When I explain my job to people, I occasionally get a blank stare. “You teach Pilates? Never heard of it.” “It’s a bit like Yoga,” I say, to nods of recognition. “Only with more focus on the core and your posture.”While Yoga has been around for millennia, Pilates is a newer form of exercise, founded by a German physical trainer, Joseph Pilates, in the early to mid 20th century. But what is the focus of the technique and why should you do regular Pilates classes?Continue reading “Wellness Wednesday: Pilates: Strengthening from the Inside Out by Kat Spinnler”
Skincare. Some say it’s all rubbish, others swear by its transcendental powers. The skincare industry is worth billions, its economy booming larger as the years go by. There are hundreds, even thousands, of skincare companies who all promise you that your skin will be improved when you use their products. But making your skincare routine work for you is far more than just buying the most expensive brand you can find, or following what your favourite Instagram influencer tells you.
Shopping for beauty brands can be overwhelming; with so many ingredients, components, routines and brands to choose from, it can become a headache. The truth is, there’s no one thing that works for everyone! Skincare, like everything else, is about personal circumstances. Here are seven easy steps to ensuring your skincare works for you.Continue reading “7 Ways To Make Your Skincare Work For You”
Feeling more beautiful will make you happier and boost your confidence. There’s no denying that more self-confidence leads to you enjoying your life more and reaching your goals. Here are a few ideas that will help improve your looks so you can stop hiding from the world and start living. When you feel attractive, you’re going to smile more and have a desire to engage with others and participate in more activities. Your days will be fulfilling, and you’ll likely begin to receive a lot of compliments from others regarding your appearance, which will make you feel good.Continue reading “Ideas To Help You Improve Your Looks”
Self-care is one of the many goals I have set in my life. I have a habit of constantly overworking myself and exhausting myself to the point where I can no longer function. So self-care has become a huge part of my life. So here are my tips for self-care (Plus a FREE Self-care checklist for download at the end). #19d55a9aContinue reading “Wellness Wednesday: Self-Care for Beginners by Emelie Greenwood”
It seems that we cannot switch on the television nowadays without seeing somebody who is or has been at the mercy of their mental health issues. Also, what seems to catch us more off guard is generally we see that the people we least expect are suffering more than we can ever imagine.
Although there is more awareness on social media, film, and television, there is still stigma attached to mental health. We really need to find ways to make it so there is more than can be done for those that suffer.
Today, we are going to be looking at the power of hobbies and why finding one could be the perfect thing to help you out at the times when you struggle the most.Continue reading “Why Finding A Hobby Can Be Great For Your Mental Health”
According to the National Sleep Foundation, good bedtime hygiene is essential to sleeping well at night and waking up feeling refreshed and productive in the morning. For instance, if we drink caffeinated beverages shortly before bedtime, or sleep in a room that’s too hot or too cold, our sleep quality may suffer, and we may spend the next day feeling groggy and unfocused. In some cases, we may struggle to fall asleep at all.
Moreover, Harvard Health Publishing says that sleep quality and mental health go hand in hand. If you’re deprived of sleep, your risk of developing depression, ADHD, generalized anxiety disorder, or another mental disorder may increase. As such, improving your sleep habits is key to boosting your mental health and improving the quality of sleep you get each night. For some budget-friendly tips that will help you to improve your sleep habits while boosting your mental health at the same time, read on!Continue reading “Wellness Wednesday: How to Boost Your Sleep Hygiene for Better Mental Health, Even When You’re on a Budget by Cheryl Conklin”
Daily Positive Affirmations and Why You Want To Use Them by John Meeks
I wrote about the power of positive daily affirmations in a number of my earlier blog posts such as 23 Strategies To Survive and Stay Positive In a Toxic Work Environment as well as others. And I am sure you may have heard about positive affirmations in other blog posts, articles and social media memes and what-not. Positive affirmations have become popular in recent years because they are effective and there is some science to support this claim as I will talk about a little later.
There are many things to be successful, like I talked about in my post 21 Things To NOT do to be Successful, so affirmations are not the only thing you will need to do on your journey to success and well being, but positive daily affirmations are a vital step you will do well to make part of your daily routine.Continue reading “Wellness Wednesday: Daily Positive Affirmations and Why You Want To Use Them by John Meeks”
In November 2018, I started my blog, HONEYBUNNYTWEE.COM. Here’s why I started blogging.Continue reading “Why I Started my Blog by Honeybunnytwee”
My Platelet Donation Journey
Hello everyone, my name is Thuy (pronounced Twee) and I’m a platelet donor at the Connecticut American Red Cross in Farmington, CT. If you don’t know the difference between a whole blood donation and platelet donation you can read more on the Red Cross website here. Here’s an infographic about my platelet journey, thus far as well as the reasons people donate from all over the country:Continue reading “My Platelet Donation Journey (Infographic) and “I Donate Because…” by Thuy-Linh Phan”
25 Ways To Stop Procrastination – The Ultimate List
It feels out of your control and as each day passes, the stress of having so much to do becomes overwhelming. So, tasks get left, delayed and forgotten. But don’t beat yourself up over this because it’s not your fault. Procrastination is always a sign of another issue.
It’s a major reason people are unhappy.
We can put off different things… starting a healthy diet, project work or calling someone. This has real life consequences as health, finances and relationships suffer.So below is a list of tips that you can cherry pick depending on what feels right for you.
Here are 25 ways to stop your procrastination:Continue reading “Wellness Wednesday: 25 Ways To Stop Procrastination – The Ultimate List by Kelly King”