Hygge, The Journal — Self care

Making Scents with Meg Shuba Yoga

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Making Scents with Meg Shuba Yoga

If you have ever strolled with a coffee or jogged around Forsyth Park on Monday and Friday mornings, say around 9 a.m., you’ll notice a unique gathering of people doing yoga near the big palm tree due North of Collins Quarters.  If you’re at the fountain, you’ve gone too far.

In fact, something magical is happening under the Spanish moss this Friday, June 11th from 9 - 10 a.m. at this exact place. Yoga Under The Trees, sponsored by Collins Quarter Forsyth is celebrating its one year anniversary. The yogi mastermind behind it all is, of course, Hygge Savannah’s dear friend, and Connect Savannah’s Best Yoga Instructor 2021, Meg Shuba. We’ll all be out there listening to beautiful live music from singer/songwrite, Levi Moore, as we flow. Brunch and music to follow!

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A Hygge Weekend: Asheville, North Carolina

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A Hygge Weekend: Asheville, North Carolina

One awesome paradigm shift we’ve noticed, especially this past year, is how supportive we all are of each other taking breaks and setting boundaries.  I think we collectively got to a place of exhaustion and burnout, and we hope that this is a turning point towards a new trend. 

Our favorite self-care activity is simply to take time away from your phone and do as the Japanese call, forest bathing (shinrin-yoku). When we posted that we were headed to the mountains for the weekend, and asked for suggestions for Asheville, North Carolina, ya’ll showed up big time.

So, we compiled the highlights of this funky mountain town just under five hours from Savannah. Drop us a note in the comments section if there’s a “must-see or do” that we might have missed!

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Our May Reads for Mental Health Month

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Our May Reads for Mental Health Month

Books are great tools for learning about mental health, and reading is scientifically proven to increase our level of empathy towards one another. It gives us a window into the lives of others. Hygge Savannah is taking time to acknowledge May as mental health awareness month.

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Thoughts From A Bed: Mental Health Awareness

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Thoughts From A Bed: Mental Health Awareness

It’s about to get real. Real talk or “deep talk”--as Jessica Pan refers to in her recent novel, Sorry I’m Late, I Didn’t Want to Come--is a staple of Danish and Hygge culture.  All the pleasantries are nice, but you usually don’t need to talk about the weather and everyone in the family is doing fine.  We are all about getting real and slowing it way down at Hygge Savannah.  In the spirit of May being Mental Health Awareness Month, there’s no better time to dive right in. 

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