Wellness Newsletter #167
“Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world. All things break, and all things can be mended. Not with time, as they say, but with intention. So go. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally. The broken world waits in darkness for the light that is you.”
~ L.R. Knost
Physical Health Eat Well Let’s talk about sweets, shall we? Specifically the love-love relationship your kids (probably) have with them, and how that impacts you. And, related, how that impacts your own relationship with sweets. https://www.parents.com/kids/nutrition/junk-food/why-your-kid-is-addicted-to-sweets-and-how-to-strike-a-balance/ Be Active I find it really distracting to be working from home: kids zooming nearby, household tasks to accomplish, pets to play with ... what helps? Exercise. https://www.verywellfit.com/exercise-may-improve-focus-up-to-2-hours-5084136? Let's move! This workout is called Great Pyramids because you will do 3 'great' pyramids. First 2 are cardio, and the last one is abs. You'll 'climb' a pyramid, doing 10 seconds, then 20, then 30, on up to the top and then scale back down. You can do this! Start your music! http://www.intervaltimer.com/timers/8244431 Spiritual Health That Radiance That radiance you have always carried with you as you walk both alone and completely accompanied in friendship by every corner of the world crying ‘Alleluja’ ~ David Whyte Mental & Emotional Health Are you as capable, intelligent as you project yourself to be? I bet you are, but feeling like a fraud can put a huge hole in your confidence. https://www.npr.org/2021/01/22/959656202/5-steps-to-shake-the-feeling-that-youre-an-impostor?
Social Health If you aren’t already actively working on your relationship with your partner, then it is time to start doing just that. https://www.fatherly.com/love-money/how-to-be-a-better-partner/ Posts from HealthyExpatParent.com/Facebook Happy Monday! I’m wishing for wide open spaces right now, as we are once again locked down. In light of that, I’m sharing with you some amazing pics of the early days of some of the U.S.’s beautiful national parks. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/national-parks/article/historic-photos? This is an excellent tool for kids (and big people!) facing that New kid on the block moment. https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/36_questions_that_can_help_kids_make_friends New recipe: A bright-tasting, herb-filled salad that is perfect for lunch or dinner, and super flexible so can suit what you have in the fridge or cupboard. Score! https://www.heprecipe.com/post/israeli-couscous-salad We spend a significant portion of our day rushing, ticking things off the to-do list, focused on what HAS to get done. Can we slow down, and be present? Can we pay attention to the little things? https://www.healthyexpatparent.com/post/being-present Be your best, friends