By Bronwyn Ison

Red and pink, boxed chocolates, teddy bears, and ready made flower bouquets are omnipresent. Love is in the air.  If you are a hopeless romantic you are likely to love Valentine’s Day.  Regardless of attitude, Valentines’ Day symbolizes love.  As humans we need love. Sounds dramatic but a true statement.  Valentine’s Day is a catalyst to recognize whom we love and care for in our lives.

Time with your spouse on Valentine’s Day should be special. Combined with work and children our lives can become routine and mundane.  May I recommend spicing up your life with your spouse or significant other on February 14th.  Therefore, time with your loved one is important.  Dinner, a nice bottle of wine, good conversation, and perhaps a night away from home may provide a lovely ambience.  Possibly you would like to display to your spouse or significant other a token of your love by giving she/he a gift.

The above may not pertain to you because you are single. Don’t allow Valentine’s Day to confuse you.  Rather take advantage of all opportunities to mingle.

  1. Consider hosting a party with several friends and encourage others to invite someone new. One never knows who may come to the party.
  2. Single ladies it is time to gather together. Reminisce and enjoy the moment. Getting together with girlfriends creates beautiful bonding, laughter, and memories.
  3. Enjoy your children and create a memory. Bake cookies together or create a decadent hot fudge sundae. Play games or watch a movie together.  Time with your child or children is LOVE.
  4. If you decide to be your own Valentine then treat your self to a spa day. One always deserves a day of relaxation and time away from the hustle and bustle.

Valentine’s Day does not need to be daunting for those who are single.  Rebuke negative thoughts and desire a better Valentine’s Day for your self. Spending time with self can be relaxing, healing, and much needed in our stressful society.  Grab a book, head to the spa, and you might as well buy your self some flowers while you are at it.

May your week be filled with love, gratitude and making a memory.  Happy Valentine’s Day!

Bronwyn Ison is the owner of Evolve Yoga. 760.567.YOGA(9642)