Life Thoughts – Grateful for a New Day

Today, I’m just grateful for today.
Grateful today isn’t yesterday.
Grateful for a new day.

After a crazy week/day, I was excited to finally get home and get a nice long walk in with my babes… I needed that so badly, plus this face always makes everything that much better! 😍

Factbomb Friday – Break Down

• Sometimes you have to allow yourself to break down, and fall apart, so you have the grounds with which to rebuild and start fresh •

When you allow this, you begin to heal. You are flowing in a new way, and this is an incredibly POWERFUL opportunity to become new again; to CHOOSE how you want to put yourself back together.

❤️

Superfood Saturday – Schisandra

Have you heard of this superfood? It’s fun to say, isn’t it? I had never heard of this until I was reading up on the superfoods in my Shakeology!

Apparently, this little red berry is quite the powerhouse superfood!

It’s whole purpose is medicinal use – it’s sweet, sour, salty, bitter and pungent – not a berry you wanna top your Greek yogurt with!

Considered one of the most highly protective medicinal plants, Schisandra is included in many traditional herbal formulas geared towards improving energy and mental health.

Move It Monday – Mental Health

So we have heard this for years – exericise has tons of benefits (which yes, it does!). But I think many people see that as just a physical benefit, such as weight loss or muscle gain. Some people may not realize that it is a GREAT way to boost your brain power, your mental capacity, etc.

We know it helps manage stress levels. We know the rush we feel after exercising (for me, I feel like I can conquer the world post-workout!)

Since summer is around the corner and in most parts of the country, this is the prime time to really focus on your workouts, I am sharing some information culled from Huffington Post.

13 Mental Health Benefits Of Exercise – can you think of any others? I know there are quite a bit!

Enjoy your Monday!

Wednesday Wisdom – Happiness

Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm, and harmony. – Thomas Merton

In an article written by Kimberly Chula-Maguire, she notes that women today are mothers, wives, integral parts of the workforce (and in some cases, the breadwinner!), athletes and friends. For today’s women, health means balancing all of these roles while maintaining emotional and physical health. Needless to say, this can be difficult. And unfortunately, the things that don’t get done when we are busy are more than likely the things we enjoy doing, rather than the things we need to do.

She stresses the importance of not neglecting your interests and hobbies, noting that our emotional and physical health will be more complete if we can find some time to devote to our own personal interests.