“When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.” ~ Alexander Graham Bell
Physical Health Eat Well Looking to gain weight? Yes, you read that right: sometimes you want to gain weight.... but in a healthy way. Best options here. https://www.gq.com/story/how-to-gain-weight-the-right-way? Be Active Finally! The perfect formula for working out. https://www.self.com/story/heres-what-a-perfect-week-of-working-out-looks-like? Let's move! This timer is a Tabata with a ladder. The timer will run you through a warm up, and then a 18 minute tabata. Then you'll have a 5 minute timer where you will start at the bottom of the ladder (one rep of each), and move up. The two moves are 1- plank jacks with a panther lunge and 2- Shoulder tap plank with a burpee. Sounds tough, but it is only 5 minutes! You can do this! Start your music! http://www.intervaltimer.com/timers/9709203 Spiritual Health Stress can and does get you down. Especially when events start building up, the burden can get quite heavy. What can we do to lighten the load? Go outside. Move your body. https://www.outsideonline.com/2254661/how-get-out-rut? Mental & Emotional Health You’re probably going to say I am making this up to give you something nice to hear, but honestly, a recent study showed that when you exercise and then nap, it is actually better for your memory. So workout, take a snooze, and then you’re doing a good deed for your brain! https://academic.oup.com/sleep/article-abstract/43/9/zsaa062/5814272?
Social Health Is it just you or does it seem like relationships don't seem to endure? Maybe it is just you? https://greatist.com/grow/relationship-self-sabotage Posts from HealthyExpatParent.com/Facebook Parenting feels like a HUGE job, doesn't it? Every day, it's another thing. I'm telling you, though, it is worth the effort, especially when you can take a step back, away from the minutiae and look at the long view of all you and your kids are accomplishing. https://offspring.lifehacker.com/how-and-why-you-should-take-the-long-view-of-parenting-1846641794 Morning, and happy Monday! Hope you all had a nice weekend. Here's a slightly longer read for you, some thoughts that might end up as an a-ha for you. https://medium.com/mind-cafe/9-paradoxical-truths-that-will-change-how-you-think-about-life-72dab5b4f80f# Every day this week, I'll be sharing suggestions for making a positive impact on our environment in honor of Earth Day. Did you know, every year, 380 million tons of plastics are produced. 91% of that is not recycled. !! My first GREEN suggestion, super easy ways to use less plastics in your everyday life: https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/nature/kids-vs-plastic/article/10-tips-to-reduce-your-plastic-use What does 'carbon footprint' even mean, and why should you care enough to minimize yours? https://www.futurelearn.com/info/blog/how-to-reduce-your-carbon-footprint-tips New recipe: I did promise to offer recipes with easy-to-attain ingredients. This one does include curry leaves, which might not be available at your corner store, but I've included links to find them online. We make this probably once a week, changing out the veggies included. So so good. https://www.heprecipe.com/post/roasted-butternut-sweet-potato-and-potato-with-curry-leaves Green article #3: What can you do at home to make a positive difference for the environment? These little things can add up to make a big impact. https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/06/17/climate-change-30-ways-to-make-your-life-more-environmentally-friendly/39366589/ Green article #4: Reduce, reuse, recycle, right? What can we do to incorporate this at home?
https://www.treehugger.com/how-to-go-green-recycling-4858767 New post: Oh, that inner voice. Why can't it be more kind? How can we be as kind to our own self as we are to those around us? https://www.healthyexpatparent.com/post/hush-critic-1 Green Article #5: There are endangered animals that live all over the planet, trying their hardest to keep their foot-hold. Here are a few things you and your family can do that might help them. https://www.endangered.org/10-easy-things-you-can-do-to-save-endangered-species/ Be your best, friends s