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Health, Wellness and Discipline

Welcome back! I know it's been a while, but I'm back with more words for you to dive into! This is my second post of the year, but I don't feel like I'm behind or anything because I'm not on a schedule. I took some time away from blogging to focus on other areas of my life. Also, a huge component of my writing process is experiencing life. I have to experience in order to write and share about it. This is how I keep my posts authentic and honest.


It's important for us to allow things to unfold organically. There's no need to rush. Rushing disrupts the creative process. Take your time and do what you feel called to do. Rest and breaks aren't something that we have to "earn". We can't perform at our best if we're depleted, so it's important to take breaks and rest when necessary. It's important to pour into ourselves, and prioritizing our health is a great way to pour into ourselves.


Health has been a huge topic of discussion and concern for the past 3 years or so. It'll continue to be a major topic for years to come, so it's very imperative to prioritize our health on a mental, physical and spiritual level. Health is wealth, and a healthy life is a great life! For the past year or so, I've been making more changes for the betterment of my health. In May of this year, I started going to the gym, and I love it! I enjoyed researching different exercises and figuring out which ones I wanted to stick with. Once I established my routine, I made sure to stay consistent and push myself in order to see results. I'm really proud of myself because I saw results quickly, and I just feel better overall. I taught myself discipline which rolled over in other argmeas of my life. I feel stronger, and I'm more energized throughout the day. I'm also sleeping better, I'm more focused, less stressed, happier, and calmer.


I've been more consistent with my yoga practice as well. I started becoming more consistent the more I've been in the gym. Yoga is beneficial to me because I'm able to re-center myself, focus on grounding, improve concentration and mental clarity, release emotions, increase my intuition, improve balance and relax myself. I like guided yoga, but I also like being intuitive and listening to my body and doing certain poses that I know my body needs at that moment.


I really love the balance of practicing yoga and working out at the gym. I like implementing both into my daily and weekly routines because yoga allows me to stretch my muscles before and after working out in the gym. They both serve similar and different purposes. I view yoga as a more intuitive and spiritual practice. It's beneficial for my physical, mental and spiritual health. Mind, body, spirt. Working out in the gym is more for my physical and mental health. Both allow me to get into my body and out of my head if I feel myself overthinking. They also allow me to stay fit, destress, and improve strength and balance.


I've also been taking herbal supplements, taking prebiotics and probiotics, staying hydrated and eating cleaner. I've been cooking at home more, which is way healthier than when I used tp order food often. I love cooking because I love to eat! I also view it as another form of creation. I get to have fun in the kitchen and experiment using healthy and yummy ingredients! I've also been making fresh- pressed juices with fruits and veggies. So far I've made green juice with kale, cucumbers, apples, celery and ginger. Orange, carrot, ginger and turmeric juice and orange, grapefruit and ginger juice have been two of my favorite juices. I've also been making ginger and turmeric shots to take first thing in the morning. These help with boosting the immune system.


Everyone's wellness journey will be different. It's important to find what works best for your body and schedule. Focus on your own journey and try not to compare yourself to others. We're all different and have different needs. Focus on your goals and allow them to change if necessary. Stay consistent, disciplined and try to have fun with it as much as possible.

Everyone's practices will be different, but we should all be aiming to eat more fresh fruits and veggies, drink more water, natural juices and herbal tea, implement movement into our routines, and focus on resting and destressing.


It's now December, and the colder months are usually slower and stagnant. It's important to move your body and release any stress, sadness and stagnancy that you may be experiencing. We don't have to claim the winter blues if we don't want to. We always have a choice, and we can always make changes. It just takes discipline and intention. I like to write out reminders on my calendar and on my to-do list on my mini dry-erase board to keep track of my practices. Every day won't look exactly the same, but we can all do a few things each day that'll lead to optimal health.



Health is wealth, and a healthy life is a great life! Be well & take care.

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