Wellness Newsletter #161
Life without struggle is death. Embrace the struggles. Physical Health Eat Well Some of these veggies may sound like made-up words, but if you are lucky enough to access to them, please try them. Nutrient-dense, full of great flavors, AND fun word to say = win for Team Veggies! https://www.outsideonline.com/2402385/vegetables-you-need-more-of Be Active How sweaty you are after a work-out doesn't always equate with the effort you put in nor with the effectiveness of the workout. Instead, look at some of these clues. https://www.self.com/story/signs-of-successful-workout Let's move! 2 groups of exercises that you'll repeat. First is a sweaty 45 seconds on, 15 off style, and the second is standing ab/core workout. Start your music! http://www.intervaltimer.com/timers/9709279 Spiritual Health As much as you may want to, you can’t just go go go all day every day. Rest - and different kinds - are important and necessary. Know what kind you are needing, and try to make it happen. https://www.shape.com/lifestyle/mind-and-body/types-of-rest-self-care? Mental & Emotional Health That little buzz you feel after a good workout? That’s your friend, Endorphins, dropping by. Not only does that feeling last after a workout, regularly experiencing that ‘high’ will also help improve your mood in general, even on days you don’t work out. https://greatist.com/health/endorphins? Social Health Families: you love ‘em, but sometimes you may not like ‘em. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could do both? https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/family_conflict_is_normal_its_the_repair_that_matters? Posts from HealthyExpatParent.com/Facebook Have you all seen this story? I love reading examples of kids reaching out to help other kids.
https://www.upworthy.com/high-schooler-mocked-for-wearing-the-same-clothes-every-day-surprised-by-football-players?mc_cid=f8669e3b13&mc_eid=3cba09212b Happy Monday! Optical illusions are fascinating; they can fool our brains into seeing one thing, even when we know another is true. Check out these very cool illusions. https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/another-brain-frying-optical-illusion-what-color-are-these-spheres Sorry this is late! Travel back to Sri Lanka has been long long long. Here’s a salad we make regularly; perfect side for pretty much any meat, and amazing leftovers for lunch the next day. https://www.heprecipe.com/post/kamut-salad-with-carrots-and-pomegranate It can be hard for anyone - big and small - to think about how their actions might impact another. This is not, however, a reason not to invest effort and energy into doing so. https://www.healthyexpatparent.com/post/what-you-do-we-endure-sigiriya-style Be your best, friends s