I love the Christmas season as it lights up the darkest and possibly the coldest time of the year. During this season of goodwill and cheer people tune into the high Solstice energy that prompts an opening of hearts and camaraderie. This time however does not come without its stressors, wondering what to get for whom and whether or not they will like it. So this year I am compiling a list that may help you to give the gift that makes a difference.
1) Kate Northrup’s Money, a Love Story: Untangle Your Financial Woes And Create The Life You Really Want This book helps to craft our relationship to money which as we know represents our personal power. It shows how to create a healthy relationship with our money so that we can create abundance and financial freedom to live the life we want.
2) Gabrielle Bernstein’s Judgement Detox. Release the Beliefs That Hold You Back from Living a Better Life. This is a guide to healing our relationship with judgement that can prevent us from fully participating in our relationships. Based on The Course of Miracles, this book is a six step approach to releasing judgement and resentment. This is essential to raising consciousness and to attracting new opportunities from a place of higher frequency.
3) Danielle LaPorte’s The Desire Map Planner 2018. This is a must for people who want to balance busyness with reflection and connection with how they want to feel. I am a huge fan of Danielle LaPorte who asks us how we want to feel. This leads us to greater awareness and charts our response to our actions. Each page has a thought provoking soul question and has room for your schedule. When a new month begins you are asked to reconnect to your core desired feelings, your goals and intentions. I ordered one last year – it reminded me to do things in the way I wanted to feel. Truly revolutionary.
4) Jonathan Acuff’s Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done. This book outlines the reasons why 92% of New Year’s resolutions fail and what you can do about it. Learn about how fun and taking the pressure can be more helpful to you achieving your goals. This is a must read for those who find it easy to start things but who fail to finish. This book will make you feel alive with new possibilities.
5) Danielle Walker’s Against All Grain Celebrations is a cookbook that should be in every kitchen. It is ideal for people who choose to avoid grains and who want delicious paleo recipes that don’t compromise on flavour and taste.
7) Skin can feel dry and taut from indoor heating. Dr Hauschka’s Rose Day Cream Light is ideal for dry or sensitive skin. It is super hydrating and you only need to use a little to cover your skin
8) I recommend Dr Hauschka’s foundation as it only uses organic natural ingredients and does not use animal testing. It blends really well and doesn’t cake. I find that it lasts all day and gives incredible coverage.
9) Treat yourself to a homemade face mask made from Bentonite clay over the holidays. This is amazing to make your skin feel so fresh and soft. It is really helpful for people with acne and blackheads as it helps to draw out the toxins from the skin. This is wonderful value for money as the container lasts for a long time.
10) Christmas is not Christmas without the customary pjs and slippers. I have had a pair of Devalverde slippers that have lasted for years so this year I have ordered another pair. They truly are gloves for the feet and yes my Grandmother owns a pair and swears by them so I'm keeping a family tradition alive.
11) If you have not already invested in a rebounder then think about getting one this year as it really makes a difference to fitness and tone. I recommend the Fit Bounce Pro as it’s durable, of high quality and doesn’t make any squeaky springy noises. Rebounding benefits have been recognised by NASA. It is so easy to exercise using the Fit Bounce Pro during the cold winter months when you feel more like cocooning than exercising.