Monday Mood Boost – Immerse Yourself In Nature

This weekend was spent reconnecting with nature, disconnecting from technology, and was then topped off by immersing ourselves in love in a gorgeous setting.

I can’t really speak to how powerful a weekend it was.

I can’t put it into words.

I have tried… but nothing feels SUFFICIENT enough to encapsulate just how much I NEEDED such a weekend.

My soul has been hurting lately. And rather than admit it, I let my ego take control and I just kept truckin’…

And that’s not necessarily a BAD thing… but it’s also equally important to HONOR all emotions, to NURTURE your soul; to let yourself FEEL and let yourself HEAL.

Mother Nature is ALWAYS healing. She has never let me down. She ensconces me in her beauty, her power. She whispers sweet somethings into my soul to remind me I’m freakin’ strong, even in my weakest moments.

She reminds me that all my ego does is hold me back; she reminds me it’s okay to have tough days – they won’t last. She encourages me to work through what’s challenging me and embrace what it’s trying to teach me.

There is beauty in all lessons, truly.

It was so nice to just sit, soak it all in and appreciate the beauty, and then cap it off by celebrating the nuptials of dear friends, which actually served as the perfect ending to a perfect weekend; a reminder that bad days don’t last, love is a powerful antidote, and life is way too short to give too much life hours to the less desirable parts of life.

To all who were a part of this much needed, incredibly powerful weekend, thank you. It was so welcomed, necessary, appreciated and healing.

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Tip Tuesday – Working out in Nature

This girl right here is always right at home in nature! Always have been, always will be. Few things remain as constant!

Occasionally, I will take my workouts outside, to a park, on the beach… not as often as I would like (because I have to get home and shower, and still get all the way down to work!), but sometimes.

And honestly, besides the much better scenery, there are plenty of benefits to getting your fitness on outside! Here are a handful!

Do you know of any others? Do you often workout outdoors? This is also where Beachbody On Demand comes in really handy – you can take your workouts to wherever your heart desires!

6 benefits of working out in nature

 

Simple Saturday – Gone Phishin’…

We are in NY (Watkins Glen) for three days for Magnaball – Phish’s 10th Festival. This is our mecca, our happy place! We caravanned with a bunch of friends (we have RI, MA, Chicago, and NY with us), set up camp, and are enjoying the last days of summer.

Perfectly happy to be with some of my closest friends, hanging out and chilling during the day, dancing and jamming out all night long to my second favorite band ever (second ONLY to Grateful Dead), meeting new friends, learning new things, taking in all the amazing artwork and crafts…. ahhh I love festivals.

So on that note, I’m gonna keep this one short and sweet so I can get away from the technology and enjoy nature!

Have a good weekend, everyone!