Healthy Connections

We have made a lot of changes in the Hammond home and have learned so much about health and well-being.

My Father-in-Law passed away from Alzheimer's earlier this year and my Mom passed away from Cancer a few months later.

My husband was ready to really look at his lifestyle choices and we all jumped on board to not only support him, but to ensure we are doing what we can to live a long and healthy life, our way.

We have learned that what we eat not only affects how we feel physically and how our organs work but also how our brain functions and that is just the very tip of the ice-burg! I will share practices that we have added to our tool-box that work for us. Most importantly, learn to listen to your body.

Morning Practice

Try this . . . When you wake up in the morning take a minute or two for yourself by stretching and getting the blood flowing. This also stretches out any organs that may have been squished during the night. Before you start running through your mental list of things to do for the day ahead, or replaying something from the day before. think about something you're grateful for. It could be as simple as your pillow to start, and let your list grow from there. Even 3 things sets your course on a more positive trajectory for the day you're going to create. And then before coffee or tea, have a cup or a glass of room temperature or warm water. 

Try it for a few days and see if you notice any changes. My morning headaches went away as well as my stomach being upset (probably from coffee first thing). I feel more centered and able to focus on what I want to think about instead of thinking about my aches and list of things to do. So . . .

  • Stretch
  • Gratitude
  • Water

Go Have Fun!