Sara Bareilles sings "Maybe there's a way out of the cage where you live, maybe one of these days you can let the light in, show me how big your brave is."
Physical Health Eat Well Eating healthfully isn't hard, but if it's your new goal, you may have found some confusing information out there (especially in Internetland). Some myths: https://www.shape.com/healthy-eating/diet-tips/common-healthy-eating-myths-debunked Be Active I know, I know. First I tell you to move more every day, and now I am telling you to move more in different ways? Yes, I am. Hear me out: by doing different activities you are not only keeping yourself from getting bored (making it more likely that you will stick with it), but you are also helping your muscles from developing muscle memory, reducing the effectiveness of the activities. https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/wellness/study-to-get-enough-exercise-try-engaging-in-three-different-activities-a-week/2020/07/13/
Let's move! Fun catchy songs that will make you want to move, plus choreographed moves to get a full body workout? And you can do it in your living room? Score! Do all 5 songs listed, and maybe a few more! https://www.popsugar.com/fitness/photo-gallery/47384426/ Spiritual Health Mindfulness is not just an abstract idea that I keep rambling about, I promise. Here, 13 apps that make tuning in a little easier. https://in.mashable.com/social-good/16527/13-great-apps-for-learning-about-mindfulness Mental & Emotional Health Mental pain and anguish is hard. Even harder is that it is an invisible complication, for the most part. How do we deal with this sort of mental struggle? It's more than just 'getting out of a funk'. https://www.raptitude.com/2020/12/how-to-handle-the-beast/ Social Health How are your listening skills? Want to help make them even stronger? https://ggia.berkeley.edu/practice/active_listening Posts from HealthyExpatParent.com/Facebook Happy Monday! Hope you had a nice weekend. We spent ours unpacking and trying to find a home for all of our belongings in the house. We’re about 97% finished... we even hung a few pics and paintings last night! This morning, I have for you an article about finding your happy place. If you can find that even in a place as austere as Antarctica, then it is possible anywhere.
http://nautil.us/issue/92/frontiers/what-you-can-learn-from-living-in-antarctica New recipe: This is our new favorite way to enjoy lentils. I know, I know. I say that often, but lentils are an easy and quick way to get dinner on the table, and with this vinaigrette? So tasty. Even better, it is a very tasty lunch option for the next day. https://www.heprecipe.com/post/warm-lentil-and-carrot-salad-with-mustard-vinaigrette New post: Things are not always as they seem. That's not a good thing nor a bad thing, but rather something to accept and embrace. https://www.healthyexpatparent.com/post/inside-versus-outside Be your best, friends S