Summer is here and while the warm weather and longer hours of daylight can revive and rejuvenate your spirits, you can often get lost in the enjoyment of the beautiful days to the point that your daily tasks become neglected. Summer has a tendency to become unstructured while life has a tendency to keep moving forward at the same pace that it always has. You can easily get lost in this lack of structure and find yourself overwhelmed with a list of incomplete tasks that need doing. If this happens and the responsibilities of life begin to pile up on you, unnecessary stress can be the result. As you know, stress does terrible things to your body. In an effort to keep stress at a minimum so you can enjoy your summer days without losing focus on living, here are four tips that will help you deal with the unstructured days of summer.
Summer is upon us, finally, it seemed like winter just didn’t want to let go this year. Now is the time to celebrate cooling foods and start to break into the seasonal fruits and veggies. I still recommend a good green smoothie, year round, but now you can start to reduce the heat in the ginger etc. and start to add in more cooling herbs and spices to cool down the body.Raw foods are more cooling to the body so think cucumber, radish, spinach and kale for example.
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Sex and the City fans, will recall that moment Carrie and Mr. Big interacted for the first time, as he picked up her condoms from the NYC sidewalk. Had her goodies been secure in a "on the go sex pouch" in her handbag, the awkward moment may have been avoided.
Whether you are newly single or have been single for awhile re-entering the dating world can be a bit scary and intimidating. A lot has changed since we were dating in our 20’s particularly with online dating being the “new normal” to meet potential mates.
When I decided to start dating again, I was in my 40’s and I cringed at the thought of having to put myself out there again. I didn’t know what to expect or what I would find but I knew I had to go in with an open mind and positive attitude if I was going to have any success.
Each summer we all make a mental list of things we would like to do, but more often than not that list is forgotten and you arrive at the end of summer saying "I guess we'll do it next year". Or we don't know what to do that days just fly by and you haven't done anything exciting. To help you make the most of summer we are sharing the Resilientista Summer Bucket List.
Summer is all about enjoying the great outdoors, especially when the warm weather really lasts about 90 days. Gather your gal pals and connect with nature. But, lovelies you don't have to rough it, Glamping Hub is a great resource for glamping options to fit your needs and budget.
All relationships centre around compatibility. We all recognize compatibility – they are the relationships that flow easily, the ones we call ‘good’ relationships. We also have ‘bad’ relationships with people that we know we’re incompatible with - we often try to work at these relationships, hoping to make it better.
If the relationship is with a family member or a co-worker, we do what we can to live in harmony, but when it is with a chosen significant other, we have three options that can lead to peace:
Meal you could eat everyday?
Some sort of smoothie. I like to alternate between green and chocolate smoothies. I'm experimenting with different combos but smoothies are just so versatile.
Favourite fitness activity?
Other than sex? Dancing!! I get lost in the music ...
What was your childhood dream job?
I don't remember that far back but when I was 22 my dream was to own a fitness facility that had trainers, chiropractors, nutritionists, naturopaths ... a wide variety of natural health practitioners.
What woman inspires you and why?
Marlene Marco, founder of Heart of Networking. She is elegant, gracious, a major connector of people, always uplifting and supportive and a lot of fun. Always in the middle of things, the woman is everywhere. She's 64, a 3 or 4 time cancer survivor and just a dynamo!
Your go to affirmation?
I am strong, I am powerful, I am worthy, I am ENOUGH.
When you are driving along, and the GPS begins to say "Recalculating" it's often because you have taken a different path than originally mapped or perhaps an unexpected event(s) occurred ahead - and the GPS is directing you towards a more efficient route to reach your destination. The Universe is like GPS for life ... if we are straying from where we are suppose to be, events will occur to help steer us back. Unfortunately these events may not always happen in the form of a joyous occasion, most often they are gut wrenching, WTF kinda of events.