"It doesn't have to be perfect to be enough."
Physical Health How scary is this?! Not getting enough sleep is actually increasing your risk of heart disease. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/16/well/mind/sleeping-less-than-6-hours-a-night-tied-to-heart-disease.html Eat Well
Want to know a secret? Even the experts don't really know everything about dieting and weight loss. In fact, thanks to the mystery that is the human body, a lot of what we know is actually just educated guesses. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/10/health/diet-weight-loss.html Be Active
Being active doesn't mean you have to go and run a mile or three or do hardcore aerobics. You can do exercise routines like this one that work your body, keep you tone, and don't involve any jumping whatsoever. https://greatist.com/fitness/pilates-workout-little-moves-big-results Let's move!
This workout is called Great Pyramids because you will do 3 'great' pyramids. First 2 are cardio, and the last one is abs. http://www.intervaltimer.com/timers/8244431 Spiritual Health It really isn't that complicated to add a few moments of mindfulness to your day. No need to sit in lotus and come up with a mantra, I promise. https://www.cleanplates.com/know/happiness/5-easy-ways-mindfulness Mental & Emotional Health Nobody likes to be stressed. Nobody likes to live in a state of constant hem-tugging (which is kind of what stress makes me feel like: like a dozen kids/people/things are tugging on my hems, vying for attention). There are tricks to living a lower-stress life. https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/feb/04/from-work-to-family-the-experts-guide-to-a-low-stress-life Social Health What makes you want to approach someone as a friend? They are nice? They seem open to interactions? They have a common interest? Well, it seems that phone is going to impede the interaction. https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_phones_compromise_our_ability_to_connect Posts from HealthyExpatParent.com/Facebook Happy Monday! I saw this over the weekend, and thought it was such a great explanation of the various flours out there. Especially useful for those wishing to reduce their wheat intake. https://www.myrecipes.com/ingredients/alternative-flour-guide New post: Recipe. Fudgy goodness, one bite at a time. https://www.healthyexpatparent.com/single-post/2019/02/26/Recipe-Chocolate-Financiers A favorite blog post I just read. Permissions that not just parents need, but teens, kids, singles, etc... we just need to be nicer to ourselves. https://imperfectfamilies.com/permission-slips-every-parent-needs/ Your kids really do want to behave. https://www.healthyexpatparent.com/single-post/2019/02/28/Demons-but-not-really Be your best, friends s