Can you believe Mental Health Awareness Month is coming to a close? I can’t, but here's the thing: mental health doesn't end just because the month does! During this month, our team has spent the past few weeks immersing ourselves in the exploration of our minds and delving into the vast landscape of our own personal mental well-being. And today, we're going to wrap up our journey with a bang by shedding light on the amazing benefits we found of moving our bodies and exercising our brains.
In this blog post, we'll explore the incredible impact music has on workout performance, or in my case, your cooking dinner dancing to entertain your boyfriend performance, and how it can motivate you to keep going when the going gets tough.
It all starts with noticing sensations, tuning into the moment, and being fully present instead of getting lost in our thoughts. The aim here isn’t to silence the chatter completely – that's nearly impossible. Instead, the aim is to help each of us bring awareness to the chatter and find ways to refocus on the sensations and experiences of the present moment.
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Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or just plain burnt out? If so, I’m here to tell you you're not alone.
You have a bikini body just by having a body and owning a swimsuit.
One of my all-time favorite quotes is from the one, the only Ashley Graham, ‘Love the body you are in,’ which in my mind translates to every body is a bikini body. Let me say that again for the back of the room to read, every body is a bikini body.
The perfect morning routine will help promote wellness, decrease your stress levels, and make you successful for the rest of the day. From avoiding social media to drinking water and listening to a podcast, there are various steps you can take to create a morning routine that works for you.
But let's try to not repeat the last two years by taking the time to do things that we love is important – not only for our short-term happiness, but also for our mental and emotional well-being. Here are a few reasons why doing something that you love each day is important.
What a year! Looking back, here are the things we did together:
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I couldn’t move my legs after laying down for a nap. I couldn’t understand why. Why someone my age, weighing 120lbs, with a fast metabolism and somewhat healthy eating habits, would have any kind of health issues.
You simply can’t pour creativity out of an empty cup. Whatever you are full of at any given moment is the thing that will spill out the next time to attempt to do your work. Rather than lending your internal real estate to anxiety, resentment and worry - fill it with something that generates creative energy and invention.
Think about it like this: if you knew you couldn't fail, who would you be? Where would you go? And what would you do?
In 2018, I began blogging from an internal need to record and share my process. Motherhood, while the greatest accomplishment of my life, shook my creative identity like nothing I’d experienced before. Time was no longer on my side. I was more tired, more emotional and I wondered how many women out there also felt this way?
For me, this meant refocusing my energy and time on something else. I needed to find myself again, but slowly. As they say, Rome wasn't built in one day. I purposefully took one day a week to observe myself. In other words, I did a happiness audit and that's when it happened.