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  1. 3 Simple Self-Care Rituals to Celebrate Winter Solstice

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    Next week on the 21st December, is the  Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere.  It is the shortest day of the year and from thereon, the nights gradually start to get longer, a promise of the return of the sunlight!

    For people who celebrate Christmas, the Winter Solstice can often be overlooked as they are busy focusing on last minute shopping or preparation for the festive period.  However for those who find Christmas all just a bit too much in terms of materialism, pressure and stress, Winter Solstice can be the ideal time to detach from all of that. 

    At this time of year, Nature is all about stillness, there is not much outward activity in terms of life and growth, but surely lots of inward activity in preparation for the first blooms of new life in Spring.  For this reason, I associate Winter Solstice with simple, peaceful, reflective rituals.

    Here are 3 simple self-care rituals to celebrate Winter Solstice

    1) Go for a gentle stroll in Nature, try to be really present and aware of everything with your all your senses.  Make the intention to shake any of the festive stress you may be holding on to.  If you are a crafty type, you could collect some evergreen foliage and make it into a festive wreath. You would need to buy an "Oasis foam wreath ring" in advance though.  To make your wreath, you simply soak the wreath ring in water first then add your foliage.  You could even buy a bunch of flowers and place a few of them in your wreath as well.


    2) Do some gentle restorative Yoga - I follow a lovely lady Nourished Natasha on Youtube who often celebrates nature's cycles with a special yoga class. Her classes are very inclusive and I am sure beginners would find her classes accessible, so be sure to check her out. After your yoga class, you could have a soothing cleansing aromatherapy bath with sea salt and essential oils. Some relaxing and uplifting essential oils include sweet orange, lavender, bergamot. Mix 1 tbs of sunflower oil with 6 drops of essential oils, add it to about 200g of bath salts, stir well and then add to your bathwater. 

    3) If the weather isn't great or you don't feel like being active, you could do a simple journal ritual.  Play some relaxing music, light a candle, take your journal and write about all the good that has come into your life this year.  If it has been a challenging year, then take the message of the Winter solstice to be one of hope for you.  Just as the sunlight starts to gradually return into all the countries in the Northern hemipshere from this day, the sunlight can also start to come back into your life as well. Make that intention for yourself.


    If you are interested in learning more about living in tune with the seasons, aromatherapy and self-care, feel free to check out these resources which maybe of interest to you:

    Winter Self-Care Guide (Ebook)  

    Aromatherapy Guide (Ebook)

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    Until next time



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  2. Support Wear it Pink 2021

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    Well, it is almost the start of October and Breast Cancer Awareness month.

    This year, I will be fundarasing for Breast Cancer Now by running a raffle with 2 fab pampering prizes up for grabs.

    • A Pamper Hamper (which can be posted to you if you are not local) or
    • A Pamper Voucher!  ½ Hr Holistic or Beauty Treatment of your choice (at my treatment room up on Stockport Market SK1

    Ways to enter

    1)      Via my Just Giving Page – please remember to leave your name

    2)      A raffle ticket which you can purchase from me in person

     Suggested minimum donation £5

    Winners will be announced on my Facebook and Instagram page @reviveuk on 1st November, 2021

    Know the Signs and Symptoms of Breast Cancer

    See your GP if you notice a change
    Most breast changes, including breast lumps, are not cancer. But the sooner breast cancer is found, the more successful treatment is likely to be.  There’s no special way to check your breasts and you do not need any training.

    Checking your breasts is as easy as TLC:

    Touch your breasts: can you feel anything new or unusual?
    Look for changes: does anything look different to you?
    Check any new or unusual changes with a GP

    • Everyone will have their own way of touching and looking for changes.
    • Get used to checking regularly and be aware of anything that’s new or different for you.
    • Check your whole breast area, including up to your collarbone (upper chest) and armpits.



    Remember if you would like to enter the Wear It Pink Raffle, you can do so here on my Just Giving Page  Please leave your name so I can enter you into the prize draw.

    Until next time



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