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It is not just the holiday season: life in general can be stressful, and it can wreak havoc on our minds as well as our everyday responsibilities.
Aromatherapy, which involves the use of essential oils as a complementary health approach, has grown in popularity as a way to de-stress, just like coloring. Some studies have shown that aromatherapy might have health benefits, such as:
Relief from anxiety and depression
Improved quality of life, particularly for people with chronic health conditions
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
Sometimes it seems that coloring gifts are so outrageously priced, such as the set of pencils for several thousand dollars (really!). However, you don’t have to break the bank when buying coloring presents for the holidays, whether they are supplies or books.
It is two days until Thanksgiving. Have you started Christmas yet?
Last year I really didn’t “do” Christmas as I had back surgery in November and hadn’t planned on not being able to move very well for over a month. But coloring holiday scenes, including Johanna Basford’s fundraising printables “tease,” kept me in the holiday spirit.