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December, 2014 - Issue #122
Self Care Vital to Reducing Stress Levels

This is the time of year for "peak panic." Before stress becomes distress, try these self care practices.

Exercise

The physical release of stress will also help you sleep better at night. No need to add insomnia to your list of reasons you feel stressed!

Reduce Time Urgency

Allow yourself extra time to accomplish to-do's, manage family and work tasks and commutes. That way, unexpected delays are not causes for panic.

Stay Organized

Spend a few extra minutes each day straightening your workspace and home. This is probably not the time to undertake grand organizational tasks - leave that until after the holidays - but keep your purse/wallet/car/desk neat. It will help you feel more in control of your situation, which can further reduce your stress. (Plus, you'll know what you did with your glasses and keys!)

Stop Competing

Social media is a great way to stay connected - and to find new reasons to feel stressed out. If you can't simply enjoy knowing that your online friends worked out more/got a bigger raise/found inner peace while you can't even find time for a shower, log off.

Eat Well

Eating well will keep you fueled to meet the goals of the day. That doesn't mean, though, that you have to cook night and day. Throw a simple salad together or, better yet, treat yourself to a healthy meal out.

Connect with Friends and Family

One of the best ways to reduce stress is to spend time with people you like. Whether you're laughing over Happy Hour drinks or smashing a tennis ball, time with treasured family and friends can make life feel much more manageable.

Join In

Many of your Santa Clarita neighbors kick stress to the curb by joining

The Paseo Club and taking advantage of the luxurious gym, Pilates facilities, Resort-style swimming pool, newly-renovated cycle room (scheduled for completion soon), spa services, bar and grille fare, social events and more. Paseo Club 257-0044

Pharmacies are Places for Self Care

We all know that pharmacists dispense medicines. But they do a lot more than that. Local pharmacies offer several health services that many of us aren't aware of.

For example, pharmacies promote health and wellbeing and provide access to smoking cessation services, blood sugar testing, annual flu vaccinations and many other health services. These services could save you a trip to your GP or help you to make healthy lifestyle changes. Thanks to your neighborhood pharmacy, you have quick and easy access to a pharmacist who's an expert in the safe use of medicines and is registered with their State Board of Pharmacy before they can practice.

Pharmacies take your privacy seriously, and follow strict laws such as HIPAA that ensures your confidentiality. Many pharmacies are open until late and on weekends, which is useful if you start feeling unwell at 9pm and the local GPs are all shut. You don't need an appointment; you can just pop in. Pharmacists are always happy to have a quick chat!

Desert Drugs Pharmacies 298-3135

Look a Decade Younger And a Size Smaller in 30 Days

Want to knock their socks off before New Year's? It's possible by pairing two proven treatments into one time-saving session. In an hour, you can receive both a full Cosmecanique and ForeverSlim treatment. Schedule a month's worth and you can expect to be zipping into a dress a full size smaller while admiring your significantly-younger-looking visage in the mirror.

Cosmecanique works by addressing the underlying architecture of your face with a no-pain, no-down-time treatment to keep your facial skin firm, smooth and elastic. Cosmecanique comfortably and quickly tightens the underlying foundation of connective tissue. This natural toning is gentle, non-invasive, non-abrasive - and incredibly effective, especially with lifting the jowls and neck area. You'll see an immediate improvement in tone and texture, which only becomes more apparent as you build more and more collagen in each visit.

ForeverSlim is a new medical-grade electro-therapy treatment and your answer to staying toned - or getting slimmer! - during the decadent season. ForeverSlim is a safe, medically-proven way to achieve fantastic results in a shorter period of time. Each ForeverSlim session is equivalent to hours of strenuous gym work and effectively targets those seemingly impossible-to-reach areas like the lower abs and buttocks. ForeverSlim includes an exclusive custom software program that specializes in area-specific body sculpting through the use of skin-contact electrodes. Pulse waves produce rhythmic, powerful muscle contractions that result in rapid fat reduction. The treatment is relaxing and you will feel rejuvenated after a session. It's totally safe and there are no dangerous side effects.

The current Head-to-toe Holiday Party special includes one full ForeverSlim session and one complete Cosmecanique natural facelift treatment for $99. ForeverSlim by Lorrie 313-4878
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