You Need a Hug

Date: February 25, 2022

Stress is in abundance, and you need a hug.

“Hugging is proven to make us healthier and happier,” according to While hugging is a fabulous way to feel better, I like to relax in other ways, too, like bathing in calming scents, shutting off my phone, curling up with a good book, calling a friend . . . so, do what you can to feel at peace. You know what you need. However, I have a few other suggestions for you.

I can appreciate a good laugh to lighten the mood when I’m stressed. Throw on your favourite Netflix comedy (I’m ALWAYS down for a rom-com; one of my favourites being 50 First Dates) and grab a few accompaniments like snacks, a friend, and the essentials below.

I couldn’t “weight” to tell you about this one. Have you invested in a weighted blanket yet? It’s essentially like getting a hug, promoting a sensation of calm. Also, according to, weighted blankets may help “reduce symptoms of anxiety” and more. Check out the Balance Weighted Blanket from QE Home sometime.

Next, wrap yourself up in a fluffy robe! The Perfect Robe made with cotton-modal fabric from Hudson’s Bay is also available in Navy. Now, your feet will need a hug, too. Slide on these Faux Fur Slides from Ardene, and you will be oh-so-cozy.

So now, you’re almost set, with your blanket, slippers, and bathrobe. You’ve turned on your favourite rom-com on Netflix, and you’re ready for a soothing, hot beverage. May I suggest T. Kettle’s Stress Relief tea? Containing tulsi, apple, and rosehip, it’s ready in four to seven minutes. Ahhhhh . . .

QE Home
Balance Weighted Blanket

Hudson’s Bay
The Perfect Robe

Faux Fur Slide Slippers

T. Kettle
Stress Relief

Another way I like to de-stress is by having a hot bath and throwing on some chill music–find a classical playlist on Spotify, maybe grab a good book, and set the mood with these finds below.

Candle or diffuser? Whatever your preference is, we’ve got you covered. Reach for this Lavender Vanilla candle from Bath & Body Works or diffuse your favourite Saje blend. May I suggest Present Moment? “Calming. Warm. Centering.” is how Saje describes this blend. Ease your restless mind and feel grounded.

While you’re in there, throw on a nourishing and soothing coconut face mask from Sephora. Then, get yourself a bath bomb going; this Lavender & Calendula Bath Bomb is incredibly soothing. You can’t go wrong with Lavender!

Bath & Body Works
White Barn
Lavender Vanilla

Saje Natural Wellness
Present Moment

Sephora Collection
Clean Face Mask

Rocky Mountain Soap Co.
Lavender & Calendula Bath Bomb


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Maia is a classic Central Albertan gal who KNOWS her way around Bower Place . . . she grew up exploring it! If she’s not scouting the best of The Great Indoors, she’s probably strapping on her hiking pack to escape to the mountains or grabbing her cowboy boots (she’ll never say “no” to a rodeo). She has a love of free-spirited 70s vibes including eclectic accessories, bright colours, and fun patterns.

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