My Favourite Things - Holiday Edition

Friends, the holiday season is in full swing so I thought I would share a few of my favourite things, in case you need a little inspiration to get into the festive mood. 

 

1.) Dog walks in the snow. If you don't have a dog, that's ok. You can bring a friend, a child or just go by yourself. There is something wonderfully soothing about being outside in nature and going for a walk to nowhere in particular, without feeling rushed or pressured to accomplish any particular thing.

 

Dogs have a wonderful way of bringing us back to the moment. Not worrying about yesterday or tomorrow. Just being here now. Even if you don't love winter weather, give a winter walk a try. (If your dog needs joint support, like mine, consider adding daily omega 3 or Dog Ease to their diet.)

 

2.) FOOD! Even though I have some dietary restrictions, I don't let that stop me from enjoying holiday food. The key is to plan ahead because I can't always eat the same things everyone else has, but I can always find a version that is equally delicious and festive. 

 

If you also have dietary restrictions and they have put a damper on your holiday enjoyment, pop in and chat. We're happy to point out some simple substitutions that will expand your options and bring the fun back into holiday eating. 

 

3.) Essential Oils! Once the house gets closed up for the colder season, it doesn't take long before the smell of wet dog & dirty gym clothes starts to hang in the air. Not exactly the vibe I'm going for when I'm hosting holiday guests. 

 

I love essential oils to clean the air, soothe my nervous system and uplift the atmosphere. 

 

Pro Tip: To safely diffuse with small children and pets in the house, always avoid using essential oils in an enclosed room that pets & kids can not move out of freely. And keep a window cracked - the essential oils will circulate better and be safer for sensitive bodies if they are well circulated with fresh air flow.  

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