Wellness Newsletter #165
It doesn’t make sense to call ourselves ugly, because we don’t really see ourselves. We don’t watch ourselves sleeping in bed, curled up and silent with chests rising and falling with our own rhythm. We don’t see ourselves reading a book, eyes fluttering and glowing. You don’t see yourself looking at someone with love and care inside your heart. There’s no mirror in your way when you’re laughing and smiling and happiness is leaking out of you. You would know exactly how bright and beautiful you are if you saw yourself in the moments where you are truly yourself.
Physical Health Eat Well What you eat affects all parts of your body, including the 'biome' of your gut. Translation: highly processed foods actually make it harder for you to digest and absorb nutrients from your digestive system. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/11/well/eat/diet-gut-microbiome.html Be Active What does having a high ratio of lean muscle mass even mean? Is it a good thing? Explanations here https://www.healthline.com/health/muscle-mass-percentage? Let's move! Let's just keep it simple. We're working hard, no need to make it complicated. KISS timer. Start your music! http://www.intervaltimer.com/timers/9709294 Spiritual Health Gratitude can make a world of difference to your general outlook, your frame of mind, and your positivity. If you are not a naturally positive person, you can teach yourself this skill. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.forbes.com/sites/robdube/2020/07/02/finding-joy-and-gratitude-even-during-the-toughest-times/amp/ Mental & Emotional Health Yes, I know it is easier to send a text. Sometimes what you need, though, is to hear a voice. https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/should_you_call_or_text_science_weighs_in Social Health Who you interact with regularly - and the nature of your interactions - makes a difference to your health. https://www.verywellmind.com/how-bad-relationships-affect-your-health-2223881? Posts from HealthyExpatParent.com/Facebook This is interesting. What can we do to bring more equality to the manner in which we are raising our kids?
https://www.fatherly.com/parenting/things-boys-get-from-parents/ Happy Monday! Some of you may be getting back into the swing of school schedule. Some of you may still be trying desperately to find more (screen-free) activities to do with your kids .... Here's a good option: Shadow puppets! https://www.pbs.org/parents/light-and-shadows New recipe: I love a good quinoa recipe; you could definitely make this with your favorite grain if you'd rather. Excellent side, and maybe an even better next-day lunch option. https://www.heprecipe.com/post/black-quinoa-and-roasted-carrot-salad New post: As a follow up to last week's article about nutrition labels, now we're going to look at the other measures that food manufacturers use to get you to buy their products. https://www.healthyexpatparent.com/post/fact-versus-fiction-nutrition-label-lingo-2 Be your best, friends s