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Nurture your soul, heal your body.

Kim Shapira
February 12, 2024
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Nurture your soul, heal your body.

Hello everyone,

I hope this quick check-in finds you well. As we journey through 2024, I want to reiterate the incredible self-healing capabilities inherent in our bodies. However, to unlock this potential, it's essential to prioritize our well-being and deliberately slow down to reconnect with ourselves.

Even amidst our busy lives, prioritizing self-care, self-love, and self-compassion is paramount. Here are some tips to further enhance your approach, building upon the strong foundation you've already established:

Micro-practices for Maximum Impact: Fitting them all in can feel overwhelming. Consider smaller, bite-sized versions throughout your day:

  • Mindfulness in Motion: Incorporate mindful breathing into everyday activities like commuting or waiting in line. (This is self-care!)
  • Hydration Hacks: Keep a reusable water bottle handy and set reminders to ensure adequate hydration throughout the day.
  • Move Your Body, Embrace Variety: Find opportunities to move beyond the 10,000 steps goal by taking the stairs, doing desk stretches, and parking further away.
  • Snack Smart: Pack healthy, portion-controlled snacks to avoid mindless grazing and distracted eating.
  • Mindful Meals: Turn off distractions and savor your food, focusing on taste and body cues.
  • (Eat when you are hungry and remember to eat what you love and make sure the food loves you back)

Personalize Your "Investment”: What nourishes your soul will differ from others. Explore activities you genuinely enjoy, even if they don't fall into your current list, like:

  • Nature therapy: Spend time in nature, whether it's a walk in the park or simply gazing at the sky.
  • Gratitude practice: Start a gratitude journal or appreciate small moments of joy.
  • Creative expression: Engage in activities like drawing, painting, singing, or dancing to unleash your creativity.
  • Connection: Foster connections with friends, loved ones, or support groups, whether in person or virtually.
  • Learn something new: Feed your curiosity by reading, listening to podcasts, or taking online courses.

Forgive, Not Punish: We all have off days. Instead of beating yourself up for missing a workout or indulging in a treat, practice self-compassion:

  • Acknowledge your feelings: It's okay to feel tired, stressed, or tempted.
  • Be kind to yourself: Offer yourself the same understanding you would to a friend facing similar challenges.
  • Learn from it: Identify what led to any setbacks and make small adjustments for next time.

Celebrate Progress, Not Perfection:

  • Focus on celebrating small wins and progress rather than striving for instant perfection. This mindset fosters motivation and a positive self-image.

Seek Support:

  • Don't hesitate to share your goals with supportive friends, family, or professionals who can provide encouragement, accountability, and fresh perspectives.

Remember, self-care is a journey, not a destination. By customizing these tips to suit your unique needs and embracing self-compassion along the way, you'll invest in a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling life. Let's continue to prioritize ourselves, slow down when necessary, and nurture our minds, bodies, and souls with the care and attention they truly deserve.



Kim Shapira

Kim Shapira

dietitian and nutrition therapist.

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