Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Who Turned Out The Sun?

It's that time of year again, when the days get shorter, the weather gets frigid, and we turn back the clocks an hour for daylight savings time - which is this weekend, if you didn't already know!

Less daylight.  Getting up in the dark, going home in the dark.  Where does that leave us? In our offices or at home, or at work in a store, where we only see the daylight from our windows (if we're fortunate enough to have a window) or experience a measly breath of fresh air going to and from the car or bus.  

All of this can leave us feeling groggy, fatigued, irritable, angry, and depressed.  

How can you break free of this unhealthy schedule that can be harmful to your mental health and overall well-being?

  • Take a break!  Even if you're not a smoker, even a 5-10 minute bout of fresh air can do wonders.  Breathe in deeply while outside, letting the air fill your lungs, and exhale through your mouth.  Breathe in the oxygen and let out the stress, etc

  • Lunchtime walks!  Have a half hour or even an hour for lunch?  Bust out of your work environment for half of your lunch break.  Grab your jacket, and good shoes and just get out and enjoy the outside world.  I know this may not be as appealing in -35 degree weather come January/February, but you'll come to appreciate the feeling of releasing your mind for a few minutes.

  • Have a dog that you just let out the back door at home?  Head to the dog park or just go for a walk around the block.  Fido will love it, and it gives you the chance to rejuvenate.

  • Partake in seasonal outdoor activities!  Skiing, snowshoeing, sliding, skating, are all great winter activities - and for the time being, hiking in the Gatineau Hills is superb!  Look at joining a walk or run club in your area where you can also meet others who are wanting to get out and about!

These are just some quick ways to get out and breathe in the fresh air during the time of daylight savings.  

  • Be sure to get enough sleep as well.  "Falling Back" an hour means an extra hour of sleep (little bit harder with children and pets, but everyone adjusts in the end) so it's a good time to curl up with a great book, and just relax.

  • Also, ensuring that your diet is a healthy one is ideal.  Lots of seasonal fruits and vegetables are a key ingredient to a well balanced diet, as well as steering clear of fast food, and all that extra Halloween candy still laying around!

Taking care of yourself during this time adjustment is the best way to get through whatever feelings and emotions come into play.  If you find yourself struggling, please don't hesitate to reach out to us for support.  613-238-3311 anytime of day or night, we are here for you!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Calling All Divas for DIVA DAY!

Imagine a day to yourself, or with your BFF, sister, mom, aunt, whichever lady in your life, at the beautiful Nordik Spa & Nature.

Submerge yourself into the Nordic baths, indulge in the steam room, get toasty in the sauna.

But that's not all what Diva Day, in support of the Distress Centre of Ottawa & Region is about!

We're excited that our ladies only fundraiser is just around the corner on Sunday, October 20th, from 1-5pm.

Divas in attendance will not only get to experience Nordik's beautiful grounds, and baths, etc, but will also receive the following:

Mini Makeover

If you ever watch Dragon's Den, you may remember a women named Andi Marcus who developed a 6-in-1 makeup and named it Mistura!  For those in need of a makeup with no fuss, no muss, Mistura's makeup will condense your makeup routine to seconds instead of minutes!  The Mistura Beauties will be providing free mini-makeovers for all of our Divas!  

Mini Manicure

Life is too short for boring nails!  That's what our manicure gurus, Koku Nail Bar, says!  The latest & greatest addition to St Laurent Shopping Centre, Koku Nails is there to transform your nails in 11 minutes, since we all don't have the time for that hour long mani!  Express manicures at Koku are their trademark service, but they offer that and SO much more!  Koku nail masters will be doing express manicures for every Diva!

Mini Facial

Before your makeover, indulge in a mini facial by Arbonne rep Juliann!  A fresh feeling that will leave your face feeling supple and smooth, while cleansing your pores, and minimizing your dead skin cells.  Each Diva will feel fresh and invigorated with a mini facial by Juliann and Arbonne!

Mini Tarot Card Reading

Do you have questions that you want answered?  Divas will each receive a mini tarot card reading by Suzanne Duc, which will provide you with enlightenment and a renewed sense of purpose in managing your future - plus it's just so cool!  Suzanne has over 10 years of experience with Tarot & Astrology.

Not only will the Divas enjoy everything you just read about, but there will be treats all afternoon, with thanks to the Cruz Family, as well as coffee, tea and herbal tea.

PLUS!  Divas can enter to win fabulous prizes including mall gift cards, jewelry, gift baskets and more!

At last, but most certainly not least, each Diva will be going home with a gift bag full of amazing local and national products!

...and more!

Thank you in huge part to our Title Sponsor, Paul Rushforth Real Estate!  Did you know that Paul & his team of agents have won countless business awards, for their professional services and amount of homes sold in a year?  Paul's team excels in buying and selling homes, and also provides a "your home sold guaranteed" agreement so that you don't end up owning two homes at the same time!  Paul also hosts a radio show on Saturdays all about home ownership, selling, buying, and everything in between.  As if he couldn't be busier, Paul is also the co-host of the show "All For Nothing?" on the W Network!  Paul and his team dedicate and donate time and funds to local not for profit organizations and charities year round, including the Distress Centre - to that we say THANK YOU!


Do you really need any more reason to come to Diva Day and support the Distress Centre of Ottawa & Region?  

Tickets are selling quickly, so don't delay!  Call and buy your tickets now at 613-238-1089 x 222!  Tickets are $100 each, and we accept Visa, Mastercard, AMEX over the phone.

We are so looking forward to seeing you at Diva Day!  If you have any questions about the event, please call Leslie at 613-238-1089 x 222 or via email lscott @