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Finding Your Zen- Toronto Path

From crowded public transit and nuancing construction to endless social engagements and muggy heat, it can be hard to keep your cool in Toronto in the summer. As we enter the heart of the warmer season, it can seem nearly impossible to find a moment to slow down and connect with yourself. Here are some tips to keeping your cool and finding your zen this summer with the help of the PATH retailers.



Nourish Your Body
Keep your body fuelled with the best foods possible and enjoy a variety of light and healthy dishes found in the PATH. Stop by Crave Healthy Habits in Richmond-Adelaide Centre where they always serve fresh “field to fork” meals and have convenient lunchbox style options. If you’re near Royal Bank Plaza then pop into Freshii where they carry a wide selection of bowls, wraps, salads, and more. Looking to indulge in a variety of foods? Look no further than Olly Frescos in Royal Bank Plaza and choose from their tasty buffet style cuisine.

Clear your mind, let your body recharge, and be present in the moment by taking a break to sit and enjoy your lunch instead of eating on the go. If you’re in a hurry and need to grab something on the run, make it a refreshing smoothie from OJ’s in Richmond Adelaide Centre or Booster Juice in MetroCentre.

Take Time to Connect with Yourself
One of the best ways to find your zen and calm your mind is to reconnect with yourself. Practice mindfulness in the PATH with guided yoga and meditation at Iam Yoga in MetroCentre. Iam Yoga offers a variety of different classes for individuals at varying levels of experience. If you aren’t one for yoga or meditation then self care is an excellent way to reconnect with yourself. Refresh your look with a blowout from Ferrario Hair in MetroCentre. After your blowout, head over to Polish’d in Richmond-Adelaide Centre and show those nails some love with a relaxing manicure and pedicure. Once you’re home, wash off the city by sinking into a frothy bubble bath with a bath bomb from Consonance Skin Care in Richmond-Adelaide Centre.

Create Your Own Zen Space
Find your zen by creating a peaceful, quiet space in your home where you can relax and escape the chaos. Your zen space should be calming and inviting. Start by decluttering the space, allowing energy to flow through with ease. Next, try placing visually pleasing decorations throughout the space that make you feel at peace. Find your peaceful pieces at Brika, located in Richmond-Adelaide Centre.

Aromatherapy is also an excellent way to improve both physical and mental well-being. Use an essential oil diffuser to purify the air and complete your zen space. Try an essential oil with a calming ingredient such as lavender or ylang ylang in your diffuser. Essential oil diffusers, essential oils, and other aromatherapy remedies can be found Escents in Royal Bank Plaza.

Get Away
The best way to recharge and find your zen is to escape the city! Head away to a tranquil destination with the help of Flight Centre, located in the both MetroCentre and Richmond-Adelaide Centre. Sometimes getting out of the city for a simple day trip or weekend getaway can be enough to restore your zen and there’s plenty of great destinations just outside of Toronto. If you can’t take off to somewhere this summer then stop by Indigo and get lost in a great book.

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