Wellness Newsletter #212
"One of the scariest things in our lives is actually doing what we know we want to do." ~ Cheryl Strayed
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Happy Monday! Happy Independence Day! A link today with food for thought: It isn’t what you look at, but what you see.
New recipe: Looking for a good side for dinner tonight? This lovely (green) pasta is a great option, plus easy to pull together. And who doesn’t love a new way to include broccoli in their meal?
New post: a list of things I think are noteworthy, complied as a birthday gift to you.
Wellness News Around the 'Net
Physical Health Eat Well Diet soda is not that much 'better' of a choice than regular soda. Better options? Water, water, and more water. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/symptoms-of-drinking-too-much-diet-soda? Be Active So that whole 20 minute rule after eating, is it legit? It depends! https://greatist.com/fitness/exercise-after-eating Let's move! This timer has two parts: first, you'll do 6 groups of exercises 3 times through. Each group has 2 moves. You'll do Move A 10 times, then Move B 10 times, then back to Move A 10 times ... until you finish the minute. Then you'll move on to the next group. You'll repeat the 6 groups 3 times. After that, you have a yoga toning burnout session. It'll be tough, but I know you can do this! Start your music! https://www.intervaltimer.com/timers/10724964 Spiritual Health Multi-tasking, in theory, sounds like a good idea. Instead, it can begin a spiral towards feeling scattered, leaving things uncompleted, or just obstructing our ability to to gain completion. Let's get focused. https://zenhabits.net/feel-scattered/ Mental & Emotional Health We used to say that trauma that happens during early childhood wouldn't be remembered, that it was 'not that bad.' Now we are realizing that instead, trauma that happens during those early years becomes a permanent mark on one's emotional connection abilities and mental health. That's not to say that a child who experiences trauma during childhood is doomed, though. https://psychcentral.com/blog/how-childhood-trauma-affects-adult-relationships Social Health It's not easy to be the lead dog, for sure. Sometimes, you have to practice those leading skills, so then when the situation gets complicated, you will know better which way to turn. https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_to_lead_when_everyones_mad_at_you Be your best, friends