There appears to be a triple whammy in play that makes it difficult for people who are chronically stressed to lose weight. - Psychology Today
In 2011, Elissa Epel,...conducted a study on the benefits of mindfulness meditation, lowering cortisol, and reducing body fat. Her findings suggest improvements in mindfulness, stress management and lower cortisol were associated with reductions in abdominal fat. - PsychologyToday.com
Join My New Weight Loss Support Community
This week, I've been taking a workshop for creating membership communities and programs, and I've got a great idea for one I would like to create. I'm planning a membership community for women who are trying to lose weight, and it's going to be built around simple mindfulness techniques, tea breaks, self care rituals, and community support.
I am in the process of losing weight, myself, and my passion for Sipology’s dessert tea and self care practices are making it much easier than it was, at first!
As I was listening to this guy leading the workshop, I started mentally making a list of how tea can help you lose weight and it struck me how empowering it could be to build a community around it and combine it with mindfulness techniques and other self care tools and practices.
You probably already know about the connection between stress and cortisol and having a more difficult time with losing weight. A few years ago, researchers did a study where they found that just talking about a stressful day lessened the amount of calories women burned.
But research also has found that mindfulness techniques and other self care resources help women with weight loss. So if you’re trying to lose weight and it hasn’t been easy, this membership will be designed to stack the deck in your favor and I believe you'll be happy with it.
I’ve got lots of ideas for this membership! For mindfulness meditations & other techniques, for affirmations, journal prompts, and other self care tools and resources.
I’m hoping to start with 10-20 women, but I know we will evolve & grow and as we do, I envision us becoming a strong and supportive community.
Our thoughts have the power to shape our lives. What you think, you become. -HeathBeet.org
So far, this is just an idea, & I’m just getting started. Which is why I am inviting you to be a founding member and start at a lower price.
Once everything is in place, and the membership launches officially, I will raise the price but your price will never change.
And I’ll be relying on your feedback to make it the best community it can possibly be.
If you want to join as a founding member, fill in the contact form below. I’ll be holding the lower founding member prices open for a week.
We're used to asking moms for advice, calling for support or wishing her a happy birthday. But our moms deserve more than that. This Mother's Day, make sure she knows just how much you love and appreciate her for being the glue that holds it all together. - GoodHousekeeping.com
Have you started thinking about what to get your mom for Mother’s Day?
It may seem like you still have plenty of time, but the truth is, it will be here before you know it.
So I thought it would be helpful to get you started thinking about some gift ideas for your mom. And as a tea consultant with Sipology by Steeped Tea, I've got some great suggestions.
Each of these Mother’s Day gift ideas is special, thoughtful and a treat for your mother, but they won’t break your bank account!
Here are some great Sipology ideas…
Best Dessert Tea Collection
If your mom is watching her weight & has given up sweets or dessert, Sipology has lots of chocolate or other dessert teas she would love...
But Susan's Cookie Dough, a chocolate chip cookie tea, is not the only chocolate you or your mom can have while dieting. There's so much more!
Here are some of the great selection of the best dessert teas you can choose from...
Did Someone Say Chocolate?
No More Standing in Line
Does your mom love lattes?
Not only does Sipology offer chai teas & latte mixes, you can get her a Party Milk Frother, and Trendy Tea Press, so she can make her lattes at home, at a fraction of the cost she’d spend if she had to go out to get them.
No waiting in line, no artificial flavoring, and less than $1 per serving.
Click the images below for latte recipes your mom might want to try.
And here's a Vanilla London Fog recipe you might want to try...
The Sangria Collection
Sipology has a Teacanter & the Perfect Tea Pitcher she can use and several delicious sangria teas - the Hawaiian pineapple sangria is my favorite! All you need is the wine.
Click the image below for a Cherry Sangria recipe...
The Prism Teapot
But you also might want to get her a Prism teapot. It can hold well over a pot of water and you can heat it right on the stove! She might like that, too, for much better tasting tea than the microwave can provide.
After not having them for a while, when I first got all my favorite Sipology dessert teas again, I wondered why they weren't tasting quite like I had expected. Finally, my Prism teapot came and I immediately realized what the problem had been.
I had been heating up the water for my tea in the microwave. Once I started using my Prism teapot, the difference was miraculous!
Her Favorite Teas
One final idea is to get her organic, loose leaf Sipology versions of her favorite teas that she buys at the grocery store. She will be so delighted to discover how much better they taste!
I hope you and the mothers you love have a wonderful Mother's Day!
By the way, if you're thinking about gathering together a group of friends to celebrate, check out my Mother's Day cream tea recipes page.
See you next time!
Hi, I'm Jeanine
Author, tea matchmaker, self care coach and lifestyle blogger. I help women who want more time for tea breaks & self care simplify, and find time for both. More here.