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Seasonal Strategies for Your Healthiest Holidays

December 7, 2016
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Feeling the pressure of the holidays build? Find some release with these tips to help you thrive through the season and beyond.

Get Present

One of the most valuable gifts you can give your family, and yourself, this holiday season, isn’t something you can buy at the store. The gift of presence—being able to be truly in the moment with your loved ones, leaving behind the stress and expectations that often come with this time of year—can help foster an energy of calm and relaxation that will radiate to those around you.

But how can you cultivate this energy shift? Meditation can be a great way to de-stress, relax, unwind, and get present.

Check out these earlier posts on Flora’s blog that go over the basics of meditation and provide some helpful suggestions to get you started, then take your practice to the next level:
http://blog.florahealthy.com/what-is-meditation/
http://blog.florahealthy.com/meditation-part-ii/

Chances are, with a bit of self-care time invested in meditation, you’ll be energized and inspired to tackle the holidays, and radiate a renewed sense of love and gratitude.

Stop Seasonal Stress

When the seasonal heat is on and the pressures of the holidays reach a fever pitch, it can sometimes lead to a meltdown. Add shopping, a schedule bursting at the seams, pressure, and expectations to all the normal everyday stresses of life, and it can be the perfect seasonal storm. Flora 4-Stress (US/CA), to the rescue. This special blend of American Ginseng, Rhodiola, Ashwagandha, and Schisandra berry extract can provide the extra boost your body needs to get you through occasional periods of stress, providing relief from mental fatigue and weakness, as well as helping to maintain optimal nervous and immune system health and supporting your working memory and mental focus.

Sleep Tight

Seasonal slumber taking a hit? Whether from stress, or lack of downtime to balance out the holiday revelry, sometimes the frenzy of the holidays can prevent us from getting enough shuteye. To help you clock a few more slumber hours, there’s Sleep-Essence (US/CA). With its calming blend of Chamomile, Linden, Passionflower, Skullcap, Lemon Balm, and Lavender, it’s designed to promote relaxation and ease nervous tension so your body can get the rest it needs.

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