A community guide for people who want to feel good.
1. Identify Your Personal Hierarchy of Needs
Maslow was definitely onto something with this 'hierarchy of needs' business, so we're borrowing inspiration to create a personal hierarchy of needs that can be wrapped up in a simple sentence. Think of it like a mantra that reminds you to do you. Read the full email.
2. Know Your Cycle and How it Affects You
Get to know your menstrual cycle by choosing a tool or method to learn three things: how long your cycle is, when you're ovulating and the hormones produced during those different phases. Read the full email.
3. Make a Meal Plan for Your Real Life
It’s time to decide how you're going to manage one of your basic needs: food. Whether it's meal prepping, meal service delivery, or a steady diet of PB&J, take the time to figure out how you're going to get the food you need every day. Read the full email.
4. Gather Up Your Medical Records
Maybe you’ve switched Primary Care Doctors every year due to insurance changes or forgetting who your doctor is (just us?), or maybe you see a few different types of healthcare providers. Whatever your situation, now is a great time to gather up your medical records. Read the full email.
5. Check in With Your Relationships
Check in with your relationships – from romance to roommates – how do they make you feel? Are you getting as much as you’re giving? Regardless of how long you’ve been in any relationship, seasons change and so do you. It’s important that your relationships continue to change with you and that you always have space to be yourself and express your needs. Read the full email.
6. Learn How to Give Yourself a Breast Exam
Learn the proper method for giving yourself a regular breast exam. Start with the basics: when to do it, how to do it and what to do when you find something abnormal. Read the full email.
7. Give Your Scalp a Scrub
Scalp scrubbing has become quite popular, and for good reason! Just like the skin on the rest of your body, regular exfoliation keeps your skin at it’s healthiest because it sheds the old stuff and creates space for the new stuff (metaphor much?). Prepare for the winter months by finding a scrub that works for you and getting to work. Read the full email.
8. Know Your Medical Coverage
Understanding the full breadth of your health insurance plan is not for the faint of heart, but it is possible. It's also really important, because it will empower you to get the care you deserve without getting bills you don't! This week, take care of your future self by doing the work to know your medical coverage. Read the full email.
9. Use Personality Tests to Take Better Care
Take your personality test results to the next level by learning how to use that information to take better care of yourself (and communicate that to others!). How does knowing your "type" empower you to know when you're stressed, get motivated or get what you need in a relationship? Read the full email.
10. Wash Your Pillows & Sheets
Get answers to one of the questions you've been wondering about your whole adult life (just us?), "When, why and how do I wash my pillows and sheets?" Read the full email.
11. Find Your Go-To Essential Oils
Essential oils are naturally occurring, hydrophobic liquids found in different plants and contain aromatic compounds. They are used for many different reasons, from ailments to aromatherapy. Find the oils you'll turn to for whatever help you need most like muscle pain, sun burns, or even household cleaning. Read the full email.
12. Make a Holiday Meal Plan
No we're not talk about a "count your calories" meal plan. This week think about what it would take for you to feel good physically and emotionally during holiday meals. Next, make a plan. Here's mine, "Start with vegetables, save room for pie, drink water between my many cocktails and take time alone." Click the image read the full email.
13. Find Your Breath
Connecting with your breath sounds so basic. Yet, when we check in on how we’re breathing, we are able to harness our power and overcome certain stressful moments. Use these exercises to find your breath, manage stress and remind yourself that you are, indeed, a force to be reckoned with. Click the image to read the full email.
14. Redefine Your Relationship With Tech
We know technology has an impact on us, but have you ever assessed exactly how or how much? Or, if you already know the good and the bad of how it can make you feel, have you done anything to create better habits? Take the next step in assessing your technology usage and how it affects you. You may even decide it’s time to take a little digital hiatus. Click on the image to read the full email.
15. Learn Your Reflexology Points
Taking care of yourself can include discovering new techniques to see if they work for you. One technique to try out is reflexology, which was born out of the theory that there are massage and pressure points on the feet, hands and head that can help relieve pain in other parts of your body when massaged properly. Take some time to explore a new way of taking care of yourself and see if it can fit into your wellness routine. Click on the image to read the full email.
16. Get in Touch with Your Sales BS-Meter
Tis the season for purchasing gym memberships you never knew you wanted! With shiny new deals promising a new-and-improved you at every corner, now is the time to find your wellness sales BS-meter. Make a list of guidelines you'll use to make sure you end up with the deals that support you and your goals. Click on the image to read the full email.
17. Give Fear Setting a Try
With a new year comes new opportunities for growth. One way to prepare for that growth is to take a look at the fears that are holding you back. Yep, we’re addressing them head-on so that you can push past them. Give fear-setting a try by making a list of the fears that keep you from reaching your goals. Click on the image to read the full email.