Health and the Holidays

I can’t wait to get back into my studio today.  I’m so looking forward to seeing my clients!  It’s been lovely having some free time to share with family and friends, but I’m glad to have something I love to return to now that my friends have returned to England, my girls are back at school, and there’s turkey soup in the freezer.

I love what this holiday stands for, and what it does for people.  I know there’s a lot of over-stuffing ourselves, I know that family gatherings might come with their own stresses, and I am not a fan of all the shopping and commercial rigamarole.  Yet I love the essence of this holiday!  A time to gather friends and family together.  A time to think of and talk about what we’re grateful for.  A time to share a wonderful meal together.  This, to me, is a key component of health.  Surrounding ourselves with people we love.  Laughing.  Talking.  Catching-up.  Going for walks together.  Enjoying the day.  This is renewing and rejuvenating.  This is part of good health.  This is a wonderful way to experience a holiday.  But, perhaps more importantly, it is a good way to live each day.  Maybe instead of a roasted turkey, the meal will be a bowl of soup.  Maybe instead of extended family and friends from afar, it will just be you and a close friend or spouse or children.  I’m looking back at what I loved most about this Thanksgiving and I want to bring a piece of that into my daily life.  The gratitude, the laughter, the closeness, the joy.  To me, joy equates with health.  What did you love most about the holiday?  What gave you joy?  I’m going to ask you to bring a piece of that into your life today.  For your good health.  May you share some time with someone you love.  May you connect with a friend.  May you create some time in all the business to enjoy the day. May you go for that run, hike that trail, ski that slope.  May you call that friend, sing that song, yell that phrase.  Whatever it is, please find it, and experience it!  That’s taking good care of yourself.  That’s good health.

Have a wonderful day, and take really good care of yourself.

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