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6 Ways to Beat the November Blues

We all know that the month of November can be a “blah” time of year. It’s an awkward period where the cozy feeling of fall has worn off, but the magic of the holidays has yet to arrive. Sometimes there’s snow, sometimes there’s not. The days are becoming shorter, and with that, comes limited sunshine. This November, we want to help you prioritize your mental health and beat those “blues”. Here are 6 self-care ideas to help you get through the gloomy weather and finish off the year as the best version of yourself.

Vortex Wellness

1. Recharge at Vortex Wellness Studio

Visit this “wellness wonderland” and choose a session that speaks to you. Looking to escape into your own world? Relax in your own meditation pod during the Somadome Session. Wanting to enhance your skin health and reduce inflammation? Book the Red Light Session! Desperately needing to catch up on some much-needed sleep? Get a good “nights” rest during the Nucalm Session, which is said to provide the equivalent to 2-5 hours of restorative sleep. Explore the full list of sessions at Vortex Wellness Studio here. Click here to book your session.

2. Cozy Up in a Café with a Good Book

Sometimes all the therapy you need is a good book. Get out of the house, switch up your environment, and spend an afternoon cozied up in a cute little café. Visit Jessica’s Book Nook in downtown Thornbury to find a new read, and walk across the street to Ashanti Café. Enjoy a warm cup of coffee, made from hand-picked beans all the way from Zimbabwe. Sip away and dive into your new book, while enjoying the ambience of this homey café in the quaint downtown of Thornbury. 

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3. Find Inner Peace at Everlove Healing & Yoga

Nothing says self-care like getting your body moving. Explore a variety of different yoga classes, tailored to both strength and relaxation at Everlove Healing & Yoga in Collingwood. Push your limits and challenge yourself with a flow based class, or put your mind and body at ease with a restorative class.

Go even further and experience the different healing arts that Everlove offers, beginning with Reiki and Chakra Balance. If you’ve never experienced these natural healing methods before, now is the perfect time to allow your energies to shift during these trying times. Allow your spirtual being to heal using essential oils, crystals, and customized readings.

4. Get Pampered at Living Shore Spa

Visit Living Shore Spa by Living Water Resorts in Collingwood to treat yourself to a well-deserved day of pampering. It’s nearly impossible to stay in a “slump” after a relaxing massage, mani/pedi, and facial. You’ll leave the spa feeling like a new person! 

While you’re there, be sure to indulge in the Aquapath. This unique spa experience combines a variety of mineral pools, waterfall benches, river pathways, and sea-salt baths for the ultimate rejuvenation experience. Click here to view special packages and call 705-446-3262 to make a reservation.

Living Shore Spa
forest trees

5. Experience Forest Therapy with Free Spirit Tours

Although the weather may not be ideal, sometimes getting outside and breathing in fresh air can be pivotal for your mental health. Embark on a guided Forest Therapy Walk along the Niagara Escarpment with Free Spirit Tours for a unique take on therapy. Experience sensory activities, presence, stillness, and listening, while surrounded by the beauty of the South Georgian Bay woodlands. You will leave this endeavour feeling healthier, happier, and more connected with yourself, and nature. Click here to book online.

6. Escape on an Overnight Retreat to the VanderMarck

Self-care your way over to this luxury boutique hotel located in the heart of Collingwood’s downtown. Relax in privacy, enjoy comfort, and escape from the real world for a night or two. Cozy up by the fireplace in your suite with a glass of wine for a night in. Order room service from Cabin Kitchen and let The Vandermarck Hotel take care of you. And the best part of it all? The hotel’s convenient location allows you to access many of Collingwood’s amazing shops and restaurants by foot. If retail therapy is calling your name, this might be the spot for you! To escape for a relaxing overnight retreat, make your reservation here.

Vandermarck Hotel

We hope you have a fun and safe time exploring South Georgian Bay with this itinerary! Share your memories with us by tagging @SGeorgianBay on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter!

Planning to visit South Georgian Bay in the near future? Please contact individual businesses to confirm method and hours of operation and plan ahead by making reservations when possible. Visit our “Know Before You Go” page by clicking here.

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