What Makes You Well? By Brooke

I am in my mid-30s, pregnant with twins, living through a global pandemic, and trying to homeschool a 6-year-old while working from home and learning how to be a good friend, sister, daughter, mother, and wife in the middle of it all. Finding balance can be hard. Putting myself first can be hard. But wellness isn’t something you just decide to have – it’s something we must work toward.

Women’s Wellness means a lot more to me now than it did 10 years ago. Back then, I focused on going to the gym a few days a week, grabbing a Smoothie King for breakfast, and trying to figure out how to make a Bloody Mary its own food group. As I have added a few more things to my plate and years to my age, I have realized that wellness includes the whole body: mind, body, and soul.

For me, that looks like quiet time in the morning, finding time each day to read, learning something new, and lots of hugs from my son and husband. I know it may seem cliché, but that saying about filling up your bucket so you can fill up others, is for me, true and important.

This month’s issue is all about Women’s Wellness and how it can look different for each of us. I hope you learn something you didn’t know before, find something that sparks an “a-ha” moment, or makes you feel less alone.

What makes you well? I’d love some new ideas, book recommendations, places to go for a walk, or ideas for female meet-ups. Reach out to me anytime! Let’s stay connected.

Stay well, stay kind, and be blessed!

Brooke Ezzo