Your Summer Reading Guide: The Coolest Tips on Nourishing Your Body & Mind

Your Summer Reading Guide 2016: The Coolest Tips on Nourishing Your Body, Mind & Soul | The Health Sessions

 

Whether you’re lounging on the beach or catching a long-haul flight, summer vacation is the perfect moment to catch up on reading. And not just good books – there are plenty of interesting articles worth checking out too. So kick back and relax and make the most of your summer break with these refreshing recipes, self-care practices and psychological insights.

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38 Staycation Ideas for a Happy Holiday at Home

38 Staycation Ideas for a Happy Holiday at Home | The Health Sessions
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It’s that time of year again.

Everyone’s busy planning and packing for their next holiday adventure – but you’re not going anywhere.

Many people who choose to have a so-called staycation do so to save money or because they like being at home. But what if you’d love to go globe-trotting or soaking up the sun by the pool, but you simply can’t because you’re too sick to travel?

How do you get a vacation feeling – that elusive mix of peace and excitement – when you’re ‘stuck’ in your own home?

I’ll admit, a holiday at home will never be the same as a real beach escape or city break. But there are still plenty of fun ways to make your staycation feel like a true vacation, even when you’re chronically ill.

No matter if you’re housebound or relatively mobile, enjoy the summer holidays from the comfort of your own home with these 38 staycation ideas for spoonies of all fitness levels

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How to Create a Luxurious Spa Day at Home | The Health Sessions

How to Have an Indulging Spa Day at Home

Do you ever fantasize about running off to an exotic destination for a yoga retreat to kickstart your health? Or pampering yourself with a relaxing day at the spa, to let go of all your stress and worries?

Unfortunately, you might not always have the time, money or mobility for a much needed wellness treatment. But that doesn’t mean that indulging self-care activities are off the table. Just set aside an evening, a full day or even a weekend to have a luxurious spa day at home!

How? By recreating the essential ingredients of the spa experience in your own home:

  1. Peace and Tranquility. A day at the spa offers an escape from our hectic world. The serene surroundings and lack of digital distractions help you take your mind off your never-ending to do list. With a little preparation you can recreate those calming settings in your own home.
  2. Relaxation. We all need to a take break every now and then – and warm baths, massages and yoga are very enjoyable ways to let go off tension and rest up. Fortunately, that kind of relaxation isn’t limited to the spa.
  3. Health Boost. Many people hope to boost their health and transform their body during a luxurious wellness retreat. But there’s not necessarily a need to go on a juice ‘detox’ holiday when you can whip up delicious smoothie bowls and salads in your own kitchen.
  4. Pampering yourself. How good does it feel to treat yourself to a facial, mani, pedi or bubble bath after a tough week? Ok, you have to put in a little more effort than just lying back, but that shouldn’t stop you from pampering yourself with DIY beauty treatments to refresh and recharge.

You can adapt these principles to fit any budget, energy level and home situation. Have a look at these 8 ideas to have an indulging spa day at home. 

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