School Bells Are Ringing – Soon
Children are heading back to school shortly so it means that the ‘holidays’ are over for many mothers who have most of the transportation, attending-every-event and homework duties. You are heading back into the full grind!
Always truthful is another word that probably ought to be added to my tagline as in all honesty – I do not envy you.
Every morning and sometimes three or more times a day, I connect with my daughter and she is always on the run. Kitten, my name for my 13-months old granddaughter, is still in daycare but Mommy is running between drop off, getting to work, pick up baby, stop at the grocery for fresh fruits for tomorrow’s lunch bag, play time, bath and finally bedtime. I am exhausted sometimes just listening to her.
Where do you get all the energy ladies? How do you keep up your wellness?
In our afternoon post, Contributor, Katelyn Roth, will share some tips how to grab some extra exercise – as if any of you needed more – to keep your energy levels up, as well as keep you fit and well for the daily errands. Be sure to subscribe and get updates in your inbox when Katelyn and all the Contributors post articles.
Back To School Wellness Checklist
Speaking of wellness and back to school, as the children return to the classrooms and the care of their teachers, there are some very important questions that came to me to ask you:
- Have had your child’s annual physical done? Vaccines (if that is something you do), eye exams and dental checkups are ways to help your child stay healthy and well throughout the school year. It also reduces the number of times he/she will be absent due to illness or emergency visits to the doctor or dentist. As far as possible, try to get them done before the first day of school.
- Do you know the wellness policy of our child’s school or whether they even have one? Call up the school today or check their website and get informed.
- Are there nutritional guidelines for all food that students have access to at your child’s school? Have you read it to make sure that they promote student health and help to cut childhood obesity? Check the school’s website and make sure you are packing healthy snacks and discussing with your child lunch options.
Wellness Is More Than Physical Health
Those are just three thoughts that came to me earlier this morning. Another was to add a reminder that wellness is more than just the food we eat and the amount of exercise we get. Yes, I say this every week. Seems as if I am in good company on this as “Broadway performer, TV and Hollywood legend,” Ben Vereen, has hit the roads advocating wellness through the arts:
Earlier this month, Vereen brought his Wellness Through the Arts campaign to Sacramento, talking with students, educators and arts activists at the Natomas Charter School’s Performing and Fine Arts Academy, a public high school campus where he’s launching his first Northern California initiative.
I’m worried about America’s youths,” said Vereen, adding that teens are confronted by a barrage of unhealthy images and behaviors on TV, social media and in their communities. ‘The arts are a way to show a creative connection that’s positive … constructive rather than destructive.’ (Read full story)
That is it for this morning! Check out the FREE Webinar that I am hosting for you here and register for the one-hour conversation on Sunday, August 30, 2015.
Remember, “like the tree we have to shed, you must shed the thick, dead layers that no longer serve your growth; peeling the thoughts, attitudes, behaviours and even people who no longer serve us.” We must take care of our body, mind, and spirit to fully step into a constant state of wellness.
Have a Well Tuesday!