7 Days – 7 Healthy Tips – Day 5

 3 more days until you meet author Michelle Mansfield! 

at BookCon Health and Wellness Panel, Sunday June 4 at 3:30 p.m. 

Here is Tip #5 on improving the health, energy and vitality of your family from Holistic Health Coach and author, Michelle Mansfield...

Clearing your mind to regain your focus and calm is as easy and fun as playing with water, a balloon and a stuffed animal!

Here are several really fun and easy mind-calming methods you and your family can use on those stressful days! These methods were taught to me by my friend, Sandy Dixon. www.sandydixon.net

  • Play with water especially when emotions are high. Sandy Dixon, my friend and our meditation instructor, taught Brooklyn to "show me what angry water looks like...sad water...and happy water". Let your child play as long as they want in and with the water. This soothes the nervous system and allows for better attentional focus afterwards. After all, our bodies are made up of about 60% water. So we crave water in all forms - for drinking, playing, focusing and relaxing!
  •  Balloons! Using long, smooth breaths, have your child blow the blown-up balloon across the table or floor until they have regained some focus.
  • Try deep breathing with a favorite stuffed animal on your belly! Have your child on his/her back and put their favorite stuffed friend on their belly (you can grab one too and join them!) As you breathe in and out, watch the movement of the animal. At first you may exaggerate your breathing, which is just fine. Eventually, the breath becomes effortless and creates relaxation on a physiological and emotional level. 

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Want more simple tips that make big changes in your family's health, energy and vitality? Meet Michelle in person in NYC at BookCon, June 4, 3:30 p.m. on the Downtown Stage where she will be discussing these very topics and many more!  And if you can't be there in person, no worries!  Tomorrow she is giving us tips on how to incorporate brain-boosting foods that promote both brain growth and improved function into your diet.

Meet Michelle on the Downtown Stage at BookCon, June 4 - 3:30 p.m. and hear more healthful tips on nutrition, exercise, finding balance and creating more energy in your family's life. She will be a featured expert on the discussion panel, Striving for Wellness, a discussion about Mind, Body, Spirit Balance. And she will be signing her new book, It's Just Me...Brooklyn! 

A spectacular celebration of being a singleton! Follow Brooklyn as her 2 cats try to prove that 2 is better than 1. Brooklyn and her kitty counterparts discover that whether you are a single or a pair, that just being yourself is amazing!

Debuting at BookExpo - May 31 - June 2 

Booth #2527​


Michelle Mansfield

About the Author

Michelle Mansfield

I am a board certified Holistic Health Coach that helps others create vibrant, healthy lifestyles full of energy, strength and confidence! My new book series, It's Just Me...Brooklyn, entertains and encourages families to choose healthy eating and living. When WE eat as a family, exercise as a family, read as a family...WE grow together as a family.

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