for Urban Professionals & Other Skeptics in a Rush
Around this time of year, there is a race to that December 31 finish line. Projects to complete, targets to meet, people to see, cards to write, presents to get, holidays to organize, summer clothes to put away, winter clothes to find…the list goes on. It’s only November and already my to-do list and wine consumption have both doubled. At the same time, there is less daylight each day, and around us, hibernation abounds. We knew this when the leaves transformed into fall splendour, and yet we kept going at full pace.
Other than summer, which is rightly a religion in Canada, we pretend that we don’t have seasons. Somehow, we think, heated seats and other modern conveniences, like lightbulbs, will allow us to continue as if nothing is happening. Then the first flurry comes, and it’s undeniable. We trudge on through winter in our parkas, and try to get to Florida, or farther south. Some of us even delight in the crisp air and silvery snow, getting out into the cold to ski or take the kids out sledding. You winter people – you really live in the right place!
Our needs are different at this time of year than they were just a few short months ago, and paying attention to them can make the difference between a cozy winter and a marathon of colds and overwhelm. Vitamin D levels dip as sunshine hours are a distant memory, hydration plummets as heating use increases, and we start to really feel the weight of things in our lives that we don’t love. Targeted self-care that supports the seasonal transition is a great way to ease into winter, with grace.
This list of practices to support yourself is meant to be read like a menu; in the spirit of letting it be easy, I invite you to choose from it what you like, instead of trying to do it all.
There are a few spaces left in the YogaBe + CPD Skinny on burnout workshop happening next Wednesday! This December 3, 11am-1:30pm at YogaBe, the first yoga studio on Toronto’s PATH, located at MetroCentre, 200 Wellington Street W, PATH level. $185+HST secures your place, and includes a 45-minute yoga class led by studio director Laura Baron, a delicious vegan and gluten free lunch from Kupfert & Kim, and a 90-minute CPD-accredited workshop with yours truly about the Skinny on Burnout (1.5 Professionalism Hours for Ontario Lawyers). You can reserve your spot online right here. Please join us, and pass this information on to a lawyer in need – he or she will thank you.
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Enjoy! May the best of the season shine in your life.
One of the best perks of the work I do at Curated Wellness is getting to co-create with inspired entrepreneurs. The passion that goes into birthing a new venture brings us some of the most enriching experiences and products – and YogaBe, Toronto’s first yoga studio on the PATH, is one such creation. Its founder, Laura Baron, is a former Bay Street litigator, whose yogi tendencies compelled her to create the studio that Toronto’s financial district can now enjoy.
Together, we are offering an exceptional experience for Toronto lawyers to rejuvenate, learn, and earn those end-of-year CPD professionalism credits. The program will be hosted at YogaBe’s convenient downtown studio in the MetroCentre, on Wednesday, December 3rd. It includes a 45-minute, all-level yoga class led by Laura, a healthy lunch from PATH eatery Kupfert & Kim, and a 90-minute Curated Wellness workshop on practical strategies to manage stress and promote wellbeing called The Skinny on Burnout.
WHAT: YogaBe + CPD: The Skinny on Burnout
WHEN: Wednesday, December 3, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: YogaBe Studio, 200 Wellington Street West, PATH Level, MetroCentre
COST: $185.00 + hst
Reserve your space online: yogabe.ca/CPD
We hope to see you there!
Pass this on to a lawyer friend in need, they will thank you.
November 13, 2013 in Special Offers
…are my favorite time of year because of my immunity to unlimited amounts of dessert and alcohol (tested annually at holiday parties)
…are a multitasking disaster during which my “work-life balance” is at its annual low
…remind me of what I don’t have in my life, which leads to watching many reruns of sitcoms from the 1990s
…are ended with New Year’s resolutions for good reason
…appear in the dictionary beside “zen antithesis”
…are an excuse to finally wear my reindeer sweater and dreidel earrings without everyone staring at me in disapproval (the stares are in approval, maybe even envy)
…are that time of year when I can’t believe another year has passed and I haven’t achieved X health goal yet (again)
…are when I remember how much I loved exams during school (or am still in school writing them…)
Need a little support over the holidays? A limited number of 3-pack 1:1 60-minute sessions are available at $450, for use between now and December 30, 2013. Sessions can be in person, by phone, or via videochat.
We’ll address your wellbeing in a holistic way, including nutrition, exercise, career, relationships, and general stress and anxiety. The distance between here and feeling a whole lot better is much, much, closer than you think.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to make this time for yourself, or to offer support to someone in your life who needs it.
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