How was your Thanksgiving? I sincerely hope it was full of delicious foods that reflect your individual and cultural traditions as well as brimming with the love and laughter of family and friends. I was blessed to be surrounded by family enjoying my share of yummy Thanksgiving Day dishes…nourishing to my body and soul!
Since today is “Black Friday” (although I will be avoiding the stores at all costs) I thought it an opportune moment to share with you some of my favorite picks for holiday gift giving. The items I have chosen are intended to inspire good health and beauty without breaking the bank. Happy giving!
Daniel LaPorte’s Truthbomb Deck
At the conclusion of every in office coaching session my clients choose from this deck of inspiration to take with them into their day and help maintain their focus throughout the week. Each one of these “truthbombs” are witty, thought provoking and designed to deliver exactly the message you need to hear just when you need it most. A wonderful gift for those with an open mind and heart or for those in need of some enlightenment.
Last year we featured the beautiful Aromaflage fragrance and this year they have created an equally gorgeous long lasting scented candle. The secret behind Aromaflage is that it repels mosquitos without the use of harsh chemicals or that nasty bug repellent smell. The Aromaflage candle is the perfect gift for anyone traveling to warmer climates this winter. It also makes a perfect host/hostess gift when visiting friends with beach houses in 2015! Receive 15% off your first order when you register to receive the Aromaflage newsletter.
Matt's Cookie Bars
These tasty all natural, gluten free treats were created with love by my friend and fellow wellness practitioner, Matthew Albert. In addition to being a talented dessert guru, Matt is also skilled at the healing art of Ortho-bionomy and he helped me to finally recover from a recurrent back pain due to old physical trauma. Matt’s delicious cookie bars are the perfect remedy for a sweet tooth and make a wonderful host/hostess gift!
Sir Alistair Rai Scarves, Tunics & Caftans
A global brand that stands for three simple truths: freedom in fashion, peace in life, and quality in everything they do. The brainchild of Founder and Creative Director Kiran Rai, Sir Alistair Rai combines the principles Kiran gained from a multicultural background. With her keen eye for fashion, she weaves the tenets of her Indian roots into original prayer scarves, drawing upon inspiring messages of love, peace, karma and truth. Her gorgeous prints go with every outfit....my new favorite is the Raja Wrap displayed here. Check out Kiran's line of beautifully designed jewelry as well: http://www.satyajewelry.com
Her Native Roots Ultimate Immunity
Made from a proprietary blend of reliably sourced herbs, Her Native Roots Ultimate Immunity is a daily part of my fall/winter season health regimen – because an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Share this gift with every member of your family and keep the cold and flu bugs out of your household!
Perfect gift to give yourself this holiday season! EndoTrim™ is a comprehensive formula designed to promote optimal insulin, leptin and cortisol balance. This formula is for anyone wishing to improve their body composition, burn excess fat and stay lean. EndoTrim™ contains garcinia cambogia, and green tea extract which are proven to promote lean body mass through ergogenic activity. Use code VPP23 and receive 10% off your order.
Back on the list due to its rave reviews and popular demand, Fire Cider is a featured favorite and has so many uses from zinging up your salad, to curing your cold, and mixing up some spicy cocktails in between! Serve Fire Cider’s famous, “Fires of Hell” cocktail at your next holiday party and give guests a drink they won’t soon forget! (Ingredients: 1 shot Jack Daniels; 1 shot Fire Cider; pour over ice and serve!)
I only use beauty products that are 100% chemical free, safe and natural. That said this new product is sweeping social media and definitely got my attention. Younique mascara dramatically enhances and magnifies the appearance of your lashes. Read the list of ingredients here
Promise to Feel ‘Em PinsPromise to Feel 'Em is a grassroots movement with the sole purpose being the spreading of early breast cancer detection through the wearing and sharing of a lapel pin. This pin is the symbol of their mission. By going to the website and purchasing a box of them, the pin-wearer is making a commitment to share them with loved ones and friends. When the giver pins it forward, they build a deep-rooted connection with the recipient through the sharing of their own human experience. To the person who receives it, it’s the “string around their finger” that reminds them to Promise To Feel ‘Em when they get home! Once they feel ‘em, the commitment to wear and share the pin with others is now in their hands.
The PTFE movement was founded by Erica who was diagnosed with breast cancer at the young age of 30. Her tireless efforts have generated greater awareness of early breast cancer detection and promotes self-breast exams. Read more about Erica's story here
Health, Wealth, Wisdom & Happy Giving!