If you’ve recently had a bad day…bad week…or let’s face it, bad year like 2020, you want to forget about it (at least for a while), right? Our suggestion- try a few of the following strategies to help lighten your mood!*
Spring into a Healthy You!
a special feature from Debra Orringer*
Finding that we are continuing to deal with the pandemic of COVID-19, some of those beautiful daffodils and tulips that bloom have almost become meaningless as we grapple with new ways to manage and live. Best of all, as we share this experience with one another, we hopefully will soon find all this behind us as we move forward into this spring season.
Here at Grandparentslink, we try not to focus much on age…. I mean who does!? We like to focus on what makes us feel healthy, energetic and you got it, YOUNGER! We like to consider ourselves as “Super Agers”.
Motivational quotes provide us with a quick and timely burst of wisdom to get our focus back, offering the inspiration needed for the day or occasion. Often a quote can offer inspiration for the week and encourage us when our normal motivation has lapsed. Here at GPL you might notice how we like to share a “Mindful Moment” every week. We hope that you are as enlightened by the inspirational quotes as we are! Here are a couple of our favorites to help refocus ourselves into a better mindset.
You know that here at GPL we are always interested in learning how to best fuel our bodies. We have come across the new Superfoods that YOU need to look out for you in your diet…before the trends start! Moringa, Maqui Berries, and more, here are 7 Superfood trends coming your way…
Move over kale, quinoa, and coconut water! Uhhh, that’s so 2016.
Recently, I’ve been reflecting on where have all my years gone? They say that time moves faster the older you get. I never really believed that until I started getting older! I’m acutely aware that I have fewer years ahead of me than behind me and I want to savor every moment. How do I want to be and what do I want to do with my “one wild and precious life” as expressed by the poet Mary Oliver.
Just when you thought you’d mastered the essential art of self-care, here comes perhaps the easiest way to help create harmony in your day and improve your mood. Nope- its not a mani-pedi or 20 minutes with a good book. Instead, you can eat your way into a happier you. Really!!*
It’s so natural… the sun is shining, and the weather is warm and inviting and all you want to do is be outside. We don’t think there’s anyone who would disagree with being right there with you. But listen up, sun damage accelerates the signs of aging
(and no one wants that!), plus the integrity of your skin texture is compromised by with sun exposure. Need we say more about skin cancer?
Now heed another warning because chemicals found in sunscreen are under fire.
Big time. Mineral creams now are the way to go!
No matter what time of year, unless you live in a cave such as a grizzly bear, your skin deserves to have protection. The right kind of protection. Doctors and research concur – it’s important to be smart and wear sunscreen… every season.
Chemicals long used in sunblock are under new scrutiny — and may signal it’s time to start reaching for alternatives. Some of these chemicals enter the bloodstream at a rate that should require additional safety data. The four chemicals — avobenzone, oxybenzone, ecamsule and octocrylene — are among the 12 ingredients that the FDA recently flagged in its efforts to update sunscreen regulations. “Mineral sunscreens, as opposed to chemical sunscreens, are a better bet,” says New York dermatologist Michele Green. They contain zinc oxide and titanium dioxide — which the FDA has deemed generally safe and effective.
Here are a few suggestions to get you on the right track