Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Mental Wellness, #WhatIWoreWednesday and a prAna Discount Code!

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by prAna and Fit Approach.  All opinions are my own.

Hi Everyone!  Long time no talk.  I wanted to share a little bit about what has been going on in my life and why the long absences.  I also want to talk about how I get out of a funk.  (please read all the way to the bottom for a discount code and some important links)

My dad passed away about a year ago.  The last year has been very hard for different reasons.  I have done a lot of soul searching.  I have felt every emotion you can possibly imagine.  Anger, grief, relief...all of the above.  But with the love from family and friends, I have managed.  Then about 3 weeks ago, came another big blow.  My step dad - very suddenly -  passed away.  It has been soul crushing to say the least.

In order to deal with all of this, I have escaped to all my happy places.  Which turn out to be the mountains and the beach.

I am lucky that I live in San Diego and I am able to get away to both in a day.

There is something about being close to the powerful forces of nature that make you believe that maybe what you are going through is part of a greater plan.

And getting to experience those places with people I love is even more rewarding.

I am so thankful for SD Dad!  I would be a melted mess puddle (it's a thing!) without him!  I am open for any tips and suggestions on how to grieve in a healthy way besides getting in my car and driving to the beach and mountains.

I find that routine helps too.  For example, I still take the kids every week to their swim team practice.

I still participate in Book Club.  (We just finished Educated by Tara Westover!)

Cozy Up Zip Up Jacket - and yes, it is as comfy as it looks and yes, I realize that is wine in my hand and not a book but this WAS Book Club, I promise!

And this wouldn't be a prAna blog post if I also didn't tell you that wrapping up in a comfy and cozy sweatshirt or jacket makes a difference too.  You all know I am a HUGE prAna fan and I have to tell you about a giveaway happening...you guessed it - on Wednesday!  If you are reading this later and wondering, that would be 10/10/2018!

Don't believe me about being a huge fan?  Read my posts here, here and even here!  Now that we have that out of the way, let me tell you about the What I Wore Wednesday contest!

TOMORROW: share your outfit and tag @prAna #WIWW (What I Wore Wednesday) #sweatpink and you'll be auto-entered to win an item of your choice from prAna! (There will be three winners!)  It doesn't matter if you're actually wearing prAna in the post, just share what you are wearing and you are entered. Or just share items on your prAna wishlist!

And if something you see tomorrow catches your eye, use code SAROprAna25 for 25% off all the things on www.prana.com until 12/31/2018!

Some prAna links you might enjoy:
Top 25 Fall looks
Bouldering and Surfing in New Zealand
A link to the entire Cozy line
Some info on the Cozy Fall Line: The Cozy line is made from a hemp blend. Industrial hemp is incredibly sustainable because it needs little water to grow, grows more fiber per acre than cotton, and is not hard on soil. In fact, hemp actually puts nutrients back into the soil! Hemp also inhibits bacteria because bacteria will not grow on hemp. WIN!  Hemp is a very tough fabric and has natural UV protection. prAna’s hemp line is naturally UPF 50+ and keeps you warm in the cold weather and cool in the heat, something that works for the mountains and the beach!
And also some links for mental wellness:
Mental Wellness Routine to try
Mental Wellness Tips & Tricks

And now, your turn to share with me.  How do you get out of a funk?  Does wrapping up in something cozy instantly make you feel better?  Mountains or beach for you?

As always, I wish you Happy Feet,
SD Mom

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