With autumn here, I am enjoying the subtle changes that come with the season. Seeing the bounty of beauty with the leaves changing, pumpkins, squashes, persimmons and pomegranates makes me so happy. I also can appreciate the gradual slowing down that comes with the sun setting earlier. A feeling of wanting to get cozy with loved ones at home. With this grounding energy though, there also comes the series of events and activities that come with the Holidays. With the busy time ahead, we can do certain things to insure we feel calm and balanced. I have put together some tips that I try and follow over the holidays, so I hope they may help you too stay peaceful and calm during this time.
Tip 4: Cuddling with family and loved ones in the late afternoon is a good way to de-stress and keeps us healthy. Cuddling releases oxytocin, which boosts the immune system and lowers anxiety. Blankets made from pure, natural fibers like the Sonoma Baby Alpaca Throw makes one feel completely comforted and cozy. We like reading by the fire with our backs supported by pillows made from organic cotton yarn. These pillows are also so chic and make our couch a stylish haven!
Please share in the comments below if you have any holiday mindfulness tips, as I would love to hear!
About Shiva Rose: Shiva Rose is the creator of the holistic life style web site www.thelocalrose.com which focuses on living in a green yet chic manner. The site touches upon organic food recipes, natural beauty, and spirituality. She has a non-toxic beauty line called Shiva Rose Beauty created from high vibrational botanicals and essential oils. She lives with her daughters near the Santa Monica Mountains with their tribe of animals and honey bees where they grow their own food and honor Mother Earth.