SPARK ~ Thought of the Day: Quote of the Day: The mind is its own place and in itself can make a heaven of hell; a hell of heaven. ~ John Milton
Essential Element: The Bonfire Health Program empowers you to choose healthier perspectives and responses to stress, as well as offering specific strategies and mechanisms for mitigating the effects of stress and reducing its occurrences [click here to read Spark Insight: Coping Mechanisms].
Journal: On average, each person thinks approximately fifty-thousand thoughts/day. None of these are neutral – they are either moving us forward or moving us back. It is our choice, even amongst the most stressful of circumstances, to shift our thoughts from reaction to deliberate response. Choose a statement, quote or scripture you’ll claim this week as you encounter tough situations Write it our in your journal and commit to memorizing it through the week. [Click here for additional Journal exercises]
Journal: Think about some of your most selfless friends. The ones that think of you – and are creative for you – and give you more than you could ask for. Write down the name of one or two friends like that – and next to that, why they are such remarkable friends to you. Then write down two more names, names of friends in need, whom you will BE that selfless, generous kind of friend to this week. [Click here for additional Journal exercises]
AIR ~ Movement of the Day: Slide Unders are a fantastic way to switch up your standard exercises and put a little excitement into your day! Easily scalable, you can add weights while you’re ‘sliding’ to take it up a notch. [Click here for additional Workouts]
FUEL ~ Dish of the Day: Looking for a colorful, protein packed dinner tonight? Look no further and turn up the oven for Classic Stuffed Peppers! Not only will you and your family enjoy this dish straight from the oven, you’ll also be able to take these satisfying leftovers to work the rest of the week! [Click here for additional Recipes]
SPARK ~ Thought of the Day: Quote of the Day: When a friend is in trouble, don’t annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it. ~ Edgar Watson Howe Essential Element: We must seek opportunities to fulfill our and others’ innate needs and deliberately fill them. [click here to read 'Spark Insight: Connection] Journal: You know that person who is struggling? That friend who just can’t seem to catch a break? Put yourself in their shoes – feel what they are feeling. What would you want someone to do for you? A phone call, a drop off, an offer to take your kids? Now – go do it for them. [Click here for additional Journal exercises]