Letting Go & New Beginnings

Yesterday marked the Winter Solstice and the shortest day of the year. This spiritual time is meant for reflection, letting go and starting new phases. I like to refer to this time as refreshment, as my mind tends to become clear as productive thoughts of where my life is headed come to the surface. As you enjoy the holiday week, I encourage you to reflect on what lingers in your life that can be let go and what refreshment can be added to your life. I look forward to adding newness to my life in 2013 as well as feeling the days become longer again….

Spa Mio’s 12 Days of Christmas Spa Event

I recently stayed at The M Resort in Henderson, Nevada and was looking forward to some spa time at their in house spa, Spa Mio, a Forbes Four Star Spa.  I was delighted to see that I would be visiting the spa on their 6th day of the 12 Days of Christmas Spa Event (what a great idea by the way!) and all services were 30% off that day!

I was past due in getting my nails done so opted for their Spa Mio mani/pedi. The receptionists checking you in were delightful and welcoming.  They even informed me that locals receive 25% off services, what a deal!  The nail area is very private and not overwhelming as one would imagine in a casino spa.  I felt very comfortable and private in their nail area with curtains separating you from the next guest.  What a delight it was to spend time with my manicurist and completely relax while sipping lemon/cucumber water and reading up on the latest gossip.

The Spa Mio mani/pedi utilizes Salt of the Earth salt scrub and OPI polish.  I was excited for a bold holiday color and chose the lush purple color Suzi & the 7 Düsseldorf (just love the names OPI creates!), it made my toes sparkle.

Afterward, my manicurist gave me a tour of the spa as I had inquired what amenities they had if I were to return for a massage or facial.  That was very thoughtful of her, although they were very slow this day so do not imagine there was someone booked right after me as I was a walk in and got right in with no wait time.

I just love their holiday savings and my mani/pedi looks amazing, is lasting quite well, and was very relaxing.

New Diapers

I just joined The Honest Company and received my first diaper bundle today. I signed up online Friday, and received the diapers at my door step today. I had been looking into The Honest Company for months now and finally took the plunge with a diaper “membership” as they offered a 40% discount for first time customers. I will share with you my full review of their diaper and wipe products soon…

The Holistic Approach to Womens Health

I love the concept behind a holistic gynecologist to address the whole body.  This is certainly in line with my WHOLEistic approach to health and more importantly….lifestyle.  Check out this great article from Healing Lifestyles & Spas on what a holistic gynecologist can bring to your health.

Healing Lifestyles & Spas – The Holistic Approach to Womens Health.

Nutrient Dense Foods & their Benefits

Great article on food choices full of nutrients to keep the body healthy and disease free.   http://www.wellandgoodnyc.com/2012/12/07/the-6-nutrient-dense-foods-that-should-rule-your-diet/.  My diet tends to be full of greens, onions, mushrooms, and berries too!

If you enjoy learning about nutrient rich food choices for you & your family, check out my next online workshop on LEAN Start this January!  We will discuss all things Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude, and Nutrition.  Go to www.taospasolutions.com for more info and to sign up.