On April 25th, Humble Warrior supported the Wounded Warrior Project’s 3-Day Wellness Expo. where we shared the benefits of eating a whole food plant-based diet with veterans in Atlanta, GA. Specifically, we took a look at “What Does a Healthy Diet Look Like?”
Harvard Health notes that “there is no single way to eat for good health. That’s why some people feel good on a vegan diet while others may prefer paleo or the latest fad.” One way we can pull together the best practices is to eat:
Learn more about Plant Based Eating and try some of our favorite recipes by visiting our Food tab.
March is Mindfulness Month! To celebrate and to bring awareness to the practice, we held a Mindfulness Workshop on Zoom. We offered it as a way to connect, breathe, and let go. Keep reading to find out how it went and give it a try for yourself.
This mindfulness practice brings together gentle movement, focused breathing, and journaling to enhance overall well-being. Intentionally letting go by being mindful is a wellness practice to feel supported and have more freedom and spaciousness in your body, breath, mind...and in turn life. Journaling our thoughts reduces stress and anxiety and helps us learn from our experiences while strengthening our immune system. Please find a comfy chair or seat, something to write with, and a journal if you have one. Let’s get started…
You can use this mindful practice that combines gentle movement, focused breathing, and journaling to enhance your overall well-being.
References: Information from the following resources have inspired or been adapted into an integrated mindfulness practice: “How to Breathe” by Ashley Neese, Eat Pretty Everyday by Jolene Hart, the Himalayan Institute’s identification of the 5 qualities of the breath, gentle yoga by Raquel Durden--500YTT RYT and Humble Warrior Co-Founder and Director, and journaling by Teresa Ramsey--retired English teacher and Humble Warrior Co-Founder and Director.
Learn more about Mindfulness and try out some different mindfulness exercises by visiting our Resources page.
On June 25, Humble Warrior hosted an “Attitude of Gratitude Journaling Workshop” on Zoom. We were honored to partner with Sarah Barnett, outreach specialist for Wounded Warrior Project. During the workshop, participants were taught how to journal, reasons to journal, and benefits of journaling. The participants were emailed a handout and several journaling prompts to begin their journaling experience.
The remainder of the workshop was spent discussing how to create an “attitude of gratitude” journal as well as the benefits of being grateful. The participants were given personal and scientific evidence-based information on specific benefits of keeping a journal and of having an attitude of gratitude. Neuroscience Reveals: Gratitude Literally Rewires Your Brain to be Happier is a scientific evidence-based article that gives excellent information how to become more grateful as well as the benefits of being more grateful. Another article referenced during the workshop is a Weight Watchers’ article by Lisa Shouldice where she explains the benefits of and four ways to become more grateful.
During and after the informative session, the participants were given journaling prompts and an opportunity to share and ask questions. At the end of the workshop, the participants asked for another journaling workshop next month!
We have another journaling workshop planned with Wounded Warrior Project on July 30, 2020, from 3:00-4:30. Humble Warrior is also making plans for a “Benefits of Plant Based Eating Class” via Zoom or in person, a simple yoga and mindfulness/meditation workshop in person, and a one-day retreat in the fall. For more information, contact Sarah Barnett at SBarnett@woundedwarriorproject.
If you are a part of a female veteran or first responder organization that would like to partner with Humble Warrior to host a Zoom workshop, an in person workshop, or a one day retreat, please email us at Teresa@humblewarrior.org or Raquel@humblewarrior.org. We would be honored to work with you.
For more resources on the benefits of journaling, and tips to get you started, click below to visit our Resources page.