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Is Your Body Prepared for Winter?

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Is Your Body Prepared for Winter?

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”

— Melody Beattie

 

Our vision for tomorrow is …

To have a sickness-free winter! It’s getting colder and colder every day and the darkest, coldest season of the year is almost upon us. But there are things we can do to arm our bodies with protection for the viruses that come hand-in-hand with winter. We’re vamping up our immune systems now, so we don’t have to be miserable af later. Your immune system will function better for winter if you follow these three simple tips:

1. Load up on fruits, veggies and whole grains

If you were ever planning on trying a plant-based diet, now is the time. Fruits, vegetables and whole grains are full of vitamins and minerals like Vitamin C, carotenoids, and bioflavanoids, that work to help your immune system. It’s imperative, during winter more than ever, that we put thought into our food choice.

2. Lessen your stress

Many scientists are currently researching the connections between stress and lower immunity. In order to make sure you’re as prepared as possible this winter, increase or begin a daily practice to lower stress. We hiiiiiiighly recommend yoga or meditation.

3. Stop smoking

Even if it’s just the occasional drag of a friend’s cig outside of a bar on a friday night. Cigarette smoke contains chemicals like tar that can make your immune system less effective in fighting off or healing nasty infections.

Follow these guidelines and your body will thank you. Speaking of thank you …

Thank you, thank you, thank you

We have ENDLESS gratitude for everyone who came out to show support for our Mindscape Film Festival closing night in Los Angeles earlier this week! Not to mention the extraordinarily talented filmmakers who submitted their work and our partners and friends who made it all possible. Because of you all, light was shed on the absolutely paramount topic of the mind and all that it encompasses including various mental health issues. Together, we have further opened up the topic on mental health and have pushed the door on the various stigmas that surround it a bit more closed.

Reflecting on the festival, award-winning filmmaker Aisling Chin-Yee says, “What an amazing experience at the finale event! I am so honored that Synesthesia was selected as part of the Conscious Good and the Mindscape Festival family. The feedback from the audience, clearly interested in our perception of the world, especially during a time where we are inundated with images of chaos and stress, goes to show how storytelling can heal and expand horizons. Thank you to Trina and her team, and the other filmmakers for a memorable evening.”

Co-writer and Producer of the award-winning film Simon Says Steve Storm notes:

“It was such a privilege to be a part of the festival! We want to thank Trina and the entire Conscious Good family for giving us a chance to share our film, and to take in so many other great stories at the screening.

I loved talking with people at the after-party as we continued the conversations that the films began. That’s really what we set out to do with Simon Says — to start a dialogue about how we deal with the fears and disappointments that so often haunt us. We put a lot of ourselves and our own struggles with those things into the film. That made it all the more special to win the Audience award because it feels like people must have seen themselves in it, too. Hopefully it will spark a change that impacts our thought life and everything that flows out of that. We’re grateful to Conscious Good for helping to make that possible!”

Stay tuned for Conscious Good’s next film festival!

What will I do for #ConsciousMedia now that Mindscape is over?!

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Trina is Founder and CEO of Conscious Good, dedicated to media for a healthier, happier life. She was the Founding Director of Tribeca Film Festival, COO of Tribeca Entertainment for five years prior, Head of Content for GAIAMTV’s (Gaia). Trina is also an avid meditator and completed her 200 hour kundalini yoga teacher training (as taught by Yogi Bhajan).

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