'Our most profound engagement with nature happens on our plates. What we choose to eat, and what we choose not to eat embodies our values three times a day.' ~ Michael Pollan Physical Health
Have you looks at a food label recently? Talk about confusing. Talk about foreign languages! Here's a guide for interpretation. https://www.nytimes.com/guides/well/how-to-read-a-food-label Be Active
As if you need more reasons to keep your body in motion, here's another: without movement, your muscles and your bones become more frail. If you continue to move, you will be able to maintain the motion. It's as easy and as complicated as that. https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/keep-moving/ Workout! http://www.intervaltimer.com/timers/8035449 4 x 3 x 2 What does that mean? Three groups of 4 exercises. You do each group for 7
minutes, rest 1 minute between groups. Repeat. See the descriptions of the moves attached. Spiritual Health
Sometimes you read a post and it just clicks. I love this post because what it comes down to, what this girl learns is that there is always something to change. It is better to love what you have, who you are, and be confident in YOU. Weight loss is helpful for wellness, sure, but it does not (or should not) define who you are. http://theeverygirl.com/why-weight-loss-isnt-what-i-thought-it-would-be/ Mental & Emotional Health
Are we really all the different? Are we really all the same? What would it be like if we all tried to find the good in others? I bet it would be a pretty awesome world.
The best way to make new friends in a new place - be it a new city or a new country or both - is to say 'yes' to everything. https://medium.com/financial-times/how-to-make-friends-in-a-new-country-b38478867569 What do you think: could you do a 24-hour break from your phone? In so many ways, we bury our heads in our technology, missing what is going on around us. https://blog.sivanaspirit.com/mf-gn-24-hour-hiatus-from-my-cell-phone-taught-me Links from the blog/FB
Wow, nothing like expressions like 'permanently impair' to make a parent think twice about their actions... https://www.fatherly.com/health-science/behavior/behavior-phone-distraction As we get ready to send our kiddos back to the Petri dish otherwise known as school, it’s good to be reminded of good suggestions for boosting their immune systems. https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/immune-system-boosts-for-kids New post: Time for another school year to begin. So excited for this new adventure for my kids. I write them a so-proud-of-you letter that I share with you here.
https://www.healthyexpatparent.com/single-post/2018/08/16/A-letter-to-my-three-boys New post: Our current favorite muffin recipe. A perfect breakfast or after school treat that you can feel good about giving them. And to make things even easier, you can either bake them all at once, or save a bit of the batter for later. https://www.healthyexpatparent.com/single-post/2018/08/14/Recipe-Coconut-Berry-Muffins Be your best, friends S