I’ve been doing the holiday thing for 19 years, the shopping, cooking, hosting and decorating. In the process driving myself crazy. This year I had no desire to do so , all I wanted was holiday peace, zen, meditation, outdoors .Perhaps its the empty nester’s right of passage? or maybe its the universe’s way of rewarding me after 19 years of cooking, burning one or two turkeys( that I will confess to publicly) , driving to snatch the last champagne cake at AJ’ Fine Foods. Whatever it might be I have welcomed it with open arms. Let me share with you how I achieved some Holiday Peace.
My week started with my feel-good ride the 2017 Volkswagen Passat in a beautiful Fontana Red and with its winning combination of interior and exterior design, advanced technology, available driver assistance features, and a powerful and highly efficient base engine I felt my levels of dopamine ( you know the bodies natural feel-good anti stress hormones) rising to the occasion making me feel a tab more at peace.
Vanilla and I traveled to our meditation spot a small creek 50 miles from Phoenix. We spent a nice 2 hours soaking Vitamin D and listening to the soothing sounds of water running down the the stream. A road trip must have good music ? I loved the Passat’s Car Play feature and when you add Fenders crystal clear premier audio system you have perfection! cause you know Vanilla loves Adel 25 ( seriously I love that album ) just set the right tone to our quest for holiday peace.
They say one must take care of ones self and I sure did, booked a facial with massage at Zona Med Spa the service is amazing , I was reminded that with chilly temps, skin can become dry and dull so hydration is a must and keep the skin hydrated helps to maintain its glow during the winter.My Intellishade Broad- Spectrum SPF 45 anti-aging tinted moisturizer with sunscreen it conceals, corrects and protects. I highly recommend, love the product.
Cars have become not only more spacious,fast and aesthetically pleasing. They are also more technologically advanced one of the many superb safety features in 2017 Passat is the Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist) and with a storm brewing as I left Zona Med Spa I felt peace of mind knowing I would be safe on the road.
And lastly in my quest for Holiday Peace I discovered the benefits of hiking, the benefits are not only for your body also for your mind and soul nothing nourishes ones inner peace than fresh air, beautiful views and the sounds and smells of nature.
Sometimes we forget to choose our self’s and its been one of the greatest lessons learned after 19 years of let me make others happy.I choose to make me happy first and I invite you to choose you!
Until next time,