During this magical time of year, FOCUS is wishing everyone lots of love-filled, giggle-filled holidays!
A fun tip for enjoying this hustle and bustle time…give yourself a break and don’t stress or sweat it if you indulge a little. Just get back on the healthy track in January! Set up your New Year’s resolutions in advance, and you’ll feel better knowing you have a game plan set up and waiting.
us consider Thanksgiving to be the quintessentially American holiday. It marks
the beginning of our “holiday season,” a period that lasts into winter holidays
and through New Year’s Day. I
love this season!
Especially it’s so appropriate as we celebrate our Veterans on November 11 for the sacrifice they’ve made to keep us protected, I feel being thankful and expressing my gratitude is such an important part of being happy in life. Finding even a small way to thank others for their generosity, friendships, support or even reminding ourselves just how much we have to be thankful for can be rewarding year-round.
I hope as you get busy,
preparing for your holiday festivities and gatherings, you can find some time
to reflect and be thankful for all the blessings we have around us. It can be
so easy to take things for granted, let’s make sure our loved ones know how
much we appreciate them this season!
With a positive attitude, we experience pleasant and happy feelings. This brings brightness to the eyes, more energy, and happiness. Our whole being broadcasts goodwill, happiness, and success. Even our health is affected in a beneficial way. We walk tall, our voice is more powerful, and our body language shows the way we feel.
Positive thinking is contagious! We affect and are affected by the people we meet, in one way or another. This happens instinctively and on a subconscious level, through words, thoughts and feelings, and through body language.
it any wonder that we want to be around positive people, and prefer to avoid
negative ones? Stay positive and spread good vibes, it’s good for the soul…
Remember to drink your water! Whether it’s hot out, just
done with your dance rehearsal or it’s fall, your body depends on water to
survive. Every cell, tissue, and organ in your body needs water to work
properly. Your body uses water to maintain its temperature, remove waste, and
lubricate your joints. Water is needed for overall good health.
You should drink water every day because water is best
for staying hydrated. Most people have been told they should drink 6 to 8,
8-ounce glasses of water each day. That is a reasonable goal. However,
different people need different amounts of water to stay hydrated. Most healthy
people can stay well hydrated by drinking water and other fluids whenever they
feel thirsty. As a dancer and athlete, you may need more water.
Remember to keep that water bottle full and close!
What better way to get the day started, than to
stretch those arms above your head, and stretch your legs, point those toes and
let out a big yawn, and those feel-good sounds! Next, flex your feet, point
your feet, then rotate your feet in a circle to wake up those ankles! Don’t
forget to twist your lower body with your right leg bent over the left leg (while
lying flat on your back), hold it for 2 counts of 8, and repeat on the other
side, all before getting out of your soft comfy bed! Now you’re ready to go and
start your day!
October 7th is National Inner Beauty Day. The goal is to celebrate the exceptional core qualities of the human spirit that we often overlook – inner beauty. We all have a story, a passion that expresses who we are as individuals and our inner beauty strengthens as we embrace it without filtering it through someone else’s definition of beauty.
My inner beauty is my passion to nurture growing dancers to give them the freedom to express themselves and challenge their own creative spirit. Find your inner beauty and I hope you celebrate your beautiful inner-self with love!
Our community brings us together, while simultaneously celebrating and supporting the wonderful diversity of us all. Today we take a moment to say “thank you” to everyone who makes this wonderful community such a loving and supportive place to live and thrive!