As some readers might know, 2012 was a year of creation for me. I had my first child in the early days of 2013! Since then, a lot has changed. Especially for the better. That said, physical shifts have certainly occurred and now that my son is close to his 10th month I have decided to concentrate on the health of my gut. As the dietitian at a world class resort, I can say confidently that I have the knowledge base on what nutritional approaches can be taken to improve the health of my digestive tract so I got to work and applied my knowledge. But alas, after a full month of concentrating solely on nutritional approaches I continued to struggle. It was then that I decided to get resourceful! Instead of concentrating on nutrition alone, I decided to use the integrative approaches that exist here at Miraval.
Entries Tagged as 'Stress Management'
Holiday worries tend to show up in two categories – worries about how things “should be” and worries about things that are beyond our control. When we can recognize these worries for what they are, we are able to put our energies in truly enjoying holiday events and connections.
Families often have high expectations about how holidays “should be”. We are easily lulled into fantasy visions of perfect holiday decorations, food, gifts, and traditions in a hoped-for atmosphere of pure contentment and joy. However, the quickest way to be disappointed is to have expectations based on those fantasies and hopes.
Often what creates stress in holiday times is attempting too many events, too many special meals, too many gifts, etc. So, instead of trying to create the “perfect holiday”, identify the two or three elements that are most meaningful and put your attention and energy into those. Allow yourself to make mindful choices about what is most meaningful instead of making choices based on what is “right” or what “should be”. Holidays will be much more enjoyable and fun if you focus on the top three and let the rest unfold in a more relaxed manner. The best holiday memories can be made from those unexpected moments that are spontaneous!
The kids are back in school so there's no better time to getaway to Miraval. We've hand-picked these spa treatments and activities especially for moms to find balance and recharge. Being a mom is known as "the hardest job in the world" and we know you deserve some quality "me time" to return home as the super mom you are!
For a limited time, book your Mom's Miraval Getaway for a September stay and if we have it available, receive a complimentary one-category room upgrade when you mention: MIRAVALMOMS
Nurture your mind and body with Miraval's most complete body renewal ritual. In this six part ritual, the skin is gently brushed with warm loofah mitts, followed by a powerful exfoliation of bioactive white peat enzymes, sea minerals and ripe anti-oxidant berries; to polish, enhance skim elasticity and reduce toxins. The lymphatic system is then stimulated with the application of a soothing mushroom and phyto-nutrient masque; enveloping the body to facilitate cellular turnover. After showering with an organic purifying cleanser, your skin will be replenished with an omega rich and anti-oxidant fresh berry-oil serum. A full body massage of Artic berry milk cream will encourage skin regeneration, hydration and restore elasticity. Skin is replenished, protected and supple.
(Designed for a 3-4 guests)
Our Executive Chef will lead you into a night of degustation in the center of the Miraval kitchen. Tiered tasting courses of spa and traditional cuisines offered amidst the busting dinner service. All courses include wine selections based on flavor profiles. The menu for this experience changes weekly to incorporate the most available fresh and organic ingredients -- no allergy accommodations please.
By: Simon Marxer, Miraval's Spa Director
There is a reason spas are set up in hushed, low-lit lounge areas. They are designed to make you feel swaddled, to provide comfort and security. You can re-create this spa effect in your home or bedroom with just a few of the quick and easy steps below.
Use Neutral Tones
- Neutral walls, like beige or other earth tones, are quieting visually and contribute to the calming effect of a spa environment.
Buy pillows and other accents in cool green and blue—these are the most calming hues.
By: Anne Parker, M.A.
Back-to-school time can be hectic and frenzied with new daily routines to be established and transition details to be taken care of. Being clear about your choices and preparing for those new routines can help the transition be smoother for everyone in the family.