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The Ultimate Guide to Summer Wellness: Tips for a Balanced and Joyful Season

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As we bask in the sun’s warm glow and relish the longer days, it’s essential to prioritize nourishing our minds, bodies, and souls. New months and new seasons are the perfect time to infuse our lives with wellness and set intentions for vibrant months ahead. The power of positive energy and setting intentions to create a fulfilling and purposeful life! 

Whether you’re seeking personal growth, a fresh start, or a renewed sense of purpose, I hope today’s newsletter inspires and empowers you. So, let’s dive into the Wellness Girl Summer and make this month a truly transformative and joyful one!

 New Month Vibes and Monthly Intentions

Picture this… a new month unfolding before you, filled with endless possibilities. Embracing the energy of new beginnings and setting monthly intentions is a powerful way to direct my focus and create positive change. As this month begins, take a moment to reflect on your achievements from the previous month and identify areas where you’d like to grow.

Now, let’s jump into the actionable tips and personal experiences that will help you kick-start your wellness journey!

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Refresh Your Mind, Body, and Soul

Self-Care Delights

Self-care is a non-negotiable part of my daily routine. One practice I adore is creating a self-care menu filled with activities that nourish my mind, body, and soul. From indulging in my daily shower routine with essential oils to treating myself to a daily sheet masks, find self-care delights that bring you joy and make them a priority. 

To enhance your self-care routine, consider using Wildling Guasha Tools for a soothing and rejuvenating experience. I personally love the The Empress Collection a complete facial gua sha system, inspired by traditional Chinese Medicine that includes the Empress Tonic, Empress Oil, and our patented Empress Stone.

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 Embrace Fitness

As someone who struggled to find motivation for fitness after the pandemic, I discovered the magic of finding an exercise routine that truly resonates with my soul. Whether dancing to my favorite tunes in the living room or taking a pilates class, I encourage you to explore different fitness modalities and find what sparks joy for you. Dive into the world of movement with Alo Moves, an online platform offering a wide range of fitness classes and yoga practices to suit your preferences. You can also explore ClassPass to discover new studios and workouts in your area or while you are traveling.

Nourish Your Body

Ah, the abundance of summer fruits and vegetables! I’ve personally experienced the transformative power of nourishing my body with fresh, whole foods. During this vibrant month, make it a goal to incorporate more colorful salads, refreshing smoothies, and hydrating-infused water into your diet. To support your nutrition journey, consider trying the Kroma Wellness 5-Day Reset, a program designed to optimize your overall well-being through mindful eating and nourishing recipes. For added convenience, you can explore Sakara Plant-Based Meal Delivery, offering delicious and nutritious plant-based meals delivered straight to your door.

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Mindfulness Matters

Mindfulness has been a game-changer on my wellness journey. One practice that has deeply resonated with me is mindful eating. Before each meal, I take a few moments to express gratitude for the nourishment in front of me. I savor each bite, noticing the flavors, textures, and sensations. This simple act of mindfulness helps me cultivate a positive relationship with food and stay present at the moment. To enhance your mindfulness practice, consider using the Muse Meditation Headband to guide and deepen your meditation sessions. Additionally, you can explore virtual sound baths with Natalie of Love & Alchemy for a blissful and immersive mindfulness experience.

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Embracing Outdoor Bliss

Nature has an incredible way of rejuvenating our spirits and grounding us in the present moment. As you embrace the great outdoors, let me share my personal experiences and actionable tips for enjoying the beauty of nature.

Get Your Vitamin Sea

Growing up near the coast, I’ve always found solace in the calming embrace of the ocean. Plan a beach day, feel the sand between your toes, and let the rhythmic sound of waves wash away your worries. Take a refreshing dip in the sea, play beach volleyball, or relax under the warm sun. Embrace the healing power of the ocean and let it nourish your soul. 

Explore the Trails

Nature can reveal its hidden treasures when we venture into the wilderness. Lace up your hiking boots and embark on an adventure through lush forests or scenic mountains. I’ve discovered breathtaking views, encountered awe-inspiring wildlife, and connected with my inner self on these hikes. So, grab a friend or embark on a solo journey and let nature guide you towards self-discovery and serenity.

Sweat It Out Al Fresco

There’s something invigorating about taking your workouts outdoors. Find a nearby park, a green space, or even your backyard, and let nature be your workout companion. Set up a yoga mat, practice sun salutations under the open sky, or go for a brisk jog amidst the beauty of nature. Exercising outdoors adds extra energy and inspiration to your fitness routine, and you’ll find yourself embracing the joy of movement. Alo Yoga is my go-to app for finding workouts that I can do anywhere.

You can take it a step further with Project50. The Project 50 challenge is a 50-day commitment that you make to change your life. It’s a way of holding yourself accountable for the goals that you want to achieve and encompasses mind, body, and spirit. it’s a challenge I do twice a year, and it truly helps me refocus and stay committed to my wellness journey.

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Nurturing Your Inner Growth

True wellness extends beyond physical health; it involves nurturing our emotional well-being, embracing personal growth, and cultivating a positive mindset. Here are my personal experiences and actionable tips for nurturing your inner growth.

 Journaling Journey

Journaling has been my faithful companion on this wellness path. I invite you to grab a beautiful journal and make writing a part of your daily routine. Dedicate a few minutes each day to pour your thoughts onto the pages. Reflect on your experiences, express gratitude, and set intentions for the day ahead. This practice has provided me with clarity, insights, and a deeper connection with my inner self. To enhance your journaling experience, consider using the Productivity Planner from Intelligent Change, a tool designed to help you stay intentional and productive in achieving your goals, day-to-day. Dive in a little deeper and join our journaling challenge. (Little secret: we have a new challenge launching in August!)

 Gratitude Attitude

Gratitude is a powerful practice that can transform our perspective and cultivate happiness. Every day, take a moment to pause and express gratitude for the simple joys and blessings in your life. Embrace a gratitude attitude and watch your world blossom with positivity and abundance.

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 It’s time to infuse your life with wellness, set intentions for a vibrant month, and embark on a transformative journey of self-care, personal growth, and joy. Remember, this is your unique path, so tailor these tips to suit your preferences and needs. Let’s make this summer the best one yet!

 With health and happiness,


Hi, I’m Valerie!

I'm an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200), offering guidance to high achievers in aligning their lifestyle with well-being through daily wellness and self-care routines, promoting balance and harmony. Join me at Wellness Bum for tips on living well, and consider subscribing to my newsletter or booking a coaching session.