Reclaiming Your Wellness
Here we are, the week many of us set aside to reclaim our wellness, take back control of our diets and bodies, and the rededication to improving our lives. Personally, I've struggled with the craziness of the past year and I made a promise to myself that once the stress and chaos of the holidays had passed, that I would refocus my energy into my own health and mental wellness.
I'm on this journey with you and I know it's going to be hard. But, let's jumpstart this year with positivity and courage. We can do this!
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I like to find time over the weekend to think over the week, what went right, what went wrong, and the connections I made. It's how I set my intention for the upcoming week and make my goals for what I'd like to accomplish.
This recently I met an inspiring woman, Lori Peck from CAASI who challenged me to think about how we talk about taboo topics like cancer, growing older, what it's like to be a woman over 40, and even the topic of cannabis. You all know I'm very open when I talk about cannabis and how much it's helped me. But it's still a topic that many people struggle with talking about. And it was great to connect with another woman who understands that mind-body connection of wellness and stress relief.
Firefly Moments are meant to spark conversations, spark creativity, and spark connections.
That's why this week's topic is all about reclaiming your wellness.
From taking time out to sip some tea on the porch with the dogs, to accepting that you need to make time for physical activities that can move you from a state of stagnating to waking up your body and feeling more alive. Reclaim your wellness and challenge yourself to do better this week.
One day at a time, one week, one month… make the little changes that you've been putting off.
The Key To Wellness Is Learning To Take Care Of YOU!
When I think of New Year's Resolutions, I always think of what diet is going to be popular, or will work. And the truth for ME, is that I love that my body works hard every day and I would FEEL better if I made some simple changes. But that doesn't mean going on a crazy diet.
Let's focus more on real WELLNESS and less on being thinner.
Use CBD To Make Working Out Less Painful
I have Fibromyalgia that goes along with my Lyme Disease. This means that the little discomforts that come along with working out, often lead to days of mind-numbing pain. For years, I resisted working out because I was afraid of the pain.
A few months ago I discovered that by adding a few drops of CBD beverage drops, to my water bottle that I drink as I work out, helped not only to relax my muscles before the work out, but it helped before the pain set in.
CBD fights inflammation, and used before and during a workout, it helps prevent sore muscles and for me, triggering a fibro flair.
CBD Beverage Drops
We have tested a lot of CBD tinctures and drops through the years. There is a big difference between a tincture and a beverage drop.
We prefer Non-Flavored Water Soluble CBD Beverage drops like CAASI because it doesn't have any taste, it doesn't separate in your water and float to the top, and it works quickly.
Squeeze a few drops in your water bottle and enjoy your workout!
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Create A Healthy Living Space
House plants not only soften the room, but they also boost your mental well-being. Plants increase the oxygen levels in the air and this causes a sense of calm to relieve anxiety and increase your creativity! All plants make oxygen through photosynthesis and they absorb toxins in the air too!
Did you know that just one little plant in the room can help calm stress by suppressing the autonomic nervous system that controls your body's fight or flight response? Your little rooted friend can even lower your blood pressure!
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Drink More Water
Just like our beloved houseplants, we are creatures that need a LOT of watering. I sometimes need a visual reminder that I need to drink more water.
That's why I adore having bright fun water bottles that make me smile and keep my water perfectly chilled.
One of my new favorite things is the Hybrid Canteen by Corkcicle.
I love glass bottles because they are hypoallergenic. But these water bottles also have a safe non-slip bottle and they are dishwasher safe glass.
They are bright and cheerful, reminding me to grab a sip whenever I see it.
You can get yours at Corkcicle in 6 different colors, including Rose Metalic and Glampagne!
Take More Time For Meditation and Yoga
I love yoga. It helps me relieve stress and calm my anxiety. Through breathing exercises and stretching, yoga and mediation encourages relaxation that helps to lower the levels of the stress hormones such as cortisol.
You don't need expensive equipment to start practicing yoga and mediation. But I will say, having a good padded mat that doesn't slip really does make a difference in my yoga practice.
I like Society6 Yoga Mats
Their yoga mats are lightweight, yet durable. Just toss it over your shoulder with the handy carrying strap and you’re on your way. With so many designs to choose from, you’re sure to find one that will have everyone in your studio’s head-turning.
- 24″ wide x 70″ long x 1/4″ thick
- Includes 1.5″ woven polyester carrying strap
- Design on the front with white on the back
- Heavy duty, but lightweight at 3.6lbs
- Latex-free and free of heavy metals
PRO TIP: Remember to keep breathing and stick with it, yoga is a marathon, not a sprint.