Live Well with Ballet Austin
Life happens; circumstances out of our control, and sometimes our own choices. In general, our well-being is dependent upon our thoughts, decisions, behaviors and social supports. Some circumstances may not change, but it is possible to recognize negative influences, make changes, and thrive!
What does living well mean to you? You might say that living well is a list of things to do or not do that make life better. But what does a better life look like?
Jean-Paul Sartre wrote that “Everything has been figured out, except how to live.” And that’s true. Life is a continuous lesson. We can’t always pinpoint the exact formula that contributes to that feeling of knowing we are living well. Each person has a different combination of factors and influences, both good and bad, that go into their own unique life. Those things often determine whether life is lived well or not.
Join us as we identify what gets in the way, learn how to clear our life path of the unnecessary and unhealthy, and discover how to live well.
During the month of May we will highlight Mental Health Awareness Month, Older American’s Month, and National Strawberry Month and the delicious power of strawberries! Visit our pages and discover how each can affect your well-being.
The Skill of Humor: TEDx with Andrew Tarvin
Humor and laughter are important for our well-being. Humor is a skill, and if it’s a skill, then it can be learned. Watch this TEDx video with Andrew Tarvin and find out how humor will benefit not only your mental health, but your whole life.
Ask the Expert: Leslie Passalacqua with Nourish
Ask the Expert: Olivia Ramsay from Hi, How Are You Project
Hi, How Are You is an Austin based non-profit organization with the mission to remove the stigma around mental health, one conversation at a time. Check out all the wonderful things Hi, How Are You is doing to educate people worldwide about the importance of mental health and well-being.
Live Well Quote
What a great reminder during Older American’s Month. Aging does not mean growing old!
“Do not grow old, no matter how long you live. Never cease to stand like curious children before the Great Mystery into which we were born.” Albert Einstein
How to Make Stress Your Friend
Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Watch this TED Talk with Kelly McGonigal.
Live Well Tip
Mental Health Awareness Month is a good time to think about a few tips that can keep you mentally strong if you practice them regularly.