Finding Clarity

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It feels as though time seems to fly by once the holiday season kicks in; whether it is jumping from one festivity to the next, traveling from town to town, or shopping amidst the crowds, it can often be difficult to find a peaceful moment to ourselves.

So, in the spirit of giving, we've created a list for ways and places to find clarity and serenity this holiday, so that you can give a little extra back to yourself!

Surround yourself with Lavender. The soothing benefits of lavender can come in multiple ways; whether that is through the use of a lavender essential oil in a stressful moment, or relaxing in a lavender leaf epsom salt bath- it's almost impossible not to find some serenity when around this therapeutic flower. Additionally, using lavender colors in your home or office can also create a calming atmosphere.

Talk a walk in nature. Luckily, we've been fortunate to have some forgiving weather this holiday season- and with that the opportunity to spend more time outdoors. Breathing in the fresh air and enjoying the beauty of mother nature can calm even the most stressed out spirit. Although this can sometimes be hard to do in the city where parks are few and far between, we've managed to find a few secret respites within the city

Take a moment to meditate. This can be hard to truly find a quiet moment, but it can certainly be one of the most rewarding ways to find peace and clarity. Whether you are just meditating for only a few minutes during the day, or practicing a meditation during a yoga class, it's healing powers and relaxation techniques are sure to help you find that balance.  

Make a cup of tea. Although this seems like an easy fix, a cup of tea can sometimes be the simplest way to find a moment of calm. The entire process can be quite soothing and even just holding the warm cup in your hands can be so relaxing.'

Treat Yourself! Sometimes amidst all the chaos that goes on during this season, we can forget about ourselves. Giving to others can be rewarding, but also giving back to yourself can give you the boost you may need. Whether it is treating yourself to that amazing pair of shoes, or cozy cashmere sweater, it's nice to indulge every once in a while-- and surprisingly can give you that clarity you were hoping to find! Cheers to a happy holiday season!                                

Frederique's Choice