• Are you wealthy?

    Are you wealthy?

    Nope, the title doesn’t have a typo. ‘Wellth’ is defined by Jason Wachob as a new and more valuable life currency. A life exemplified by abundance, happiness, purpose, health, and joy. And yes, I was very intrigued by Jason’s concept. His first book, Wellth is an easy and simple read about topics in life which emphasizes self-care. Eat move, live, love, laugh and other life essentials are clearly written with personal stories and inspiring quotes.

    Based in Brooklyn, NY, Jason is the founder and CEO of the wellness site, www.mindbodygreen.com. His site garners 10 million monthly unique visitors! I’ve been a loyal Twitter follower to his wellness site as it reflects Little Giant Life’s intention. In his book, Jason takes us on a journey of becoming ‘wellthy’ mind, body, and green.

    At most this book was a refresher on how to play closer attention to yourself. Pushing ourselves to be the best in life shouldn’t be the priority. Wellth explains how we can take simple steps in having a better lifestyle. He brings vulnerability of his trials and errors in life and doing all he can to make it right.

    Many lessons dive deep into this book. My main takeaway is this. Practice

    Habito para comer bien. Habito para moverse bien.

    Practice what it would feel like to have job satisfaction. Practice and be mindful to all your wishes for it to come true.

    I partnered with Harmony Books to share #WELLTH with you. All opinions and words are my own. To learn more about the book, please click here.

    What actionable steps can you take today to become wellthy?

  • Travel Diary: St. Jude Blog Tour

    There are moments in life, where they stand as “life-changing” moments. My recent trip to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was not only life-changing but meant to be. As a proud St. Jude Blogger Ambassador, I was given the grand opportunity to tour their facility, meet with staff and most of all interact with their patients. Little Giant Life will share future posts and how to give back to this amazing institution. I encourage to share these posts for the sake of curing cancer! Follow me on Instagram for more great photos.

    Here is my photo diary.

    A statue of St. Jude is shown at the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has treated children from all 50 states and from around the world.

     

    Former cancer patient and current employee, Joel Alsup is standing beside his picture displayed at St. Jude.

    Meet Joel! Our tour guide and former cancer survivor and patient of St. Jude. He now works at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and his smile is contagious!

     

    A brick building is shown as one of the homes for St. Jude cancer patients. Representing hope, a group of elephants made out of grass stand in front of the building.

    The Target House is offered to patients whose treatment is longer than three months.

     

    The entrance to a temporary housing of St. Jude's patients is shown. A statue of a young boy with an umbrella is shown. Words such dance, believe, love, life, courage, joy and smile surround him.

    Inspiration is seen as soon as one walks into the Target House.

     

    Inside the play room of St/ Jude's temporary housing. The ceiling of the Dreamworks is shown. The logo shows a boy fishing while sitting on the moon.

    Patients get to see film release before anyone else does.

     

    Art pieces created by celebrities such as Tom Hanks, Britney Spears and many others.

    Art pieces created by celebrities such as Tom Hanks, Britney Spears and many others.

     

    A hallway is shown with colorful painting and figures.

    Everywhere you turn, there is color to brighten anyone’s day.

     

    Target House features recreation areas for common use, including the Library and Pavilion, the Amy Grant Music Room, the Scott Hamilton Family Fitness Center and arts and crafts room, indoor and outdoor play areas and a garden patio.

    Target House features recreation areas for common use, including the Library and Pavilion, the Amy Grant Music Room, the Scott Hamilton Family Fitness Center and arts and crafts room, indoor and outdoor play areas and a garden patio.

     

    The Target House holds cancer patients and their families. A kitchen is shown.

    St. Jude patients who stay at Target House reflect the full range of the hospital’s population – from babies to teens.

     

    Downtown Memphis with a railway is displayed.

    Memphis was quaint and serene.

     

    A long standing bridge is shown with a clear, blue sky.

    My first time in Memphis gave me more desire to travel!

     

    A card written by a cancer patient reads, "I am thankful for St. Jude and the Target House for giving us hope, rest, fun places. I am thankful.

    Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. To donate, click here.

     

     

  • What does hope look like?

    What does hope look like?

    I’m incredibly proud to announce that I’ll be participating in this week’s #StJudeBlogTour in Memphis, TN. I and 12 other bloggers were lucky to be chosen to be part of the amazing opportunity in touring St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. My eyes filled up with tears when I received the email invitation. I kept reading it over and over again, thinking it was a mistake. Come to find out, that it wasn’t.

    This blog’s intention is to spread overall good health: mind, body, soul and most of all giving back. Supporting children’s causes is the most important topic for me, this invitation is a humbling and most of all purpose-filled driven for this blog.

    What did I do to deserve such an incredible invitation? It’s certainly a sign that I’m willing to discover.

    We all know someone who has been affected by cancer. My hope is to bring more awareness in supporting those affected. During those times of need, it’s important to come together. And St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a great example of this.

    Therefore, please follow me on Instagram and Twitter for updates.

    Join me in the conversation using hashtag #StJudeBlogTour. The children would greatly appreciate it!

  • Benefits of Stretching

    Cat cow stretch. Child’s pose and downward dog. These are just a few stretching exercised I do as soon as I roll out of bed. After 20 years of teaching dance (transitioning into something else..stay tuned) my body sometimes becomes very stiff. As we listen to our bodies, it’s crucial to give it the TLC as needed.

    Make a promise to yourself to treat your body the best way possible. In my opinion, the best time to stretch is in the morning. You’ve spent a whole night without mobility which is great! Sleep is crucial. In the morning, stretching sets the tone for the day. It’s also an incredible feeling to relieve your body of any stress it might have from the day before.

    • Stretching relieves stress
    • Improves posture.
    • Increase energy levels.
    • Improves circulation to the body.
    • And most of all, it centers the mind.

    For those of us who sit long periods of time at your desk, take your well-deserved break. Perhaps this will motivate you to stretch!