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22 m a s s a g e & b o d y w o r k j a n u a r y / f e b r u a r y 2 0 2 0 SAVVY SELF-CARE best practices Power Pause By Heath and Nicole Reed The cool winter months are upon us, and nature and many of her animal and plant inhabitants are hibernating, resting, and taking pause. And yet, we notice many people actually accelerating their efforts and activity levels this time of year. It's common to feel exhausted, stressed, bloated, or laid up sick and unwell after the hustle and bustle of the holidays. To stay healthy—and even fortify our health with the changing seasons—we've discovered the central importance of doing as nature does: taking pause. The seemingly simple act of intermittently ceasing work, effort, and all the doing in favor of getting back into the flow of nature generates abundant life gifts.

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