Many people think of a vacation as an opportunity to ‘lose weight’, and look good in their bathing suit with social media approved poses showing off the right angles and looking ‘skinny’...
We on the other hand challenged ourselves to move a lot more in the months leading up to our trip so that we would feel strong and fit. We practiced swimming so that we didn’t get swept up in the currents and drown at the waterfalls, we walked/hiked more so that we would be able to reach the summit of a small mountain in the thin, humid air of the jungle, and we strengthened our muscles, especially the shoulder girdle so we can lift our luggage and gear easily on our own.
Exercise is so much more enjoyable when you stop thinking about fat and calories, and instead apply it to activities of daily living and being able to participate without injuring (or killing) yourself. 🏊♀️🤸🏻♀️🏋🏻
How turning my ringer off, put the power back in my hands.
As a business owner, the cell phone is a fantastic tool. I can check emails, message clients, view my schedule online in real time and book appointments, even when I’m out of the office. While in treatment, I use an old phone as a clock and to stream my music. My current massage playlist is over 50 hours long and since so many people ask, you can view it here on Spotify.
While I love the cell phone, I also hate it.
Whatever you call it, meditation should be a part of your day.
Last week I became aware of a habit I’ve developed since preparing to open the new clinic. I have been waking up and hopping on the computer to get some digital work completed (stay tuned in the coming months!). I realized that I was pouring my morning cup of warmth (tea or coffee, I’m a switcher) and bringing it directly to my computer desk.
For some reason, a conversation I had had with a friend about morning routines popped into my head.