self-education

Final post of self-improvement month! I hope y’all have enjoyed the tips & topics we’ve shared on bettering ourselves. Either way, we’d welcome your feedback on what you did and didn’t like in the comments below.    Today, I am featuring ways to focus on self-education. There has been SO much I didn’t know while starting Rightside, and frankly, Google has been a great friend and resource. But when a quick Google search doesn’t do the trick, I wanted to highlight some sources that may help with some of your continuous improvement goals.    Online Courses – I signed up

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self-care – biohacking

I’m continuing to dive into self-improvement topics during September, and this week, I’m exploring biohacking!  I recently was listening to a podcast featuring Ben Greenfield, and admittedly, I hadn’t heard of biohacking before but was immediately intrigued.  Dave Asprey says biohacking is a crazy-sounding name for something not crazy at all – biohacking is the desire to be the absolute best version of ourselves. Most of what Ben shared on the podcast was very digestible – very easy to implement. Since listening, these are three of the things I’ve implemented to get more energy in my day. 1)     

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self-improvement september – meditation

Certain things come easier than others. Sitting still & relaxing is just not usually my thing. But as part of self-improvement month, I have increasingly recognized the need to have stillness in my life to improve my health and well-being. I’ve dabbled in meditation before but I’ve struggled to keep it up with much consistency.  According to mindful.org, “when we meditate, we inject far-reaching and long-lasting benefits into our lives: we lower our stress levels, we get to know our pain, we connect better, we improve our focus, and we’re kinder to ourselves.” I’m in! Below is a quick roadmap

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staying connected

“We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone – we find it with another.” – Thomas Merton Rightside Brewing was born from a string of social interactions – it became my mission to bring everyone to the party by offering an adult beverage other than alcohol. This pandemic has completely turned socializing on its head, yet I’ve been amazed at the resiliency and innovation that has brought people together while quarantining. I think, if anything, it’s brought to light the importance of connection for our mental and emotional health. I’ve listed a few ways that I’ve been

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finding the energy to keep going

These posts are meant to provide motivation & optimism for any goal big or small. I’m not sure about y’all, but I could use extra motivation these past couple of weeks. With the resurgence of COVID and the struggles that come with, I’ve been thinking of ways to gain energy and stay focused in these unprecedented times. Back to the Basics – Brene Brown shares her “gap plan” on her March 27th episode of her podcast Unlocking Us. The gap plan is meant to get her & her family back to 100% and is centered around getting your basic needs

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the benefits of a dry january

Happy New Year, y’all! According to our Instagram poll, 71% of you plan to participate in Dry January this year. Dry January, if you’re not familiar, is a 31 day challenge to abstain from alcohol. A lot people choose to participate after indulging around the holidays or just want a healthy start to the new year. Today, as we kick off Dry January, we are highlighting some of the benefits of this 31 day challenge. Better Mood! – some people may rely on alcohol to cope with stressors from the day. According to Ashley Jones, APRN-CNP, a certified family nurse

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