Wellness Choices to Survive the Season
It’s no secret that awards season can be overwhelming, both emotionally and physically. Here’s where Hollywood goes to be physically, emotionally and spiritually well enough to enjoy it
main areas: diet and nutrition, physical activity and exercise, and resiliency. “Resiliency is our mind-body area, and we define resiliency as our ability to manage and grow from life’s challenges that we all experience ... We believe we can all learn to be more resilient through many different methods, such as stress management, meditation, spirituality and others. Even getting adequate sleep makes us more resilient.”
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration includes eight dimensions of wellness: emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social and spiritual.
“While it takes time, the return on investment is tremendous,” Hensrud says. “During busy periods of our lives, such as award season, it’s even more important to keep these healthy habits up — that’s when we need it the most!”
Los Angeles and gyms are a match made in heaven, with choices from Soulcycle to Risenation and Equinox Hollywood beckoning fitness buffs.
Churches, temples and other houses of worship abound in L.A. Self-realization Fellowship Lake Shrine (known for its lovely grounds), the Den Meditation, Bhakti Yoga Shala and House of Intuition
The Now, Surya Spa, Shape House. Other body, mind and spirit in-person sessions can be booked through Holisticism.
If the great outdoors is your higher power, embrace a bit of Shinrin-yoku (Forest Bathing) in Griffith Park or take a jog or hike in Runyan or Beachwood canyons.