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With December upon us, we're now in the full swing of the holiday season! From local events (http://redmondbuzz.com/index.cfm?s=1[AS1]) and Christmas parties with friends and family, to Winter Solstice on the 21stChristmas Day on the 25th, or New Year's Eve on the 31st, there's a number of things happening this month.

There's plenty to look forward to right here at Renew, so mark your calendars! For the entire month of December, take advantage of a 20% discount on immunobooster sprayology sprays and all Farmhouse Fresh skin care products. The Ulthera Ultimate Lift special, our most popular skin lifting treatment, has been extended through the end of December. Watch for fantastic savings during the 12 Days of Christmas Specials starting on December 5th going through December 23rd!

We have gift cards available throughout the holiday season, so you'll have no problem finding that perfect stocking stuffer!

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Join us Friday December 9th from 5pm to 8pm as we celebrate Christmas and the season of giving. We’re collecting for Toys for Tots, so bring an unwrapped gift for local child and receive a gift!

We are now offering Advance Care Credit Financing! Click the button below to learn how to get up to twelve months' interest free financing:

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We hope you enjoy the December edition of our newsletter, and that you all have a restful holiday season, a merry Christmas, and a happy new year!


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We're so grateful to be a part of this magnificent industry and want to thank our clients, future clients, and all our wonderful neighbors for their continued support in helping us build Renew Esthetics into Redmond’s Premier Medical Spa. On Friday, December 9th we’re hosting our Christmas Open House in honor of you to show our appreciation and to say “thank you” to all the wonderful people that make up our beautiful community.
 
The festivities begin at 5:00pm and run until 8:00pm. Please come enjoy appetizers and cocktails as we celebrate all that we are thankful for. Remember to bring your new and unwrapped donation for Toys for Tots and receive a $25 voucher good towards any service at the spa!


 


 

ImmunoBooster

Recommended for those who tend to get sick frequently and those who want to support their immune system naturally and safely through the holiday season.

HOMEOPATHIC SPRAYS support the body's own capability to fight illness.

Homeopathy is a system of medicine that is over 200 years old. It’s based on the premise that certain natural substances help to stimulate the body's own healing mechanisms, allowing the body to heal itself. After symptoms of a condition have been alleviated, homeopathy works to reestablish internal order at the deepest levels. Because very small doses are used, all this can be accomplished without negative side effects.
 

The Marine Corps League of Central Oregon brings Christmas joy to over 5,000 less fortunate children in Deschutes, Crook, Jefferson, Harney and Klamath Counties. This year, Renew Esthetics is collecting donations for Toys for Tots! Bring your new and unwrapped presents to Renew Esthetics at 1060 SE Lake Road here in Redmond, Oregon. 

During the holiday season, gifts, cards, carols and donations constantly urge us to give thanks. But gratitude can have beneficial psychological effects.

Gratitude is one of those tricky, hard-to-pin-down feelings that can be either inert or powerfully transformative. At this time of year, when we’re constantly importuned to give thanks with gifts, cards, carols and donations, it often becomes a reflex. So when does gratitude have psychological effects?

That question didn’t get much scientific scrutiny until recently. Only in the past decade has there been a push to determine if gratitude “decreases pain and depression, and boosts happiness,” as a recent study in Primary Health Care Research & Development put it. The researchers found that an act of explicitly expressing gratitude lifted people’s mood and sense of well-being.

Bolstering this finding, other targeted studies have shown that health-care workers who cataloged why they were grateful experienced a 28% reduction in stress, and that writing about gratitude halved the risk of depression in those with a history of the disease.

Some research results seem almost too good to be true. Simply asking suicidal patients to write a letter of gratitude reduced their hopelessness in 90% of the cases. Among fit teenage athletes, those with high levels of gratitude were more satisfied with life in general and with their teams.

Counting one’s blessings, as opposed to life’s annoyances, seems to bring with it all kinds of benefits: resilience, better health, a rosier outlook—even a longer, more restful night’s sleep and a sense of connectedness to other people.

Changing how we feel is one thing, but changing behavior is another. “It’s not the hardest sell in the world that emotions could make you feel more optimistic about your life. But I grow skeptical about observable effects in the body,” Michael McCullough told me. A psychology professor at the University of Miami who investigates emotions like forgiveness, revenge and gratitude, Dr. McCullough wonders whether feeling grateful actually alters our health or whether it works by motivating us to change our behavior—to quit smoking or drinking, for example.

He found both mood and behavior changes in an experiment he did with Robert Emmons, a colleague at the University of California, Davis. In the study, reported in 2003 in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, prompting people to list five things they were grateful for several times a week not only brought an uptick in mood but also resulted in subjects devoting more time to exercise and to helping others.

“Gratitude motivates people into trying to give back,” Dr. McCullough said, “and the research is really good that volunteering is good for health. Emotional state to social contact to feeding back into health behavior—it all makes sense.”

This time of year, most of us steel ourselves for bland turkey, rich desserts and loud relatives and forget what is remarkable in our lives. We’d probably all be better off—and enjoy the holidays more—if we followed the lead of gratitude researchers and took a few minutes to list exactly what we’re grateful for. Better still, think it over, then say it out loud so that everyone can hear it.

 

 

Classic Clean Gingerbread with Maple Glaze

Makes: 1 loaf, 12 slices

Directions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F, and lightly coat a 9x5” loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. To prepare the gingerbread, whisk together the flour and next 7 ingredients (through salt) in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the butter, egg whites, and vanilla. Stir in the yogurt, mixing until no large lumps remain. Stir in the molasses and maple syrup. Alternate between adding the flour mixture and milk to the yogurt mixture, beginning and ending with the flour mixture, and stirring just until incorporated. (For best results, add the flour in 3 equal parts.)
  3. Spread the batter into the prepared pan. Bake at 325°F for 35-40 minutes or until the top feels firm to the touch and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool the loaf in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. To prepare the glaze, stir together the yogurt, maple syrup, and stevia in a small bowl. Just before serving, drizzle the gingerbread loaf with the glaze.
Ingredients:    

The Gingerbread
  • 2 cups (240g) whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp (11g) ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp (14g) unsalted butter or coconut oil, melted and cooled slightly
  • 2 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup (180g) plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup (60mL) molasses
  • ¼ cup (60mL) pure maple syrup
  • 6 tbsp (90mL) nonfat milk
The Glaze
  • 2 tbsp (30g) plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 ½ tsp pure maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp vanilla crème stevia, or to taste
 
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