Katelyn Sander

The Happiness Vaccine

"Soup of the Day"...just got Serious!

Do you ever wake up feeling incredible without even knowing why? As you brush your teeth, brush that feeling so it shines even brighter than your pearly whites. And then place that beautiful, positive feeling at the top of your chest, right beside your heart. It’s the perfect place to ensure you can both share it and protect it. You walk down the stairs and your partner is in a FOUL mood. Stressed, anxious, and irritable beyond belief. Can you feel that?!?!? That downward pull?!?! They’ve got hold of your glorious mood and are pulling it down!!! Don’t let them. Protect your happy, shiny mood. Take a deep breath. Pull your wonderful mood a little closer to your chest and shield it. I mean it. Remember: positive moods are more fragile and must be protected. 

Once you’ve protected yourself, you are in a better position to try and help your partner. How bad is the mood? Will a small sprinkle of light help? Move carefully. 1. You need to protect yourself. 2. Moods typically live on a continuum with despair at the bottom (1) and utter bliss at the top (100). And they don’t move UP too readily. If your partner is a 7 and you are an 83, it will be tough for you to relate to each other effectively. And while they can pull you down, it’s near impossible for you to try and lift them anywhere close to where you are. If you did try, you’d have to drop everything and barge in arms, legs, and all and… yep. You’d drop your precious mood. It would shatter everywhere.

But can you move them from a 7 to a 15? 15 is still low… but it’s better than a 7.

Try simple steps: Ask if there is anything you can do. Listen to a story or two of woe. Administer a hug or a kiss on the head if it’s appropriate. Or a small act of kindness. Pour them a fresh cup of coffee. Then pour yourself a cup. And walk away. Keep your mood in tact. And don’t annoy them with it.

Check back in later. Your patience and kindness might have created a small change in inertia. Who knows: Maybe they’ve managed to crawl all the way up to a 23. All by themselves. And you? Still an 83? Way to go!

Inspiration of the Day

“An entire sea of water can't sink a ship unless it gets inside of the ship. Similarly, the negativity of the world can't put you down unless you allow it to get inside you.” - Goi Nasu

Meg’s note: This is a wonderful quote. And it’s so perfect for my mindset today. However, I can’t figure out who the author is. Does anyone know who Goi Nasu is/was?

Classes of the Day

We’ve got TWO incredible classes today!

TNT with Lori

Join Lori first thing this morning for her always popular TNT class which will leave you a lean, mean, fat burning machine! This class will keep your body challenged.

Begins at 7:00am (45 minutes)

Click here to join the Zoom meeting.

Meeting ID: 870 1823 4801

Password: 370673

HIIT with Lauren

Join Lauren for a lunchtime HIIT class that incorporates cardio and strength exercises that will have your muscles burning and your heart pumping in no time!

Begins at 12:00pm (45 minutes)

Click here to join the Zoom meeting.

Meeting ID: 833 4175 2916

Password: 480772

Unorthodox Movement of the Day

There was a young woman.
Who lived in a shoe.
And she painted it red,
So, she wouldn’t feel blue.
Then she stretched it,
And etched it,
And made the shoe new.

HUB Smoothie of the Day

I LOVE this one!!! And while enjoying this in the comfort of my own home isn’t the same as being with all of you at the Club, it’s a pretty good substitute!

MCT Magic

  • 16 oz nut milk/milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder or vanilla substitute
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tbsp shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 honey dates

Blend all ingredients and serve!

Nutritional Values

 

Calories

458 kcal

Fat

28.52 g

Carbs

49.87 g

Fibre

8.6 g

Sugar

32.3 g

Protein

9.27 g

 

Event of the Day

Building Resilience in Times of Uncertainty

This Friday, May 1st Dr Melissa Cugliari will be hosting this live webinar at 2:00pm.

Stress is the nervous system's response to anything that is perceived as a threat. Stressors may be momentary or, in the case of long-term uncertainty, stress becomes chronic. Although long-term stress increases the risk for disease and alters mood, impairs digestion, decreases immune function, etc., we have tools available to us that maintain resilience and health even in the face of unprecedented change.

Click here to join Melissa!

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