By: Nancy Teeter, R.D.

Since the ground hog saw his shadow on February 2nd, most Americans are in for an extended period of time without sunshine.  Vitamin D, known as the “sunshine vitamin” is manufactured by our skin cells when exposed to sunlight.  More than half of the US lies north of the 37th parallel, so even on bright sunny winter days, the sun’s rays are not strong enough to generate production of vitamin D.   Even if you spend your winter in the southern states--where the sun’s rays are more direct--cloud cover, sunscreen lotions, limited time outdoors, clothing cover and skin pigmentation can lessen the production of vitamin D. Without exposure to sunlight on your bare skin, vitamin D insufficiency or deficiency are real possibilities. 

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Valentine's Day is a holiday that is usually celebrated with sweet cards and chocolates, but what if instead this year you really focus on ways to help your relationship continue to flourish? Try these 8 tips and enjoy the fruits of your mindful relationship.

By: Anne Parker, MA, MHSA.

#1 Be Present

The way to connect to those you love is by being present – over and over and over again! Being present means fully engaging in what is being shared between you in that moment – truly paying attention to the thoughts, feelings, and actions you are experiencing together. This may sound obvious and straightforward, and it is.  But how often do we let other distractions interfere with true presence? Without engaged presence, relationships quickly wither.

Super Bowl Sunday is coming up and it's time to plan your menu. Since the Super Bowl is being hosted in Arizona this year your guest will be expecting a little heat on their plate. Let Miraval help you spice up your menu this year with a great pizza recipe and an Arizona inspired cocktail!

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The New Year has brought some great new offerings to Miraval and we can't wait to share them with you on your next visit!

Common Ground

Learn how to make authentic connections and more fullfilling relationships in our new Equine class Common Ground

DECEMBER RECIPE OF THE MONTH

December is a month full of baking and offering friends and family your homemade goods. If you are looking for a new recipe to try out and share with your loved ones our delicious pretzel bread rolls are the way to go. 

 
 
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We are so happy to share that Miraval was featured this year on Ellen's 12 Days of Giveaways. We really enjoyed having Ellen's writer Lauren join us here and experience our most signature offerings. We were honored to extend an all-inclusive 2 night visit to those in the audience during the show, but what about everyone watching at home? We have created a special package to invite viewers to come and experience Miraval for themselves. 

 

 

With the New Year comes a desire for a fresh start and new approcah to life, but how do we find the motivation? We all find ourselves at the beginning of the year looking to make changes usually focused around health and wellness, but we sometimes set ourselves up with goals that are unrealistic. This year let's resolve to set goals that we can stick to and will encourage us to have the best year ever! Join us here at Miraval during the New Year season and find inspiration from Dr. Jordan Metzl to set your fitness resolutions. 

By Lisa Frank Miraval Wellness Counselor 

“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” –Meister Eckhart

Everyone has been asking for it, so it is finally here...Miraval's Bedding Sale! 

Purchase the complete bedding ensemble or individual pieces from our online store and receive a 25% discount if you use promotional code holiday25

It's that time again to start planning your Thanksgiving menu. We all have family favorite recipes and tried and true ways to wow our guests, but this may be the year you want to do things with a twist! If so, try Miraval's Sonoran inspired menu. You and your guests will enjoy the spice and flare that the Southwest brings to thanksgiving with these wonderful recipes.  

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