Go Mobile!

Just because a computer isn’t always accessible, I have designed an app that includes, videos similar to those found in my blog, my mobile blog, prayers and religious words, and also my personal soundcloud. When you need a quick break from a rather hectic day this app will allow you to unwind.

With meditation videos, as well as yoga practices, and also good music, this is truly the app for a healthfullmindbodyandsoul! This is about gaining the full experience! Learn new ways to cope with anxiety and stress by simply reading the blog posts or viewing the videos, or whatever you may prefer!

The world revolves around technology and sometimes we need a break from it! However there is no need to abandon your phone. This can be a very useful tool while dealing with stress. Just listening to certain types of music can improve your mood instantaneously. I prefer to pray and read more about christianity, however, whatever your belief may be this app is built for soothing the soul.

keep the faith strong

keep the faith strong

soundcloud

soundcloud

what is it about

what is it about

helpful video tutorials

helpful video tutorials

my blog on the app

my blog on the app

Relax…

backbend

back bend

As a college student I have a very chaotic schedule like most. I work, pay my bills, and try to stay focused on school the best I can. However, this isn’t always easy, but it is easy to forget the importance of taking some time out! Of course sometimes I watch Netflix until I pass out, but most of the time I like to practice yoga and meditation.

My heel stretch

My heel stretch

Yoga of course can have a certain stigma to it, but it really can be beneficial to many in multiple ways. I like practicing yoga because it is a really calming and soothing way to strengthen and tone the body. Plus it can really help improve flexibility. My flexibility has really increased since I began practicing!

Another part of the practice, and perhaps the most important, is meditating. Really when I first began to meditate I thought it was kinda silly, and a bit odd. Then as I began to practice meditating, I started to see why it was so important. I personally found this video very useful for my condition.

Ready for Spring break?

Spring break is usually a high stress time, especially for me. Not only do I want everything to go according to plan, but diet and exercise become crucial in my life. The bikini shopping can be a bit nerve-racking, and trying to prep your body for this time can cause even more stress. In the past I have done some pretty harsh binge diets that affected my body and mind in a negative way. They left me tired, exhausted and to top it off, I got hardly any real results. I became very frustrated with the work I put in and the lack of results. I definitely know now that slow and steady does indeed win the race.

This past year I decided to try something new, I prepared my body by doing Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred workout series. This workout was the best thing I could have done for myself and it made me realize, there is no such thing as a quick fix. By the end of the 30 days, I was more toned, lean and healthy then I had ever been. Not only did I stick to the workout, but I dedicated special time to reward myself. However the reward was not food! Instead I bought myself a nail polish, or new clothing, this turned out to be much more rewarding, without the guilt! I stuck to a diet that didn’t leave me completely exhausted and overwhelmed. This worked! Of course there were the days where I may have slipped up and got some fries, but I learned that this was healthy. Everything in moderation, even moderation.

For this special time in a young ladies’ life, as a college student, try not to stress! Everyone is unique and beautiful in their own special way. There is no “perfect” body type, and not everyone will gain the same results. I think it’s important to remember that health should always come before appearance. As long as you are healthy, your mind and body will gain much more rewarding satisfaction!

Begin With Breakfast and Grab a Water Bottle!

I have decided to make my first blog about tips and ideas for a healthy diet. When you’re a student in college, it can be challenging to make the right choices when considering food. I have noticed how important your diet really is, not only for the body, but the mind as well. Taking perfect care of yourself is nearly impossible, but it doesn’t hurt to consider making healthier choices! Below are some tips I found very useful, being a college student.

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fruit and veggie snack

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protein is important

My first tip to college students is NEVER skip Breakfast! Although I am in a hurry to catch the tram, I always make sure to grab something to eat! Whether it be an apple, a waffle, or a protein bar, it is essential to get something in your stomach in order to kickstart your metabolism. I like would like to say that I always take the time to make the very best and healthy choices, however, that’s not really the case. On the hand when I go grocery shopping I do try to avoid “junk”. My favorite is a bowl of cereal, just quick and easy. Food is also the main source of energy, so skipping breakfast before class is probably not going to be a student’s best bet.

My next tip is to remember to hydrate! This may seem like common sense to most people, but many times we can forget the importance of drinking the adequate amount of water. I always grab a water bottle before I leave my place, because not only does it quench your thirst, but it can also lessen your appetite. I have found that by drinking water when I begin to feel hungry, my appetite is reduced, because thirst is very often mistaken for hunger. Not only is it essential to hydrate, but it is also great for your skin, which is a huge plus!

drink up

drink up


Welcome Darling’s

The mind is arguable the most powerful and mysterious entity in the universe. If it is not properly cared for, the effects can be detrimental to ones’s health and being. I am now beginning to discover the importance of taking extra special care of the mind, body and soul. Throughout my life, I have struggled with depression, anxiety and OCD. I have recently began to practice yoga, meditation, dieting, and prayer. I am so excited you have chose to be apart of this incredible adventure with me. I truly appreciate any comments and suggestions. May the journey begin!

This is ME

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My twin and I

Hello my lovely readers! I would like to start by introducing myself. I am Chloe Cullen, a student at Texas State University. I have an identical twin sister, and two wonderful parents! My priorities go in this order, God, family, friends, and my adorable kitty Lulu!

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My baby Lulu

I just recently moved to San Marcos, and I must admit, I love it! Living the college lifestyle can be a little hectic, especially while juggling a job. Last year, I was admitted into the hospital and diagnosed with major depression. It was a very scary and dark time in my life, but I feel I am now in a much better place. Sometimes students, especially, forget the importance of mental and physical health. I am not a psychologist nor yoga guru, but I have had a lot of experience, personally, when dealing with mental health and keeping the body healthy. My mom was diagnosed as a type 1 diabetic when I was about four. She was forced to face many changes, and taught me a lot about how to keep a good, consistent and balanced diet. My cousin is a real yogi and actually went to school to study the practice, and she has taught me a great deal of what she has learned. Now I plan to share with you tips to keeping a happy and healthy mind, body and soul!