Homespunspa, Recipes for Sleep and Beauty.
 

 

Calendar of Wellness Days

wellness calendar.

 

Here's a calendar of Wellness and Health Awareness Days, Weeks, and Months for Canadians in 2017. Hopefully, these health promotion days will inspire you to practice self-care throughout the seasons. (For a deeper look at why self-care is so important, please read my blog post "Is Self-Care Selfish?"

On occasion, I've also included links to blog posts I've written about practicing on-going self-care that tie into these events and to my Homespunspa Mobile Spa and wellness coaching services. I've just realized how much writing I've been doing over the last few years! :)

As I'm compiling this list, I'm counting my blessings and I'm really grateful for my good health. With these special days and holidays as door openers, there are literally hundreds of ways we can all reach out to the people around us and celebrate life together.

Please visit Health Canada for active links to the websites of the health-related organizations. Also, if any of these organizations resonate strongly with you, consider volunteering, donating money, or participating in their events. As you can see, there are lots of needs to fill in this world, so help where you can (especially if you're looking for your life's purpose) to make the world a better place for all of us.

P.S. #1: As you read this list, you might find yourself saying, "There's a day for that???" more than once. To answer your question, yes, yes, there is. Thank you to all of the creative and caring people out there who have worked so hard to make these dates official on local, national, and international calendars.

P.S. #2: I'd really love it if you'd share these blog posts via social media with your friends, family, co-workers, and clients so I've included hashtags this year. Thank you in advance.

P.S. #3: If you know of a special health- and wellness-related day, week, or month that I haven't mentioned, please send an email and let us know about it and I'll update the list.

P.S. #4: If you have a wellness blog like mine, here's a editorial calendar with tons of ideas of what you can write about over the course of the year. You're welcome!

Wellness and Health Awareness Days for January 2017

In January, we have...

January is the Awareness Month for:

  • Alzheimer Awareness Month
  • #Alzheimers, #EndAlzheimers, #AlzhemiersAwareness, #dementia, #GoPurple

     

  • Birthflowers of the Month include: Carnation, Snowdrop
  • #birthflower, #flower, #carnation, #snowdrop, #pink

     

  • Birthstones of the Month include: Emerald, Garnet, Rose Quartz
  • #birthstones, #crystals, #gemstone, #jewelery, #emerald, #Garnet, #RoseQuartz

     

  • Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
  • #CervicalHealthAwarenessMonth, #PAP, #cervicalscreening, #cervicalcander, #NoFearGoSmearm #pregnancyhealth

     

  • Hot Tea Month (Tea Association of Canada)
  • #HotTeaMonth, #tealover, #tea, #staycozy, #teatime, #TeaProudly

    Please see my blog post, "Less Caffeine is a Sleeper's Dream."

     

  • Human Trafficking Awareness Month
  • #humantrafficking, #sextrafficking, #endslavery, #humanrights

     

  • National Bath Safety Month (U.S.)
  • #NationalBathSafetyMonth, #BathSafety, #BubbleBathDay

     

  • National Birth Defects Prevention Month
  • #healthypregnancy, #pregnancytips, #momtobe, #pregnancy, #healthybaby

     

  • National Blood Donor Month
  • #NationalBloodDonorMonth, #RedCross, #savelives, #donate, #giveblood, #RaiseYourSleeve

     

  • National Hobby Month (U.S.)
  • #hobby

     

  • National Oatmeal Month (U.S.)

    #NationalOatmealMonth, #OatmealMonth, #OAT, #oatmeal, #breakfast, #healthy, #FuelTheFireWithin, #Great4Kids

    Please read my blog post, "Orange, Coconut & Cinnamon Cookie Recipe"

  •  

  • National Soup Month (U.S.)
  • #NationalSoupMonth, #winter, #healthy, #dinnertime, #lunchtime, #soup

     

  • Thyroid Awareness Month
  • #ThyroidAwarenessMonth, #thyroidgland, #thyroidcancer, #Otolaryngology

     

  • Walk Your Pet Month
  • #WalkYourPetMonth, #pet, #animallover, #walk, #TheSecretLifeOfPets, #furbaby

    Please read my blog post, "Highlights from my dog-sitting retreat to White Rock."

     

Special Weeks in January:

  • National Non-Smoking Week from January 15th to January 21st
  • #WeedlessWednesday, #quitsmoking, #stopsmoking, #smokefree, #health

    Please see my blog post, "Is 2016 Your Year to Quit Smoking?"

 

Special Days in January:

  • New Year's Day on January 1st (Sunday)
  • #HappyNewYear, #NewYear, #newyears, #NewYearsDay

    Please read my blog post, "Happy New Rear!"

     

  • Polar Bear Swim on January 1st (Sunday)
  • #polarbearswim, #brr, #HappyNewYear

     

  • World Braille Day on January 4th (Wednesday)
  • #WorldBrailleDay, #Braille

     

  • World Hypnotism Day on January 4th (Wednesday)

    #HypnotismDay, #hypnosis, #hypnotize

    Please read my blog post, "What is a Holistic Practioner?"

     

  • Orthodox Christmas Day on January 7th (Saturday)
  • #OrthodoxChristmas

    Please see my blog post, "Nothing Beats Borscht"

     

  • Bubble Bath Day on January 8th (Sunday)
  • #BubbleBathDay, #bubbles, #bubblebath, #bathtime, #relax

    Please see my blog post, "A Home Spa Manicure — It's like a bubble bath for your hands"

     

  • Clean Off Your Desk Day on January 9th (Monday)
  • #CleanOffYourDeskDay, #cleandesk, #workspace, #organize

     

  • Human Trafficking Awareness Day on January 11th (Wednesday)
  • #humantrafficking, #sextrafficking, #endslavery, #humanrights

     

  • National Rubber Ducky Day (U.S.) on January 13th (Friday)
  • #NationalRubberDuckyDay, #RubberDuckyDay, #SesameStreet, #bathtime

    rubber ducky cake.

     

  • Friday, the 13th, on Janaury 13th (Friday)
  • #FridayThe13th, #TGIF, #Friday

    Please see my blog post, "Are you a Superstitious Sleeper?"

     

  • SHE Day (600 Women talk business and leadership in Winnipeg, MB) on January 13th (Friday)
  • #SHEday2017, #leadership, #business, #entrepreneur, #inspiration, #leadfromwithin, #marketing, #success, #womenleaders, #Winnipeg

     

  • National Dress Up Your Pet Day (U.S.) on January 14th (Saturday)
  • #DressUpYourPetDay, #pet, #animallover, #TheSecretLIfeOfPets, #furbaby

     

  • Orthodox New Year on January 14th (Saturday)
  • #OrthodoxNewYear, #OldNewYear, #NewYear

     

  • Hat Day on January 15th (Sunday)
  • #hat, #hatday, #hats, #selfie, #badhairday, #hatgame, #hattastic, #hatselfie, #WearAHatDay, #fun

     

  • Go to the Spa Day because it's Blue Monday on January 16th (Monday)
  • #BlueMonday, #mondaymotivation, #spaday, #pampering, #spa, #relax, #massage, #facial, #beauty, #relaxation

     

  • Colour Days!!! Rainbow Day (let these colours inspire you throughout the day) (public Facebook Group) on January 17th (Tuesday)
  • #colordays, #colors, #colorful, #rainbow, #rainbowday

     

  • Ditch Your New Year's Resolutions Day on January 17th (Tuesday)
  • #NewYearsResolutions, #ditch

    Please read my blog post, "Remember Your New Year's Resolutions?"

     

  • World Religion Day on January 17th (Tuesday)
  • #WorldReligionDay, #interfaith

     

  • Weedless Wednesday on January 18th (Wednesday)
  • #WeedlessWednesday, #quitsmoking, #stopsmoking, #smokefree, #health, #WellnessWednesday

    Please see my blog post, "Is 2016 Your Year to Quit Smoking?"

     

  • National Popcorn Day (U.S.) on January 19th (Thursday)
  • #NationalPopcornDay, #popcorn

     

  • National Hugging Day on January 21st (Saturday)
  • #NationalHuggingDay, #NationalHugDay, #hug

     

  • National Answer Your Cat's Question Day (U.S.) on January 22nd (Sunday)
  • #cats, #kitty, #kittens, #pets, #cute, #animallover, #meow, #TheSecretLifeOfPets, #furbaby, #purrfect

     

  • Change a Pet's Life Day on January 24th (Tuesday)
  • #ChangeAPetsLifeDay, #FOSTER, #volunteer, #TheSecretLifeOfPets

     

  • Family Literacy Day on January 27th (Friday)
  • #FamilyLiteracyDay, #raiseareader, #literacy, #family

    Please buy my Creating Wellness ebook on Amazon and read my blog post, "Sharing a Tip from my Creating Wellness Ebook on how to Sleep Better."

     

  • Chinese New Year Day of the Rooster Year on January 28th (Saturday)
  • #ChineseNewYear, #yearoftherooster

     

  • International Lego Day on January 28th (Saturday)
  • #LegoDay, #lego

     

  • Women's Right to Vote in Canada 101st Anniversary on January 28th (Saturday)
  • #womensrighttovote, #womenleaders, #Canada, #worklifebalance

     

  • Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day on January 30th (Monday)
  • #BubbleWrapAppreciationDay, #pop, #whomakesthisstuffup

 

See you at the end of January for February's Awareness Days!