Happy New Year!


Hurray! We made it to 2019 <3 !!!!

I had such a wonderfully magic celebration of the new year with my lovely, dear friends Becca Griffin & Brielle Ansems!

I like to rinse off with cold water in the shower to practice mental strength and focus on breathing. On top of that, there are so many great health benefits from a cold shower including increased blood circulation, an increase of your immunity defences, increased muscle recovery, hair and skin benefits, etc… the list goes on (https://lonerwolf.com/cold-shower-hydrotherapy/). We usually fear the cold water, and by rinsing off in it first thing in the morning you can really elevate your mood through conquering that fear, very quickly.

That being said, I woke up this morning, looked out the window to see grey skies and snow falling. Nevertheless, jumping into ice-cold water seemed a bit extreme and had me second guessing myself. However, after receiving a text from my mom asking me if I was still up for it, I thought…rather than telling myself I would just “do it next year”, I needed to go for it.

My parents and I grabbed some warm blankets and head out to the Charlottetown Waterfront. I took off my sweater and took a stroll around to adapt to the cold weather. Everyone was in such a fantastic mood, a bit nervous, but super pumped. I saw the cool, grey skies as an opportunity to challenge myself even more, and the snow fall as a magical touch.

We walked out single file, then one by one jumped into a hole that had been cut in the ice. I jumped in the water and felt a huge rush of adrenaline, joy, and excitement. As I begin the new year, I remind myself to conquer my fears and really challenge myself. Hmm… I’m now questioning the idea of doing another ice-water plunge this Winter- who knows!

Happy New Year with love, light and blessings to you,

P.S. If you don’t know who Wim Hof is, he’s one badass human totally worth checking out:

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