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January 2020—Just Breathe

Dec 26, 2019 11:00AM ● By Enjoy Magazine

Editor's Note 

January 2020

AFTER THE HOLIDAY HUSTLE, a deep breath is long overdue – let’s quiet our minds and just breathe. Now, didn’t that feel good? This issue of Enjoy illuminates ways to care for mind, body and soul, so we can all start the new year living our best lives. 

Feeling stressed? Tired? Anxious? Sad? Angry? Depressed? Head for the trees. From emotional and mental wellness to overall physical well-being, nature offers a free antidote to life’s ills. We’ll tell you more.

Reading also lowers stress, enhances imagination and boosts sleep. Share this magic with your favorite little one – and if you don’t have a book handy, check out a local Little Free Library.  This nonprofit endeavor inspires a love of reading while building community.

Days may be shorter in the winter, but it’s a perfect time to start making a list of places to explore when the weather lends itself to a hike. We’ve assembled a little cheat sheet of lovely local trails for you to start with.

Breathing is more than taking oxygen into the body – it’s committing to make time to rest and relax. Sleep in, have lunch with a friend, watch the sun rise. Just breathe, and enjoy!

The Enjoy Team

On the Cover:

Cover model: Chantel Perry 
by Sal Marro Photography