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A Little Bit of Ahhh Before A Lot of Awe This Holiday Season

The Fortress Secure Team | November 14, 2023 @ 12:00 AM

The romantic notion of the holidays…curled up by a roaring fire, sipping hot chocolate, admiring the blustery weather from the comfort of the great indoors.


Or maybe, if you’re like many of us, it’s more akin to dashing here and darting there. Shopping, decorating, picking out the perfect tree, family gatherings, kids’ recitals…it’s exhausting just thinking about it all!


It’s that time of year when we’re hit with a hefty case of “yes-itis.” Sure, it’s well-intentioned, but it usually avalanches upon us. Ever just want to pull the covers over your head and avoid this blissful chaos? There’s no escaping it…or is there?


Everyone has their own way of restoring inner peace. Let’s dive into a few ideas to feed your soul.


If soaking away your worries sounds heavenly, replenish your spirit at Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort & Spa in Avila. Soothe your ravaged nerves in hot tubs tucked away in the hills, under lush trees and royal blue skies. Immerse yourself in restorative waters, reducing your stress, relieving sore muscles, and clearing your cluttered mind. Reservations are required. Call (805) 595-7302 or visit  


Or perhaps, your idea of ahhh is hiking amid green rolling hills dotted with beautiful yellow wildflowers while overlooking the stunning ocean at Point Sal in Guadalupe. This dog-friendly trail is open sunrise to sunset. A feast for the senses, Point Sal is a perfect way to melt away that stress.


Feeling more covert? Go undercover as you hide from the holiday craziness and maybe a wacky relative or two. Volunteer to grab the holiday décor from your storage unit, aka, the Zen Den (both Arroyo Grande and Santa Maria offer great storage options). While you’re there, take a seat on a tub, or better yet, slide a few together for a make-shift couch. Put up your feet, and read a book or listen to your favorite tunes. Just don’t leave your holiday decorations behind!


Have some fun with this. Your body and soul will thank you. Happy, Merry Everything to you all!

The Fortress Secure Team
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