Why Committing To Happiness Is The Best Resolution You Can Make In 2018

We’re sick of failed resolutions. Let’s shift our mindset and commit to the things that make us happy in 2018.

No more kicking off the new year by pinpointing what’s wrong with our lives and our bodies. No more deciding that a number on a scale is the only thing that will make this year better than the last. It’s time to shift our outlook on typical New Year’s resolutions!

We’ve all been there: starry-eyed on New Year’s day with a long list of things we want – scratch that – we KNOW we’ll change this year, only to consider our feats a failure months down the line. While the underlying themes of bettering yourself and bettering your health are worthwhile, setting unrealistic expectations about changing the “negatives” in our lives can leave us worse off than we were on December 31st.

But what if instead of trying to fix everything wrong in our lives, we used January 1st as an opportunity to shift our mindset? What if in 2018 we decided to commit to what makes us the happiest, instead of focusing on the things we want to change? This year, we’re ditching the arbitrary benchmarks and making a pledge to spend more time on the things that make us happy, and we want you to join us.

Is your normal resolution to work out every day? Try committing to being active in a way that is fun and makes you feel good, rather than focusing your imperfections and changing the way you look. Looking to free up your schedule and stress less? Commit to treating yourself to more time-saving indulgences, like meal delivery, to free you up for more “me time.” By zeroing in on the good things, the negatives in our lives will lose priority and weight.

In 2018, we’re giving you one mission: commit to what makes you happy. We’re challenging you to focus less on the things you want to change, and more on what makes you happy.

Share your commitment to happy in the box below and we’ll send it back to you a year from now so you can see if you spent 2018 committed to being happy:

Commit to Happy in 2018

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Help Us Give Back To St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital!

We’re so grateful to have been able to make contributions to some wonderful nonprofits this season, and it’s all been thanks to you! We’re rounding out the season of giving with a featured meal to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Giving + Grub… It’s what the holiday season is all about!

$1 from every Garlic Parmesan Chicken Tenders ordered now through December 15th will be donated to help St. Jude in their mission to end childhood cancer! Click here to place your order benefiting St. Jude Children’s Hospital or continue reading below to learn more about their mission!

The story of St. Jude begins with Danny Thomas: a man who, during a tough time in his life, prayed to the patron saint of lost causes for a sign to point him in the right direction. He promised that in exchange, he would someday build a shrine to St. Jude. After some time and much success in his own life, he decided the best way to thank the saint of the hopeless was to build a hospital to care for the most helpless of all: children with hopeless diseases.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was opened in 1962 based on the dream that “no child should die in the dawn of life” and that no child should be turned away because of their family’s inability to pay. No matter how poor the child’s family, their religion, or their race, the doors to St. Jude are always open. Since 1962, they’ve helped improve the survival rate of childhood cancer from 20% to 80%! St. Jude is leading the way that the world understands, treats, and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

In addition to the world class research conducted at St. Jude, all donations make it possible for no family to ever receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all they should worry about is helping their child live. St. Jude is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, but many of their patients live right here in Nashville. Attend an event in Nashville, volunteer locally, or make a donation here!

Click here to place your order for our Garlic Parmesan Chicken Tenders benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital!



2017 Nashville Wellness Gift Guide

Raise your hand if you’re feeling the pressure of finding perfect gifts for your favorite people! The holiday season is sneaking up on us all and while this famously joyous time of year is also, ironically, one of the most stressful times of the year, we have good news: we have the perfect gift hack to help combat the horror of holiday shopping.

What is this magical hack to help battle holiday-induced stress and stop it from creepin’ into the new year, you ask? Giving the gift of wellness, self-care, and indulgence to both your loved ones and yourself.

To help you get started, we’ve compiled a list of gift ideas from a few of our personal favorite local businesses in Nashville that will have you and your loved ones sighing with relief instead of succumbing to stress.

  1. O.Liv Body Bar – O.Liv not only has your regular go-to spa favorites, but also offers Tennessee’s only mud lounge. Click here to grab a gift card or take a break from wrapping presents and jump right in by booking a visit to the mud lounge for yourself.
  2. Thistle Farms – A gift that gives back? Sign us up! Locally-owned Thistle Farms is on a mission to create a safe and supportive environment that employs survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction by teaching them to create natural body and home products. Learn more here.
  3. Lemon Laine – Beauty junkies, rejoice! The ladies of Lemon Laine offer both natural beauty products and an oil bar where they’ll guide you through creating a custom formula specifically for your skin type. Click here to learn more.
  4. Inner Light Yoga – Inner Light believes that with hustle and heart, anything is possible – and we couldn’t agree more! One of our favorite things about ILY is the inviting, soulful community that welcomes any and everyone, making an ILY class pass the perfect gift for your workout-loving friend who loves breaking a sweat and busting a move. Find more information about ILY here.
  5. Verticity Indoor Cycling Studio – Love music and a challenging (but crazy fun!) workout? Verticity is where Nashville rides to the beat with cycling classes paired with killer playlists and perfectly synced choreography. Verticity is offering holiday gift cards – and will even mail them out for you! Learn more here.
  6. The CoolSpot Cryotherapy – Winter is coming… And there’s no better way to chill out than with a chilly cryo session! Cryotherapy isn’t just for athletes, either; it’s rapidly on the rise because of the endless health benefits for folks of all activity levels. Relieve your aches and pains and get info on booking your own chill sesh (or one for your BFF!) here.
  7. Pure Sweat + Float Studio – One of the best gifts you can give to a frazzled friend is the gift of “me time.” At Pure Sweat + Float Studio, you’ll get just that. Whether you choose to float in one of their float pods or sweat it out in an infrared sauna (where you can also watch Netflix while you sweat), now is the time to grab one of their holiday packages and custom gift cards!
  8. Anastacia Skin Studio – Got a loved one who enjoys a little pampering? Anastacia Skin Studio is one of our favorite local pampering pros. They offer a variety of natural skin treatments, including custom skin therapy, custom masks, and healing crystal facials. Gift sets and products are all available online.
  9. Vida Flo Nashville – It may be the season to be filled with cheer, but as the holidays come and go, more often than not we feel drained. Enter: Vida-Flo, a modern wellness clinic that offers IV treatments through memberships, packages, and individual treatments to help you get back to feeling your best in no time.
  10. Climb Nashville – As outdoor activities take a backseat and winter weather settles in, Climb Nashville’s indoor rock climbing gym lets you get an outdoor-inspired workout all year long. Grab a gift card here to give a gift that will take your loved ones to new heights!
  11. BONUS: We may be biased, but one of our favorite gifts to give is the gift of grub – especially when it’s Eat Well grub you don’t have to cook yourself! We have special flash deals happening everyday through the end of year, so click here to shop gift cards and find out what deal we have going on today!

Join Us In Giving Back This Season With GiGi’s Playhouse!

There’s a reason why this time of year is so magical, and we believe it’s the spirit of giving and the opportunity to express gratitude for all that we have. Here at Eat Well, we’re spending the holiday season giving back to the Nashville community that has given us so much!

Each week for the remainder of 2017, we’ll have a featured meal on our menu benefiting a Nashville nonprofit. $1 from each featured meal sold will be donated to a worthy local cause. Giving + Grub… Is there anything better?

This week, we’re partnering with GiGi’s Playhouse! $1 from every Chicken Pot Pie Soup ordered now through December 8th will be donated to help GiGi’s Playhouse in their work to change the way the world views Down syndrome and empower individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and the Nashville community. Click here to place your order benefiting GiGi’s Playhouse or continue reading below to learn more about their mission!

When Nancy Gianni gave birth to GiGi, she made a promise to change the way the world looked at a person with Down syndrome. While sitting in a support group meeting for new parents of children with Down syndrome, she wondered why there wasn’t a place where families could go for resources and networking, and where kids and adults with Down syndrome could be the leaders. This is how GiGi’s Playhouse was born, as a place where families and individuals with Down syndrome can celebrate the diagnosis and work toward global acceptance.

Down syndrome is the largest chromosomal disability in the United States, yet it is the least funded. GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center offers free therapeutic and educational programming for individuals with Down syndrome and their families, empowering them by maximizing opportunities for daily achievement and lasting acceptance. Everything they do is to help show the world what individuals with Down syndrome are capable of achieving as students, co-workers, volunteers, friends, and valued members of their communities!

With volunteer opportunities and events like their annual Pajama Run, Golf Tournament, and Gala, there are plenty of ways to get involved with GiGi’s Playhouse Nashville. Attend an event, volunteer, or make a donation here!


Click here to place your order for our Chicken Pot Pie Soup to help GiGi’s Playhouse in their mission to create a more accepting world for those with Down syndrome!