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breatheOver the years, I have learned it is exciting to attend all the festivities happening around the holidays, but one must know oneself and how much is too much. The extroverts can be social every evening and love every moment of it. It energizes them. For the introverts like myself, I love people and connecting, but I know I have to space it out. Too much socializing and I feel overwhelmed. It has taken years for me to accept this part of myself and to listen to the inner voice that says “that’s enough; time to be quiet, regroup and replenish.” I try to listen and reel myself in before I completely exhaust myself. Wisdom has taught me to book a few festivities and leave room for spontaneity to rest or play!

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always-thankfulIt’s a busy time of celebrating, gathering, baking, shopping and giving of ourselves, but as I have learned this year, it is also important to give to ourselves during the holiday season. For me this reminder became very clear during some recent crises at the Spa.

First my washer and dryer broke down and I needed help moving them both, so I reached out to some male friends who were very happy to help and I am very appreciative of them answering my call of distress. Another day, my water tank burst and my lovely mom came over at 11 pm to help with the water disaster. I was so grateful for her support. In both cases, reaching out for support helped immensely. I usually tend to tackle everything on my own, but I’ve realized it’s important to reach out sometimes!

I was reminded of this yet again when I asked my good friend Sandra for help to decorate the Spa for the holiday season. I usually do it on my own and I do enjoy it, but this year, it was fun to have another person to share the experience with. Another reminder of the nourishing power of sharing with others came when my dear friend of 25 years, who is like a sister to me, invited me over for dinner with her family. I felt so nurtured after spending time with her and her family relaxing and enjoying good food and a Christmas movie. It really helped me unwind from a busy and stressful week.

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My favourite bath product – the essential oils are deeply nourishing after a long day.

On the day to day, I’ve tried to be mindful of taking time for self-care. Spending time in the kitchen, making homemade soup and food for the week… Taking a moment in my busy day to have a cup of tea, breathe and just be… Ending a busy day with a hot bath… Waking up and massaging my feet with essential oils and setting a positive intention for my day… all these are ways I have incorporated self-care into my routine recently.

Christmastime can feel so busy and chaotic at times, so it’s even more important to include self-care rituals that nourish your soul and uplift your spirit. Some days even I forget! But I always realize that it just takes one moment to get back into a good self-care routine, so remember to be kind and gentle with yourself during the holidays – take time for yourself and don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it!

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Package of the season

The gift of self-care

I highly recommend trying the Indian Head Massage after a stressful day or week. I arrived after a stressful day my mind was full of busyness and I felt exhausted, after my Indian Head massage treatment I felt relaxed and revitalized, my mind also felt calm, clear and peaceful, it was like my stress just melted away, I will definitely be back for this treatment.

Cheryl Turner

After many treatments and time with Lisa over the past 25 years, I have come to appreciate her spirit, her warmth, and to trust her and her spa as a safe and inspiring center. Recently Lisa helped me see that a facial was nourishment for the skin and also a relaxing massage treatment for healthy radiant glowing skin.

Margaret Litch

I have been a client of Lisa’s since I was 12 years old. I feel very comfortable at her spa and trust her with my skincare spa services. Being a University student and on a budget I tend to use drug store products on my skin. I decided to invest in Goddess Bliss skincare; it’s been 3 months now. I have noticed many changes and benefits such as my skin feels more balanced, healthy, my dryness has diminished, my skin’s tone is more even I wear less make-up because my skin feels radiant. I now see the value of investing in quality skin care; I am committed to my new regime and love it.  Thank you Lisa for your expertise and creating such an awesome skincare line!

Katie Davidson

Coming to Lisa for the past 8 years is an important part of my self-care, I look forward to seeing Lisa monthly as her waxing is the most gentle I have experienced. This is more than getting a service it’s become a friendship, someone I trust to share on a personal level.  Her passion for personal growth has also inspired me to be part of her Sacred Circles for women.  I’ve enjoyed this aspect of self-discovery and taking it to a deeper level in a safe setting with other likeminded women. I love taking time to awaken and acknowledge my inner Goddess strengths.

Hannah Ruller

Being in my 50’s I noticed my skin starting to sag so it was now or never to get on this. I contacted Lisa ready to take better care of my skin and also make time for just me to receive some nurturing. Within a week after having my facial treatment and using Goddess Bliss skincare, I noticed big changes. It has been almost a year now, my skin lines have softened my tonicity has improved, my skin feels radiant and alive. Regular monthly massage and facial treatments are a big part of my self-care now, I feel fantastic, I am worth it!  Thank you Lisa!

Shari Molchan

I love Lisa's monthly circle so much that it has become an essential part of my life - it is a ritual of sensual experience that encompasses aroma, words, song, meditation, movement, and self-expression. Lisa creates an atmosphere of magical beauty and peace that permeates her home; walking into her space is like stepping into a different dimension that we long for in our everyday lives. The sharing and connectedness amongst the group grows deeper with each circle and I leave feeling renewed and refreshed with a sense of joy and peace that filters into all aspects of my being. It grounds me back to my self and the core of goddess magic that resides within all of us but is forgotten in the daily stresses of living. I'm so grateful that I have this unique and beautiful experience to look forward to every month!

Louise Whyte