• Susie Csorsz Brown


“Dead last finish is greater than did not finish, which trumps did not start.”

Physical Health Eat Well Aha!  Diet trumps all when it comes to health.  And, if that is the case, sometimes you have to really focus on your decisions in the kitchen (and when eating out). https://www.slashgear.com/poor-diets-deadlier-than-smoking-these-are-the-foods-to-cut-04572172/ Be Active Clearly, these studies are very preliminary, but good news!  Staying active while pregnant may help reduce the likelihood that your offspring are overweight later in life.  Studies have also shown that exercise during pregnancy also helps increase blood flow and specific hormones that may enhance the intelligence of your baby, too.  Win win!  https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/04/190407144210.htm Let's move! This is not one of my workouts, but it is a good one.  Turn on some music and get ready to sweat for 20 minutes. https://www.self.com/gallery/20-minute-no-equipment-total-body-workout Spiritual Health For kids asking 'why' a bajillion times to pursuing your curiosities as an adult, the search for meaning is one of our innate human motivations. https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/why_you_should_prioritize_meaning_in_your_everyday_life Mental & Emotional Health Happy brain = greater resistance to negative effects of stressors. https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_happy_brains_respond_to_negative_things Social Health Awe and wonder are amazingly good for you, and help with a number of less-than-helpful social behaviors (e.g. narcissism, or inflated self-importance).  Awe helps one to realize that there are other people and other things that are capable of feats beyond our own abilities .... and that is a good thing. https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/video/item/can_awe_combat_narcissism Posts from HealthyExpatParent.com/Facebook Happy Monday! And ... better than a cat video. Really. https://www.youtube.com/watch New recipe: Chicken + lettuce = finger food fun that makes both mom and kids happy.   https://www.healthyexpatparent.com/single-post/2019/05/14/Recipe-Thai-Chicken-Lettuce-Wrap New post: Instead of picking up a gun to get your point across, make a (positive) difference with your words. https://www.healthyexpatparent.com/single-post/2019/05/09/Its-important-Use-your-words New post: Ruh, roh!  Danger ahead!  How do we help our kids know their own mind and navigate peer pressure?  It starts with a strong sense of self. https://www.healthyexpatparent.com/single-post/2019/05/16/Minefield Be your best, friends s

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