Happy May! I love the month of May because
we have so much to be thankful for. Besides
celebrating our wonderful mothers, many of us
have proms and important graduations as well.
For some Mother's Day can be sad. It is a
time we are reminded of losses. Please
remember we all have special ladies in our
lives that we love and appreciate. Take the
opportunity to express those feelings all
month long. I am blessed to have my beautiful
mother every day.
Be sure you check your e-mails. We are also
celebrating teachers and nurses as well. I
hope you enjoy the articles, our new services,
and the recipe for this month.
Hope to see you at the spa soon. Stay well!
Look better, feel better, and live better,
The team @ Glam Spa
Beyond Flowers for Mother’s Day
Moms are always taking care of their
children, loved ones, and family members.
Rarely do they do things for themselves. If
you don’t know what to get mom, the following
list will help!
A Stay-Healthy Gift: You can give her the
gift of health and wellness by filling a gift
box with a gift certificate for a facial, a
bottle of vitamins or supplements, a healthy
eating recipe book, a package of herbal tea,
and a Yoga DVD.
The Beauty Bundle:
You can fill an attractive gift box with
hypo-allergenic cosmetics, a gift certificate
for a soothing facial, relaxing lavender and
oatmeal bath crystals, a bottle of energizing
citrus body spray, and a set of luxurious
Fitness Tote Bag: Make
sure she has a place for all of her exercise
items by giving her a sleek fitness tote.
Inside, you can put a yoga mat, a cooling
headband, a certificate for a trial gym
membership, an easy-grip thermal water bottle
and an iPod with a comfortable pair of ear
buds, so she can rock out to her favorite
tunes while working up a sweat.
With You: Going out for Tea Time at a nearby
hotel and enjoying an afternoon together is
ideal. Finish the day by visiting Glam Spa for
a great spa experience.
This Mother’s Day, whatever gifts you
choose for the wonderful mom in your life,
giving her the gift of health, wellness, and
beauty will help her look and feel beautiful
while letting her know you care)
Renewal for the Mind and Body
In our busy lives filled with family and work
obligations as well as daily stressors, it is
easy for us to forget to take the time to
renew our bodies and our minds. But renew we
must — for this is the key to restoring and
maintaining balance of our physical, mental,
and emotional well being.
brings a choice: to practice stress or to
practice peace.” ~Joan Borysenko
Without continuous renewal of these three
aspects of yourself on a regular basis, you
will eventually succumb to the negative
reactions caused by stress: anxiety, anger,
disappointments, regret, and feeling
overwhelmed. The proven way of reversing this
is to begin to incorporate de-stressing
activities and mindsets into your daily life.
Some examples of these are:
Revitalize: Disconnect yourself from all
electronic devices and distractions. Schedule
blocks of time for yourself during the week,
so you can relax your mind and body… take a
peaceful walk outside and breathe in the fresh
air. Meditate in a quiet room in your house or
do a relaxing activity that makes you feel
Appreciation: Take a few
minutes each day to remind yourself how much
you appreciate (and are grateful for) the
positive things in your life. Declare to
yourself how you have the spiritual and
emotional strength to overcome any obstacles
or stressors you encounter in your daily life
— believe the affirmations you make.
Laughter: Be sure to incorporate humor and
silliness into your life as much as possible!
Studies show when people laugh and experience
true joy, their bodies release oxytocin — a
hormone that neutralizes the effect the stress
hormone cortisol has on the body and mind.
Watching comedies, talking with people who
make you laugh, or reading a funny book are
ways to get you laughing and smiling!
Thought processes and activities to renew
yourself are very beneficial to your mental,
physical, and emotional well-being. It is
important to take care of yourself, so you can
enjoy life to its fullest while equipping
yourself to handle any curve balls that life
throws your way.
Need help? Consult
Glam Spa for guidance on how to
live a more balanced life.
Developing healthy eating habits keeps
your body in good health, in great shape, and
it makes you feel wonderful! A healthy body
leads to a healthy mind. That's why it is so
important to eat nutrient-rich foods.
The most optimal
way to incorporate a healthy eating regimen
into your daily life is to ingest fresh
fruits, vegetables, legumes, dairy,
fish/poultry, and whole grains. It is wise to
limit your intake of processed foods, red
meat, oils, and high sodium sugary snacks.
Another important aspect of eating healthy is
to hydrate your body with plenty of water each
There are a lot of resources
available to educate yourself on specific
foods you can eat to maintain good physical
health and emotional well-being.
seems that many people get gung ho about
eating healthy on January 1, then soon after
the New Year begins, the resolution fades and
people go back to old habits. So how can you
stay on track?
Set clear goals.
Associate with friends and others who
practice healthy living.
Avoid junk food
Set a limit on wine and
Hire a personal coach or team
up with a friend for support.
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