Mindfulness & Merriment

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 Image via Erin Boyle, from  Reading my Tea Leaves

Image via Erin Boyle, from Reading my Tea Leaves

Somehow, we find ourselves at the beginning of December. It feels that just last week we were discussing Spring bulbs and Summer adventures. But here we are, the sun setting at 5pm and the twinkle lights lining the streets. Thanksgiving has passed and a flurry of Holiday parties, family functions and travel itineraries are headed our way. As the festive season approaches, we’re making a conscious effort not to get wrapped up in the hustle and bustle. We’re attempting to take it slow. To release ourselves from panic buying, stress eating and office party drinking and to instead, embrace mindfulness and moderation.

This change of attitude re: The Holidays starts with the mantra “less is more”. Instead of saying yes to every event and occasion, instead of buying every single item on the list, instead of seeing every single member of the clan, we’ll be whittling it down to the bare necessities. With minimalism comes freedom and we’re looking forward to carefully curating our Holiday engagements. How do we want to spend our precious time off and who do we want to spend it with? Whilst we’ll surely attend our family functions and our office get-togethers, we’ll also be focusing on taking some time to ourselves; to have a bath, watch It’s Wonderful Life, drink hot cocoa in front of the fireplace and start a brand new book.

It’s a wonderful time of year and it should be a pleasure, not a stress. Before December 1st, take a moment to look at the month ahead and plan a few mornings or afternoons that are just for you. We would love for you to do it here with us, by booking a ticket to our Holiday Workshop. It promises to be a charming afternoon brimming with inspiring, creative women who are excited to cozy up in our studio for a few hours of crafting, connecting and Holiday cheer.

We hope to see you there, but if you can’t make it, we suggest you take a few hours next Saturday afternoon to sip on spiked eggnog, write your Holiday cards, craft some homemade gifts and join us in spirit.

Let’s all have a beautiful week! 

C+C

 

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