Apr 3, 2020

Friday…Tips to Calm You in Quarantine

Posted By: Terri
Category: Health & Wellness

Photo by Amina Touray

This self quarantine is starting to wear on many and we must find ways to stay productive, positive and healthy. As we navigate through this difficult time, I have a few suggestions to help you make each day as pleasant as possible.

Routine is EVERYTHING! I KNOWWWW this is a hard one because quite frankly there is no where to go! With little if any routine because you can’t leave the house -I urge you to wake up and go to bed around the same time everyday.

Ditch the P.J.’s and GET DRESSED. It’s soooo easy to stay in your PJ’s all day BUT you’ll feel better about yourself and keep your spirits up if you make the effort to put on something presentable. If you’re really going for the GOLD-put on some make up and spritz your favorite perfume..whal- lah instant mood lifter.

Get your Workout IN! Gyms are closed, personal trainers must stay put and  forget group fitness classes so what’s a Glamour Girl to do to keep the pounds at bay? First and foremost you can still walk outside (which I highly recommend) I’ve been clocking in 2 walks daily and aiming for 10,0000 to 12,000 steps a day to keep pounds at bay. Add into that some strength training with at home weights, and a plethora of videos I’m participating in via You tube (my workout  buddy). Here are two of my favorites:

**Boho Beautiful (Yoga ) https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23BohoBeautiful

**Coach Kel  (Barre Class)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYFIb4VS7BM

Phone Calls to stay connected: Go old school and pick up the phone. Call friends and family- it’s time to reconnect and not by text. You need some sort of human interaction.  Now more than ever it’s important to stay connected -even though we must keep “social distancing” in check. I live alone and haven’t been with anyone I know in 3 weeks. The phone has been  my life line..literally.

Time to Hobby UP! Read a good book, write that play,book or movie , bake, sing, dance,sew something -you get the picture! It’s time to insert some enjoyable tasks into your routine because let’s face it- you have a little extra time on your hands.

Hobby Up! Sewing time-Bow Blouse completed. Today…Face masks for friends. *Photo by Amina Touray

I hope you’re all staying healthy and happy and taking a moment of reflection to count our blessings.

Be Well, take care.  We will get through this together. xoxoT

 

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Aug 1, 2018

Helloooo August

Posted By: Terri
Category: Uncategorized

Helloooo August. How did it get to be August already? Summer is flying by and truth be told , the month of August has always had a special place in my calendar heart. Here’ are a few nuggets concerning the month ahead that I hope you will enjoy and perhaps embrace for the best month ever.

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August Memo..Sunday LOVE!

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Eat seasonally: the short list. Enjoy!

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Mark you calendars:

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Oct 20, 2017

Fall(ing) into your weekend…aka things to do for FUN!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

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Fridayyyyy Yah!

Fall- is hands down one of my absolute favorite times of the year. As of late I’ve become much more mindful of  how taking small “mini breaks” from stress is not only needed but mandatory.  I want to share a few simple and easy ways to relax and take a break from your electronic devices, stress, work duties and weekend chores. Thy’re all extremely doable and at the end of the day you might just be a whole lot less less stressed and feel…rejuvenated which is the whole point of taking some downtime anyway. Come to think of it-I think that should rename downtime-up time-because taking a break can elevate not only your life but your mood. Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy!

  1. If you haven’t already do a closet flip for Fall. Now I know you may THINK this is a work related activity but alas nothing could be more calming,meditative and uplifting than getting out your Fall clothes and storing your Summer items.
  2. Sip your favorite Fall beverage-whatever you like that is warm and gives you comfort: Hot cocoa,pumpkin latte, or apple spiced anything.

    Image and recipe courtesy of Inspired Taste.net

    2 cups milk (dairy or non-dairy)
    2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
    1 to 3 tablespoons sugar, depending on how sweet you like it
    1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, plus more for serving
    1/2 cup strong hot coffee
    Whipped cream, for serving

    Directions

    Add milk, pumpkin puree, and sugar to a saucepan over medium heat. Heat until hot, but do not boil. Remove the saucepan from the heat and whisk in the vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, and the coffee.Divide the mixture between two mugs. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice.

  3.  Get outdoors. Now to be clear I’m not saying you have to commit to a full on camp out to appreciate the colors of Fall but find a beautiful park,walkway or nature preserve and take a long walk enjoying the colors of the season, the crisp air and best of all the smell of freshly fallen leaves. Heaven.  

4.  Decorate your porch with pumpkins. I mean who doesn’t love PUMPKINS!

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