The Wellness Chronicles- Nov 30th, 2015

Welcome back. Now that we are all plumped up and swollen from all of the turkey, dressing and pie, its time to get back to a little self improvement before we hit the next round of holiday stress and feasting. Because if you are like me, I am going to hammer down at least one 14oz piece of prime rib, 35 oreo balls, this amazing “salad” that my family refers to as Orange Salad, and what ever else gets served during the 4 family Christmas meals that I will be forced to enjoy in the coming weeks. So here are a few tips and ideas to get you though the next couple of weeks with minimal damage and will hopefully help you handle the stress of the holiday season.

Life Style Improvements

Tip #1: Don’t wait until January to start your “I’m going to get in shape and lose weight” resolution. Just start now. You don’t need to bring in the new year first. Just get off your butt and do something. You will be weeks ahead if you do. That will allow you to not feel so guilty when you eat that third cookie from the cookie exchange you attend every year.
Tip #2: Make your bed. I know this sounds crazy. But no matter how much chaos you encounter during your day, when you get ready to hit the hay, you will return to a place that is organized and calming. This will help reduce your stress at the end of the day.
Tip #3: Start a meditation practice. For now, if it is new to you, down load the app Headspace for FREE and start there. I will be posting more info about meditation in coming newsletters.

Recipe of the Week

Need a healthy idea to take to your next ugly sweater party? Try this. It is one of my Favs.
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Goings on Around the Office

Bring in an unwrapped new toy to the office between November 30th—December 9th. In exchange for your donation you will receive any one service we provide in our office for free.
(Must be used on a service that you have done in the past)
Donations will be taken to the Open Door Mission. They are in need of toys for babies and teenagers this year.

Quote of the Week

“When I articulated that I didn’t care anymore what anybody thought about what I did except me, all the weight of the world came off my shoulders. Everything became possible. I felt free.” – Kevin Costner

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