Hi, my name is Dickon Walker.
In a roundabout way an Icarus moment led to the creation of Blissful Spirits...
A fall from the sky in a paragliding accident led to my convalescing with time to think…I thought about my own habitual behaviour, recognising how neurochemical imbalances brought about the thrill seeking behaviour which had not served me so well.
It also gave me time to contemplate the nature of pain and its opposite - physical pleasure and joy. My simple conclusion was, I realised that how the body feels at any given moment tells us whether we’re joyful or not!
So much time is spent chasing excitement, outcomes, or circumstance. But to feel good, Blissful even, just requires a healthy body with the right neurochemical balance. That need not be an unusual or fleeting feeling, dependent upon a momentary experience or achievement. It is our birthright.
By this 'interesting' point in my life, given I'd already given up alcohol and that my usual exercise routines and flying buzz was off the cards, I needed an alternative and better way to help me feel good.
I returned to a long held interest in nutrition to help my body get over the shock of injury and to bring about the internal feelings I desired.
From many years studying nutrition and natural healing techniques, I knew how using herbs and supplements together gives greatest effect for the nervous system, to restore lasting feelings of pleasure and contentment.
I also knew I wanted to make something in a drink format and that the presentation of a spirit best fit the intense mood shifting experience I wanted to bottle.Here was the motivation required to embark on the huge journey of inventing and creating an alcohol replacement drink worth drinking.
The next step was deciding what particular drink to make and more precisely how I wanted that drink to help me feel...
I asked myself the question: ‘If I took all the knowledge I’ve acquired over the years to accentuate and enhance just one single emotion, and bottle it, what emotion would that be?’
Bliss was born!