While life has presented us with several obstacles in recent months, it has also reminded us about the incredible healing power of community. Every day, we have been comforted and inspired by all the selfless medical workers and neighbors we see who are working tirelessly on the front lines to help those in need. We are grateful for your hard work and dedication! And speaking of hard work and dedication, Mother’s Day is only a few days away! This year, we’re inspired to show Mom and all the amazing women we love just how grateful we are for all they do with simple gifts of wellness.
Make a gratitude list.
Grab a seat, a pen and some paper and start listing all the reasons you are grateful for the special people in your life. Your note will make their day, but it will also boost your wellness in remarkable ways. Research abounds on the health benefits of gratitude. Your brain is a powerful wellness tool. While negative thoughts spike your body’s stress response, positive thoughts like gratitude can calm your body and help conserve precious energy. Gratitude is also shown to lower risk of disease and depression, boost happiness and strengthen your immune response. In light of how healing gratitude is, consider giving that special person a gratitude journal so she can start reaping the benefits of gratitude herself!
Cook a healing meal (or send for takeout or a gift certificate).
Food is another powerful healing tool. You can boost someone’s wellness by cooking a delicious meal that’s packed with anti-inflammatory foods, including green leafy vegetables like spinach and kale, cruciferous veggies like broccoli and brussels sprouts, and avocado. Anti-inflammatory foods are bursting with protective antioxidants, which help to curb inflammation in the body by reducing inflammatory markers. Green and white tea are also high in antioxidants, so you might enjoy making your special person a cup of tea after her meal. If you can’t be with her in person this year, you could also order her some delicious green or white tea online!
Buy a gift certificate.
Self-care is a perfect wellness gift! A gift certificate to Atagi Plastic Surgery & Skin Aesthetics is a thoughtful way to treat someone special to her favorite skin care treatments, products and services. The other great thing about gift certificates is that they can be used any time, so recipients can pick a date that works perfectly for them, without the stress. To purchase a gift certificate, please call 303.327.7300. You can also purchase gift cards or order skin care products or supplements by emailing EmilyE@BesanaWellness.com.