10 Naturivities to Nurture the Body and Brain

Seasons are changing and we're getting to that time of the year where we can shed a few layers of clothing and embrace the warmer weather! (yesss!)  
 
Not only does it just feel so good to feel the sun on your face, but your body loves it too! Your body is ready for you to get up and get movin'!
 
All month long I have been discussing the importance of being connected to nature and why moving your body is so beneficial to both your mental health AND your physical health. 
 
A little reminder of why nature is good for the soul: 
  • Reduction blood pressure, muscle tension, heart rate, AND the production of stress hormones
  • Improves sleep
  • Inspires creativity 
  • Enhances short term memory 
  • Increases HAPPINESS 
So, you're ready to get going. What now?
 
Are you running low on out of the box ideas on what to do outside? Don't worry -- I've got you covered! 
 
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#019 - Moving Your Body Toward Happiness

Were you on the move today? 
 
Finding the time in your busy schedule to move your body is hard! --and I'm not talking about running errands, cleaning, or chasing kids (even if you do rack up 10,000 steps while doing those and more!)
 
Just like Elle Woods said - "Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy." She isn't wrong! (Legally Blonde)
 
Moving your body is a known stress reliever and a sure way to get your energy back. When your body is moving and being active, you become happier and have the energy to do more. You feel refreshed -- almost like after a really good workout. During the workout you may be thinking "ohhh why am I doing this to myself!?!?" but after the work out you feel SOOO good, accomplished, AND motivated.
 
Long story short, moving your body will help you be healthier and feel happier. Sounds like a win-win to me! 
 
Are you running out of ideas on how to be active? Don't worry -- I've got you...
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#002 - The Single Best Thing to Inject a Little Calm Into a Crazy Day

Everyone experiences overwhelm in their lives at various times, but not everyone moves through the chaos effectively! 

For some, living with chaos feels completely normal, to the point that having calm is a foreign idea. However, when you get completely overwhelmed, anxious, and stressed, you need to have a go-to strategy that will inject your life with instant calm.

In this episode of Dr. Jen and Friend’s Lovecast, we dive into the one thing you can do that will instantly help you hit the pause button and take a big, deep breath of fresh air.  

Here’s what we’ll cover:

  • What it feels like to live with chaos and overwhelm
  • The one thing you can do to help hit the reset button on your busy, chaotic life

Hitting the Reset Button

We operate with 56 tabs open at all times. Our busy lives have us thinking about a million things simultaneously, and somehow we believe we are effectively doing that. The truth is, multitasking is not technically a thing. Our...

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