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Self-care is a practice that requires self-discipline. If you’re in the habit of putting everyone else first, this kind of self-love may feel uncomfortable. Taking good care of yourself is the foundation for building a happy, fulfilling life.
“An empty lantern provides no light. Self-care is the fuel that allows your light to shine brightly.” ~ Unknown
Engaging in a self-care practice begins with commitment. When you commit to something or someone you're more likely to follow through. You may have to say no to other demands on your time to keep your self-care commitment a top priority. Start by finding a tranquil place in nature where you can just be and replenish yourself.
Your body thrives on movement and exercise. It takes self-discipline to maintain a routine that develops strength, flexibility and endurance while staying balanced with proper rest, relaxation and sleep. A practice is something you cultivate over time so be...
Nature provides the perfect blueprint for your health. Its biodiversity of plants, animals, bacteria and fungi represent a diverse ecosystem. Wild animals move freely across the earth to remind us that movement is life. You must live in harmony with nature to be healthy.
“The human body is the best picture of the human soul.” ~ Tony Robbins
Moving your body is at the core of vibrant health. Every time you get up and move you're telling your body that you care. Your body will respond by moving freely with grace and ease. Schedule movement breaks throughout your day until it becomes a natural habit.
On hot summer days find a body of water. Nature provides lakes, rivers, streams, waterfalls, and oceans for a refreshing cool down. Whether you're taking a dip in a cold mountain stream, kayaking on a lake or river, swimming by a waterfall, or surfing in the ocean, you'll be moving naturally towards vital health.
Being healthy is your natural state....
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A significant part of the human experience is to find joy through movement. Your body needs to move to be healthy; your mind must be moved to create; your heart feels emotions that need to move through you to feel good; and your spirit moves you with divine inspiration.
"Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person's physical, emotional, and mental states." ~ Carol Welch
One way I have found joy is through playing tennis. Even spraining my ankle and falling on the court during a match led me to create a more balanced way of living. The joy of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual movement has fueled both my personal and professional life for over thirty years. Discover the kind of movement that brings you joy and see where it leads you.
From the time you learned to crawl your body loved to move. At different stages of your life you may have been very active and at other times more sedentary. Find joy through...
Transformation literally means to go beyond form. If there is a form that your health has taken that you would like to change, know that you have the power to transform it. Start by believing in your body's innate ability to heal itself.
“There is one consolation in being sick; and that is the possibility that you may recover to a better state than you were ever in before.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
Your body is like a tree. For it to thrive it needs to be grounded, bask in the sunshine, receive nourishment from the soil, absorb plenty of water, and grow towards the light. A healthy tree provides oxygen and shade. You can provide infinite love and light with a healthy body.
Hug a tree. This is one way to stay grounded and improve your overall health and wellbeing. Hugging a tree increases the feel-good hormones oxytocin, dopamine and serotonin, and it's good for the tree.
You get a new body every seven years. How you care for your...
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