List of current resources

My friend asked me to create a list of all the websites, apps, podcasts, and instagram accounts I follow that are most helpful for me. Maybe these people can also inspire you!    CHRISTIAN LIFE   Reunion Oakland: Planting a church here in Oakland  https://reunionoak.com/  Pastor Andy and Sarah are awesome in the ministry of God.   Cornerstone Fellowship:  http://cornerstoneweb.org/  my current Church home (sermons and small group discussions are available on the site). On their YouTube Channel, the Pastors talk explain and expand on this week’s message.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChTysViDda9Wkidqqxdt9ng    The Bible Girl Podcast:  https://www.jessilrobinson.com/   Jessica is currently undergoing cancer treatment but there are many podcasts you can listen to about how to study the Bible. She also has monthly Scripture writing plans that I use daily. A wonderful tool.     TheBibleProject  https://thebibleproject.com/  They have a wonderful YouTube channel, podcast and teaching materials (including an app called “ReadingTheScripture” for reading the complete Bible). EXCELLENT resource for understanding the Bible   First 5 app  https://first5.org/  from Proverbs 21. They offer in depth drives into the books of the Bible.   Kelly O Stanley does wonderful monthly prayer prompt calendar  https://kellyostanley.com/    TheResetGirl  https://www.theresetgirl.com/  Cori is a planner girl, Christian and crafty gal. She also has a podcast  https://thefirstloveclub.podbean.com/     Illustratedfaith is also a Christian crafty gal’s dream. https://www.illustratedfaith.com/    Living the Christian Year by Bobby Gross. Even though I am not Catholic, I find so much value in this daily devotional.  https://www.ivpress.com/living-the-christian-year     TheRockChurch San Diego  https://www.sdrock.com/  I use the sermons, sermon notes and they do have a daily app (which I don’t use). They are currently doing a 21 day fast with daily emails. In the past they have had daily prayer meetings via facebook.    INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS  Amy Hale https://www.instagram.com/amyhale/  APP for Christian Mediation: ABIDE     GOAL SETTING and LIFESTYLE   Cultivate what matters PowerSheets is so helpful in identifying and following through on your goals.  https://cultivatewhatmatters.com/collections/2019-powersheets-and-accessories    https://www.instagram.com/cultivatewhatmatters/   Simplified  https://www.instagram.com/simplified/      FITNESS   Blogilates has a great workout calendar and challenges  https://www.instagram.com/blogilates/    https://www.blogilates.com/   The Domestic Geek  https://inspiredentertainment.com/inspired-eats/    I hope this new year bring joy and happiness to all!

My friend asked me to create a list of all the websites, apps, podcasts, and instagram accounts I follow that are most helpful for me. Maybe these people can also inspire you!


CHRISTIAN LIFE

Reunion Oakland: Planting a church here in Oakland https://reunionoak.com/ Pastor Andy and Sarah are awesome in the ministry of God.


Cornerstone Fellowship: http://cornerstoneweb.org/ my current Church home (sermons and small group discussions are available on the site). On their YouTube Channel, the Pastors talk explain and expand on this week’s message. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChTysViDda9Wkidqqxdt9ng


The Bible Girl Podcast: https://www.jessilrobinson.com/

Jessica is currently undergoing cancer treatment but there are many podcasts you can listen to about how to study the Bible. She also has monthly Scripture writing plans that I use daily. A wonderful tool.

TheBibleProject https://thebibleproject.com/ They have a wonderful YouTube channel, podcast and teaching materials (including an app called “ReadingTheScripture” for reading the complete Bible). EXCELLENT resource for understanding the Bible


First 5 app https://first5.org/ from Proverbs 21. They offer in depth drives into the books of the Bible.


Kelly O Stanley does wonderful monthly prayer prompt calendar https://kellyostanley.com/


TheResetGirl https://www.theresetgirl.com/ Cori is a planner girl, Christian and crafty gal. She also has a podcast https://thefirstloveclub.podbean.com/

Illustratedfaith is also a Christian crafty gal’s dream. https://www.illustratedfaith.com/

Living the Christian Year by Bobby Gross. Even though I am not Catholic, I find so much value in this daily devotional. https://www.ivpress.com/living-the-christian-year

TheRockChurch San Diego https://www.sdrock.com/ I use the sermons, sermon notes and they do have a daily app (which I don’t use). They are currently doing a 21 day fast with daily emails. In the past they have had daily prayer meetings via facebook.

INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS

Amy Hale https://www.instagram.com/amyhale/

APP for Christian Mediation: ABIDE

GOAL SETTING and LIFESTYLE

Cultivate what matters PowerSheets is so helpful in identifying and following through on your goals. https://cultivatewhatmatters.com/collections/2019-powersheets-and-accessories

https://www.instagram.com/cultivatewhatmatters/

Simplified https://www.instagram.com/simplified/

FITNESS

Blogilates has a great workout calendar and challenges https://www.instagram.com/blogilates/

https://www.blogilates.com/

The Domestic Geek https://inspiredentertainment.com/inspired-eats/


I hope this new year bring joy and happiness to all!

Day Three

Day 3    February 10    Breakfast: 2 eggs with 2oz ham, handful of fresh spinach, 1 Tbsp of shredded mexican cheese, raisin bread with 1 tsp of butter, a Mexican coke    Lunch: leftover chicken and veggie stir fry with 1 tsp of sweet chili sauce    Dinner: one slice of cheese pizza with green bell peppers and carrots    Snacks: air popped popcorn, one Izzy grapefruit beverage, coke zero (12oz)    Water: 68oz    Sleep (Feb 9-10) 8 hours    I don’t mind eating leftovers so you can see that I am repeating meals so they are not wasted. But I am done with the stir fry finally.  I am looking at an 10 hour work day today so I am bulking up breakfast and then bringing a sandwich to work with some fruits and veggies.  I really like the snack packs with cheese, pretzels, carrots and grapes.      Workout: 23 mins pilates (blogilates day 2), steps 13,244 flights of stairs: 56     Total calories burned: 675    Feeling: stressed emotionally but positive    Have a blessed day!       

Day 3

February 10

Breakfast: 2 eggs with 2oz ham, handful of fresh spinach, 1 Tbsp of shredded mexican cheese, raisin bread with 1 tsp of butter, a Mexican coke

Lunch: leftover chicken and veggie stir fry with 1 tsp of sweet chili sauce

Dinner: one slice of cheese pizza with green bell peppers and carrots

Snacks: air popped popcorn, one Izzy grapefruit beverage, coke zero (12oz)

Water: 68oz

Sleep (Feb 9-10) 8 hours

I don’t mind eating leftovers so you can see that I am repeating meals so they are not wasted. But I am done with the stir fry finally.  I am looking at an 10 hour work day today so I am bulking up breakfast and then bringing a sandwich to work with some fruits and veggies.  I really like the snack packs with cheese, pretzels, carrots and grapes.  

Workout: 23 mins pilates (blogilates day 2), steps 13,244 flights of stairs: 56

Total calories burned: 675

Feeling: stressed emotionally but positive

Have a blessed day!

 

 

Travel and our wellness

HOW DOES YOUR VACATION AFFECT YOUR WELLNESS?

 With summer upon us, what are your travel plans? Overseas?  Or a local staycation?  Research shows that we should take advantage of our vacation time for a happier life.  Particularly overseas travel.  And travel in sunny places.  Although I don’t believe they didn’t account for the beauty of the snow covered mountains and people who love winter sports.  I believe taking our wellness seriously, both mind and body is important.  So with that in mind, here are my tips: 

BUDGET FRIENDLY

I can’t afford it.  This is an excuse we give ourselves about almost everything that is good for us.  You don’t have to travel far for a wonderful vacation, just the desire.  Find what you love and do it.  Do you love music?  Find your favorite group or artist and visit a concert away from your home.  Maybe just a 3 or 4 hour drive from your home.  Rent a room on airbnb and meet some new people.    

  • Find a location that you can drive to

  • Stay in a room in an airbnb instead of an entire home

  • Go during off seasons when things are cheaper

  • Treat yourself to one or two meals out in the new city, instead of every meal.  

  • Explore your surroundings!  Go to historical places, the library, free outdoor concerts or rodeos.  Parks and the beach are FREE!

  • Use some of the time to mediate or read a book.  Quiet time away from the hustle and bustle.  

    I am going to continue to speak on travel and wellness for the next couple of weeks.  What are are your tips? How does travel improve your wellness?

  • I hope this encourages you to begin your adventures now.  Be good to yourself!