January 1, 2019

New Year’s Resolutions, Edmonds-Style

Happy 2019! It’s once again that time when we all take at least a moment to think about our goals for the New Year in front of us.

With so many services available in downtown Edmonds, we decided to create a resource to help you meet your resolutions this year. And maybe even give you some ideas on easy goals to tackle to get your 2019 off to a great start!

Health & Fitness

Probably one of the most popular resolutions (and why every gym is packed to the gills in January), is aiming to get in better shape or shed a few pounds.

It’s been said that great abs are created “80% in the kitchen and 20% in the gym”. With that in mind, searching for the right eating plan to meet your goals can be an overwhelming process. A great place to get answers and a plan that works for you is with a certified nutritionist.

Megan Ormsby, MS, RD with Sound Nutrition in downtown Edmonds has the focus that, “A healthy relationship with food allows us to eat freely without food and weight preoccupation. A healthy relationship with food is essential for sustainable change and for food to have its proper role in our lives.”

She offers appointments in person and online and accepts some insurance plans.

Clearing the Clutter

Another popular goal that can be quite overwhelming to some is paring down your belongings and getting rid of things no longer useful.

If you have gently used women’s clothing and accessories that “reflect current styles”, consignment is a great way to clear out your closet and make a little cash to boot. Anchor Chic in downtown Edmonds is a must see! Their boutique is committed to style at affordable prices while reducing the amount of items that end up in landfills.

Consigning is all done by appointment, you can schedule your time based on how many items you have right on their website (and they do book up quickly, so don’t delay!).

For household items, toys, books, or men’s clothing you’d like to donate, check out the Edmonds Senior Center Thrift Shop. They are celebrating the opening of their new location (22820 100th Ave W) on January 19th. No appointment is needed to drop off items, just visit during their normal hours.

Adulting Goals

These may be the least fun types of resolutions, but oh-so-important to giving peace of mind.

If you have any changes in the number of drivers in your household this year, a visit to Insurance Services Group is well worth your time. Their brokers can shop multiple lines to get you the best coverage at the best rate. You can also take care of homeowner and rental insurance needs there, too.

Planning your financial future may seem daunting, but utilizing the services of a financial planner can get you on the right path. TFS Advisors in Edmonds help families, individuals, and businesses with an array of services including retirement planning, investment analysis, legacy planning, and goal development. They also have several free resources on their website to get you started.

Self-Care & De-Stress

Carving out time for healing, creative endeavors, and connecting to yourself can do wonders for keeping the ever-present stress monster tamed. Which directly correlates to feeling better in all areas of your life!

Peggy Farah, BA, MPS, LMHCA is offering her popular Release™ retreat beginning February 15th. Release is a day retreat for women in downtown Edmonds that includes “mindfulness instruction, directed individual reflection through journal prompts, playful art creation, facilitated group process and guided meditation.”

These retreats focus on finding more joy, peace, and connection through the day-long process. All art supplies are provided along with a journal for you to keep. Registration is open now and can be done securely right on her website.

If you are plagued by aches, pains, or low energy, cranial sacral therapy might be a solution for you.

This healing modality has its basis in osteopathy and was pioneered by Dr. William G. Sutherland in the early 1900s. The gentle and non-invasive therapy focuses on the connection between the bones in the cranium and the direct link through the spine to the sacrum.

Geraldine Bright is a cranial sacral therapist in downtown Edmonds who treats patients of all ages for a wide variety of ailments, including back, joint, and other body strains.

Be Happy!

Increasing overall happiness and enjoying more of the sweet life should be on everyone’s list of 2019 goals.

Two easy ways to do that? Visit Salt & Iron for happy hour with great specials on food and drink, including a progressive deal on fresh Pacific Oysters. Happy hour is served daily from 3pm to 6pm (along with a late night option, too).

And also head to Revelations Yogurt to create your own delicious sweet treat with their 10 rotating flavors of frozen yogurt (that include probiotics) and bountiful toppings bar with lots of healthy fresh fruit. Yum!

From everyone at the Edmonds Downtown Alliance, we wish you a happy and prosperous 2019! For a complete list of all the business who can help you have the best 2019 in downtown Edmonds, visit Ed!’s website.

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