What To Do For The Next Few Days

I bet everyone is wondering what happened to the daily countdown?  Well even yrou most organized wedding planner gets busy! So grab a chair, sit back and relax as you catch up on the next few days of countdown.  Ready, set go!

Day 15 Christmas Countdown:

Examine Your Sole:

Christmas shopping not only takes a toll on your wallet, but on your feet as well.When you get home, put a towel around one foot, grasp both ends of the towel and pull your toes toward you for 15 seconds, then release.  Do this until you feel the soreness slip away.  Then switch feet.  Or if you have time to get a nice foot rub ….that will help too! Even a father of the bride massages his daughter’s feet right before the wedding…..that is love!!!

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Day 16 Countdown to Christmas

Imitate St Nick

There’s nothing like a good belly laugh to make you feel the joy of the season.  Need some help tickling your ribs?  Here are some great ideas, watch the  movie The Santa Clause or Home Alone….or sometimes just remembering some good old-fashioned fun! I love that we can make our couples laugh!!!

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Day 17 Christmas Countdown

Celebrate the Quirky

Learn to laugh over all the silly slip ups that happen every holiday season. Then write them down , you will find these mishaps often become your best t memories.  Some of our best memories are the the ones that are least expected according to Psychologist Ronald Nathan.

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Day 18 Christmas Countdown:

Scent for Company

To quickly make your house smell festive, add a tablespoon each of these herbs to 2 cups of water, let simmer on low heat in an old pan, taking care not to boil.  Use dry cinnamon, bay leaves, sage leaves, rosemary and lavender.

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Day 19 Christmas Countdown:

Dust off a Lawn Chair

Bundle up and sweep off a lawn chair.  It’s tempting to hide inside, but it’s important especially with the beautiful Florida weather to remain connected to the outdoors all year round.  Sit quietly for a while and watch the birds and nature all around you.

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Day 20 Christmas Countdown

Curtail Illness:

It never fails just as we get close to the holidays you start to feel sick, because you are run down, not sleeping enough, not eating right and it is flu and cold season.  Remember wash your hands often, use your antibacterial, take zinc and vitamin c as a precaution when around many people, think of that when you are out shopping or at events.  If you do get sick, try the Echinacea tea with honey and lemon, if it is not getting better see your primary care doctor so that they can recommend something before it gets worse.  Often times it is viral and you just have to wait it out.

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Light Your Fire

Day 14 Christmas Countdown:

Have you ever stared into a flickering fireplace? If you have you will see how captivating and relaxing this is.  Although we don’t all have a fireplace, there is something that you can do, stare at a Christmas Candle.  Research suggests that if you place a white or blue candle at arm’s length, light it and gaze into it, slow your breathing and let stressful thoughts flow away, you will feel a lot better.

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Rest Your Weary Head

Day 13 Christmas Countdown:

About this time of year people are starting to get overwhelmed with all the things to prepare for Christmas with parties, families and even weddings! Today we did the wedding of Vikki and Chip, so this may explain why we are missing some Countdowns!!!

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Day 13: When you are feeling weary, take a nap.  You don’t really have to fall asleep but do lie down in a dark room that is quiet for about 20 minutes.

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Focus on You!

Day 4 of The Christmas Countdown

We rarely focus on ourselves during the busy holiday season.  We are out shopping, holiday luncheons, holiday parties at night, kids plays and concerts, wrapping gifts etc.  But we need to at times slow down so that we can recharge ourselves.  Rosie Moore, Master bridal Consultant knows that all too well as she goes from her business to the charity to her work to her family, to events and rarely stops to sleep ( or at least that is what people ask, when do you sleep?)

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Rosie, said at the start of the Thanksgiving season, that this year she wanted to take some time to sit and watch her favorite Hallmark Christmas movies and spend time with family going on outings to see parades, decorations and just plain have downtime.  Of course during the busy wedding season that is easier said than done.  Well she had an early Christmas Carol experience, in a techy sort of way to slow down.  Her computer crashed two days before Thanksgiving…..she thought okay easy fix and done right?  Well after the tech came over to fix it, it was decided that a new computer was in order.  So out with the old and in with the new.  Well, the new computer crashed as well, not powerful enough for the programs that 27 Miracles and the Gift of Life run. Also it was defective.   So back it goes and now it is a wait and get the right one….while Rosie is using her husband’s computer wondering when she will get  her trusted files.

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You say what kind of story is this?  Well, for those that work closely with Rosie, they know that she is always on the go 24/7, smart phone and all.  Accessing emails and work anywhere  and anytime( except church and dance). So for this to happen, it has allowed Rosie to slow down some, enjoy the movies, stories at the book store with her son, walks in the park and leisure time.  Let’s not forget that just the week prior to the computer crashing, her smart phone crashed too! So, be careful what you ask for, you may just get it!

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Let Lips Linger This Holiday Season

Day 3 of Christmas Countdown:

Let’s face it, stress is part of our daily lives.  We are stressed about emotional, intellectual or physical demands of our time on a daily basis.  Managing stress is the key to having good health and a happier more fulfilling life.  At times there are things we cannot change, control or avoid.  But if we can practice relaxation techniques to help us.

One study shows that couples that kiss often, are eight times less likely to feel stressed or depressed.  So meet under the mistletoe as often as you can for some therapy! Don’t worry if you don’t have mistletoe, see these couples below they make it happen!

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Photo Credits:

Michael Anthony Photography

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Wrap Happily While Giving Freely

Day 2 Christmas Countdown

Today is Giving Tuesday! You may ask yourself what is Giving Tuesday?  Giving Tuesday! December 2nd after Black Friday, after Cyber Monday! We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

#GivingTuesday was founded in 2012 by New York’s 92nd Street Y in partnership with the United Nations Foundation. Together, with a team of influencers and founding partners, we launched a global movement that has engaged over 10,000 organizations worldwide.

As you are wrapping gifts, remember don’t do it on the floor so that you can avoid having back pain.  Wrap on a mat standing infront of a counter or table.  Wear comfortable shoes , this is advice from Ergonomist Chris Adams.

The important thing is to have Fun!! Sometimes we get a little wrapped up in life and have to take time to enjoy it…

Participate in Giving Tuesday by purchasing an ornament that will benefit premature babies and their families in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units.

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