By: Miraval’s Sheryl Brooks, Registered Nurse

Miraval Resort & Spa

Here are 7 tips to help encourage healthy sleep!

  1. Your bedroom should be a personal haven that you look forward to curling up in each night.  Create it to be relaxed and inviting by choosing soft, soothing colors, clearing out clutter or anything else that doesn’t promote what bedrooms are made for.  Televisions, computers and laundry interrupt sleep and romance so don’t bring them in.
  2.  Your sleep hormone, melatonin is interrupted by light.  Keep your bedroom as dark as possible to promote sleep.  Consider room darkening shades, or wear a comfortable eye mask if you want that night light on.  If you r room is dark and you wake up easier when there is light consider an alarm clock that shines light to wake you or set a timer on your bedside lamp so it turns on a few minutes before your alarm goes off.  

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By: Miraval’s Carolyn Crawford, Astrologer

Miraval Resort & Spa

Serious Saturn is in harmony with Mercury the planet of the mind and communication at the beginning of April. The first few days of the month are excellent for study and taking care of paperwork (like doing taxes)!  Getting organized and planning ahead is advised.  This will be easy for those Aries born near March 24th a Sagittarians born near November 26th.

 

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By: Miraval’s Rebecca Wilkinson, Wellness Counselor, M.A.

Miraval Resort & Spa

Most of us would never identify ourselves as artists—kindergarten may have been the last time we made art.  In fact, most of us would rather avoid ever calling to attention to our lack of artistic skill.

So why do art if we have no artistic talent?  The simplest answer is that art is a way of learning something about ourselves that we wouldn’t be able to find out any other way.  It gives us information that we didn’t have before.

For example, when people are at a crossroads in their lives, Art Therapists often use art to help them decide how they should proceed.   We suggest that they use color, line, and shape to draw the path they are on and we ask “What would be different if things were the best they could be?  How would you feel?  What and who would be in your life?“

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By: Miraval’s Nancy Teeter, Nutritionist and Registered Dietitian

Miraval Resort & Spa

Certainly, you’ve been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  Current studies support this axiom, and this nutritionist heartily recommends that you break your overnight fast with some healthy carbs, protein and fat.  Here are four reasons to start your day with a healthy breakfast. 

 

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By: Miraval’s Sheryl Brooks, R.N., N.C.M.P.

Miraval Resort & Spa

Traveling? - Have fun, be present, stay well

Changing seasons often coincide with holiday breaks and the opportunity for travel.  Have you ever planned the perfect getaway,  expecting to energize, relax, have fun, and return home feeling better than when you left, but instead return with a cold you picked up somewhere along the way?  This time, be proactive and protect yourself from those nasty germs.  Here are some helpful tips for staying your healthiest while on the road.

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