Categories for Winter Motivation

21

May

SAD – Seasonal Affective Disorder

Published by Claire

Many of us experience the “Winter Blues,” depression, the desire (and sometimes the act) of wanting to eat an entire pocket of potatoes and generally not feeling ourselves – for most us, these are symptoms are indicative of SAD – Seasonal Affective Disorder. (so yes, it’s not just you!) What is Seasonal Affective Disorder? Seasonal…

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17

May

Dog Box Project | Winter Blanket Drive

Published by Claire

Please bring any blankets/towels to your session/class before mid June to be donated to the Dog Box Project this Winter!

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27

Jun

Winter Wellness

Published by Claire

From mid May to end August, it’s pretty much guaranteed that I’ll have at least 1-2 clients per day cancel their sessions due to Winter germs! Flu, colds and coughs patrol the Cape Town streets in search of their next victims – how can you keep the dreaded disease at bay this Winter?  1) Vitamin…

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17

Aug

Winter Massage

Published by Claire

Love a good massage but not really enthusiastic to strip down in the middle of winter? Anice from Massage Mamma gives us a few reasons why winter massages are really awesome! Circulation Hands and feet feeling cold and clammy? Body feeling stiff and slow? We simple don’t function optimally when we are cold. Massage therapy increases…

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10

Aug

Yoga for Non-Yogis

Published by Claire

Renee Watson from The Source Pilates and Yoga Studio in Constantia has written us a special guest-blog post – a handy guide to Yoga for Non-Yogis! Check it out! EVERYONE has heard of Yoga (unless you’ve been living in a cave, in which case you probably are too Zen for Yoga!) and we all know what Downward…

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27

Jul

Winter is a time to love….

Published by Claire

Just like people, our pets need some extra care during the colder winter season. The Cape of Good Hope SPCA has put together some helpful tips on taking care of your animals during these colder weeks! These cold months are often the times when we are most lazy and our pets feel the brunt of…

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22

Jun

June Solstice | 21 June 2016

Published by Claire

Good news everyone! Monday night/Tuesday morning (21 June) was the June Solstice! YIPPEE!!! This means here in Cape Town we officially had our shortest day and longest night! We are officially half-way through Winter! This means that from today, each morning gets lighter by approximately 1 minute – BOO YA! Roll on Summer! For more scientific-iffy…

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15

Jun

Healthy Apple Crumble

Published by Claire

This week, we have a guest blog from Part Time Veggie, whose given us an INCREDIBLE Healthy Apple Crumble Recipe (wheat, dairy and added sugar free!) I tried it myself on Saturday night- it’s amazing!! Enjoy! Winter is a bitch. There’s no sugar coating it. After a hazy summer of tan lines and chilled chardonnay,…

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26

Aug

Change of Seasons

Published by Claire

Spring is nearly here! Whoo hoo! As one season is over and another arrives, let’s take a moment to reflect on how to make this new season your most enjoyable yet! Our wonderful and much loved intern from Texas, Julienne, shares her thoughts! Hi! Claire has asked me to write a little post for y’all and…

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19

Aug

Summer Bodies are made in Winter

Published by Claire

Tasha from Fake It Beauty Salon has written some tips on getting our body “Summer Ready” – chances are you’ve hidden your skin under layers of woolly clothes – it’s soon going to be time to de-robe, so get a head start with these tips! Yes I know the sweet cravings, warm sugary drinks, comfort food,…

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