• Susie Csorsz Brown

Wellness Newsletter #166

No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”

We can always become a better version of ourselves. We all have within us that drive for becoming, for self-discovery, for meaning. As Michelle Obama wrote in her best-selling memoir, Becoming, “For me, becoming isn’t about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. I see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continuously toward a better self. The journey doesn’t end.” ~ Nelson Mandela

Physical Health Your weight does matter, sure, but there are other numbers to consider that are as important. Also, these numbers are a much better indicator of your overall health than that number on a scale. https://www.webmd.com/diet/obesity/ss/slideshow-health-numbers-not-weight? Eat Well Don’t let your cravings dictate what you eat. https://www.shape.com/weight-loss/7-easy-tips-curb-your-appetite? Be Active I often say how amazing our body is; the human body is a magical machine. It works best when we treat it like a system, with all parts interconnected. Same can be said for muscle groups. You can't tone just one area; you have to focus on the other related parts. https://www.shape.com/fitness/tips/5-unknown-muscles-secretly-affect-your-abs Let's move! 12 moves, all for varying lengths of time. You'll run through each 3 times. Start your music! http://www.intervaltimer.com/timers/9709295 Spiritual Health Calm. Does that describe your state of mind? https://medium.com/kaizen-habits/15-proactive-habits-that-will-lead-to-huge-results-in-2021-95364dacd4d5? Mental & Emotional Health On one hand, maybe it IS better to safeguard our hearts and emotions; on the other, the higher we build those safety walls, the less we get to experience. https://www.mindful.org/hardwired-armor-hearts/ Social Health Often, home is where the most delicate conversations happen. How do these topics come up in your family? https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/for_hard_conversations_families_fall_into_four_categories Posts from HealthyExpatParent.com/Facebook Happy Monday! One of my favorite fruits has a rather storied history. Also, the type of banana most folks know, the Cavendish, is one of many many varieties. If you get the chance, try some new types. I especially love the red ones! https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/article/food-journeys-graphic? New recipe: This is one of those no-recipe recipes that offer more of a guide than rigid instructions. This is a perfect side option when you are trying to get dinner together quickly, and know you need to add some sort of veggie. Much of the effort is hands-off, and if you are already using the oven for some part of dinner, this can slide in alongside. https://www.heprecipe.com/post/roasted-spinach Can you believe it's time for school to start again? A few words for my boys as they begin another year of school adventures. https://www.healthyexpatparent.com/post/a-letter-to-my-kids Be your best, friends s

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