Greetings, My Friends!
From the Mind of Aberdeen
Happy Friday! The weekend is here. I hope you have fun plans ahead! I am going hiking with a networking contact turned friend. I'm really looking forward to it! We have been planning it for over a month and we're excited. It is supposed to rain and I was a little concerned that she might want to reschedule, but she sent me a message really psyched and ready to go! She said the rain would make it more of an adventure. How lucky I am to have found someone just like me!
Challenge of the Day
Wow, what an energizing challenge! Holding this stretch for one minute really super-charged my morning. The position is such a great way to start the day. I definitely agree that stretching has an effect on immunity. When I commit to practicing yoga several times a week, I hardly ever get sick. As the challenge explains, stretching enhances circulation, which in turn reduces your chance of getting sick! Bottom line: stay active + remain healthy!
Continuing the discussion on becoming more green - I have made great efforts to decrease my amount of food waste. I truly have made great strides. I mentioned earlier how I read the book "America's Wasteland," and was inspired to make a change! I have made a conscious effort to reduce my eating out. The author discussed how he found a lonely orange in a grocery store parking lot and ... ate it! I am so impressed. I am unsure if I'd ever have the courage to do the same, but I suppose it is great to have a goal! I became pretty strict along the way, and try my very best to consume all leftovers and use all that I buy! Once, a family friend was over for dinner and went into the fridge to grab a drink and came up saying, "wow, you haven't gone food shopping in a long time, huh?" Haha! It was such a great feeling. Why buy more food when you can eat what you have? So, last night I wondered if I had achieved another level. I was eating hot salsa with blue corn chips ... and the chips were stale ... they were bad ... real bad ... but, I still ate them. Each bite I thought: I'm not wasting! Every small step helps.
Enjoy the weekend, good-night, xo,