I’ll continue to watch Charlie Brown Christmas every year even though I’ve watched it a bazillion times (well not bazillion but you get my drift). First I should clarify why I am writing about Charlie Brown and how this is related to health, beauty and our ambitions to glow from the inside out.
Well it’s not, I mean not directly. Charlie Brown the show doesn’t magically make me healthier and radiant just by simply watching it, but rather it is how I feel when I watch it and how that plays into the bigger picture of my health.
By the beginning of December each year, TV programming is taken over by Christmas shows, movies, cartoons and specials. For some this may be annoying, but for me it really gets me into the Holiday spirit and reminds me of the joy and excitement I had as a kid.
It’s those happy memories and warm fuzzy feelings that I’m talking about that benefits your health and therefore beauty. Anytime you smile and have positive thoughts, you are doing something good for your health. I strongly believe that our mental health is linked to our physical health, and our physical health influences how we appear to others and even ourselves.
This is not limited to a Christmas show. My point is to continue to do things that make you feel good inside, that gives you butterflies, happy memories, and provide you with comfort or excitement and positivity no matter what others may think.
What is your thing? I mean that thing you might be embarrassed to admit but it makes you really happy? Please comment below!
Another piece of holiday tradition for me is making the family Sugar Cookies for our Christmas parties. This year I decided to try out a vegan, gluten free sugar cookie since in the past few years I haven’t been able to enjoy the cookies I’ve spent all day making. I found a great recipe from Minimalist Baker, which I turned gluten free and made some substitutions – check out the original recipe here.