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4 Ways to Say Thanks to Those That Inspire Your Wellness Journey
Wellness
Published Wednesday Nov 14, 2018 by Mckenzie Hathaway

4 Ways to Say Thanks to Those That Inspire Your Wellness Journey

Fitness

While it’s officially the season of thanks, being grateful shouldn’t be exclusive to November. This time of year helps to remind us who we are truly thankful for, especially when it comes to our journey. Here’s to the people that we often spend the most time with; our wellness community! From the trustworthy instructors that keep us going strong, to the front desk team at our go-to studio, we couldn’t do it without them. 

If you're looking to show a little *extra* gratitude to the ones who support your wellness endeavors, we have four thoughtful gifts that will keep giving long after Turkey Day.

 

To your wonderful workout buddy. 

Yoga Club MINDBODY

How do you say “thank you” to the person who is always up for some downward-facing dog or joins you at that last-minute lunchtime fitness class? Give them the gift of contemporary comfort they will actually use with Yoga Club! Featuring brand name, discounted athleisure apparel that is personally styled and delivered right to their door, Yoga Club’s subscription service is the perfect present for the one you love to workout with.
Use code GRATITUDE30 to score $30 off your first box

 

To your #1 fitness studio or wellness business.

Fitness wellness thank you note

Maybe it’s like a second home. Or perhaps it’s your sanctuary where the staff supports your every move. Whatever your go-to wellness business is, show you’re thankful for the place that keeps you feeling your best with a handwritten thank you note. A simple way to show your gratitude, a few words of appreciation will go a long way to those that give their all to their wellness business. Plus, they might even put it on display at the front desk!

 

To your favorite instructor or practitioner.

Hydro Flask MINDBODY

Those that make you better have a special place in your schedule… and your heart. Show your gratitude to the instructor that pushes you past your limits or the practitioner that makes your mind, body and soul whole with a new Hydro Flask water bottle. They work hard for you, so give them something easy and thoughtful— the gift of hydration!
Get 10% off your Hydro Flask order with code MINDBODY-28.

 

To the one that motivates you.

MINDBODY App

Whether it’s a sibling, a significant other, co-worker or friend, it’s easier than ever to show that special someone how much you appreciate them. Choose a specific studio or business and surprise them with a MINDBODY Gift Card! From circuit training to the spa, the MINDBODY app offers the gift of wellness for the people who help you step out of your fitness and wellness comfort zone.

Mckenzie Hathaway
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Mckenzie Hathaway
Marketing Partnerships
About the author
From working at a fashion magazine to taking on the tech industry, Mckenzie has a passion for bringing companies together. With a deep desire for inclusion within all spaces, you can find her dancing in the streets of Italy or swimming in the Pacific.
shanila sattar
Wellness
Published Wednesday Mar 17, 2021 by Shanila Sattar

Foundational Steps to Cultivating a Daily Self-love Practice

Self-care
Expert Advice
Personal Growth
Wellness

When you think of self-love what do you think of? Bubble baths, walks on the beach, facemasks, or what? Self-love can mean so many different things but when we think about self-love, we have to acknowledge loving ourselves both on the outside and on the inside. The way that we show ourselves love is one of the most important things we will ever do. 

How do we treat ourselves? How do we talk to ourselves? What foods are we putting into our bodies? How are we thinking about our overall well-being when practicing self-love?

As self-love defines and redefined itself for you over the years, here are a few foundational tips to think about when easing into your self-love journey.

 

Step 1: Learn to set boundaries

Don’t we love this one? Loving ourselves has a lot to do with the boundaries that we have for ourselves, with others, and for others. Take time to think about your own emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual needs when setting boundaries that reflect your personal needs. Boundaries don’t have to be big and scary; they are here to remind us that you get to have your lived experience and still have expectations about how you’d like to be treated and what you’d like to feel.

When thinking about your boundaries, ask yourself:

  • How do I feel without having boundaries?
  • What would I like to have boundaries around?
  • Are my boundaries actual boundaries or am I creating walls in my life?
  • How do I plan to uphold my boundaries?
Step 2: Cultivate self-compassion

In a world where perfectionism and curated existences have been rewarded, begin to cultivate compassion for yourself. You are a soul having a human experience and it’s totally okay if things are not perfect. 

Mindfulness exercises such as Breathwork, self-care activities, and self-compassion, all help train the mind, emotions, and even the body’s stress chemicals to be able to deal with undesired situations. Self-compassion means, can you be nice to yourself? Can you find empathy and kindness for yourself in the middle of what feels chaotic, stressful, or unwanted? Self-compassion means that we get to make mistakes, have our plans not work out the way that we wanted, and we still get to celebrate that we are doing the best that we can and it is enough.

When thinking about self-compassion, ask yourself:

  • How do I respond to stressful situations?
  • How hard am I on myself?
  • How do I celebrate myself?
  • How do I show myself kindness?
Step 3: Nourish yourself

In every sense of the word “nourishment”, begin to learn what nourishes you and what depletes you. Nourishment doesn’t just mean food for yourself; it means that whatever you are consuming whether it be media, podcasts, people, energy, information, etc. all impact the way that we think, feel, and experience life.

Nourishing yourself definitely goes right along the lines of having your boundaries intact and practicing self-compassion. 

When thinking about nourishment, ask yourself:

  • How do I nourish my emotional well-being?
  • How do I nourish my mental well-being?
  • How do I nourish my physical well-being?
  • How do I nourish my spiritual well-being?
  • How do I nourish my social well-being?
  • How do I nourish my financial well-being?

That’s it. Those are the foundational steps to cultivating a self-love practice that you can ease into your daily routine. Come back to these questions often, because like anything else, self-love is a practice and it takes effort, time, and intention to maintain. 

If you’d like to try breathwork, mindfulness, or play classes with me, check out these workshops and training sessions that work with your schedule. For other breathwork classes, browse Mindbody.

 

About the author
Shanila is a 4th generation sound healer, breathwork coach, mentor, women’s researcher, and speaker. She is the Founder of AlwaysPlayStudios where she trains breathwork facilitators and sound healers. Her background is in tech, having co-founded an award-winning web agency, and in women’s research, specifically in mindsets, implicit bias, perfectionism, women's health, and societal experiences supported through the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Health, and several universities. She has implemented several health and wellbeing programs in underserved populations throughout the US. Shanila mentors healers on their healing and intuitive wellness journeys. Connect: @shanila.sattar