Winter - A Time to Rest and Reflect

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I don’t know about you, but I am happy Winter is here! Spring, Summer and Fall have brought constant movement and the truth is I am feeling tired and ready to hibernate, go inward, slow down, spend more time at home and enjoy cups of tea, soups, warming and nourishing meals.

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Mother Nature gives us an opportunity to give our bodies a break at this time of year. Winter is nature’s resting season after all. Just as nature is in her quiet and hibernational time, we too need to seek replenishment, rest, reflection and nourishment.

It is so important to give yourself permission to rest, sleep deeply and relax at this time of year. As a society we collectively push through our fatigue with sugar and caffeine, yet our fatigue is our body’s way of letting us know we need to slow down and restore. Unfortunately for most people, fatigue is ignored and it takes getting adrenal burnout or getting sick, that gives us the forced slow down our body desperately needs.

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Before you get run down and depleted (if you aren’t already!), follow the wisdom of nature . As we open the door to winter today, also open the door to slowing down and giving your body, mind and soul the nourishment and attention it needs and deserves.

It amazes me what the body and mind have the capacity of doing and how and where they carry us every single day. This holiday lets dedicate some time to really ensure we replenish our body and mind after all the work it has done for us this year. Lets fill our body and mind with lots of love and gratitude. Lets give ourselves permission to rest and slow down. 

Over the holidays and before we step into a new year, spend some time acknowledging all of your accomplishments this year and being grateful for where your body has taken you. One of the valuable life lessons I have practiced this year is taking time every day to acknowledge what my successes are. We don’t often stop to think about what we accomplish in a day, but when we do, we realize that every day we are making progress and working toward fulfilling what is most important to us in our lives. Since February I have journaled nearly every night. Each night I right down my successes, my gratitudes, what I did toward making my big dreams come true and what made me happy. I am now close to 300 days of journaling!

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Nearly every day, my successes, gratitudes, big dreams and happiness have been about my work. I am immensely grateful for each one of you who I have had the opportunity to work with this year. It is an honor to be part of your wellness journey and I hope that I have made a difference in your life, as you have mine. Every client I see, every lecture I give, every essential oil class I teach, every article I write and every email, phone call and connection I have with you matters and deeply nourishes me. You give me the opportunity to do what I love to do every day and for that I am most thankful.

I look forward to continuing to inspire, educate and guide you in 2018. Stay tuned for new and updated nutrition packages and programs. I am most excited to announce I will now be offering my Weekend of Nourishment twice a year. It was a tremendous success, I loved teaching in this format and the beautiful testimonials from the first 8 women who experienced this weekend truly touched me and inspired me to make this a new platform for my work (read the testimonials below).

Also, beginning January 15th I invite you to join me for a new Metabolic Booster program – a great way to clean up the diet after the holidays and boost a sluggish metabolism. More to come on that in a few weeks.

I wish you all a wonderful holiday season. Celebrate and eat with joy, cook with love, take time to reflect, do what truly nourishes you and be grateful for your life and your health. 

Wishing you a relaxed, nourishing, and pleasure-filled holiday season and a restful start to Winter. . .

Yours in health and vitality,
Amy

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Amy Bondar

As a certified holistic nutritionist, eating psychologist and Demartini Method(R) Facilitator, I'm passionate about helping people awaken to the power of foods to heal and bringing back the joy of eating.