#enJoyingJanuary 

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2020 has taken a toll on many to most of us, pushing, pulling and sometimes both at the same time.  January is about raising awareness about mental health & wellness, and we at Ron Hodgson Chevrolet make it an important conversation at our family store.  We spend countless hours at work and with our work family. Our energy, positive or negative is felt by all as soon as any one of us walks through the door. Over the years we have shared many tools and information with our team so that naturally led us to choosing to go beyond our 4 walls and share with anyone scrolling through our page. 

Over the month of January we had planned to share our tools and valuable information with you, but sickness hit us and forced us to check in on our own mental health.  It forced us to regroup and create 21 wellness pods containing tools, empowerment, information, or techniques for you to choose if you would like to add them to your personal tool box.  You can find all of the information at RonHodgson.com/wellness or click the link in bio. 

We are excited to share our Mental Wellness Box we created for #enJoyingJanuary. 

🌱Peppermint Oil

🌱Epsom Himalayan pink salt scrub

🌱Rose Water

🌱Olive oil

🌱David’s Tea Caribbean Crush 

🌱Handmade soap infused with grapefruit bellini. 

🌱Emotional Scale

🌱The Four Agreements 

🌱Earth Water

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Let us introduce you to our in house professional fitness & mental performance coach

Britt Uchach

Britt, Get Fit With Britt, Mindfulness, plaid, black and white, superstar, amazing person, inspire,

-15 years in the fit and wellness industry

-Certified personal trainer

-Britt believes focusing on movement optimization and alleviating joint pain

-Fitness and Wellness are a frame of mind, here we can find happiness, thankfulness, energy and possibilities

 

GET FIT WITH BRITT

Spine Health Video

Hip Health Video

Full Body Health

Exercise produces many physical benefits but also mental. A powerful energy burn lifts the heart rate, moves blood, creates a goal in which you can celebrate once completed. Exercise is very useful in managing stress levels and anxiety. By bring the mind to a focused spot, creating a calmer more singular track of thought like… “I think I can, I think I can.” “Legs don’t give up on me now.” Because the body and mind are so connected, moving them together in unison can become the best part of your day.

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The Earth Group exists entirely to provide school meals to children globally. We do this through a worldwide agreement with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) that sees us funding their school feeding programmes.

Kori Chilibeck and Matt Moreau met in 2005 while working in Skiers Sportshop in Edmonton, Canada. Through extensive travel their eyes were opened to the dire circumstances in which a large percentage of the world lives. This gave them both the sense of responsibility to do what they can to create positive change in the lives of people who need it most.

Follow the link to learn more about this amazing company Earth Water Story

How Much Water Does Your Body Need Each Day?

We’ve all heard that 8 glasses of water each day is best. But the truth is, how much water you need varies. Staying hydrated is really important for optimal body functions. Here are some basic guidelines: 

  • For men, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommends a total of 13 cups (about 3 liters) of fluid each day.
  • For women, they suggest 9 cups (a little over 2 liters) of fluid each day. Pregnant women should drink about 10 cups of water daily. Those who breastfeed need about 12 cups. Additional formula is half your body weight in oz of water.
  • Additional formula is half your body weight in oz of water.
*info provide by https://www.webmd.com/diet/how-much-water-to-drink#1

 

Olive oil itself is beneficial to our health, it is linked to longevity, disease prevention and well-being. Olive oil is rich in healthy monounsaturated fats, antioxidants, strong anti-inflammatory properties. 

While we all know that ginger and turmeric had been a part of natural medicines for centuries, many of us are not aware that the league includes our very own garlic as well. Garlic is renowned across the globe for its numerous health benefits and disease-fighting properties. In many cases, garlic cloves are directly used for medical purposes, but there are situations where garlic oil comes as a rescue. That is why we choose to add garlic olive oil into our January Wellness Box.

Music remains a powerful way of uniting people:
-National anthems connect crowds at events
-Songs stir a sense of shared purpose during marches
-Hymns build group identity in houses of worship
-Loves songs help partners bond during courtship
-Lullabies enable parents and infants to develop secure attachment

Music literally changes the brain. Neurological researches have found that listening to music triggers the release of neurochemicals that play a role in brain function and mental health.

Music is just one of the many tools that can help our mental health. We can use music to alter our mood, lift our spirit, calm our heart rate, and gives you something to sing your lungs out in the shower or on your drive.

We have curated a mindful playlist to help you explore new sounds and songs.

MINDFUL PLAY LIST

FEBRUARY PLAY LIST

Our environment has an impact on our mood. if your surrounds stress you out, create chaos, motivate or inspire you, you will feel the IMPACT.

Reducing the clutter in our lives- be it physical, mental, digital or otherwise will allow us to tackle stressors head-on and the that benefits our Mental Health. 

“Decluttering is all about honoring who we are in the now. Often times when we go through items and try to ‘make room,’ we get stuck in who we were in the past. This could show up as a hobby we’ve outgrown, a pair of pants that are less than flattering, or anything that doesn’t reflect our current wants or needs.

By first checking in with ourselves and our goals, the decluttering process becomes as simple as, does this item honor my life right now? Does it reflect my current lifestyle and habits? By reframing some of these questions, we don’t fall into a place of serving someone we once were, but serving who we are right now.”

Laura Kinsella, Professional Organizer and Founder of Urban Organyze

Benefits: reducing stress, finding a sense of peace and calm, possibly gaining some insight into a problem or question and learn more and more fro others (and ourselves) that life is so hectic and full right now finding time to meditate has become a lower priority.
So the question becomes, can you afford to NOT meditate? Scientific research suggests it may help with some medical conditions as well as helping to bolster immune systems.

Meditation even finding a definition proves to be a task, as it covers a wide range of techniques and traditions. But simply put it is awareness of thoughts. Looking at the internal dialog of our minds. Humans have shown to have an upwards of 6200 thoughts a day. Gently allow yourself to hear and observe that inter-voice chatter.

Ease into other forms of meditation with:
-Hemi-Sync: has been used for many purposes, including relaxation and sleep induction, learning and memory aids, helping those with physical and mental difficulties, and reaching altered states of consciousness through the use of sound.

-Breath-work: is a method of breath control that is meant to give rise to altered states of consciousness and to have an effect on physical and mental well-being. Derived from various spiritual and pre-scientific traditions from around the world.

-Float Tanks: This environment allows an individual to float effortlessly on the surface of the water. The primary function of the isolation tank is to eliminate as many of the external senses as possible. They were first used in 1954 to test the effects of sensory deprivation.

-Yoga: it has developed into a posture-based physical fitness, stress-relief and relaxation technique. Yoga in Indian traditions, however, is more than physical exercise; it has a meditative and spiritual core.

Maintain your energy with nutrition this winter season. 

Along with cold temperatures and shorter days, winter often means a lack of energy and motivation for many people. Sugary treats and comfort foods always seem to be around, and the cold weather can make the gym feel like the last place you want to go.

The longer hours of darkness during the winter can lead to drops in serotonin levels, which may cause the sad feelings known as the winter blues. It can even bring on some food cravings, eating healthy carbohydrates can boost serotonin.

We share some best practices with nutrition coach Kelsey McGillis @kelseymcgillisnutrition.

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This Epsom Himalayan pink salt scrub, infused with Lavender  essential oil is a powerful detoxifier packed with healing minerals for your whole body. Our busy lives often result in tired, achy muscles, stress and environment related skin issues, and not very much time to stop and take care of ourselves.

David’s Tea Caribbean Crush * caffeine free

Dreaming of palm trees and soft white sand? Escape to paradise with this tropical fruit infusion of pineapple, papaya, cranberry and hibiscus. Refreshing, juicy and slightly tart, it’s got all the vibrant, crowd pleasing flavours of a perfect summer fruit punch. The only thing missing is a little paper umbrella…

Apple, Pineapple (pineapple, sugar), Papaya (papaya, sugar), Hibiscus, Cranberries, Artificial (strawberry, cream, red fruit) flavouring.

Among many resources, we can use essential oils for emotional health by creating a sense of calmness and well being, or producing an uplifting environment. Every essential oil has its own unique chemical profile, but most oils can be categorized as having either uplifting or calming properties.

Applying essential oils for emotional benefits

When you’re ready to use essential oils for emotional health, there are a few ways to effectively experience the potency and power they have to offer. When you find the oil you want to use, try any of these application methods:

  • Massage onto the base of the skull
  • Rub on the inside of the elbow
  • Use an essential oil diffuser 
  • Apply a drop to the palms and inhale
  • Rub into the wrists and carry the aroma with you all day 

Find what works for you. These are a few of our favourite essential oil we love at the Hodge.

Remember, essential oils work differently for everyone. Because each oil has such a complex chemical makeup, and because aromas interact with the part of our brain that stores our personal memories and experiences, no two people will experience one essential oil in the same exact way. It is important to remember that an oil that is comforting or uplifting for someone else might not have the same effect on you. 

Discover your favorite oils. Try smelling a few oils with your eyes closed to see which ones you really like. By taking in the aroma of the oil, it is easier to discover what really helps you.  

Incorporate oils into your personal routine. To utilize the calming, uplifting, grounding, energizing, or comforting effects of essential oils for emotional health, try incorporating your favorite oils into your everyday activities. Essential oils can be used during yoga, as part of your skincare routine, diffused in the car, and nearly any other part of your day you can think of. 

Be consistent. Rather than using essential oils sporadically when you want to alter your mood, try using small amounts on a more regular basis. Some people complain that they don’t experience the benefits of essential oils for emotional health, but a one-time application isn’t always a guarantee of a mood change. 

Practice other healthy habits. As mentioned, essential oils are just one resource for promoting good emotional health. By adopting other healthy habits in conjunction with essential oil use, you can help to promote better emotional health overall. Things like quality sleep, a healthy diet, regular exercise, and getting time outside in the sun are an important part of feeling emotionally healthy.

Seek extra help. When your quest for an emotionally-balanced life becomes overwhelming, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Reaching out to friends and family and seeking professional help can provide you with extra help on your journey to good emotional health. 

To learn more about essential oils and emotional health, listen to the doTERRA Podcast, “Emotional Health with Essential Oils”, or read the doTERRA eBook, Emotional Benefits of Aromatherapy

On Bell Let’s Talk Day, let’s make every one of these actions count.

Twitter

Each time you tweet and retweet using #BellLetsTalk or watch our official video, Bell will donate 5¢ more towards mental health initiatives.

Facebook

Each time you use the Bell Let’s Talk Facebook frame or watch our official video, Bell will donate 5¢ more towards mental health initiatives.

Instagram

Each time you watch our official video on Instagram, Bell will donate 5¢ more towards mental health initiatives.

Snapchat

Each time you use the Bell Let’s Talk Snapchat filter or watch our official video, Bell will donate 5¢ more towards mental health initiatives.

YouTube

Each time you watch our official video on YouTube, Bell will donate 5¢ more towards mental health initiatives.

TikTok

Each time you upload a video using #BellLetsTalk or watch our official video, Bell will donate 5¢ more towards mental health initiatives.

Pinterest

Each time you watch our official video on Pinterest, Bell will donate 5¢ more towards mental health initiatives.

Text messages

For every text message sent by a Bell wireless customer, Bell will donate 5¢ more towards mental health initiatives.*

*This event excludes iMessages. Regular charges apply.

Calls

For every call made by Bell wireless and home phone customers*, Bell will donate 5¢ more to mental health initiatives.

*By a Bell, Bell MTS or Bell Aliant mobile or home phone customer. Regular service charges apply.

Rose Water is to help relieve stress and clear space.  Mist the rose water on your wrists, face, or even onto your pillow.  Next take in a slow deep relaxing breath and inhale the fresh sweet aroma.

Rose Water: strong anti-inflammatory properties

    -Help soothes skin irritation

    -Soothes sore throats

    -Reduces skin redness – reduces redness and puffiness

-Helps prevent and treats infections, heals cuts, scars and burns – rose water has powerful antiseptic properties which can prevents and treat infections

    -contains antioxidants that protect cells from damage

    -enhances moods

    -relieves headaches, de-stresses

    -Soothes digestion problems

Benefits & Uses

Locally handmade by 13 year old, Jesslyn Hodgson. Handmade and infused with the invigorating smell of Grapefruit Bellini. 

Soap is an important self-care ritual. With it beneficiary medical use, ability to clean our clothes and disinfect our surroundings from harmful bacteria and dirt, soaps remain one of the most useful and fundamental hygiene tool that mankind ever created.

This is the second scent and soap bar Jesslyn has produced for the Ron Hodgson Driven By Passion Gift Boxes.

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