Investing in Yourself & Our Planet | MOM STRONG

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MOM STRONG is Miami Mom Collective’s health and wellness initiative. We are excited to bring you monthly health and wellness events and digital content themes to help you grow in prioritizing yourself and your family wherever you are in your health and wellness journey!

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We’ll be popping up at gyms, fitness studios, and green spaces all over town every month. Our 1st MOM STRONG event was March 13th at Lox Fitness, followed by Full Moon Yoga at Trump National Doral on April 6th, and Infrared Cardio with Cosmo Contour on April 28th. 

Upcoming MOM STRONG Event

May 19 | Lit & Lean Silent Disco at The Gates Hotel

Tickets will be $20 per person. Subscribe to our newsletter to be notified when tickets go on sale!

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This Month’s MOM STRONG Theme: Investing in Yourself & Our Planet

April is a time to celebrate environmental achievements and bring awareness to the importance of protecting Earth’s natural resources and land. There are many ways to participate, ranging from small lifestyle changes to involvement in larger movements and programs.

8 Ways to Make Earth a Greener Place

  • Plant a garden
  • Participate in a beach day cleanup
  • Ride your bike or walk instead of driving
  • Use reusable containers
  • Use reusable bags for groceries
  • Shop and buy locally
  • Volunteer to plant trees
  • Join ecological projects

Earth Day should encourage us to reflect on what we are doing to make our planet a more sustainable and livable place. –Scott Peters

Spring Out of Stress

April is also Stress Awareness Month. With our fast-paced lifestyles, social and work pressures, and the constant use of technology, we’re more prone to stress than ever before. The COVID-19 pandemic has made many of us worry about health, financial security, and social isolation which has added to our already high stress levels.

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Common Causes of Stress

  • Financial problems
  • Work
  • Personal relationships
  • Family
  • Health issues
  • Parenting
  • World problems

5 Strategies to Help You Cope With Stress

Exercise: Get your blood pumping to release endorphins and boost your mood. Even a 10-minute walk can make a difference!

Mindfulness: Try deep breathing and meditation to help you become more aware of your thoughts and emotions which may help you feel more at ease.

Social support: Connect with others and spend time with friends and family to help increase oxytocin and decrease cortisol levels.

Time management: Prioritize tasks and set realistic goals to avoid overwhelm.

Self-care: Investing in yourself and taking care of yourself physically, emotionally, and mentally can help you cope with stress better. This includes getting enough sleep, eating nourishing food, and engaging in activities that bring you joy. Check out these fun and healthy appetizer ideas to fuel your spring activities: deviled eggs, cucumber bites, and beet hummus.

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Meet Illiett! Known to walk at the beat of her own drum. She strives for constant growth and isn’t afraid of the climb to achieve it. Illiett is an energetic and soul-spirited wife and mom to a supportive husband of 13 years and momma to a dynamic duo: Kash and Maui. This pair are collectively her tropical island and the proud owners of all her grey hairs (ha). Her children’s busy sports schedule has allowed her to master the very gracious bleacher hop which she wouldn’t trade for the world. Being a mom is just one of her many passion projects. When she is not working her corporate 9 to 5, she picks up her second wind and works on her side hustle. The need to have a creative outlet and a full calendar has always been something that drives her. Illiett has set out to use her past teaching and communications degrees - as well as her innate passion for inspiring to create connections through motivational speaking and DIY workshops. Her recent project of #Chasinbalance is a platform that allows her to empower and provide resources through Intentional Vision Board sessions, Wellness Retreats, DIY’s, and Fitness guidance. She invites you to follow along @illiett to experience the journey of balancing the unpredictable mom-preneur life.