Can you believe that February is almost over?! How did that happen? I know it’s the shortest month, but still…
February is a month of celebrations – Love, Black History, spiritual wellness month, and my current favorite – Spunky Old Broads Month!!! Yes, believe it or not, there is a month dedicated to us “Spunky Old Broads”! While I’ve never been able to relate to the term “broad,” I think Spunky (as opposed to Grumpy old Men) says a lot about how we women age, don’t you agree?
For all of us Spunky Gals out there, I have more tips today for keeping us spunky, vibrant, and healthy until we leave the planet.
In the last post I spoke a lot about what it’s like to be the CEO of our own health, and why it’s important. Today, let’s talk about spiritual wellness.
This past year has been one of the most stress filled years of our lives. What are you doing to release those stress hormones from your body? Do you have a meditation practice? And, by that, I mean do you set aside at least 15-20 minutes every day to allow yourself to sit in peace and quiet – no phones, no computers, no interruptions, and take some deep breaths? Maybe contemplate peace? Or Pray?
I can’t stress enough how important giving ourselves that 20 minutes a day is. All of the women I know who have developed a regular meditation practice say that it absolutely changed their lives. I think if I had to choose only one self-care practice, it would be meditation. Simply because when our spiritual health is good – the space to take care of our bodies and minds frees up as well. Everything just falls into place.
Social connection is another piece of self-care that we cannot let slip. While we are physically distancing during this epidemic, and likely will continue to do so for several more months, we can still call each other, facetime, Zoom with family, etc. This is not the time to fear technology advances! Stay in touch with your core group of people. Everyone in my classes feels better after chatting with each other before class, sharing jokes during class, and sharing the comradery of the group. It’s what keeps us going. We see each other, and because of Zoom we even see each other’s pets and sometimes spouses. This virtual social interaction keeps our brains functioning better, improves our mood, and the exercises make our bodies stronger, more flexible, and healthy. A win-win!
With these two things in mind, I have started a private Facebook group called “Women 50+ Rocking Our 2nd Act.” This is a community of women supporting each other on the pathway to vibrant, healthy lives. I’ll be there live once a week for Q&A about anything health related that you’d like to talk about. We’ll laugh together, learn together, share recipes, as well as discuss the latest science about exercises and food specifically for WOMEN.
I’ll also be creating videos, articles, etc. on a regular basis for your consumption.
I would like to invite you to join and experience the social connection, and support of a like- minded group of women all on the path toward our best health.
Click this link to join and I’ll see you inside!
Here is a short video that tells about this private group.
And, here is your good news story for this week.
Best of Health,