Feeling alone and sad when you remember the family together, the dinner preparation and the exchange of gifts is very normal.
Your first one, you won’t forget. Mine was in London. I missed my mum, my dad, my sisters, my dog, my annoying cat, my friends, the food, the noise, the smell, I even missed the arguments and the whole family drama around the table.
The truth is that Christmas can be sad if you’re alone but it helps to face this moment with an open mind, being flexible, understanding and respectful of this new experience. Living and learning.
Whether you lift weights, do yoga, run, cycle, swim, practice team sports, dance or twerk (!!)... As long as you’re moving, your brain releases neurotransmitters, specifically dopamine and endocanabinoids, that can generate a natural high very similar to that of cannabis or marijuana. In other words, it activates your sense of pleasure.
According to Stanford University Psychologist Kelly McGonigal, even moderate physical activity activates the same channels of the brain's reward system that addictive drugs do. Except, it does so "in a way that has the complete opposite effect on your capacity to enjoy life."
"The basic idea is that...
Do you feel happy, lighter, motivated? Or do you feel tired and restless?
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Attempted to accomodate my client’s preferences during Covid-19 quarantine, such as self isolation, I launched a new personal training service: Face Time PT/ video sessions.
Video sessions, to my own surprise, turned out to be as efficient if not better than the traditional way I have worked during the past 10 years - coaching clients face to face at the gym only.
I’m grateful that I took the opportunity to evolve as a coach and business owner and became able to reach clients not only locally or at the gym but also around the world while keeping the same service...
Did you know by contracting your muscles for as little as 3 minutes - and only by doing so! - you secrete chemicals called Myokines that are also referred to as “hope molecules” ?
Those molecules affect every system in the body, including the brain: killing cancer cells, reducing inflammation, helping control blood sugar, helping people recover from stress, and even trauma.
Stanford University Psychologist and author of ‘The Joy of Movement’ , Dr. Kelly McGonigal, thinks about movement as an intravenous dose of hope.
You contract your muscles and secrete hope into your bloodstream.
So give your self some...