Thankfully, 2020 is now behind us. There’s hope for 2021, a new year we are all welcoming.
The typical New Year’s resolutions to eat healthier, exercise more, spend less, and the like, just don’t seem to cut it this year. Consider instead some novel intentions to get through the next few months, with an eye on your dreams for post-pandemic life.
Last year was a tough year of loss for many of us. As we start 2021 and work to move forward we propose waking each day with the intention of “doing good”. Do good for yourself. Do good for your family. Do good for others.
If self-care was not on your radar last year, let’s get it on there now. Research shows that one of the best ways to boost your spirit and enhance your health is physical exercise.
Be of service (or a source of sunshine!) to others. Pick up the phone, send a note, practice random acts of kindness, or volunteer. Find a way to give back in a way that is sincere and meaningful to you. Besides improving lives and/or the planet research shows that our actions also benefit our own minds, bodies, and souls, helping to sustain us during these times.
Take time to imagine a new chapter of your life after the pandemic. What do you want it to look like? What’s important to you? How do you want to “do good” for others? Life is forever changed – did your goals?
Something fun and quite powerful to create is a vision board. This digital (there’s an app for that! iPhone, Android) or physical reflection (think arts & crafts collage) using photos, images, words and phrases expresses the life you want to live. Make it yours and keep your vision board in your line of sight to look at it each day. It keeps the vibes humming so your aspirations don’t get lost along the way. It also helps you actually achieve them. How are you going to “do good” this year (or month – baby steps)?
Dream Big and Do Good in 2021.
By Mindy Griffith
“As part of our Wellness Wednesday series Mindy talks about being prepared for appointments in your role of advocating for yourself.
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Get Moving for Bag It Virtual Celebration
You are wonderful! We are beyond THRILLED that you didn’t let this year’s Get Moving for Bag It pass you by.
With all the uncertainties and unknowns when planning this year’s event – we were a bit unsure of what to expect. We wanted to bring you a unique event opportunity while making it easy, fun and active!
We all know that staying physically active has many benefits for our health such as increased flexibility/balance/muscle strength, controlling weight, regulating blood pressure, digestion, improved mood, thinking, and sleep, just to name a few. So we wanted to incorporate physical activity while offering you daily programs that would be informative, interesting, challenge you and be all around motivating you to be active and healthy!
THANK YOU to the participants who joined this year’s virtual event! Participants from California, Texas, Cleveland, Minnesota, Indiana, Florida and New Jersey joined our Arizona friends – YIPPEE – we did reach our goal of having our friends from West Coast to East Coast!
Your involvement helped us raise $18,900
REACHED the $2,500 Challenge Grant! A big thank you to all of you that helped – please know we truly appreciate your commitment!
Gift a Bag – 62 Bag It bags to someone in need to educate, support & empower those impacted by cancer.
We are sending each one of you our thanks and gratitude for continuing to support Bag It. Thank you for walking alongside us and understanding the importance of helping us educate, empower and connect cancer patients and their caregivers with the right information, right when they need it most.
Presented by Mindy Grifitth for A Cure In Sight’s Eye Believe Survivorship Seminar.
For this seminar Mindy presented on how to be your own best advocate, as your healthcare starts with you. Watch the video to learn some tips to feel more comfortable sharing your needs with your healthcare team, why you should speak up for yourself and how and why to have a care plan.