Music has the power to heal, to encourage feelings of well-being and to soothe a stressed-out mind – making it the perfect elixir for our current moment. It’s also one of the healthiest ways I know to self-medicate and I encourage everyone to dose up frequently.
With so many of life’s pleasurable activities having been severely curtailed recently, small wonder so many folks have had more than a few dietary slip ups, with biggies like too much sugar topping the list.
Whether you’re just beginning your nutritional ramp-up, or returning to a healthier routine after a hit-or-miss past few months, loading up on leafy greens at every meal is a great, impactful first step. What else? How about one of my favorite dietary ‘easy adds’ – those under-rated edible fungi, mighty mushrooms.
2020 is not an easy time to look back on. For many of us, anxiety, isolation and loss were frequent companions. But, if nothing else, 2020 served up countless lessons, which, had there been no pandemic, might have taken a lifetime to learn. Talk about a learning curve!
: If nothing else, all these pandemic months have shown us all too clearly just how important health really is, driving the point home in no uncertain terms. Yes, be it physical, mental or emotional, your health truly is everything, and self-care is the way forward for all of us in 2021 and beyond. To inspire your wellness journey for the months ahead, to follow are a few of my favorite podcasts and books to keep you motivated.
Short days, grey skies and the long nights of winter can push even the sunniest souls among us to the breaking point. Add cold, snow and a global pandemic to the mix and moods can get, well, a little grim. But it is possible to beat back the metaphorical darkness, by implementing a few sanity-saving strategies – stat.