Follow my Kindness Advent Calendar adventures here! I'll be adding my social media photos from the month's kindness activities in one gallery here.
I am so excited to share this idea with you! A member of the Yoga with Adriene community shared a link to this in our community and it really excited me! It is a Kindness Advent Calendar created by Helen from the "Make Today Happy" blog.
Never before has there been a time when we were connected to each other as much as we are connected now. And yet, for all our connectivity, we are disconnected. (See: "Is Modern Life Making Us Lonely?"). Thanks to social media, we know about every mundane detail of our family and friends' lives, but still we are becoming more disconnected. It seems that knowing all these little day to day details gives us the false impression that we are keeping up with our relationships.
Stress has become a common part of life, maybe even an expected part of life. When did it become so normal to be stressed all the time? Was it this way for past generations too or is this a modern symptom? Either way, stress is a big part of most of our lives and we have to take control of it if we don't want stress running our lives.
Back online today after five days off. Taking the time off to focus on the absolutely necessities and simplify was just what I needed. I feel like a new woman, refreshed and centered again.
Before my break I was scattered, had trouble focusing, and was feeling lost. I have been though a lot of changes in the last few months and I have several options in front of me. And yet I felt stuck because I could not decide what to do. All of that combined with the nearly nonstop information input from the internet and social media, it is no wonder I was feeling lost.
A study of the long term effect of fruit and vegetable consumption on happiness and the sense of well-being was released in this month's American Journal of Public Health. The researchers studied over 12,000 people and found that consuming 8 servings of fruits and vegetables per day had a statistically significant effect on the participants' happiness and sense of well-being. The result of consuming 8 servings of fruits and vegetables per day had the same impact on the level of happiness as when a person goes from being unemployed to employed. That's huge!
Latest FWFG Yoga Calendar
December is here and the holidays are upon us now. And with that comes all the busyness and stress mixed in with the joy of the month. It was with this in mind that I created the Yoga with Adriene FWFG (find what feels good) calendar for December.
I was thinking about the newest 30 Days of Yoga program by YWA coming in January and thought it might be helpful to focus the November and December calendars on preparing for it. For November we will be focusing on asanas by focusing on the individual poses in the Foundations of Yoga videos. Then in December we will focus on getting our mind ready for the next 30 Days of Yoga program.