Holidays

Anoka Light Up the Night Halloween Parade Float 2017

The 2017 Anoka Halloween, Inc. Light Up the Night Parade my have been cancelled, but Anoka Massage & Pain Therapy had our own parking lot parade. The show must go on!

We have had lots of fun with our Wizard of Oz themed float the past few years. Can you guess who the characters are?

Can’t wait to see you in person at the parade next year!… Read the rest

DIY Self Care Gift Baskets

How to Make a Self-Care gift Basket for a Friend – DIY

Self care is an important part of your well-being. Unfortunately, we tend to put our needs on the backburner and care for ourselves after we have tended to everyone and everything else in our lives first.

Help your loved ones put themselves first by making a self-care gift basket gift.… Read the rest

4 Ways to Celebrate Giving this Holiday Season

The leftover turkey has been refrigerated. The Black Friday madness is over. And maybe you’ve patronized the webs on Cyber Monday and even remembered Giving Tuesday.

Don’t limit the love to Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is always the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. It’s a chance for you, your family, community, company, and/or organization to give something more. But there’s no need to limit the giving to one day, we’re in a whole season of giving!Read the rest

Celebrate in Moderation

Every November through December, you’re surrounded by food – lots of it. At the same time, the holidays can be very stressful if you’re hosting loved ones or missing them.
Food plus stress is often a recipe for disaster, but there are steps you can take to beat holiday excess:

  • Fill up on healthy snacks, like fruits, veggies and nuts, before meals.
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Christmas Letter 2015

5 Ways to Eat Without Overeating this Holiday Season

Moderation

We’ve always the heard the saying to enjoy everything in moderation, and that is definitely true when it comes to holiday foods. Don’t try to deprive yourself during the holidays, it most likely won’t go over well. Having an extra holiday treat here and there won’t kill you. You’re allowed to indulge a bit, just keep portions small when it comes to holiday desserts and make sure you limit how often you eat them.… Read the rest

TAKE THE STRESS OUT OF THE HOLIDAYS

The holidays are a big part of the fall and winter months. This is often a time to reconnect

with family and loved ones, to attend social events, and celebrate your beliefs.

Unfortunately, it can also be a time of extra commitments, nonstop activity, and pressure

to get it all done. This can result in a lot of stress both mental and physical.… Read the rest

Gratitude

The Pessimist’s Guide to Gratitude

Your mother was right – ­­say thank you.

Scientists have now proven what your mother always knew ­­it’s good to be

grateful. Being grateful is more than just politeness; it’s actually good for your

health and well­being.

In a study by Robert A. Emmons, of the University of California, and Davis and

Michael E.… Read the rest

The Best (and Worst) Thanksgiving Foods

Thanksgiving is a great meal. Friends and family come together to give thanks and

celebrate the harvest season­­

…and to overeat.

All of us know the feeling of eating too much, too heavy, too rich. When we should be

enjoying our time with loved ones, we are uncomfortable. We exasperate our health

conditions and catch a cold.… Read the rest

Healthy Holiday Eating

Pie. Cookies. Chocolate. Eggnog. Champagne.

 

The holiday season is filled with good foods. You eat and drink with your friends and

loved ones to celebrate how much you care about them.

 

But we all know that too much of a good thing is no longer good. Too many rich foods

can lead to extra pounds, digestion upsets, mood swings and a generally “yucky” feeling.… Read the rest