In the Flow with Healing Waters

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Here we go again

Do you remember when you were a kid and you couldn’t wait for time to go faster? I recall longing to be older than I was or looking ahead to summer vacation or the next holiday. My mom used to say, “Time goes by so fast!.” I definitely agree, the older I get the faster it seems to go.

I can’t believe we are already gearing up for another holiday season. If you’ve been to Menards or Target you’ve noticed the Christmas decorations have been out for a couple of months. Whether you love all the shopping, cooking and hustle and bustle or if it’s something you kind of dread, the holidays can bring about stress for a lot of us.

According to the American Psychological Association, 38% of people surveyed said their stress increased during the holiday season, which can lead to physical illness, depression, anxiety, and substance misuse. The reasons given include lack of time, financial pressure, gift-giving, and family gatherings.

Planning ahead for the season can help reduce your stress level. Where can you reduce gift giving if that’s become a financial burden? Can you give the gift of your time or service instead, like babysitting or having a coffee date instead of fretting over the perfect gift? Most of us really don’t need more “stuff” in our lives or houses. Do you want or need to attend every gathering? If it adds stress or anxiety just thinking about it, it’s ok to kindly decline.

I’m assuming if you’re reading this blog that you already come to Healing Waters Health Center. Even though November and December can be really busy months, having a plan to prioritize your health during these months will help reduce your stress and keep you healthy.

Our balance special for November is all about keeping your immune system working well and December is for reducing stress. Often when life gets busier we don’t sleep as well or as much, we don’t eat as well as we normally would or we over indulge in sugar. Keeping your level of stress manageable and your immune system healthy is key, especially during the holidays.

Susan is leading a group meditation class during November, every Tuesday evening from 6-7pm. If you’re new to meditation, this is a great space to learn and grow in anchoring your mind from all the busy thoughts we process every day. It will help you sleep better and bring calm to your life. (Her next 4-week meditation course will be on Monday’s in February from 6-7pm).

Have you tried the new EESystem yet? I’ve been in it only once for two hours, the time flew by and I had a deep sense of calm. I’m planning to be in it these next couple of months. There are so many health benefits to look forward to, from increased energy, clarity, reduced inflammation, joint pain relief, anxiety relief, and so much more.

Make a plan to prioritize your health so the holidays will be more enjoyable. The better YOU feel the more you will create a ripple effect to the ones you love in your life. What a gift that will be!


Stressing less in the flow,