I suffer from chronic back and neck pain from degenerative disc disease as well as herniated discs. And of course, I sometimes get sooo into my coloring that my neck and shoulders get tired and achy!
My physiotherapist and pain doctor have made heat and massage essential to my pain management program. And my research has told me that massage may have other health benefits as well: it may help lower hormonal markers of stress and decrease blood pressure. However, regular massages from a Registered Massage Therapist are pricey and kneading away the pain isn’t exactly my husband’s favorite past time.
This year, we will be showcasing adult coloring-related gift ideas for adults as well as the rest of the family, for home and away alike. The gift guide will begin November 15th and end December 15th. Examples of gift categories include:
Coloring books, journals, calendars, etc.
Unique coloring applications such as origami, ornaments, apparel, home decor
Coloring supplies including pencils, markers, pens, paper…
Mental & physical health support and comfort products, particularly as they relate to the activity of coloring
We’ve all been loving adult coloring for a long time now, but it is always fun to try something new. If you are looking for a different way to challenge or express your creativity while practicing a therapeutic activity, why don’t you try Zentangle? Continue reading “Have You Tried the Zen of Zentagle?”
Summer is coming to an end and that means students are getting ready to head back to school. New classrooms, new activities, new friends, new learning—the start of a new school year is always an exciting time. But, we know that getting ready for all of these new experiences can be a strain and adults can feel a bit stressed out – and left out.
Back in the “old days” of travel, when every one had a camera with film, my husband and I made scrapbooks for each trip we took. We would fill a binder with photos, notes, ticket stubs, hotel information, boarding passes, etc. We love flipping through these books and looking back at the wonderful memories and experiences we’ve accumulated.
Many of us are so consumed with our own hectic lives that we simply forget to be grateful. And sometimes we become so complacent that we take for granted what we have in our lives. However, becoming more aware and mindful of the good things and people in our lives is an important part of self-care. In fact, scientific studies about being grateful and expressing gratitude show how beneficial these can be, and that having gratitude can be essential for helping us cope with tough times.
Each giveaway (see list below the Rafflecopter, below) has a value of a minimum of $15, however some are worth much more. Be sure to enter to win all of them because there is no limit to how many you can win. GOOD LUCK!
What is Adult Coloring 101 Giving Away? An Outlander Prize Pack!
Did you know that Canada is celebrating it’s 150th birthday this year?
I am very proud of my American (and Irish) heritage, and as a child living in the Boston area during the 1976 United States Bicentennial I had an immersive experience learning about the founding of our country.