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Public Service Announcement: Don’t way foods you don’t like and don’t eat when stressed!
Stress: something we all experience but certainly not something we want to keep around for very long.
There are two types of stress, acute and chronic. Acute stress we only experience for a brief amount of time and can be beneficial by increasing motivation needed to accomplish a task. .
However, stress when experienced over long periods of time can begin to affect our health, emotional state, and diet.
I have noticed that I could eat the same meal- one when I was stressed or upset and the other when I am relaxed and practicing mindful eating. The difference is so noticeable. When Will and I were on our weekend getaway, I let myself eat foods that I don’t usually eat when at home such as chips and salsa and believe it or not, I felt great! With the stress of coming home and being back in a normal routine to prep for the week I found myself becoming a tad anxious. For me, eating when stressed lead to extreme bloating that lasted all day and night. .
It’s is so much better for digestion to eat in peace and not when emotions are high. Staying in tune with how you are feeling and engaging in activities to reduce stress are so helpful. .
My go to’s are usually running, journaling, or breath work. What are your ways to reduce stress? Comment 👇🏼We would love to hear from you! .
#whitepondwellness #WPW #bewell #livewell #doallthingswithlove #nostress #donteatwhenstressed #goodbyestress #calmdown #eatinpeace #mindfulness #mindfuleating
Join us this Be Well Wednesday for One Evening, 4 Ways to Meditate.
With meditation, we can regulate our nervous systems, encourage healthy living, cultivate self-awareness, and improve our overall well-being.
Meditation IS the ultimate L I F E * H A C K
It is a practice of yoga intended to guide us into the opening of consciousness & into the world of subtle experiences. But like anything else, it's not "one size fits all." That's why we're stacking the odds in your favor. With four ways to meditate, you'll be more likely to find a match that fits you. This meditation sampler will be brought to you by the lovely Gretchen Mills, owner of The Key West Yoga Sanctuary.
Please see our Facebook event for more details and to rsvp!
Heading into this week channeling the OG, Hero, Queen of ALL THINGS, Justice Ginsberg.
May she heal quickly🙏🏻 I hope this week will be better for all of us than last week.
Watch this documentary on Netflix!
A dad orders some pyjamas from Justice for his girls at Christmas and when they open them they have a weird smell. He investigates and the answers are very disturbing....there is no one regulating the chemicals that manufacturers use. We naturally think that there is someone regulating the products on store shelves...after all why would they be there if they aren’t safe? But there are many that are not. Carcinogenic chemicals and endocrine disrupters are in your products and they don’t have to label them. And when asked questions everyone passes the buck.
So watch this and educate yourself. Use natural fragrance (essential oils of course!) and make your own safe products. Look into the products you use to make sure they aren’t covered in flame retardants.
I feel so good because I never have walk down the laundry/soap/shampoo/cleaning isle at the store anymore (my lungs hate me if I ever do and I can’t stop sneezing). I’ve been able to replace those things with products I know are safe for my family!
#nontoxic #nontoxicliving #nontoxichome #alternatives #nochemicals #natural #asthma #asthmasucks #selflove #begoodtoyourself #bewell #awareness
I always add “extra love” to my smoothies for an extra boost of nutrition. One of my favorites these days is Sulfurzyme by Young Living. This powerhouse combines MSM (elemental sulfur) with Ningxia Wolfberry powder for that perfect blend to do all the things that sulfur does. Sulfur is essential for the body’s natural detoxification system. Without it our ability to detox is lessened. Sulfur is also a key component for our hair, skin and nails + it helps to rebuild the myelin sheath around our nerves 😳✨. It is important for joint health, our immune & cardiovascular systems and supports digestion! When combined with the mineral rich Ningxia wolfberries, it is properly absorbed and assimilated to help keep our levels on point. AND....These super fruits also pack a punch with a high antioxidant count to help fight free radicals and support the immune system. .
So....Translation.... Sulfurzyme is amazing! 🙌🏻✨
#sulfurzyme #healthyboosts #smoothielove #msm #ningxia #yl #morethanoils #nutrition #support #supplements #lifestyle #nutrients #bewell #elevatedhealthandwellness #coach #oils
When I say my bags are already packed, it's actually true - not out of necessity but out of laziness! (Does anyone else dread unpacking? Just me?)
I’m about 2 weeks, I'm back on a plane, headed to Los Angeles to try and find @cassandrabodzak
, and @dr_rubina
so we can all do this amazing event happening on December 1st, @thepositivitycharge
Wellness Empowerment Social will be EPIC! but seriously though, you should meet me there! My @vonholzhausen
travel bag is a must-have, it’s my VERY first 100% cruelty-free, sustainable and has highly durable leather alternative. Guilt-free leather? Yes please! Send new ideas for sustainable clothes + accessories my way 🙋🏽♀️ PLUS I have my fave sunglasses to block the LA sunshine ☀️ I’m all set!
Go to @thepositivitycharge
now for your tix! Love my bag? Me too! 🌿Click the link in my bio + use promo code von15 to get 15% off through Dec 1st! #hbtsp #hbtvonholzhausen #vonholzhausen #guiltfreeleather #fashion
I'm ashamed to admit that I have been lagging on getting out my Christmas decorations #🎄. I'm the type of person who can't wait for November 1st to break out my green and red Christmas bins. Sooo, diffusing this #CandyCane
blend to get me in the spirit. Smells just like a candy cane tastes! 😜
Candy Cane: 4 #StressAway
+ 3 #Peppermint
+ 3 #ChristmasSpirit
What was the most difficult challenge you two had to overcome?
Mujadara is a super healthy and filling Lebanese lentil dish! ❤️ This recipe is rather simple, but the end result is bursting with flavor. This recipe calls for three main ingredients: a mix of green and red lentils, yellow onions, and rice 🍚(I use brown rice for a healthier alternative). This dish is seasoned with black pepper, allspice, and salt and then topped off with a drizzle of olive oil. Mujadara is best served with a side of salad. I would recommend trying fattoush, tabouli, or a simple cabbage salad. This is the perfect cozy meal for winter nights ❄️
What’s the deal with your tight muscles? What is a tight muscle? ‘Tight’ is a pretty imprecise term. Muscle tightness is a subjective feeling and the experience of it can vary from person to person.
Your experience of muscle tightness may have to do with…
* Soreness during or after exercise
* Staying in one position for too long
* Unhelpful stress or tension
* Overuse injury
* Autoimmune disease
* Anxiety disorder
* Hypermobility syndrome
* or something else!
The feeling of a muscle being tight may lead you to believe there’s a deficit in your range of motion or that your muscle is ‘too short.’ For most healthy and active folks, that’s not the case. Sometimes tightness can also be a feeling of weakness. Just because a muscle feels ‘tight’ doesn’t mean it is strong. When a muscle feels tight, the first response may be to stretch. That might help and it might not. If stretching feels helpful for your tight muscles and you see the improvements you seek, keep on keepin on! However, if you have a sensation of tightness and stretching doesn’t seem to help, might I recommend a two-step approach?
When I have a muscle that feels tight, my first step is to get some pressure on the muscle which causes it to deform. I’m talking about a therapy ball or a dowel or a yoga block. While holding that pressure, I might try moving the associated joints all while taking slow deep breaths that help calm the nervous system and bring deeper awareness to the specific area of the body. After doing this kind of a ‘release,’ I will try to use the muscle(s) that feel tight. Often times that’s through a mobility exercise that actively takes the joint through its range of motion. I say actively to indicate that I am using my own muscular control to move my body as opposed to using a prop (like a yoga strap) to passively move into a position and hold it.
So for example, I’m spending a lot of time sitting while writing this blog post. I know from experience (because I’m over 30 now 😜) that when I move to stand up my hips are going to feel stiff. So I might place two therapy balls or a foam roller at my hip creases and lie down on my stomach. Head to my blog to read the second step!
Join me TOMORROW for #happyhouryoga
at 6pm. It wont be this cold so no excuses! We will be inside, in the back. So dress in layers!