All Things Winter

During the cold, winter months, one of the biggest problems is dealing with the frigid, dry air. With dry air, you lose a lot of the natural moisture in your hair, which can lead to breakage and frizz.

Luckily, there are a variety of hair masks you can make right at home that help to replenish the moisture.

Avocado, Honey, Coconut Oil, and Mayo

This first hair mask is really easy to make and uses all ingredients you probably already have in your home. This not only helps with the dry hair problem you typically experience during the winter season, but also with frizzy hair. If you have a lot of frizz from wavy or curly hair, adding in that oil takes this mask to the next level. Continue reading

Winter can be a wonderful time of year, but for many people it can mean several months of misery if they live in a part of the world which experiences severe cold weather during the winter months.

On the one hand, there are all sorts of exciting winter activities:

  • downhill skiing
  • cross-country skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowshoeing
  • snowmobiling
  • and other outdoor winter activities.

On the other hand, there is the temptation to pretend we are a bear and just hibernate until the spring thaw comes.

The truth is, becoming inactive during winter can be one of the worst things you can do for your health. It might seem tough to enjoy the short days and long nights of winter, but spending time outside during each winter’s day offers several health benefits. Continue reading

The cold, grey days and long, dreary nights of winter are an ideal time to establish a mindfulness practice.

Mindfulness is helpful in dealing with stress and other challenges such as anxiety and depression, and it is an effective self-care tool that can easily be applied by anyone, anywhere.

Whether one has been an adherent of mindfulness for many years or is a novice, there are practices that can be incorporated into daily life that can help to bring a sense of calm and peace to both our inner and outer beings.

Some practical ways to practice mindfulness in the winter include the following:

Sitting Meditation

Perhaps the most well-known mindfulness technique, sitting meditation essentially involves quieting your mind and recognizing your emotions. By doing this, we can honor our feelings while at the same time learn not to be controlled by them. Continue reading