Body

Who wants to live forever? Or to 100…

I probably have some aggressive goals to see as many grandkids as I can handle, but in the meantime, and the mealtime, I am going to keep learning about how to manage nutrition as part of it all.

You are what you eat might mean I’m a bean – black bean, coffee, or just a nut.

Found this to be interesting:

What to Eat to Live to 100

What we can learn from the eating and living habits of the world’s longest-lived people.

And reading the famous books by Michael Pollan – here’s a bite:

7 Rules for Eating

Choose Food Over Food-Like Substances, Food Writer Michael Pollan Tells CDC

This summer I hope to build a magic eating plan that works for my family.

Good luck to you and your generations…

Here’s a start:

  • Oatmeal Bowl with all kinds of stuff in it, or Grit Bowl with proteins. This way I don’t have to feel like I’m drinking a meal. Never like that anyway.
  • Squirreling up energy with nuts, and nut milks and butters.
  • Make more greens appear in my life and take up most of the plate.

 

meditation

Gratitude

To start, let’s read:

Consciousness

Scientists Show How Gratitude Literally Alters The Human Heart & Molecular Structure Of The Brain

Post your own #attitudeofgratitude to @yogi_kidliz any time and any day.

Bring light to your random thoughts of what brings you joy or feelings of satisfaction.

Mind, teaching

Meditate on Apps

So many articles about freeing our minds with meditation apps:

10 Best Meditation Apps

15 Best Meditation and Mindfulness Apps (Our Selection for 2019)

How about just, free (no cost) – that’s freeing but some of these have subscriptions.

Free Mindfulness Apps Worthy of Your Attention

I have utilized the curriculum for working with youth from  Stop, Breathe, Think | Guided Meditation I recommended this for teachers of elementary through high school to sign up for free updates and how best to use the tools in class. They give a lifetime premium free account for TEACHERS! https://www.stopbreathethink.com/educators/

Love that!

Mind

Busy Bodies

I’m thinking about the conversation I had with a new yoga student about how I left a Type A life after watching many women going manic about making a perfectly perfect perception of their selves and lives. One thing that I had resembled and now resent is being busy. And granted I had small children and your mind is super busy with panic and decisions outside of your own needs, so that makes a ton of sense. Then, as my kids grew and I found myself volunteering for about 2 things for each school organization, scouts and HOA… I was like Whoa. I’m “b-u-s-y.” But then as time went on and tasks and check boxes and lists grew and grew, things got easier and I wasn’t busy – I was just committed. I hear this phrase all the time and I think those saying the B-word are reaching for appreciation and need a sense of value. You might be “dedicating” yourself to your career or going dead from it. I saw this article and thought – yes. Someone might get it and good for them!

Why I Stopped Being Busy