It can always be challenging to find the perfect gift. I know that the gifts that have been the most meaningful to me were ones that were lasting. This might be memories you create with family, an item that you will use over and over again and actually adds to your health and wellness, vs. just having another pretty sweater or scarf right? In the last few years, I have been giving gifts to family that help the environment. These are lasting and I believe make the giver and receiver feel good. If you are looking for different and healthy ideas for yourself and the environment I have come up with a list that may put a new twist on gift giving. I will be giving some of these below and hope they are helpful
Giving to Mother Earth
This holiday season, you can adopt acres of land to be protected, plant trees to cut down your carbon imprint, or even adopt animals that need a fair chance for survival. Here are some organizations I believe are doing great work.
There are so many cookbooks, but one I have come to enjoy and love and helps you to cook from more whole foods is this one. Enjoy!
I couldn’t talk about gift ideas without some helpful tools in how to integrate more mindfulness into ones day
Daily Mindfulness Practice
Hugger Mugger sells wonderful zafus aka (meditation cushions) yoga mats, and other products that will help you to slow down and reconnect to yourself. Simply click on the above link which will direct you to my home page and then click on the Hugger Mugger icon.
Awaken Your Joy
Awakening Joy is a 10 month class one of my meditation teachers, James Baraz teaches. I myself took the course 2 years ago and really enjoyed it. It is a a wonderful class that you can do here in the Bay Area or even gather friends and family who don’t live here to take it with you online. The class starts in February.