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  • Writer's pictureSusie Csorsz Brown

Wellness Newsletter #217

Listen to the MUSTN’TS, child, Listen to the DON’TS Listen to the SHOULDN’TS The IMPOSSIBLES, the WON’TS Listen to the NEVER HAVES Then listen close to me— Anything can happen, child, ANYTHING can be.” ~ Shel Silverstein


Posts from HealthyExpatParent.com/Facebook Happy Monday! Here's a little bit of zen to add to your day. I love origami, often not quite getting the folds just right, but still loving the intricacy of it. Here, origami intended to be unfolded. https://kottke.org/21/08/floating-micro-origami-that-magically-unfolds-in-water New recipe: Peanut butter + dates + chocolate chips, oh my! Here's a recipe for Peanut Butter bread filled with goodies (but yes, still low enough in sugar that you won't feel like THAT parent when you give it to your kiddos). Plus, your kiddos can make this for themselves, it is that simple. Win! (Though don't blame the mess in the kitchen afterwards on me, please!) https://www.heprecipe.com/post/peanut-butter-date-chocolate-chip-bread What's been happening on The Big Purple Blob? Check out the latest podcast episodes. https://www.healthyexpatparent.com/post/latest-episodes-on-the-big-purple-blob-1 My back-to-school embrace-the-opportunities appreciate-your-friends stand-up-for-good letter to my boys. Maybe some of it might resonate with your kiddos? https://www.healthyexpatparent.com/post/back-to-school-letter-to-my-boys Wellness News Around the 'Net Physical Health Eat Well Eat more veggies? What does that look like? https://www.wellandgood.com/plant-based-diet-heart-health Be Active Why we love bands? Such a great option for workouts and resistance training. https://greatist.com/fitness/benefits-of-resistance-bands? Let's move! This timer has varying lengths of time for each movement (30, 45. Or 60 seconds) and you’ll do each interval three times before moving on. Start your music! https://www.intervaltimer.com/timers/10768764 Spiritual Health Looking at the benefit of religion, embracing particular aspects of a variety of practices, offers positive sources of ideas and inspiration. And no, you do not need to subscribe to a particular theology in order to achieve these benefits. https://www.wired.com/story/psychologists-religion-how-god-works Mental & Emotional Health Getting in a good sweaty bout of physical exercise is a great way to make your brain happy. https://health.usnews.com/wellness/fitness/slideshows/mind-blowing-benefits-of-exercise? Social Health Children are inherently self-focused. How you respond to them will help them to redirect that focus to others. https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/the_best_ways_for_parents_to_respond_to_ingratitude Be your best, friends

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