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As many of you already know, I’m officially becoming a Yoga Mama! I’m expecting my first baby mid-January 2019 and will be taking a short maternity leave as of January 1st, 2019. I also want to let you know that there will be coverage for my Naturopathic Medicine practice while I’m away. If you need any support during this time, Dr. Nikita Sander, ND, will be here to support you! Dr. Nikita specializes in women's health with a special interest in fertility, pregnancy and postpartum naturopathic medicine. Your care will be uninterrupted in my absence, and Dr. Nikita will make every effort to provide you the same quality of care as I have.
I expect to be returning to Toronto Yoga Mamas in June 2019 (another announcement will be sent to let you know when I’ll be back!) If you’d like to book an appointment with Dr. Nikita, you can do so online here, by giving the clinic a call directly at 416-406-0116, or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wishing you all the best for a healthy and happy end to 2018! Look forward to seeing you again in 2019.
Dr. Shannon Vander Doelen, ND
Naturopathic Doctor and Acupuncture rovider
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1. Take Some Time To Yourself
Take some quiet time to yourself, close your eyes and focus on your breath. Regardless of if you give yourself 5 minutes or 5 hours, you are sure to feel better after realigning with your authentic self.
Remember, the holidays are supposed to be fun, so try to release any pressures around what you should or shouldn't be doing and instead relax and enjoy because once the season has passed, you won't be believe it's already over.
2. Schedule Self Care In Advance
Often the times when we are our busiest are the times we need self care the most, so be proactive and schedule your self care in advance! Register for a yoga class, book a relaxing massage or plan a date with yourself and put it in your schedule the way you would any other task you need to complete. When the time comes you will be thankful to have a break where you will return refreshed, grounded and ready to take on the next round of festivities!
3. Set An Intention
Setting an intention is a powerful tool in helping to manifest your desired outcome and can be used as a gentle reminder of how you wish to feel when you get thrown off by stress. An intention can be as simple as a word such as 'harmony' or can be a sentence such as 'I intend to lead from a place of compassion this holiday season.'
4. Get Organized
Whether you are an old fashioned list writer, or Google Calendar enthusiast, set aside some time to get clear about everything you need to complete this holiday season. Break down each item into bite size tasks with realistic due dates that you feel comfortable with. By having the information stored in one place you will feel more in control and better equipped to deal when the busyness of the season takes over.
5. Do Less
Once you have a better understanding of all the things you need to do, ask yourself which ones are absolutely essential and what could be either delegated or skipped altogether. The holidays are about being present, having fun with your loved ones and practicing gratitude, if you don't make your famous gingerbread cookies or colour coordinate your tree perfectly, is it going to take away from any of that? Probably not. So, try not to stress! Be ok with not 100%. Do what you can and be in the moment.
6. Be Mindful Of What You Eat
The work parties, family gatherings and social events are sure to temp you to indulge in endless snacking. This is an important time to consider what it is that you are eating (and not eating!) and make some swaps and changes. Taking the time to carefully select what you put in your body is going to positively impact both your health and mood. You might have to miss out on some of your favourite festive treats, but your mind and your body will thank you!
We want to hear from you. What are some of your favourite ways to sneak in some downtime during this busy season?