“A healthy outside starts from the inside”. -Robert Urich
It was one of those days I put aside my kids, my stress, my racing thoughts, unwanted feelings, and just really focusing on what I can do to relax and quiet mode everything that’s around me to connect with what my body truly needed. I knew I was lacking so much.
I thought about hosting a relaxation, peace and wellness get together with my girlfriends and me in my tiny little backyard while it’s still summer and the sun is still beaming. Having a moment to yourself is, of course, the best but why not have it together as a group and talk about life – goals, plans, ideas or whatever that’s on our minds. Just truly embracing the moment with positive energy and lifting my spirit is what I drive for.
We brought and talked about what soothes and calms us. Here’s the Himalayan salt lamp, diffuser and essential oils, lavender mist, calm rolling balm, ginger lily and lotus spray, ways to meditate, some current inspirational and motivating reads and of course notebooks to jot down creative ideas. My friend brought her mini carry on bible, a rock and a silver coin engraved a verse from the bible.
It’s not wellness if there ain’t no detox! I’ve been looking into cleansing and detoxing my body with the most I can get and this awesome blend of veggies just did it and are some of my favourites too. I usually blend my kale, spinach, mint leaves, romaine lettuce, apples, and oranges with water or pure coconut water into a smoothie/juice form but this time I wanted to try something different that’ll have more of that citrus and spice or kick. This simple recipe has carrots, lemon, ginger and turmeric powder with water. I just love how much all of these vegetables can do to you! Especially that I love ginger so much I can do anything with ginger. This immunity drink helps to hydrate, refreshes and cleanses the body, it’s an amazing stomach soother and immune booster! This recipe came from nestandglow.com
I live for infused water. I always have to have a fresh one in my fridge with a clear jug to see how my fruits are looking and it makes it look pretty! I have fresh mint leaves with lemon, Hmong cucumber from my Mom’s garden and fresh berries in water. I let it sit in the fridge for about 30 minutes and then it is ready to serve!
The perfect lightest snack I always enjoy the most is tomatoes with bocconcini cheese, basil, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and black pepper.
Avocado on whole-wheat toast with olive oil, cilantro, red chilli flakes, parmesan cheese, lemon juice, salt and black pepper
And that is it! If you need to recline and unwind, so does your friends! It’s never a dull moment cooling down together. Here is a full look of my backyard with everything. Thanks for stopping by, I hope you will leave inspired and stay connected to your body!
“Health isn’t what you eat. It’s about what you are thinking and feeling too”. -Unknown