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Relaxation-at-Home newsletter, Issue #019 -- Holiday Relaxation
November 30, 2008

I don't know about you, but November is already over yet it feels like Halloween was just yesterday. Holidays are a very hectic time of year and we have to prepare ourselves for the busy chaotic events that will fill the next few weeks.

Fortunately, there are plenty of relaxation activities that you can practice in the comfort of your home. You can also spread peace and relaxation by giving presents that will promote healthier and calmer lifestyles.

Relaxation Activities and Ideas

Shopping for gifts is far from being a relaxing activity. Remember to give yourself plenty of time and keep breathing while trying to find a parking spot near your favorite store. Shopping is a little less stressful if you plan for it.

If possible, try calling a store ahead of time to make sure they have what you want in stock. This could prevent you from traveling all over town for no reason at all.

If you haven't started yet, the malls are not your only option. Thanks to advances in online security, most stores now offer secure online shopping environments. You can pay by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or even PayPal. It could save you lots of time and energy. Here are a few options for you to consider:

Give the Gift of Tea:

Gourmet Tea Set

If you love to pamper yourself or know someone else who does, then LUSH is a great idea.
LUSH for Bath Bombs and more

And if you're looking for a "one spot fits all", then Amazon is always a great idea:

Comfort Food

Music can help improve your mood while preparing food at home. Try to enlist children or relatives to help you take care of the cooking. Simple tasks such as setting up the table can easily be done by family members while chatting with guests. Plan your recipes ahead of time and avoid trying out new recipes if you can use a time-tested one instead.


Use aromatherapy to enhance the holiday mood. Use scented candles to warm up the atmosphere and help you relax. Cinnamon or other food-scented aromas are great for the holidays.

Upcoming Pages

I will be adding several pages to various areas of the site as time permits. Stay posted and come back to visit Relaxation at Home.

That's it for this month. Enjoy the holiday season.

Relax and enjoy!

Caroline Begin
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