. At Nikken, we help people with Active Wellness, achieving and maintaining well-being, never in curing or healing illness. Living with Active Wellness is an ongoing process that can always be improved upon.
  • The Family Pillar translated literally from the Japanese, really should be the “Relationship” Pillar. Families are doubtless the most important segment of all the relationships we choose to build or maintain over the years. Relationships are more far-reaching, so do not limit yourself to your family when building this pillar.
  • In Japanese, the literal translation for what we call the Society Pillar is actually “contributions.” There are people everywhere who need your help, which means there are infinite opportunities to serve. Using Nikken as a vehicle to serve does not mean just sharing the beneficial products. It means sharing yourself, as you are the actual contributor to the people you interact with. In the words of the original Nikken founder, “You are irreplaceable because you are you.”
  • We need Nature. Nature doesn’t need us. We need to be good to Nature and help preserve her, because we need her. In other words, the environment doesn’t need saving—it has been around for ages and will survive with or without humans. We, however, need the environment to support our well-being, so we are responsible for keeping it clean. We are responsible for being respectful of Nature for our own survival.
  • What is your legacy? What do you want your legacy to be? At Nikken, we share the ideal of Humans Being More. We share it but we don’t supply it. In other words, each individual has to commit to being more. It is a personal choice proven by positive behavior and service. We can role model it – that is a worthy legacy. What else can you add to your legacy?

I hope you had a wonderful 2019 and wish for you and yours an even better and more empowering new year of 2020. Remember, “Our past doesn’t define us. It provides lessons for the future.”

Provided by Mabel Chiu, Nikken

27th December 2019

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