Want to find some bliss this holiday season?

Who thinks about getting their own glow on during the holiday season. Bliss doesn’t seem to be in the picture at all!

I know you’ve got a list.
Gifts to purchase or make for others.
Baking and cleaning to do.
Holiday cards or emails to send.
But what about YOU?  I know, I know, this is the season of giving. There is the adage that it’s better to give than to receive. While this is all true, if we don’t love, take care of and give to ourselves before others we can go down. And by down I mean we can get ill.
Cancer (for example) is a disease of suppression. Putting on a happy sticker face and pretending that all is well when it isn’t, doesn’t do a body good. So put down that list for a minute and check in.
Is my heart in this preparation? Am I enjoying myself, or merely doing what is expected?(External, or self inflicted expectations render a similar experience.)
And if you are finding that your cup is more 1/2 empty than full to overflowing, here are some suggestions to not only fill a cup, but maybe even a bucket, or a bathtub.
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1. Fill a Tub: Speaking of bathtubs . . .  It’s my most favourite thing to fill a tub and add epsom salts or sea salts and essential oils to add to the mood. There is nothing better than allowing stress and tension to melt away into the tub. Tears are easily absorbed there too! To get you in the mood of the season add orange, cinnamon and spruce to your bath. Notice more feelings of peace, comfort and joy. This scent is a heart opener and can be worn as a perfume if you want to carry it around with you throughout the day. Need more information about other scents that could help or research to back it up?  Here’s information from the American School of Healthcare Sciences.
2. Be with the trees. The Japanese took forest bathing on as a national health service program in 1982, and it’s proven to “lower heart rate and blood pressure, reduce stress hormone production, boost the immune system, and improve overall feelings of wellbeing.”  And the point is not to go for a quick walk with your fitbit on. This is not about “killing 2 birds with 1 stone”. (I know you, you like efficiency! Nope, don’t do it. Just go and be with the trees. Meander. Breathe. Sigh!
3. Dance: There’s nothing like dancing to get yourself out of your head and into your body. Turn on the tunes that turn you on and move . . . like nobody’s watching! Of course if you have kids at home, they’d likely join in the fun! if not dance alone or invite your other to join you. Open floor or 5 rhythms  are possibilities to take your dance more inward towards an internal exploration. And besides, it’s fun!

4. Love Your Yoni: Okay, you know I was going to throw that one in there!  Yoni is the universe. We are her, and she is us. We were born from this womb, the source of our being. It makes sense that we take care of her.

But how?
  • Yoni Massage: Either give yourself one, or enlist your partner to give you one. Yes, it may open you to emotions that you didn’t even know you were holding in your body. Or it may release ones that you know have been sitting there for a very long time. More information about one can be found here.
  • Acknowledge Yoni. Just put your hand down there and acknowledge the wisdom and power that comes from her. Pick a theme song that reminds you of this. Need a suggestion or two? “Run the World (Girls)” Beyonce, “Roar” Katy Perry, “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” Cyndi Lauper, or an oldie but goodie, “I am Woman” Helen Reddy
  • Practice Your Kegels. That will bring your attention to Yoni. And those kegels are good for your whole pelvic floor.
I’m pretty sure you can think of some ways to pamper yourself over the holiday season that I haven’t mentioned here. Indulge in some self care. It’s not only good for you, it’s good for those other loves in your life.
Michele Brookhaus, homeopath, dancer and yoni lover is the creator of Yoni Bliss, a homeopathic yoni soother and lubricant. She advocates that all women be satisfied, and love living in their bodies. Contact her at michele@yonibliss.com or get your own Bliss at yonibliss.com


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