This time of year, especially in Australia where we tend to run things on the calendar year, we really feel like everything is coming to an end and hopefully most of us also feel like we have the chance of fresh new beginnings with the upcoming new year. Summer feels like it starts in January and any hot weather at the end of the previous year is just warming us up! Many people go like crazy to get everything done ‘before Christmas’ because we really have this sense of an ending. Summer Solstice This weekend we have the Summer Solstice on Saturday and the Full Moon on Sunday (its exact time of fullness is early in the morning on Sunday so you could think of it as Saturday night). And then it’s Christmas Day on Tuesday. So, we are really being supported by the universe in this sense of things coming to a close over the next week. This gives you a great opportunity to work out exactly what it is that you want to let go of from 2018 and plan what exactly it is that you want to bring into your life in 2019. The summer solstice is the longest day of the year – the day that we have the most hours of daylight – and spiritually is a day to really step outside of yourself. Express yourself in the external world, even
December is well and truly here and I wanted to share with you my Top 3 tips for managing the Festive Season in regards to Food (which as you know is one of the aspects of Evenstar 5 Star Wellbeing - the others being Sleep, Movement, Surroundings and Being). Don’t worry I’m not going to be a total scrooge about it all! The festive season is actually meant to be at least a little bit of fun, and if that can’t include a touch of overindulgence and treating yourself then there would be something wrong! My Top 3 Tips cover: Good food in a hurry Sweets glorious sweets Bringing a plate Hippy Woo Woo style! Watch the video now or check out the full Blog, which was published by Sivana East. There is heaps more information on my Blog on the following topics (which I briefly cover in this one) Food additives Sugar Organic food For help with balancing and increasing your energy levels during the Festive Season book a session now!
Candy canes, boxes of chocolates in the staff room from appreciative clients, homemade truffles as gifts from colleagues! Sugar, sugar and more sugar is under your nose (and probably in your mouth!) during the Silly Season! The problem with consuming a lot of sugar is that the human body is actually not designed for this at all and it makes you feel tired and crappy just at a time of year where energy is already sapped and you’d really like to enjoy yourself! This is our second last Silly Season Survival Tip – you’ve nearly made it guys!! I hope that you have been really trying to get enough sleep, eat well, avoid hangovers and not get stressed about gift giving. If you’ve missed any of my tips on how to do this check out my Facebook page or the Blog. Sweet Christmas Let’s take this opportunity when there is so much obvious sugar around to have a think about hidden sugars. If you haven’t seen That Sugar Film, I’d urge you to catch it during your holidays. What happened to That Sugar Guy (as I call him) in his film was really frightening. He put himself on a diet of consuming so called ‘healthy’ foods for 2 months (having previously barely consumed any sugar). These healthy foods were things such as juices, low fat yoghurt, muesli bars, cereals, etc.
Wow! Only 3 weeks to go until C-Day!!! How are you going with keeping your wellbeing intact so far? Hopefully you have caught my other Silly Season Survival Tips, covering sleep, food and hangovers? If not check them out via the links or on my Facebook page. Gift giving is a big part of the Silly Season, whether or not you celebrate Christmas, there are still end of year gifts to buy for colleagues, teachers, service providers, etc. Does this tie you up in knots? Do you over analyse and overthink every gift you have to buy? Do you frequently overspend? Do you become paralysed by our compare and despair culture and put off your shopping until the last minute? If any of these things are true for you then this blog will help! Accentuate the Positive Let’s start with the positive stuff! It has been scientifically proven that giving actually brings more pleasure and happiness than receiving! Just think of the great benefit to your own wellbeing of giving gifts! Why not take a moment to express gratitude for this gift within a gift! Also, it is true that it is the thought that counts. Even if you don’t give the ‘perfect’ gift every time, the recipient is still going to feel chuffed that you put in the time and expense of giving them a gift at all! If
Hello again and here’s hoping that your Silly Season is progressing along quite nicely and that you have taken on the previous 2 episodes’ helpful information about how and why it is important that you ensure – at this time of year especially – that you are getting enough good quality sleep and eating well even when you are short on time. If you missed these episodes then please check out the Blog on my website or my Facebook page. Have you ever had a hangover? Don’t forget that Santa is watching how you answer that question!! Sadly, most people who drink alcohol, would almost undoubtedly answer ‘yes’! It is very easy to get carried away when you are having a few drinks with friends or colleagues at one of the many functions that occur during the Silly Season, having a great time, perhaps really enjoying the escape that being a little ‘under the influence’ can provide – especially when life in general is pretty stressful. Before you know it, you’ve had way more than a standard drink per hour, and you’ve quite possibly also not eaten much or consumed much water. The next day you may really pay for your overindulgence. What is a hangover? A hangover is really just a large group of potential symptoms that occur when you have consumed too much alcohol. The over-consumption of alcohol