• Susie Csorsz Brown

Wellness Newsletter #207

"Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out." ~ Václav Havel Posts from HealthyExpatParent.com/Facebook Happy Monday! Happy Memorial Day. How about a trip down memory lane, looking at what is probably my favorite memorial over the years. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/article/see-hundred-years-lincoln-memorial-in-stunning-photos New recipe: a veggie-focused dish that will make your tastebuds happy. I admit, not the most beautiful of dishes, but perfect for a weeknight (or any night) when you want something tasty and not meat-ful. https://www.heprecipe.com/post/caramelized-zucchini-and-carrot-israeli-couscous Moving past my distress and heartbreak from last week to think about what we can do that will make a positive difference in gun violence. https://www.healthyexpatparent.com/post/we-have-work-to-do-here Wellness News Around the 'Net Physical Health Eat Well Perhaps you are considering following a more [plant-based diet, or limiting your meat intake. Perhaps you are considering going full vegan. This is a brief list of considerations if you feel you’d like to move that way. https://www.webmd.com/diet/ss/guide-going-vegan? Be Active Working out at home is both super convenient and SUPER tedious at the same time. How do we keep up the motivation? https://www.verywellfit.com/how-to-stay-motivated-to-work-out-at-home-5113940 Let's move! In this workout, you're going to build some stacks. A, then A+B, then A+B+C, .... you get the picture. Here's the catch: each time you go back to the beginning, you'll do the same sort of exercise, but with a small change (read: ramp up) to the version of the exercise you did the last round. If you feel like it is too much, you can always go back to the version you did in the previous round. I know you've got this! Start your music! https://www.intervaltimer.com/timers/10700055 Spiritual Health Gratitude is an amazing super power; it can even make you invincible! Okay, maybe not invincible but certain studies are showing it can boost your immune system. https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/does_practicing_gratitude_help_your_immune_system Mental & Emotional Health Let's look at the difference between emotional dumping and emotional vulnerability. There is a fine line and I think your friends would probably appreciate you knowing the difference. https://medium.com/mind-cafe/emotional-dumping-versus-emotional-vulnerability-79148825b8f5 Social Health Humor, they say, is good medicine. Humor can help with all sorts of situations, even those in a professional setting. https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_a_little_humor_can_improve_your_work_life Be your best, friends

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