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10 Ways to Fight Holiday Stress

10 Ways to Fight Holiday Stress

The holidays can be stressful! Could you use a few simple tricks to manage that stress and spaaaah your way to a relaxed holiday? You’re in luck! Our spa team has put together a list of 10 ways to fight that frantic feeling and get through the holidays with ease:

  1. Pick something you love: anything from a nature walk to weightlifting will up your endorphins, lower your stress levels and even help you sleep better.
  2. Make lists. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, tackling your tasks in smaller blocks will have you celebrating small successes and staying motivated to accomplish one job at a time.
  3. Go to bed early. We know you’re busy but scheduling in some early nights will cut down on the exhaustion, help improve your focus and can boost your immunity so you can avoid the dreaded winter cold.
  4. Be grateful. Consider a gratitude journal to give yourself a daily reminder of how lucky you are and put into perspective all the things that matter most this season.
  5. Get pampered. Whether this looks like a visit to the spa, a yoga class or wandering through the bookstore, treating yourself to some me-time is a great way to recharge and relax.
  6. Add aromatherapy. Researchers have found that citrus smells are mood-boosters that induce happy feelings in most people. Pick a scent that lifts your spirits and use it in your car, your office or your house for a seasonal pick-me-up.
  7. Laugh out loud. Watch a funny movie, crack up with a friend or just find the humour in the holidays to trigger endorphins, minimize stress hormones and get you in a more festive mood.
  8. The constant notifications and regular reminders can send our anxiety levels through the roof. Stagger your check-ins to stay sane and keep focused.
  9. Learn to say no. Say no to doing too much, to over-scheduling and to putting yourself under excessive pressure. Strive for balance and give yourself grace if you can’t get everything done on time. Work towards peace of mind and the body will follow.
  10. Focus on fun. Don’t let holiday crowds, tight deadlines or house guests get you down. Spend quality time with your family, cuddle your pets and fit in the things you love to bring grounding and balance to a jam-packed, stressful season.Looking for more wellness tips? Visit our blog at www.adamoestate.com.

** Photo Credit: Frances Morency Photography

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Recipe: Cranberry Sauce

Recipe: Cranberry Sauce

Are you hosting this holiday season? Impress your guests with a super simple delicious cranberry sauce recipe, straight from our cabin kitchen:

2 cups fresh cranberries
½ cup brown sugar
1 cup orange juice
1 ½ cups cranberry juice

Simmer all ingredients in a pot. For whole berry sauce, simmer until berries split. For a jam-like consistency, simmer for about 1 hour. When it reaches a jam consistency, it’s done! Feel free to add cinnamon stick, ground nutmeg or orange zest for extra flavour.

This recipe makes about 2 cups and can be stored unopened for 1 month. Enjoy!

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December: What’s Happening

December: What’s Happening

The magic of the holidays is almost upon us! From Christmas Break to a much-deserved break, we’ve got you covered. Here’s some of the fun to look forward to this month:

12 days of Christmas: From December 2nd to the 22nd, it’s 12 Days of Christmas at the spa! Choose from a variety of services to make your holidays extra special. For full details, visit:

Christmas Dinner: Join us for our Christmas Day Buffet Dinner. Featuring holiday salads, charcuterie, carving boards, seafood bar, holiday desserts and more – treat your family to a dinner unlike any other! For the full menu, visit:

Book a staycation: Spend your Christmas break with us! With 16 ski hills, 2 terrain parks, restaurants, spa, indoor pool and more, we’ve got a calendar full of fun:

Celebrate New Year’s: Ring in the New Year with us! Choose from our gala with live music by Old School or a romantic dinner in cabin. For details, visit:

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Great Gift Ideas From the Spa

Great Gift Ideas From the Spa

The holidays are almost here! Make the most of the season of giving with these fantastic gift ideas from our spa:

At your service: Searching for a gift someone who has everything? Give the gift of spa services! Our 18,000 sq. ft. spa features a full service menu with something for everyone. From facials to full body treatments to healing therapies and more, check out our packages to put together the perfect gift for that someone special!

Great gift items: Go local this year with a gift that’s sure to please. Our spa features a ton of great options in all price ranges, showcasing some of our amazing local vendors. Soap, jewelry, beauty products and accessories are just a few of the assortment we offer. Visit us today to pick up what you need.

Get carded: Having trouble deciding? Let the recipient choose for themselves with a gift card to the spa! The come in the denomination of your choice, they never expire and they bring joy to all who receive them. And while you’re at it, pick one for yourself, too. It’s the gift that keeps on giving!

Want more info on our spa or spa services? Visit our website at: https://www.hockley.com/spa/.