More Relaxing Rituals from OMBE
From the desk of Jessica L. Molleur, Lic.Ac.DNBAO….
We began this year with a few relaxing rituals to help you start off your new year with some additional tools to cultivate mindfulness and reduce stress. Check out the previous blog for more ideas to help you reduce your stress levels for the upcoming year. Here are a few more to help you add a little more zen into your day:
7. GET OUTSIDE & PLAY
Have you ever heard kids complain about the cold weather? Take a lesson from children and get outside to play this winter. Equip yourself with the right clothing and pick up a winter sport-snowshoeing, skiing, or winter photography are just a few. You’ll be surprised at how energized you may feel after braving the cold!
8. FORGIVE & LET GO
Forgiving and letting go may be difficult but it is even more draining and stressful to carry grudges. You can symbolically let go by writing a letter expressing how you feel and explaining why you need to move on. You don’t need to mail the letter but it may help in just expressing yourself. You can burn the paper or cast it away somewhere when you are really ready to say goodbye.
9. TEA FOR ONE
Take a vacation in your kitchen. Cultivate your tea sense and keep a personal kettle, tea cup and your favorite teas on hand. Sit quietly alone or share this old ritual with friends. Hot tea may just warm up your body this winter or your spirit!
10. GET IN TOUCH
No matter how stressful your day is, try to put things into perspective by reaching out to a friend or family member that may be struggling a bit more this season. The winter can be an especially lonely time and even depressing for people feeling isolated. Give them a call or even better-invite them to dinner.
How many times have you made and broken resolutions for yourself? This year, look at goal-making in a different light. Write down a list of areas in your life-family, health, personal, work, financial, educational or spiritual. Set SMART goals: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time-Bound.
Need motivation? Ask for help or try something new. Stepping outside your comfort zone can be liberating and inspiring. It may be that single class, training session or spa treatment that helps you turn a page in achieving your best health.
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Jessica L. Molleur, Lic.Ac., DNBAO
Jessica L. Molleur is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and massage therapist in Massachusetts and California. She first became interested in acupuncture as a soccer player searching for an alternative to knee surgery and discovered the many benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology from the University of California at Davis and a Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, CA. Jessica is a National Diplomate of Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine and Chinese Herbology through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She is also a Diplomate of Acupuncture Orthopedics, a specialty certification held by fewer than 500 acupuncturists in the United States.
Jessica currently maintains a private acupuncture practice in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, which was awarded Best Acupuncture Center by Boston Magazine. Areas of specialty include women's health, pregnancy, infertility, pediatrics, and sports medicine. If you are interested in learning about the benefits of acupuncture for fertility and IVF, please visit the acupuncture + fertility page. New patients can book online to schedule any acupuncture service including a complimentary consult. Jessica also serves as a health care consultant for a number of integrative medical institutes. Her clients include IVF and infertility centers, functional medicine offices, orthopedic facilities, concierge practices, and green spas. Please contact OMBE for more information about these services.
Prior to her consulting work, Jessica founded an integrative health center in Boston. The eco-friendly center was one of the first twenty-five companies certified as a Sustainable Business Leader in Boston. During its ten-year tenure, the center provided services including acupuncture, chiropractic, massage, naturopathy, nutritional counseling, personal training, Pilates, and yoga. Studio offerings included mom and baby programming, Mongan Method Hypnobirthing, natural childbirth education and the Holistic Moms Network. The center was the recipient of several awards, including Mayor Menino's Green Business Award, a multiple recipient of Boston Business Journal's Best Workplace, Boston Magazine's Best of Boston Award for Massage Therapy as well as Best Eco-Friendly Massage, Eco-Beauty Bar, Nutritionist, Personal Trainer, Pilates, and Workout.