Boundary awareness

“What are boundaries?”

Wikipedia defines “Personal boundaries as guidelines, rules or limits that a person creates to identify reasonable, safe and permissible ways for other people to behave towards them and how they will respond when someone passes those limits.” It is our right to have, state and communicate these boundaries with the hope that others respect them. If these individual boundaries can not be abided by then we have a right to separate ourselves from undesirable situations. Be assertive when affirming our needs and wants. It’s ok to reconsider but only if it’s our choice.

“What are your boundaries?”

“3 Ways Self-Care Can Help You Reach Your Fitness Goals”

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3 Ways Self-Care Can Help You Reach Your Fitness Goals

When most of us decide to get healthier, the first thing we reach for is our sneakers and a gym membership. We associate health with physical fitness and with our external appearance, instead of thinking about the complex ways in which physical and mental health are interlinked. In doing this, we are actually doing a disservice to our fitness goals. Here are three forms of mental self-care that can have a direct, tangible impact on your fitness regime.

Practicing Self-Love

Many people choose to start a fitness regime because they want to lose weight, gain muscle, or otherwise change their appearance. This is not a problem in itself. Losing weight is often good for us, and a healthy fitness regime combined with a balanced diet is the best way to do it. However, it can become a problem when people get overly fixated on their appearance, turning their fitness into a negative, self-punishing experience.

It is difficult to balance the motivation to lose weight with self-love and confidence, but it is crucial. In the long run, self-criticism will only lead to poor mental health and, counterintuitively, weight gain. If you often find yourself being disappointed with yourself and your appearance after working out, you need to reevaluate your approach to your exercise routine.

Exercise is good for your mind and body. It makes you healthier, happier, more focused, less tired, less stressed, and less likely to develop a host of illnesses. A regular fitness routine is an act of self-care and self-love, a favor to yourself. It is not a punishment or a torture to be endured in the name of external beauty. Remember to congratulate yourself when you achieve even the smallest goal, and to focus on how exercise makes you feel rather than how you hope it will make you look.

Learning to Relax

Stress is terrible for our mental health, but we often don’t consider how it could be impacting our efforts to get fitter. According to Shape, stress can be bad for your fitness goals not just because it can make it harder for you to find motivation, but because it can also delay your recovery and progress. This is why it is important to create a relaxation regimen to complement your fitness one.

Incorporate habits into your life that can help you prevent and deal with stressful situations. Consider picking up a soothing hobby, like knitting or coloring, which can allow you to focus on one task and in doing so practice mindfulness. Improve your quality of sleep with a good set of pillows, a noise machine, or by making your room completely dark at night. Finally, think about other ways you can help yourself minimize stress, such as creating a room in your house dedicated to meditation and mindfulness practice.

Dealing With Your Mental Health

Exercise can help with anxiety and depression, but there is a catch. According to the British National Health Service, exercise is most appropriate as a mental health tool for people with mild to moderate depression. If you have a more severe form of mental illness, you are going to have a very difficult time sticking to a regular fitness routine. People with severe anxiety and depression can feel completely immobilized by their affliction and often have a hard time getting out of bed, let alone going for a run.

If you feel like you are suffering from a more serious form of mental illness, make sure taking care of it is your priority. Go see a doctor to discuss your therapy and medication options, and focus on dealing with your mental health first.

The term self-care has become synonymous with relaxation and stress relief, and those are indeed incredibly important to our well-being. However, it is important that we realize that self-care incorporates the full set of actions we take toward our health, and that all of these are interrelated. By noting the ways our fitness regime is influenced by the ways we deal with our mental health, we can strengthen both forms of self-care and work toward a more balanced life.

Article by:

Sheila Olson of fitsheila.com | info@fitsheila.com

“Commitment is Irresistible”

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Blessings Spirits,

“What are you driven to do?”

Commitment is power. its the only thing keeping this life cycle going. without commitment we have no meaning, no purpose, no drive. We are all here to observe, experience and learn which brings growth. This world can live a life filled with cycles or it can level up. Find something we like/love and stick to it. We can change our mind but find something to always stay committed to. Make the life worth something. We are all alive but are you living?

“Commitment is irresistible”

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Meraki

Synchronicity: The movie

Hello Reflections,

Today’s topic is about a great movie that will spark creativity, abundance and motivation in your heart. The movie is called “Syncronicity”. It is a story about a scientist’s journey to change the past. It is for anyone who likes science, action, love and infinite possibilities. The story is set in modern day and will connect with everyone on some level. I recommend watching it. It is available on DVD and Netflix. Sit back and enjoy the show.

For more information or to schedule a session please contact me at Merakiwright@gmail.com. Sending peace, love and light to all.

Namaste,

Meraki

Fasting

“Is today the day to be healthy?”

Hello Reflections,

Today’s topic is “Fasting”. Research states that fasting was done for religious reasons, for health and for appreciation. Science has proven that when you fast your body can restart to its original state. We can be in true homeostasis. While fasting our body can filter out at least 10 years worth of toxins that have been sitting in our small intestines and colon. The longest fast has been for 56 days. For those who don’t want tko go full cold turkey, there is intermediate fasting which is fasting for a period of time throughout the day. I have tried both, the first for 21 days and the second (intermediate fasting) for 15. It’s not about weight loss, it’s about health. Our bodies go through many things throughout our lives, external and internal toxins. Give your body a fighting chance. Once your body has restarted I recommend eating healthy. Our bodies took years to get use to these toxins that are slowly killing us but restarting puts your body in a vulnerable position. Once it’s this way, the only option is to feed it healthy foods. I recommend Dr. Sebi’s food list. I’ll put the list at the end of this post. These foods are organic, not man made or genetically modified. I also recommend using Dr. Sebi’s Bromide plus powder, Green food and Iron tonic. The Bromide plus powder has 92 of the 102 nutritents that our bodies need to function. The green food is considered a food supplement. The Iron tonic has all the iron your body needs to filter out toxins. If we want a change, we have to be a change and start within ourselves. Clean our lives from the inside out.

“Cleanse your body of the old to start a new.”

For for information or to schedule a consultation contact me at merakiwright@gmail.com. Sending peace, love and light to all.

Namaste,

Meraki

Kale wrap in a raw collard green leaf

“What’s on your plate?”

Ingredients:
1. Big collard green leaf
2. Sun dried tomatoes
3. Avocado
4. Plum tomatoes
5. Red onion
6. Cucumbers
7. Oregano
8. Sweet basil
9. Cayenne pepper
10. Sea salt
11. Agave
12. Paprika
13. Mushrooms

Instructions:
Cut up ingredients and wrap in collars green leafs

“We are organic, so eat only organic”

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Meraki

Wellness Wednesday: Ways to impact the world

“How are you impacting the world?”

To impact means to make a change. What’s your impact? Is it for a greater good? Who’s life are you changing? Impact brings fulfillment. This change brings you a joy like no other. What you do will also affect you. Why not make a impact that will better you and the world as a whole? Join in.

Ways to impact the world:

  1. Reduce energy usage and slow down the fires of industrialism
    • Using energy that isn’t needed is wasteful
  2. Protect and restore the environment so that it’s climate-stabalizing mechanisms are perserved. 
    • We have one earth that we need to live. Keep it liveable.
  3. Increase individual participation in governmental and economic decisions.
    • We control the government in numbers. Let’s ban together.
  4. Facilitate a deep personal commitment to caring for the earth.
    • Caring for the earth is caring for yourself.

“A life that impacts, is a life lived”

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Meraki