Finding Balance in the New Year {+Tetley Tea Giveaway}

Finding balance | New ear Resolutions | Tetley giveaway | Tetley Canada Ayurveda tea | Sponsored | Maple and Marigold

Finding balance | New ear Resolutions | Tetley giveaway | Tetley Canada Ayurveda tea | Sponsored | Maple and MarigoldThe end of the year is a tumultuous time. In our home it usually starts with Diwali in late fall and then speeds into Christmas. So by the time New Year’s Day comes around I’m all done with entertaining and dining out. That’s what makes January a great time to take stock of our health, relationships and family. 

Now normally I’m not one to make New Year resolutions and that’s because my mom always encouraged my brother and I to make them around our birthday.

“Your birthday is the start of your new year,” she still says.

Perhaps that’s the reason I make, and occasionally keep my resolutions. Like the one last year committing to healthy food swaps in the kitchen. There’s only brown rice in our pantry now.

This January though the world around me is feeling a little different. And finding my balance between the crazy and the calm, and the body and the mind is top priority. 

Ayurveda Tea Talks and Tetley Giveaway

Recently Tetley Canada hosted a workshop to launch their new line of Tetley Ayurvedic Balance Tea. One of the things I learnt at this inspirational event was my Dosha – not surprisingly I’m a mashup of Pitta and Kapha. Yes, even my Doshas are conflicted! Pitta implies that I run hot and excitable, am quick to decide and out-spoken. Kapha on the other hand implies that I am calm, comfortable and comforting, and steady. You see the contradiction!

At the Tetley Tea Talks event I also learnt how every person is a unique combination of the 5 elements, and learning to eat and drink correctly is imperative for our longterm health. Keeping this in mind, the new line of Tetley Ayurvedic herbal teas are caffeine-free and have been created with real ingredients like cinnamon, ginger, and even orange peels. Quite delicious.Finding balance | New Year Resolutions | Tetley giveaway | Tetley Canada Ayurveda tea | Sponsored | Maple and MarigoldA part of the event was hearing from Yogi Cameron. The main speaker, he has travelled the world with the likes of Madonna and Jean Paul Gaultier finally settling down in a small village in the southern part of India to learn about Yoga and it’s influence on our hectic lives.

Chef Lauren Marshall of Coastal Healing  was also there and she talked us through “eating for your Dosha,” and how different foods can nourish in different ways. I even learnt to make Ayurveda Porridge with coconut and almond crunch. Yum! Finding balance | New ear Resolutions | Tetley giveaway | Tetley Canada Ayurveda tea | Sponsored | Maple and Marigold

Tetley Giveaway #TetleyFindYourBalance 

To give us a head start, Tetley Canada has kindly offered one lucky reader of Maple and Marigold a hamper with a year’s worth of tea along with a copy of Yogi Cameron’s inspirational book. 15 cans of Tetley’s new selection of Ayurvedic Balance Tea will bring someone a lot of balance this year.  

Finding balance | New ear Resolutions | Tetley giveaway | Tetley Canada Ayurveda tea | Sponsored | Maple and Marigold

Enter the Tetley Giveway

The giveaway is open to Canadian residents (outside of QC) over 18 years . The contest closes on Thursday, February 3, 2017. Please read the contest entry details below. Some more giveaway terms and conditions are here. One winner will be drawn at random from eligible entries. Winner’s name and address will be provided to a third party to facilitate mailing of the prize.

How do you find your balance?

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Disclaimer: This giveaway has been sponsored by Tetley Canada but the narrative and opinion of the event and the tea is all mine. 

Puneeta Chhitwal-Varma<br/><small>Photo by Tanvi Madkaiker</small>
Puneeta Chhitwal-Varma
Photo by Tanvi Madkaiker

About Puneeta

Author, Educator, Speaker

Puneeta is a writer, food advocate and guide for those who seek earth-friendly, delicious solutions that work for real life.

74 Comments

  • Somedays it is hard to find the balance but, I make sure that I have a nice relaxing bath with my cup of tea nightly to wind down.. Somedays at work – you just have to go for a walk – walk away from work for 20 mins to let your mind settle

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  • I like to find “me” time, read a book, a long soak in the tub, enjoy the garden while having my morning tea.

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  • I try and find balance in my life by making sure I take time for “me”! Thanks!

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  • It’s hard for me to find balance in my life let alone time for myself but having tea is always a positive thing for me.

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  • I find balance by getting back up after my husband falls asleep and taking an hour or two to enjoy the quite house and have some me time. I’m a night owl who has trouble sleeping until quite late so it works well for me.

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  • I find balance by having a routine that I do every morning before starting to do anything else.

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  • I actually find that tea gives me balance. I make a cup and contemplate life or have a chat with someone.

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  • I find balance in life by trying to make sure I have some time in the evening before bed for me, usually to read, have a bath, cup of tea…anything to relax and unwind.

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  • I find balance in my life by counting my blessings instead of dwelling on negativity. I also do a lot of reading which relaxes me.

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  • I find balance in life by having me time to reflect on things and to prioritize future goals and endeavors.

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  • I am still learning how to find balance in my life. One thing I am really working on is “Don’t sweat the small stuff”

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  • I get a little me time by reading a little before bed. It is hard when you have 4 kids, a full-time career and a hubby always traevelling!

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  • I find balance in my life by getting outside for a walk and my afternoon teas is a must.

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  • I find balance by getting the jobs done at home well the young ones are napping.

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  • I try to find balance by being organized and effeicient so I have more time to spend with my family!

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  • I find balance in life by setting priorities and focusing my attention there. I also find balance by having “me time” and doing the things I love such as sewing and reading.

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  • I do meditation and set a goal of learning something new and interesting every day.

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  • I try and take time to meditate every day! A good afternoon coffee is generally my time…

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  • its always a work in progress. i try to do different things whether it be food, exercise, entertainment. basically dont get too into routine ever. its ok and really good to have a routine. its comforting. it can help with things like medication or eating well or sleeping well or kids. but ultimately you have to mix it up to keep the spice alive in life and to challenge yourself, which is its own reward.

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  • Its hard but I try to take a little time for myself at the end of the day to watch some netflix or read a chapter or two of whatever book i’m reading at the moment. A cup of tea normally is a part of this time.

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  • hehe. something NEW for me, that seems to be working pretty well…. as a way to find balance in regards to cleaning my house… both hubby and I work outide of the home, so weekends are cleaning/ cooking/ shopping/ catching up day… I could literally clean ALL DAY and still not be done …. but as we know, babies don’t keep. so we choose one day on the weekend to be the ‘fun’ day for the family (do our running around, between activities) and the second day to be a ‘chill at home’ day for the kids – catch up on homework, get some screen time, tidy thier rooms… and for me it USED TO MEAN CLEAN, CLEAN CLEAN…. all day morning to night…. BUT now, I allow myself some chill time too! … I grab my coffee, knitting, and netflix and set a timer. 30 mins rest, 30 mins chores…. if I am on ROLL, I allow myself to clean more, and compensate.

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  • For me it is my morning and afternoon time alone to zone out and collect my thoughts! Even if it is just 10 mins without having to answer the mom questions it so helps balance me 🙂

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  • I struggle with finding balance. Lately I’ve been taking Wednesday evenings off to do whatever I please — a bath, a walk, some tv or reading and my husband has been supportive which is very helpful.

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  • I take 3 hours every week to volunteer. I love giving back and having time to socialize with others (I’m a SAHM that homeschools).

    Besos Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

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  • I try and take some time to calm my anxieties by spending time outdoors and trying to be in the moment!

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  • I try to find balance in my life by remembering that my needs are important too and deserve to be prioritized…not just the needs of others.

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  • I find time to do things I love (ie read) and time to enjoy nature (ie walks). It is important to find some sort of balance to make a happy life

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  • I find balance in life but taking some time for myself, whether that be going for a drive, out to lunch with a friend, getting my hair done or just enjoy a book in the bath

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  • Healthy eating, decent exercise, an occasional soak in the bath and drinking my tea regularly is how I find balance in my life. Don’t forget to laugh its important as well.

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  • It would be terrific to win
    15 cans of Tetley Ayurvedic Balance Tea and
    a copy of Yogi Cameron’s inspirational book.
    In response to your question of
    How do you find balance in life?
    I find balance in life by listening to my favourite music
    and spending time outdoors.
    Thank you for having this contest.

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  • Sometimes finding balance is teetering on the edge of a potential disaster and not going over the edge. Balanced somewhat with a strong enough foothold to just keep the precarious balance until life returns to a more ‘balanced’ state.
    Exercise helps me regain my balance – releasing endorphins and making my muscles hurt just enough to remind me that nothing easy comes without a little bit of hard work – including balance.

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  • We are helping to raise our almost 2 yr old grandson and our daughter lives with us as well. When the baby is down for the night, I then take some time for myself. A long shower, a cup of tea, a good book or a tv show that I love; it’s all me time!

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  • I try not to say “yes” to things just because I think people want me to. I take a hot bath before going to bed, try to eat well, and switch to drinking caffeine-free tea in the afternoons (coffee in the mornings).

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  • I’m blessed to be retired now, so it is easier for me to find balance in my life.

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  • Take some me time…spend as much time with my family and never overdo it with work or play

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  • I try and take some time for myself each day, even if it’s only for 10 minutes. I love to run so that definitely balances and centres me. I always feel better after a run. I crave it.

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  • I find balance by ensuring I have time for family and sleep, I eat healthy and have fun, and ensure I have me time.

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  • I find balance in life by keeping a detailed schedule which allows for me time everyday !

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  • I try to keep my balance by making sure I get proper rest, walk my dog and relax with at least 2 – 3 cups of tea a day.

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  • I find balance by reading, it helps me deal with everything going on around me , but still like a little escape

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  • I’m a Mom to 5 girls so life gets hectic quite often. I find balance by taking time to be by myself. Whether it’s in the bath tub with a good book or just sitting quietly at the edge of my bed before going to sleep, it really helps me to be grounded. Tea is always a welcome addition as well! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  • I find balance in life by saying “no” to things that make me feel busy and ‘yes’ to things that slow life down.

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  • I try to find balance by taking time for me. As a mom of 6 it’s so important that I do

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  • WOW. I find balance with meditation & of course drink fine, quality & divine Tetley tea to mellow out. . Thank you for the kindness, the contest, and generosity. 🙂

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  • I find balance in life by making time for myself, for what renews me; for time in nature. I garden and meditate and pay attention to my health.

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