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The Blessings of Winter

Gratitude can be celebrated everyday, not just during the Thanksgiving holiday. Here are a few reasons winter is so special: Everyone is a little friendlier this time of year, friends, family and even strangers will meet you with a smile. Getting to make a warm crackling fire to make your home feel warm and cozy. For the love of layers! How great is it to be able to rock that fun scarf or fabulous jacket and favorite hat? Additionally, it's perfectly acceptable to drink hot cocoa everyday or enjoy delicious stew to your heart's content. On a deeper level, it's a great time to reflect and practice being grounded. The days are shorter, cold and wet, so spending time indoors is a great opportunity to learn meditation, read a great book, nurture an art project or get your home organized. It is also a beautiful luxury to witness the colors of a winter sunrise or look upon the naked trees as their leaves have blown away. Please enjoy your winter days and as well as this newsletter!
Omega Power - Benefits of Essential Fats
Numerous studies point to the many benefits of these fats, which are known as essential fatty acids (EFAs). Even if you have the typical dieter's fear of fat, it's important to consume omega-rich fats as opposed to the trans fats found in refined foods and overly processed supermarket oils. Read More.
Manage Stress
Herbs and supplements can make a difference when it comes to controlling stress and anxiety. 
Supplement with vitamin D3. Sunlight can be scarce during the winter, depleting our vitamin D reserves. There is quite a bit of evidence that vitamin D deficiency plays a role in Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), which is just another term for the wintertime blues. B vitamins can also help control stress and depression. One clinical study showed that supplementation with B complex over three months helped people improve mood and reduce stress. Read More.
Meet Our Local Guest Practitioners for 
'Girl's Night In'--Spa Night 
 Tuesday, December 8th 
Elizabeth Laffan, Licensed Massage Therapist
Elizabeth's compassionate nature for helping others and her love of massage therapy is evident in her work. She has a vast background in therapeutic, deep tissue and relaxation massage which makes her an exceptional local practitioner at Apple Blossom Massage Spa in Corvallis. She will be offering free 10 minute chair massage during at our spa night next Tuesday night. 
Dr Alicia Rogers, ND
Local physician Dr Alicia Rogers completed her doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine in 2002 at Bastyr University. She did a residency in an integrative primary care clinic in Seattle, where she focused on Physical Medicine and Bio-identical Hormones. Dr Rogers will be offering a 10 minute discussion about Botox, Dermal Filler, Cosmopen Microneedling, Platelet Rich Plasma, and general health. Bring the questions you have always wanted to ask for the doctor.
Suzi of Suzi's Lavender
Suzi is a lavender grower and enthusiast. She uses lavender oil for her salve formulas because of its antimicrobial and healing properties. She will be offering free 10 minute skincare consultations and sampling her line of lavender skincare products.
Virginia Alexander, Certified Hypnotist and Astrology Specialist
Virginia has been a full time counseling astrologer for over 35 years. Her clients come from all over the world for her astrology natal chart and yearly forecasts, helping understand the positive and progressive days and what the influence of the energy will be like for any specific time span. She will be offering free 10 minute helpful and special astrology readings.
Healthy Gifts for the Holidays Open House and Buy Local Kick Off!
December 4th, 5th, and 6th
Strengthen your local economy! Country Vitamins is celebrating being a local business all weekend! Enjoy product demos, sales, gifts, treats, teas & more!
Country Vitamins' Spa Night
December 8th

Join us for this complimentary after-hours pre-holiday spa event and partake of the holistic health services from our local community!  There will be catered food, beverage, as well as information and fun. Pre-registration is recommended!
Free Five Minute Makeovers
December 19th
Stop by for a glamorous holiday glitz party look. Our professional skincare consultant Tammy will make you look fabulous and festive! Try a red lipstick or a smoky eye effect!
Mark Your Calendars!
January 23rd, 2016
Upcoming Health Fair!

In store health fair, details to come!
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