On Sunday, I pray.
My prayers are, perhaps, unconventional. The Universe and I have ongoing conversation. Often, I curse. Mostly, I apologize and ask for grace and offer deep gratitude.
I move my body. I prepare good food. I make space in our home. I spend time with people I love.
I slow down.
Sunday is my day to recharge and regroup. It’s the day I feel most creative.
What better day to share my service with you all!
There are a few things in the works for Life Stage Wellness in 2015:
- Reiki (distance and in-person)
- AromaTouch Interventions and Essential Oil Consultations
- LIVE Wellness Classes
- Cooking Classes
- Organizational Tips
- 1:1 Coaching Opportunities
- Virtual Workshops
- a Theatre Company Launch
- Cookbook Reviews
One of my Core Desired Feelings for 2015 is “seva”, a sanskrit word meaning service. I feel very strongly that this will guide me to do my greatest good.
Each Sunday I’ll share wellness tips and information, here. Each Sunday, here, I’ll offer to connect.
This is a way we can pray. Together.
This Sunday, let’s talk about water.
This winter has been quite cold in these parts, and the forced air heat and the dry winter air have been wreaking havoc on my skin, and my husband’s sinuses. Because I’m so frequently cold, I tend to drink even less water than normal, because I’m looking to warm (often caffeinated) beverages to help me cozy up.
Increasing water consumption is one of the easiest ways to improve health, and shows fairly fast results. Aim for eight 8-ounce servings of water per day. In addition, compensate for every caffeinated beverage you consume with another 8 ounces of water. (Caffeine is a diuretic, and therefore flushes our system, counteracting the hydration for which we’re aiming.) Herbal, non-caffeinated teas work well for adding hydration while keeping up the warm and cozy factor.
Proper hydration helps us:
- maintain energy
- increase feeling of satiety, resulting in better portion control (we feel full, and thus eat less)
- support clear and supple skin
- support elimination systems, helping the body eliminate toxins (reduces the likelihood of constipation); usually, pale yellow urine indicates proper hydration levels
- digest foods better, helping our bodies extract more nutrients
This week’s experiment: Aim for 64 ounces of water per day, this week. Treat it like an experiment. How do you feel when you meet that goal? How do you feel when you don’t? Be a scientist, and write it all down.
(Thanks to StayingHealthy.org for the helpful graphic!)
Hoping your own Sunday offers peace and rest.