IGNITE YOUR DAY

by MJ

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Day 51 of the 100 Day Challenge! Dr. Franson gets creative with Tabata Scissor Claps! This core builder is a great way to energize your day! Keep up the great work! [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Quinoa Breakfast. A fantastic way to jump start your morning! Adjust it to suit your taste, but this pseudo grain will give you a bowl that’s filling and protein packed! [Click here for additional Recipes]

 

SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day:  There is a pervasive form of contemporary violence … and that is activism and overwork. The frenzy of it all destroys our own inner capacity for peace. It destroys the fruitfulness of our own work, because it kills the root of inner wisdom that makes work fruitful. ~ Thomas Merton

Essential Element: A major contributor to our nations health crisis is the general lack of rest and repair.  As a society we have bought into the idea that rest and rejuvenation is a luxury, not a requirement. We must take back our rest [click here to read Spark Insight: Rest & Repair].

Journal: In the last month, when have you taken a rest? A mind-calming, soul-restoring, physical time-out? Remember the ripple effect here: Without rest, our work suffers – as well as the rest of life and the lives around us. Jot down in your journal a short reflection on last time you took time to let your whole being rest – and how your work was impacted on the days that followed it. Then grab your calendar and mark out the next time you can make the same thing happen…  [Click here for additional Journal exercises]