Welcome! Life is beautiful, right? Well, yeah, but it can also be f*cking hard! Especially in these unpredictable times of Corona Craziness, a lot of us are struggling to stay positive. Here I have gathered a few tips and tools to help boost your mood and mental wellbeing. These little activities are simple, but effective and can be used when in self-isolation or at anytime when you need a bit of positivity in your life.

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The Wonders of Walking

If you are having a hard time solving a problem -  whether at work, or an emotional hurdle, or even what to write in that next paragraph - simply going on a walk may be the most effective strategy to get to the next step (ha ha). When we go on a walk, we make it easier for the two halves of our brain to communicate. That means, the creative, spontaneous, emotional sides can mix with the logical, controlling and detailed sides of our minds. And then, voila! Suddenly, it we feel better and can think more clearly.

Listen to this weeks episode to hear more about how walking, the easiest thing on Earth, is so amazingly good for your mind, spirit and body.

Be well.

Marjorie

www.starksanft.com

Sabrina Spellman does it, Samantha did it, Harry Potter and his peeps did it. Why not you? Make your own protection spell! Life is not always easy, but some people are able to bounce back from bad experiences with little collateral damage, while others wallow in negativity for ions. The key to it all is building a cloak of protection and strength, thereby gaining resiliency. Here I take you through a guided mediation to help you find your own inner strength to battle off every day bad shit. Repeat frequently and soon you will find all negative comments, mishaps, and experiences simply sliding by, without getting their claws in you.

Be well. Be strong.

Marjorie

www.starksanft.com

Let food be thy medicine.

  • Hippocrates

The foods we eat can have a major impact on our moods. For decades there has been a growing mountain of evidence showing that certain foods can, for example, trigger the symptoms of mental illnesses all across the spectrum from autism to schizophrenia. The foods you are eating can also be increasing your levels of stress, anxiety and depression without you even realising it. While stuck at home and emptying out our pantries, there are some foods you may want to consider avoiding or adding to your diet to best support your mental wellness.

In this episode I interview Dr. Alicia McCubbins, a board certified naturopathic physician on the link between food and mood. So go ahead and dig in to this week’s podcast.

If you are interested in getting in contact with Dr. McCubbins, check out her webpage.

https://vytalhealth.com/clinicians/dr-alicia-mccubbins-functional-fertility-naturopathic-medicine/

Be well. Eat well.

Marjorie

www.starksanft.com

 

Rewriting Your Story, Changing Your Future
 
Sometimes we can be our own saboteurs. We let our own negative thoughts and beliefs about ourselves - collectively, what I call, our story - dictate our mood, set our own limitations on success, and negatively effect our careers and relationships. The good news is, you can rewrite your stories. You can gain self-confidence, resiliency, mental, and physical health, and much more. If you can change the way you think about yourself, you can open up opportunities in the future that otherwise would have been closed to you.
 
Have a listen to this easy, but powerful exercise and start your new chapter today.
 
Be well. Be gracious.
 
Marjorie
 
www.starksanft.com

"Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough." - Oprah Winfrey

It turns out that gratitude is a heal-all virtue. Practicing gratitude not only increases one’s levels of happiness, it even has the power to reduce depression…and without all the bad side effects!

In this episode, I walk you through a simple exercise scientifically proven to make you (and others in your life) feel better, the “Gratitude Visit”.

Be well. Be kind.

Marjorie

infostarksanft@gmail.com

www.starksanft.com

“Sleep is God. Go worship.”
― Jim Butcher, Death Masks

A few weeks ago I had one of those horrible, no good, very bad days. I basically woke up as the sh*t was already hitting the fan…or at least that’s the way it felt. In short, I felt depressed, exhausted and like the last clump of dirt on Earth. It took until late in the afternoon until I finally put two and two together; all my anger, confusion, and blueness had nothing to do with my life or experiences. I simply had not had enough sleep the night before.

Here are two recordings to help you take the next step on your Road to Wellbeing. The first contains explanations and info on healthy sleep practices, the second is a relaxation to assist you during those times when the Sandman is too busy to visit your bed.

Be well. Sleep well.

Marjorie

infostarksanft@gmail.com

www.starksanft.com

“Sleep is God. Go worship.”
― Jim Butcher, Death Masks

A few weeks ago I had one of those horrible, no good, very bad days. I basically woke up as the sh*t was already hitting the fan…or at least that’s the way it felt. In short, I felt depressed, exhausted and like the last clump of dirt on Earth. It took until late in the afternoon until I finally put two and two together; all my anger, confusion, and blueness had nothing to do with my life or experiences. I simply had not had enough sleep the night before.

Here are two recordings to help you take the next step on your Road to Wellbeing. The first contains explanations and info on healthy sleep practices, the second is a relaxation to assist you during those times when the Sandman is too busy to visit your bed.

Be well. Sleep well.

Marjorie

infostarksanft@gmail.com

www.starksanft.com

Being happy in life, like everything else, is often times simply a question of perspective. If you are going through a rough time or just having a bad day, it is likely that your attention is on all the negative things that are going on around you. Maybe you are even misinterpreting neutral experiences as (such as something someone said) as being negative. A good way to pick up your mood, as well as your level of gratitude, is to focus on all the big and small positive things in your world. Be sure and write them down in order to really remind yourself of all the good out there.

Keep your eyes and your heart open to all the magic!

The link below will lead you to my website, where you will find a positivity page you can download and use to keep track of all the sweetness and light.

Marjorie

infostarksanft@gmail.com

https://www.starksanft.com/blog

One Breath at a Time - Part 1 gives you a little explanation of how breathing properly is an easy and effective way to boost your mental health.

Here is a short at sweet breathing exercise you can do anywhere at any time of the day.

Enjoy.

Marjorie

infostarksanft@gmail.com

www.starksanft.com

Mental wellbeing is a process. It takes commitment and effort. Nevertheless, sometimes the simplest of exercises can bring the biggest changes. Here I teach you how to use breathing, for just a few minutes a day, to achieve a higher state of overall health.

Marjorie

infostarksanftgeburt@gmail.com

www.starksanft.com

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