IGNITE YOUR DAY

by MJ
FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Sometimes, the only thing standing between you and a daily salad is all that chopping! Don’t let that be the case this week. Start your week off with your fridge full of Chopped Salad and you’re all set for the next 3-4 days!  [Click here for additional Recipes]

 

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
The Sott’s Press is a challenging movement. If you can master this, your spine and your posture will REJOICE! This will help undo all that time you spend sitting at the computer. [Click here for additional Workouts]

 


SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:

Essential Element:  And, lo and behold, the afternoon nap turns out to be one of the most effective and productive methods for increasing energy and improving cognitive skills and focus, while mitigating the adverse effects of chronic stress by lowering circulating stress hormones like cortisol.  [click here to read Spark Insight: Restorative Sleep]

Journal:  Napping is difficult for so many people – yet it’s one of the greatest things we can do for our mental and physical health – all of us.  This week – challenge yourself by giving yourself a mandatory mid-day rest. Make it a goal to get 4 naps in – 10-20 minutes each. They can be whenever you like – late morning – mid afternoon – even two on the same day. Give it a fair shot – and at the end of a day you’ve napped, write in your journal  how those hours post-nap went.    [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

IGNITE YOUR DAY

by MJ
FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Not feeling this Spring weather? Don’t worry, Fall’s just around the corner and that’s all the excuse you need to whip up Dr. Paul’s Pumpkin Pie!   [Click here for additional Recipes]

 

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Sott’s Press is another one of those pesky, challenging movements, but so worth the effort! If you can master this, your spine and your posture will REJOICE! This will help undo all that time you spend sitting at the computer. [Click here for additional Workouts]

 

SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day: One must have the adventurous daring to accept oneself as a bundle of possibilities and undertake the most interesting game in the world – making the most of one’s best. ~ Harry Emerson Fosdick
Essential Element: The world often places demands on our resources with seemingly no regard for our values.  This pull between worldly demands and our inner voice can create a tension that is overwhelming if we don’t recognize it.  Being mindful of this dynamic is the first step towards Mindset Mastery. [click here to read Spark Insight: 'Balance']
Journal: In order to live our best lives, we must know what we want them to look like. Today, write out what your ideal day would look like. Write out its events, the the people it involves, the places you go. Take the last few minutes and envision the person you want to be as you experience, respond to, and embrace this sensational day.    [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

IGNITE YOUR DAY – Thursday

by admin
Dish of the Day:
Bonfire Chocolate Mousse Yes, we know, nearly all of us like chocolate. So, indulge – the banana and avocado make this pretty darn healthy.   (Click here for additional recipes)

 

Movement of the Day:
Sott’s Press This is not for everyone – it’s hard, but it’s worth it if you can master it. Start by using a PVC pipe (we never said being fit was easy, just worth it. And remember, it’s easier to stay fit than to get fit). (Click here for additional workouts)

Journal of the Day:
Quote of the Day: “Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy. ~ Leo Buscaglia
Essential Element: Well people don’t necessarily experience any less stress; they simply develop better strategies and coping mechanisms for dealing with it. [click to view Spark Insight -  Coping Mechanisms]
Journal: List the top three anxieties that have plagued you this past week. Then list the top three ideas/moments/people that have excited you most. End each day this week by reviewing and giving thanks for the second list.    (Click here for additional Journal exercises)