Wellness Newsletter #177
"Every breath is an opportunity to let love in." ~ Joel Leon Physical Health Eat Well Eating less, sure, but also adding more movement to lose weight. Also important? Behavior change: paying closer attention to what and when you are eating. https://www.shape.com/weight-loss/tips-plans/what-is-a-calorie-deficit? Be Active What is stamina and what does it have to do with your exercise regimen? https://www.valetmag.com/the-handbook/living/boost-your-stamina.php Let's move! I just did the first workout listed here, and yes, it is definitely challenging! Try it yourself! https://www.active.com/fitness/articles/challenging-at-home-workouts-you-can-do-with-limited-equipment Spiritual Health A bit of self-compassion can go a long long way. https://www.verywellmind.com/how-to-develop-self-compassion-4158290? Mental & Emotional Health Compelling results from multiple studies showing the same thing: living in a greener environment helps people to feel more emotionally well. Plant a tree, my friends. Better, plant many of them. https://www.outsideonline.com/2397694/nature-mental-health?
Social Health Your primary partner is a VIP. Focus on building these pillars for a successful relationship. https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/10_pillars_of_a_strong_relationship? Posts from HealthyExpatParent.com/Facebook Happy Monday! Happy November! Today's link for you is a gift that keeps giving. Have you heard of a Happiness calendar? Indeed, activities or thoughts for every day of the month that will bring more happiness to you and yours. https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/your_happiness_calendar_for_november_2021 New recipe: Mediterranean shrimp that you can make quick as a flash. I (we!) love a good shrimp dish. https://www.heprecipe.com/post/mediterranean-shrimp-with-peppers What's been happening on The Big Purple Blob? Here are the links for the most recent podcasts: TCKs Thriving https://bit.ly/3vWx5Bz EFMs Pursuing Your Passions https://bit.ly/2XWmSbG Medical Evacuation https://bit.ly/3mpPQtR I Need a Therapist https://bit.ly/3CoyuDk
I don't know about you, but one of my biggest worries as an expat parent is what sort of havoc I might be bringing on my kids (their social, emotional, mental wellness, their connection to their families, their adjustments, etc.). Here, an article from a fully successful adult TCK who assures us that, indeed, she actually has flourished with the skills she gained by trailing her diplomat parent. https://www.healthyexpatparent.com/post/third-culture-kids-and-resiliency Be your best, friends s