Hanukkah Rededication

Hanukkah Rededication

Hanukkah - Rededication   "Hanukkah commemorates the Jews' struggle for religious freedom when, according to legend, the leaders of a Jewish rebel army called the Maccabees rose up against their Greek-Syrian oppressors in the Maccabean Revolt of 167 BC (BCE). And during that uprising that lasted three years, the Maccabees finally gained control of Jerusalem and wanted to rededicate the desecrated temple. There was only one container of the sacred oil they needed which had the seal of the high priest still intact. Judaism's central text the Talmud, dictates only pure olive oil with the seal of the high priest can be used for the Hanukiah. The candelabrum is required to burn throughout the night every night but although there was only enough oil for one day, the candles miraculously stayed alight for eight days – the time needed to prepare a fresh supply of kosher oil for the menorah." Telegraph.co.uk How long have you been at war with yourself? In the spirit of Hanukkah,...
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Celebrate, Share Warmth & Hydrate This Season

Celebrate, Share Warmth & Hydrate This Season

Relieve Stress This Holiday Season With 12 Days Of Fitmas - Part 1 Are you getting bogged down with the hustle & bustle of the Holidays? Give yourself a time out with the 12 Days of Fitmas! We may practice different beliefs, but we all believe in the same thing - Love. With Love, you find Peace. With Peace, you find Freedom. Freedom to live fully as you are meant to be - in sync with your feelings, your bodies, your thoughts, your connection to ourselves and others. This holiday season, take a break from shopping, baking, obligatory visiting, parties & wracking your brain for the perfect gift, and join me to put a few moments of nourishment, renewal and love into your day. This season, find the purity, magic and wonder of the Holidays with 12 Inspirations for you to experience expansion in your body, your mind, your spirit. Part 1 Inspiration Words: Celebrate, Warmth, Hydrate   Celebrate Find the things that turn you on…. about...
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Love yourself the way you are

Love yourself the way you are

★Motivation Monday: Love yourself the way you are   It's official - the Holidays are here! Turkeys, parties, gifts, meaning, eating, drinking.... you know the cycle. Are you gonna stress & be a mess, or enjoy your Holiday season?   3 Simple Things You Can Do: 1. Pace yourself.  Hey, nobody's asking you to be a Saint! You're gonna dig in to some good food here & there. Here & There. Yup, that's the trick - a little here, a little there. Chances are you know your schedule of upcoming soirées and you'll know where to indulge. It makes sense to lay off the home baked cookies at work (or home) if you're going to one or two parties during the week.... doesn't it? Yeah, that's what I thought. 2. Try your clothes on!  If you haven't worn that Holiday dress or tuxedo since last year, now's the time to pull it out. So... what's the verdict - are you bulging at the seams, snug or a little...
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3 most common Holiday struggles….. and what to do about them!

What do you think are the 3 most common things people struggle with during the Holidays? They're probably the things you struggle with too....... stress, weight gain and depression.  Yup, those are the top 3 things I've heard from clients consistently during the Holidays in my 20+ years in the Fitness/Wellness industry. 1.  STRESS People get totally stressed out during the Holiday season with all the shopping, parties, baking, etc.  They don't have time to themselves, they feel really thrown off schedule and are just constantly rushing around.  My recommendations are: - make yourself a priority & get to the gym to workout your stress - shorten your regular workout time with a quick routine or class - throw in a 15 minute chair massage to get pampered 2.  WEIGHT GAIN Between Thanksgiving and New Year's, the average person gains 5 lbs!  Are you average?  Would you rather be above average?!  Begin a new tradition this Holiday season, and fit into your clothes all season long...
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