Louise Trudel

Do we calm down or do we party?

For the past month, I have been promoting Christmas boxes. From the Advent calendar to herbal tea trios, there really was something for everyone.

Two trios stole the show. Guess which ones?

Hint: 2 extremes

The big sellers are the LE CALME boxes and the LE FESTIF box. Both ended up in your shopping carts most often.

I compare the choice of a trio of herbal teas to an internet quiz: Give me a characteristic of your ideal evening and I will describe your moods and your personality.

For me, it simply tells me which tea or herbal tea you want to drink. And also what you see in the person you want to give it to.

As the names of the popular trios indicate, without any ambiguity, Quebec needs to relax (LE CALM) and celebrate (LE FESTIF).

We are isolated and anxious

Are we tending towards extremes because of the current situation? Or we were like that before 2020. According to several articles, confinement, isolation, fear of being sick and/or contagious, teleworking, home schooling contribute to a decline in our health mental. When it comes to partying, we are human and the absence of human contact is greatly felt.


According to Sstatistics Canada and the results of a survey carried out at the end of May, including towards the end of the first confinement/first wave, the majority (88%) of participants experienced at least one symptom of anxiety in the two weeks preceding their participation in the survey. The most common symptom was “feeling nervous, anxious, or tense” (71%), followed by “becoming easily upset or irritable” (69%) and “difficulty relaxing” (64%). %).

Too much cortisol and not enough dopamine

Which translates to:

  • A need to relax because we are exhausted and we secrete the stress hormone continuously
  • A need to please ourselves by secreting dopamine (pleasure neurotransmitter) which is released when we practice activities that give us pleasure such as listening to music, meditating, playing a sport, making love, achieving a goal and also , consume certain types of food, alcohol, substances…

What do we do to help ourselves now?

So, it's not that we want both, it's that we need both traits to be well. We need to calm down to reduce anxiety and stress. And we also need to secrete dopamine while having fun.

You've heard me hundreds of times. It's all about balance.

Thinking about it, you have chosen your Christmas boxes well.


I have a few left and there's still time to get some:

  • The trio’s herbal teas CALM to help manage stress
  • The trio’s herbal teas THE FESTIVE release dopamine.

Happy holidays to everyone!❤️🎄

PS:Lcocktail recipes who accompany the trio LE FESTIF, it’s HERE!

PSS: If you have read this far, here is your promo code for a $5 discount on the LE FESTIF trio (valid until the end of 2020...)

promo code: LEFESTIF5

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