We Are All Connected

In this time of unparalleled change, we all are feeling confused and unsure of how to proceed in life. As a participant in an entrepreneurial webinar this week, one participant emphasized the importance of recognizing that we are all connected. As we all become more aware of the racial inequities that exist, and changes that are long overdue, it feels very helpful to remember that we are all connected, and that each act that we perform in our lives has a domino effect. Even small acts of kindness can have a powerful domino effect. We have the power to bring about change by celebrating our differences, and looking for what we have in common with each person that we encounter in our lives. Feeling empowered is part of living a healthy, happy life. We can make a difference!

Making Lifestyle Changes

Change is something that we all have encountered a lot of lately in our lives, and these were unplanned changes, for the most part. However, if we would like to consciously make the decision to change how we live our lives to improve our health and increase our energy, we can do that. An important part of making changes in our lifestyle is being ready to change. When the time is right, and you have made the decision to become more physically active and to take the steps to feel more alive and healthy, then there are simple steps that you can take to achieve that goal. The first step is to figure out how you can get sufficient sleep to have the energy to be more active. The second step is to nourish yourself well, and to have adequate hydration, so that your muscles have the energy that they need to support you in your efforts.
The third step is to discover, or rediscover what physical activity brings you the most joy, and how you can add that into your life, 3-5 times per week, for at least 30 minutes each session. And, also very important, be gentle with yourself! If you miss a session, which is likely to happen occasionally, accept that and just get back on track with your next session. You can make healthy changes, one step at a time!

Creative Cooking

With stores having some shortages, especially meat, cooking takes a little more creativity to be healthful and balanced without meat. I'm a health coach who is a pescatarian, which means that I eat fish, eggs and cheese, but no meat. I have recipes that I'm happy to share, if you're interested. I can also help with making recipes gluten-free if you or a family member is sensitive or allergic to gluten. Just e-mail me, Tiana, at joyofmovement1@gmail.com, and let me know what kind of recipes you would like and I will get back to you within a day. Stay healthy and we will get through this, together!

Live joyfully,