Happiness for the Holidays

Wreath

This December, I’m really working on two things: mindfulness and stress reduction. This follows on the heels of a Whole30 we did in October, which increases awareness of how everything you eat makes you feel physically, and a recent flare-up in my chest that has impacted my breathing and at times hasn’t been all that fun. So, for me, mindfulness and stress reduction has meant the following: Mindfulness: Paying attention and maintaining awareness of how everything I ingest — food, media, conversations, emotions — makes me feel and adjusting my mindset and/or actions accordingly. Stress reduction: Taking steps to slow down, breathe more deeply, and take more time to digest everything without feeling rushed, pressured, anxious, or otherwise overwhelmed. So it was a great pleasure to watch the latest Powerfullyou video posted on Facebook a week or so ago. Patrice, as usual, has an uncanny way of hitting the mark … Continue reading…