A few months ago, I had the opportunity to participate in Kellogg's Health and Wellness Ambassador program and wrote about my sister-in-law Pat's recent battle with breast cancer.
Her strength and courage inspired me to start taking better care of myself, as well.
After 5 years, I finally made an appointment with a new doctor and I am very happy to report that I am now fully recovered from my surgery, addressing a health issue that could NOT have waited any longer.
Pat and I recently had the chance to spend some quality time, together (FINALLY!) at Peter Conte Salon and Day Spa here in Monmouth County, NJ.
Although, a trip to the spa may not be a great fit for everyone's budget (mine, either!) some salons do offer very nice packages that would make fabulously wonderful gift suggestions, like Peter Conte's Winter's Escape for $99 which included:
- 1/2 an hour in their hydrotherapy tub
- a reflexology hand & foot massage
- a full body scrub
- rainforest shower
Pat and I had a FABULOUS time -- it was 2+ hours of pampering, worth every penny, trust me -- and we had a very relaxing dinner at Masala Kitchen (my new favorite Indian restaurant, here in Jersey, btw) afterward.
Since then, I have made a committment to help remind other women (especially, moms like me) that it is most certainly more than okay for you (yes, YOU!) to take a self-imposed time-out, every now and again.
Trust me, your health and wellness ARE totally worth it!
© 2003 - 2011 This Full House
Small Gray-ish Print: Kellogg's provided a gift card to help celebrate choosing my sister-in-law Pat as my Wellness Ambassador. The words, however, are ALL mine and you can't have them.