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Beat the Bah Humbug Blues with a Little Holiday S.P.I.R.I.T*

Top 6 ways to Really enjoy and Reconnect this Holiday season*

By Dr. Pia Martin DC, CCN

Have the best holiday ever even in these stressful times. Let’s get back to what it means to celebrate an old-fashioned holiday before it became all about the expense the excess and the shopping malls.



With the decline of the economy, be financially smart and savvy during the holiday season. Create gift ideas for friends and family in an economically friendly way, by getting crafty. This year agree to buy only gifts for the kids in the family.


Money isn't everything, so spend time with your loved ones. Find places to bond and create memories during the holiday season.

Secret Santa

Choose one member of your family or one coworker to buy for this year. Not only will you save but also you will have the time to really think about what that person and their interests.


Personal Time

During the hectic holiday season, it is even more important to set aside a few moments for yourself. Put "me time" in your schedule and stick to it.


Take a moment to look forward to the year ahead and see the possibilities in all facets of your life. Dream Big! Write down those dreams and possibilities and then take action to make them a reality. More on that later!



The holiday season is notorious for office treats and crazy calorie's coming from every direction. Do not fret! You can beat the bulge this season by simply a little planning ahead. Pick one night when you allow for a splurge but limit the other nights to healthy good for you options. You are in control of your choices.


Reach Out

Through all the indulgence that comes with the holiday season, there is also the perfect opportunity to reach out to those less fortunate. Volunteer at a shelter, or bring Christmas joy to the elderly.


It has been a tough year for most of us. It is hard to stay insulated from all of the negative energy. Make the time to reconnect with old friends that you haven't spoken to or seen in a while.  Most importantly reconnect with what's important in our lives, our health and our relationships.


Invest in your Health

Yes, it's a fact, many us gain a few inches over the holidays. If you do find yourself in an over-bought calorie situation, don't stress just get moving.



If you find yourself hearing that negative inner voice, stop and take a moment and make a mental list of the things in your life for which you are thankful.

Take Action

Last but not least. Make this next year great! Take action! Don't just dream about it. Do it! Don't like it, Change it! Make everyday count! Get into the spirit of healthy thinking. A positive mental attitude is your most powerful tool to get you through the additional stress of the holidays.  

Happy 2010

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Dr Pia Martin DC, CCN
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