This week two interesting observances fall: Laughter and Stress awareness. I could not have hoped for a better way to talk about one of my go-to cure-all techniques (laughter, the other being dance of course,) for relieving stress. I am utterly baffled that I was unaware of these days before last year. I just wasn’t blogging as regularly then! Thanks, Corona!How Laughter Can Improve … Read More Laughter is the Best Medicine
April 7th is observed as World Health Day. The following statement was taken from the World Health Organization website: On World Health Day, 7 April 2021, we will be inviting you to join a new campaign to build a fairer, healthier world. We’ll be posting more details here shortly, but here’s why we’re doing this: Our world is an unequal one.As COVID-19 has highlighted, … Read More Racism and its Role in the Health Crisis
Spring, or Vernal, Equinox is here on Saturday, March 20. The seasonal changes brings on increasing amounts of sunlight (read: allergies) and weather that calls you to the outside (read: stock up on elderberry syrup and Benadryl!) For me, just like it’s opposite Fall, I most enjoy walking. Walking might be the simplest, most enjoyable form of joyful movement, second only to dancing! It’s … Read More Step it Up this Spring
Mornings, am I right? I only recently became a morning person in the past few years. And not because of some grand, lofty lifestyle overhaul strategy. It was literally the only time my house was quiet enough for me to think. I started by getting up only 15 minutes earlier than my husband. At the time, he was up at about 6:30am. I didn’t … Read More 5 Minute Mind-Body Morning Hack
It is the beginning of the year and goals are at the top of everyone’s lists. Resolutions sound great but a 12 month time horizon all but sets them up for epic failure-again. If you want this year to be different, listen up! Goal accomplishment is what you want. We all set goals, but most overlook how daily routines can serve us or sabotage … Read More Do Your Routines Serve or Sabotage You?
It’s a New Year and a New You – How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions Do you struggle to keep your New Year’s resolutions? More than likely, the excitement of starting a New Year wanes away and you find yourself back into your old routines. Even when you have adequate motivation and the will to change, seeing it through can be damn-near impossible! … Read More Look Out 2021!
Living in a culture so distracted by the thin/fit/cis/white/able-bodied ideal leads many to a disconnected relationship with the body, instead of one of reverence,” @benourished (Instagram). When I read this post, I immediately replayed tons of comments about holiday weight gain, not enjoying favorite dishes, or eating quantities of comfort foods that would starve a bird. I get it. In my full-time career I … Read More Eat, Drink, and Be Merry
“Othering” is a term that not only encompasses the many expressions of prejudice on the basis of group identities, but we argue that it provides a clarifying frame that reveals a set of common processes and conditions that propagate group-based inequality and marginality. https://www.otheringandbelonging.org/the-problem-of-othering/ Moving past the tolerance of those that are different is only a step. It is my sincerest wish that we … Read More Moving Towards Oneness
Emotions can bottle up inside you, but you don’t have to let them. You can master your thoughts, feelings, and emotions and learn to let them out in positive ways, so they don’t cause you stress and harm. One of the best ways to improve your health and handle your emotions is by expressing your gratitude. Yes, really!
On the wings of Juneteenth and America’s Independence Day, I thought it a good time to dedicate the remainder of the month to being free. In the current politicized racial disharmony, freedom is being discussed as it means so many different things to so many different people. While I am not going to get into that aspect of the conversation here, I decided to … Read More July: Free Yourself