Tips that may help improve your health, happiness and sustainability each week.

Well-Intended Wins for Week of Aug. 12th

Help boost your wellness and win the war against womp-wompiness.

It’s week 2 in our new, regular series with some achievable tips to help boost your wellness and win the war against womp-wompiness.  Practicing these small, positive changes may begin to add up to measurable improvement towards a happier, healthier and more-sustainable lifestyle.  Mix and match these Well-Intended tips each week to see what works and feels best for you!

  1. Home is Where the Healthy Plate Is: Can you make more of your own meals at home this week than meals made for you?  By that, choose fresh, in-season (organic where-possible) whole foods.  Experiment with this formula on your plate: Vegetables + (low sugar) Fruit + Gluten-free whole grains (some vegetables and fruit have carbs too so feel free to double down there instead of grains) + protein + (small amount of healthy) fats & oils + a glass of water to drink.
  2. Gratitude Helps Cultivate Joy: Can you start each morning this week with a positive intention by thinking about 3 new things you’re grateful for today?
  3. Be a Good Listener and Create Safety in Conversation: Can you improve your relationships with your spouse/partner, family or colleagues by working on your listening and conversation skills?  Some examples of that might be:
    • Mirroring with you have heard, “Let me see if I’ve got this right.  You said…”
    • Validating: “That makes sense to me.”
    • Expressing Empathy: “I imagine that you might be feeling…”
    • Being mindful if you’re gazing vs. glaring at someone.  Your amygdala will recognize that the other persons is “open” and “safe” if you gaze instead of glare.
    • To learn more about creating positive relationships, you can watch expert Dr. Harville Hendrix here or visit his website here.


Danielle has a degree IN advertising from Michigan State University (Go Green!) and a degree OF sarcasm in life.  Her perfectly imperfect pursuit of wellness is rooted in the research and practice of wellness in efforts to revitalize her mind, body and spirit after 20 years as an executive in the advertising industry and a hobby of collecting home addresses in Detroit, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York City and Atlanta. You can reach her on The Well-Intended social channels or at

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