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Don't Fear Change: Embrace It!

Devon Shaw Jan 6, 2019 General

As we wind down another year, it’s always a good time to think about what you want to accomplish or change in the new year. We challenge you this year to take a “growth mindset” approach.   In its simplest form – taking a growth mindset helps you look for ways to grow and develop yourself. Hopefully, we don’t look back...

The Essence of Calm

Dec 19, 2018 Massage Therapy

Does this sound familiar? You’re checking your holiday shopping list, for the fifth time. You’ve discovered you’re missing several gifts and important items for tonight’s holiday party. As the days tick by on your calendar, the stress of getting it all done before your in-laws arrive is starting to mount. It’s time for some wellness and self-care,...

Tips for Saving Money During the Holiday Season

Devon Shaw Dec 12, 2018 Holidays

‘Tis the season for overspending! Between holiday travel, gifts for friends, family and colleagues, parties and so on, it’s easy to dig yourself into a financial hole over the holidays. The problem is this can add stress to the holidays and none of us need that! According to a recent survey, the average American is going to spend $600 on gifts alone, for the...

Need a Perfect Holiday Gift? Psst...think Gift Cards!

Devon Shaw Dec 5, 2018 Holidays

If you need convincing, read on! We’ve got three reasons why gift cards are THE gift that people love! Just like cash but far less impersonal Sure, you can hand your cousin an envelope with a couple of twenties in it but that doesn’t scream “warm wishes for the season”! With gift cards, you can show you’ve been paying attention! Recipients...

What to Expect Before, During, and After Your First Massage

What To Expect Before, During and After Your First Massage Nov 21, 2018 Massage Therapy

Some people are nervous the first time they go for a massage, and that’s understandable. Questions come to mind like: What am I supposed to wear? Should I be speaking? Should the therapist? Will the therapist judge me on my physical appearance?   Here’s the thing: massage is meant to be therapeutic and enjoyable. You should be able to quickly get to the...

Time to Check In On Your Wellness Goals!

Devon Shaw Nov 3, 2018 Health

As we approach the start of a new year, now is a perfect time for you to look back at 2018, evaluate your successes and where you might not have hit the mark, when it comes to your health and wellness. Your goals could include things like tackling your less than healthy eating habits by cooking more meals at home, establishing a fitness routine you can stick to and getting...

The Amazing Benefits of Massage Therapy

Devon Shaw Oct 30, 2018 Business & Leadership

With National Massage Therapy Awareness Week coming up from October 21 to the 27, we thought it would be a good time to review some of the benefits of massage therapy. You might have the perception that massage therapy is just about ‘feeling good,’ and you would be right, but that isn’t the whole picture!   Massage therapy isn’t a new practice...

Give the Gift of Self-Care this Holiday Season!

Devon Shaw Oct 23, 2018 Business & Leadership

It all starts November 22: Thanksgiving. Followed the next day by the shopping frenzy that is Black Friday. Over 30% of annual retail sales in the US happen between Black Friday and Christmas Eve. It’s a month long rush of holiday parties and events, holiday concerts and gift buying.   Self-care gifts are the new black   The irony is that...

Getting a Jump on Holiday Stress

Devon Shaw Oct 17, 2018 Holidays

The stores are starting to get geared up for the holidays so now is a good time to plan how you’re going to manage a time period that is often fun but can also be stressful. Self-care tends to be the last thing on our already busy holiday lists of things to do, but it shouldn’t be. You can’t be present and enjoy the holidays if you’re worn out by November.   Start...

Experience the Karmic Effect of Being Nice

Devon Shaw Oct 9, 2018 Life

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. ~ Dalai Lama   Kindness is one of those attitudes that has a positive effect, not only on those around you, but also on you too! Acts of kindness, gratitude and cooperation activate the ‘feel good’ part of the brain, called the striatum. It’s the reward center, so it will react happily to...

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