Tuesday, August 2, 2011

recipe for getting grounded

with the stressed-out craziness that tends to dominate our lives, sometimes we have to remind ourselves to get grounded.  stay present.  and take care of ourselves.  here are a few simple ways to embrace the here and now and slow down.

eat this: summer is a great time to enjoy fresh, local foods.  whole foods, like fruits and veggies, are filled with nutrients and antioxidants that leave us feeling healthy and refreshed.  my favorite seasonal treat lately?  cherries!

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do this: take time for yourself.  my favorite "grounding" activity is yoga.  with all the breath work and concentrated focus on the poses, it keeps your mind present.  every time i leave class, i feel mentally (and physically) lighter.

wear this: give yourself a break from the high heels and skirts.  barefoot it and pull on a pair of comfy yoga pants or your favorite t-shirt.  we don't always have to be glamazons.

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drink this: water (or sparkling water) with fresh fruit.  after all the summer bbqs, vacations and cocktails with the girls, we definitely need a bit of a detox.  h2o keeps you hydrated and revitalizes your skin & organs...but, it can get a little monotonous drinking 64oz a day...  so, infuse it with flavor.  squeeze an orange wedge into your glass, add some mint and cucumber slices or a bit of fresh ginger.  water is boring no more : )

what do you do to get grounded?

interested in "cutting the crap" on your plate, in your head and in your life?  read about the maven movement here.


  1. I love this! I find that getting lots of sleep and doing a good cardio workout works wonders for your body and spirit :)

    Belly B :)

  2. LOVE cucumber water - so refreshing and delicious! xoxo from Trinidad

  3. Great tips! I love drinking sparkling water with limes and lots of ice cubes. I put it in a big wine glass and it feels fancy :)

  4. To get grounded I usually eat red beans, cucumbers, and red bell pepper with a little red wine vinegar and paprika. Its crunchy and carby and it helps me detox from taco bell or whatever disgusting thing I put in my body. Very cool blog you have going on here.


  5. Cailen- So excited to meet you at the Rendez-vous event!! Thanks so much for stopping by That's Better, and I can just tell you that, after having looked at your page, we are definitely on the same wavelength!! Let's get this country HEALTHY!! :)

    That's Better: Improve Your Life Every Day!


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